The use of water for healing is as old as humankind. Despite the abundance of water (both hot and cold) in our homes today, we use hydrotherapy less in this period of history than ever before. We have forgotten the art of hydrotherapy. Re-learn this healing art. In this course, Susan Pallendini, hydro and massage therapy instructor at Weimar College in northern California, explains the scientific theory behind hydrotherapy and covers the equipment and preparation necessary to do treatments. Learn 17 of the most common treatments you can do at home such as the steam bath, hot and cold shower, Sitz bath, fomentations, salt glow, and more. Learn how to boost your immune system, quickly relieve back pain, fight colds, heal injured joints and muscles and relieve many other common ailments.
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  • 2 hr 30 min

    Video duration
  • 17 Treatments

    Step-by step guide
  • Certificate*

    Upon completion
  • Instructors

    Susan Pellandini, CMT
    Christina Harris, PhD
    * This is a certificate of completion acknowledging that you have successfully completed the course, and not a license or board certification.

    Susan Pellandini CMT

    Susan has spent the last ten years practicing massage and hydrotherapy. She has completed her massage certification and has spent three years as the Primary Therapy Coordinator for Battle Creek Health Center. In 2004 she started her own business, doing in-home massage and hydrotherapy treatments, and giving massages at the YMCA. During the past year she collaborated in a number of community health outreaches.

    Christina Harris PhD

    Christina obtained her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Colorado. After graduating with a 4.0 GPA, she completed post-doctoral research at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in May 2000. Christina worked as a Senior Research Scientist for Pharmacia Corp., and most recently, Senior Research Scientist at Kalexsyn Inc. She holds 6 patents, is the author of over 25 journal publications, and taught at Western Michigan University. 
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