Why is Hydrotherapy Good for Your Body?
Water therapy has been used for hundreds of years and plays an important role in many traditional medicinal practices. However, many people are not sure of what exactly hydrotherapy is and how it is beneficial to our overall health and wellbeing. Below, we will explain what hydrotherapy is used for and why it is good for your body. Hot tubs are a great way to do hydrotherapy
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is the use of water to help promote physical wellness as well as relieve discomfort and pain. The healing properties of water mixed with our body’s reaction to hot and cold stimuli deliver many therapeutic benefits. Warm water calms and relaxes, slowing down our body’s internal activity whereas cold water invigorates and stimulates. Today, many spas offer a variety of hydrotherapy treatments including water circuits, pools enhanced with Epsom salts or aromatherapy, thermal baths, and saunas/steam rooms. Thermal water circuits are incredibly popular as they feature a range of therapeutic massage jets along with alternating hot and cold water temperatures that activate the body’s circulation, stimulate the lymphatic system and help flush toxins.
The Top 4 Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy healing benefits are based on the water temperature and our body’s reaction to hot and cold, the water pressure as well as the sensation of the water. There are a number of hydrotherapy benefits which include:
#1 - Promotes Detoxification
Sweating is our body’s primary way of eliminating toxins. The considerable sweating induced from hot tubs, steam rooms and saunas help flush out impurities and cleanse the body.
#2 - Stress Relief
Hydrotherapy aids in slowing our body’s reaction to anxiety by releasing endorphins which are natural stress fighters.
#3 - Relieves Pain & Reduces Muscle Tension
Aching muscles and sore limbs are soothed by the weightlessness we feel when underwater and relieves tension. Perfect for athletes recovering from training or anyone with an injury, hydrotherapy releases endorphins which act as a natural painkiller while reducing the soreness of muscles. Being immersed in warm water improves circulation and helps heal injured tissue.
#4 - Immune Booster
The increased circulation and blood flow of our white blood cells stimulate your lymphatic system which helps remove toxins and strengthens our immune system to help us ward off colds and viruses.
Conditions Improved by Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is known to help a number of health conditions including:
● Stomach problems
● Joint and muscle aches and pain
Hydrotherapy and Hot Tubs
The heat, water buoyancy and the therapeutic massage jets of a hot tub provide excellent hydrotherapy benefits. By sitting in the warm water of your hot tub, your body temperature rises, which causes the blood vessels to dilate, improving circulation. Water buoyancy reduces body weight by approximately 85%, relieving pressure from strained joints and sore muscles. Finally, the therapeutic massage jets can target problem areas to stimulate endorphin release, which acts as a natural painkiller.
To benefit from Hydrotherapy in the comfort of your own home and schedule, choosing a Hydropool hot tub is the perfect solution. The warm soothing water, pulsating massage jets and comfortable lounge seats will have you de-stressed and will improve your overall wellness. To find out more about the many different hot tub models available and their unique hydrotherapy benefits, download a hot tub buyer’s guide.