What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy and also known as water cure, is a part of alternative medicine, in particular of massage therapynaturopathy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. The term encompasses a broad range of approaches and therapeutic methods that take advantage of the physical properties of water, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.

The Hydrotherapy 
Technique is:
The appliances and arrangements by means of which heat and cold are brought to bear are

  • packing, hot and cold, general and local, sweating and cooling;
  • hot air and steam baths
  • general baths, of hot water and cold;
  • sitz (sitting), spinal, head and foot baths;
  • bandages (or compresses), wet and dry; also
  • fomentations and poultices, hot and cold, rubbings and water rotations, hot and cold

Did you know that Steam sauna Hydrotherapy massage are performed in conjunction with a Registered Massage Therapist and includes an insurance receipt? This service includes personalized assessments and treatment plans which incorporate your 60-90 minutes Steam sauna to help relieve your physical pain and tension. Hydrotherapy Steam sauna conforms to the guidelines and standards of practice as set by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO). 
To find out if your insurance plan covers this service, ask your provider if your plan includes: 

Hydrotherapy Massage Treatments administered by an RMT


You can find more information about sauna benefits on the Russian Steam sauna website

There is more about sauna hydrotherapy benefits in Andrei's book "The Healing Magic of Heat: Steam Sauna". You can order the  book below:
Please note: If you book Steam Sauna Hydrotherapy Massage Treatment, guests bringing their own towels, sandals and robe. Bathing suit is also requered for this treatment.