Hot Tub Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is essentially the use of water as a source for healing. A practice that goes back thousands of years, hydrotherapy is recognized as an effective way to relax, soothe aching muscles and joint pain, improve post-recovery healing, and provide temporary relief of rheumatoid arthritis. Research shows that by immersing yourself in a hot tub each day, you can lessen the stress on your body, and reduce sensations of pain, due to the water’s temperature and pressure against the body. In fact, it’s also common for your mood to improve too!
How hydrotherapy works
Water has a naturally calming impact on people, that feels good in and on the body. Because of its three main physical properties: buoyancy, temperature, and pressure, it makes hydrotherapy such an effective treatment. Just by immersing yourself in water, you get to experience the feeling of weightlessness, as your body weight is reduced by 90% thanks to the effects of buoyancy. This means less pressure on your muscles and joints, which gives you the freedom to float and enjoy greater flexibility. When the water is heated, it enhances the circulation of blood around the body, which is vital in speeding up the healing process. When pressure is applied from the massage jets, you can target specific pressure points and take pain relief in your own hands.
Conditions helped by hot tub hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy can help treat, manage and sometimes eliminate certain medical conditions.
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Lower back pain
- Sore joints and muscles
Before using hot tub hydrotherapy as a method of treatment, we recommend you speak with a healthcare professional or your physician first, to ensure your best health.
benefits of hydrotherapy
Soaking in a hot tub on a regular basis and engaging in soothing hydrotherapy treatments can offer many wonderful health benefits.
- Eliminate toxins and waste out of the body
- Loosen tense, tight muscles and encourage relaxation
- Increase metabolic rate and digestion activity
- Hydrate the cells, improve skin and muscle tone
- Boost the immune system
forms OF HYDROTHERAPY
Soaking in a hot tub and hydrotherapy go hand-in-hand, but lucky for you, other water-based therapeutic techniques can be added to your spa session to enhance the health benefits.
- Watsu is an aquatic body work out combining elements of massage, joint mobilization, shiatsu, muscle stretching and dance.
- Reflexology is a healing practice focused on the feet and the ancient principal that the body’s different organs and glands correspond to reflex points on the feet. Flowing reflexology utilizes water in applying foot treatment, and it incorporates movement of the entire body.
- Spa Aromatherapy combines aromatherapy with the relaxing hot tub environment. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essences naturally extracted from plants to balance, harmonize, and promote the health of mind, body, and spirit. Spa scents can be added to the water before you get in, to create a relaxing and stress-free environment.
- Aquatic Therapy is physical therapy under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional that takes place in an aquatic environment, such as a hot tub.