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Hydrotherapy

Glossary of Terms

Hydrotherapy- the use of water in any of its forms (solid, liquid, vapor) for the treatment of disease or the maintenance of health; mostly influencing nervous system, circulatory system and the skin.

Ablution- 
Affusion- 
Analgesic
Anesthetic
Antipyretic-  
Antispasmodic-  
Astringent
Balneology-  
Colonics- 
Conduction
Consensual reaction-  
Contrast Bath-  
Convection -
Conversion
Cryotherapy-  
Derivative effect-  
Diaphoretic- 
Diuretic- 
Douche-  
Ecchymosis
Edema
Effusion
Eliminative-  
Emetic- 
Erythema
Fomentation- 
Heating Compress- 
Heliotherapy-  
Hunting reaction-  
Hydrocollator-  
Hydrostatic effect -  
Hypothermia
Hypoxia- 
Ischemia
Krause Corpuscles
Paraffin Bath-  
Pelotherapy- 
Poultice-  
Purgative- 
Revulsive effect- I
R.I.C.E
Retrostasis- 
Russian Bath- 
Saline Bath-  
Salt Glow Massage
Sauna-  
Sedative-  
Shampoo-  
Showers-  
Sitz Bath- 
Spanish Mantle Pack- 
Sponging-  
Steam -
Stimulant- 
Swedish Shampoo- 
Thalassotherapy- 
Thermophore-  
Tonic-  
Turkish Bath-  
Whirlpool bath- 

 

 
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