Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, can be performed with a therapeutic massage. Massage & hydrotherapy complement each other and combining modalities enhances the overall effects and benefits of treatment. Having a hydrotherapy treatment prior to a massage provides the opportunity for deeper massage therapy.
The hydrotherapy offerings as part of the Clinical Practicum are designed to allow students to use the skills acquired in the hydrotherapy course and apply those to real patients. Strict protocol is necessary to ensure the safety of all patients. At any time, the Clinical Practicum Instructor may be called upon to oversee and guide a student through a hydrotherapy treatment.
All students are required to know and understand the contraindications and possible negative reactions to hydrotherapy treatments.