Our Natural Healthcare Center has skilled Medical Professionals that are able to prescribe any conventional medication, but of course prefer using natural remedies, trust in divine power and prayer for the recovery of our patients. For over sixty years Wildwood has been using nature to heal the body with great success in the areas of Hydrotherapy, Massage, Botanical Medicine, Exercise and Diet.
Hydrotherapy is the internal or external use of water in any of its three forms—liquid, steam, or ice—for the treatment of disease or trauma. Here at Wildwood Lifestyle Center, we have the capacity to give over 30 different types of hydrotherapy treatments, including:
- Steam baths
- Paraffin bath
- Hot Blanket & Wet Sheet Pack
- Jetted Contrast showers
Massage Our Medical Participant guests receive a 15-minute massage every other day from one of our experienced massage and hydro-therapists. Massage helps the circulation, aids in relaxation, relieves tight, hurting muscles, improves the immune system, and brings fresh blood to the areas needed. Massage is combined with the hydrotherapy treatment to give maximum health benefits to our patients. We have a comfortable spa that is well equipped with massage tables and special oils to suit our guests’ different needs.
Exercise is invaluable in promoting wellness, resistance to disease, and recovery from disease. One common feature of many chronic diseases is that the ability of the “power plants” of cells to produce energy is compromised. This is known as a “mitochondrial deficiency”, and it is a condition that is involved in chronic conditions such as obesity, diabetes, congestive heart failure and many others.
The good news is that regular exercise increases the number and relative volume of these powerhouses in skeletal results. Regular, moderate aerobic exercise slows the heart rate, lowers triglycerides, elevates HDL (the “good” cholesterol), keeps the arteries elastic, and increases the number and efficiency of white blood cells, which help the body combat viruses and cancer more successfully.
Dietary instruction is an important part of the treatment of all of our patients. It is a well-established truth that there is a direct link between diet and health. During your stay, you will be interviewed about your previous nutritional choices and receive feedback and advice on what dietary plan is best for enhancing healing and boosting your immune system.
Botanical medicine is the use of plants as an aid to healing. Plants are used for their medicinal values, especially in stimulating the immune system and quickening your recovery. Botanical medicine offers the benefits of drugs without the marked side effects.
At Wildwood, your physician will first evaluate your fitness level and then recommend a course of the best form of exercise known – terrain therapy – also known as “walking.” From flat walkways to rolling hills, Wildwood has a delightful variety of trails and routes to accommodate a wide range of physical abilities. In addition, we provide a daily stretching class. You also have the additional option of working out in the exercise room using resistance.