My Experience With Hydrotherapy: an Atopic Dermatitis Treatment
One day, while scouring through social media feeds, I came across an intriguing tweet about a new home spa being marketed as a treatment for dermatitis called MicroSilk® by Jason Hydrotherapy. I have heard wonderful things about hydrotherapy as an eczema treatment, especially regarding the Avene Hydrotherapy Center in France, but let’s be serious here, France isn’t exactly accessible for most people. Yes, surely the Hydrotherapy Center is wonderful and can provide great relief for eczema, but the treatment is likely a one time thing. Not many of us can afford to hop a jet and fly over for treatment when our next flare up happens. But hydrotherapy in our own home, now that’s interesting.
What is MicroSilk®?
I found this on Jason Hydrotherapy’s website:
“Developed with your skin in mind, tiny MicroSilk® microbubbles reach gently into pores, to remove toxins and moisturize the skin. With 70% more oxygen than regular tap water, MicroSilk® increases the skin’s metabolism while promoting skin cell growth and the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and scar formation. MicroSilk® improves overall skin health and naturally evens skin tone and relieves irritation — cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating the skin.”
The company is really promoting MicroSilk® as an atopic dermatitis treatment, check out Alayna’s Story.
And they have an entire page on their website devoted to MicroSilk® as a treatment for dermatitis and eczema. The page features a series of case studies about people who have seen healing by using this bath.
I was ready to try MicroSilk® for my son, Tristan, so I contacted the company out of curiosity to see if there was a dealer near us. Sadly there wasn’t. BUT there was one near my parent’s home in Charlotte, NC where we were headed for vacation. So, I scheduled an appointment with Ruehlen Supply Company and anxiously waited for our turn to try out this spa.
Now, I’m not sure you’re ready for this next part. I sure wasn’t. My husband thought it was hilarious and so did my kids. And I guess after my initial shock, I found it pretty funny too. And man, I knew it would be good for the blog. So, get ready for a good laugh…..
The MicroSilk® bath we were set to try was located smack dab in the very middle of a dealer showroom!
And why is this so funny? Because I took a bath with my kids in the middle of the showroom. I’m not kidding! Take a look.
Oh man, the things I do for this blog! My husband remained dry on the sidelines, happily laughing away while snapping photos of us. He thought he was pretty clever lining up this shot with the MicroSilk® brochure. But ultimately, I think the joke was on him because my kids and I really ended up enjoying ourselves. The team at Ruehlen Supply Company left the showroom so we could have some privacy and I got to enjoy some bath time with my children, who LOVED the spa. It was really interesting, both my normally active kids really calmed down and relaxed in the bath.
After the novelty of bathing in a store wore off, we began to take notice of what made this bath so different. The water pretty quickly went from clear to white due to the soft, gentle microbubbles. And then it went from white to grey. Ewww, I guess MicroSilk® really does cleanse the skin. Both my kids and I couldn’t help but notice how soothing the water felt. While we couldn’t feel the microbubbles, you could sense them all around you like a gentle caress.
I’m sure you’re wondering, did MicroSilk® heal Tristan’s eczema? After one time, I can say we didn’t see drastic results. But hydrotherapy is never about sudden results, it’s about continual treatment and slow, gradual healing. And that, I’m afraid, we didn’t have time for during our short visit.
Now, I’m not sure that it would make sense to rush out and replace your existing, perfectly well-functioning bathtub with a MicroSilk® spa, but if you are in the market for a new bath, then you may want to check this one out. Not only may it help your eczema, but it’s wonderfully relaxing and if it offers even the slightest bit of anti-aging help (as the company claims), then I’m all for it.