Water therapy or hydrotherapy involves the modulation of body temperature by utilizing the delivery of hot and cold to the body. Water therapy or “hydro” therapy in a hot tub conjoins all the therapeutic benefits of stress relief, relaxation, pain reduction, improving body function, and preventing illness. Let’s take a closer look at how hot tub therapy would benefit you.
- Reduce Stress: For years, people have found comfort from the soothing sounds of a bubbling stream, or the relaxing steam of a natural hot spring. It’s not surprising research has shown a link between those starting hydrotherapy and seeing a decrease in depression and anxiety levels.
- Treating muscles and joint pain: When you combine hydrotherapy, exercise, and warm water, your muscles will begin to relax which will relieve pain and increase the range of motion of your joints.
- Pain relief: Because of the physical wellness and healing benefits for arthritis, fibromyalgia and lower back pain, many are finding relief or healing through the warm water, buoyancy, and jet massage of a hot tub. The heat dilates your blood vessels, which increases circulation, while buoyancy relieves joint stress and pain by reducing your weight by 90%.
- Headaches and Migraines: Many suffering from headaches have found relief soaking in a hot tub when the powerful jets begin to stimulate the back and neck muscles. This allows the muscles to relax and diminishes the pain.
- Inflammation: Hot tub therapy has found resounding benefits in treating muscle pain and stiffness, inflammatory disease, and discomforts from daily stressors. It has been known to speed up the body’s natural healing process through massaging the muscles and relieving pressure on the nerves.
Hydrotherapy first became popular dating back to the Greeks and Romans using heat, water, and air for physical relief. Later in the 1900s, the ‘father’ of hydrotherapy, Father Sebastian Kneipp was able to cure himself of an incurable disease with water immersion baths and water therapy. Even though his water techniques are still popular today, you should always consult with your doctor for the best treatment plan for your health. For more information on a new hot tub or hydrotherapy, contact Pettis Pools.
“Water contains healing; it is the simplest, cheapest and -if used correctly – the safest remedy.” Sebastian Kneipp