Focus on Spa Therapies: Hydrotherapy Part II

With the 1889 publication of My Water Cure, German Priest, Sebastian Kneipp, gained worldwide recognition for his work with hydrotherapy. Kneipp’s Five Pillars of "regular style of life for body, mind and soul,” are the basis of Naturopathy in the U.S. Hydrotherapy.Kneipp created more than 100 Hydrotherapy treatments, including washings, wraps, affusions, baths and journeys in nature.Washings...

Focus on Spa Therapies: Hydrotherapy Part I

Hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat disease and maintain health. As Leonardo da Vinci once wrote, “Water is the driving force of all nature.”People use hydrotherapy to treat many illnesses and conditions, including arthritis, headaches, pain, insomnia and stress. According to hydrotherapy expert Professor Jonathan DeVierville, hydrotherapy has been used historically to treat a wide arra...

Holiday Wellbeing: Strategies to Make This Season Joyful and Stress Free

The holiday season is always stressful. In the midst of entertaining, shopping and caretaking, it pays to practice some extreme self-care. Here are a few tips to get you through the holiday season unscathed. Practice MindfulnessIn simple terms, mindfulness focuses on “being” rather than “doing.” It’s training your mind to understand how you are feeling without making judgments. Like meditatio...