The Miraculous Benefit of Spa: Introducing Hydrotherapy

Have you ever felt pain in your muscles after a rigorous workout? Have you recently experienced disjointed muscles or arthritis? Or are you constantly experiencing back pain? Regardless of whatever joint conditions you may have, it is valuable to know about hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy or water therapy is defined as the use of water to relieve pain or to treat certain diseases. Being able to perform hydrotherapy in one’s own house is one of the major benefits of owning a private spa. Let’s discuss all the things that you need to know about hydrotherapy.

Following its definition, hydrotherapy uses physical characteristics of water to help improve your condition. There are three physical properties of water that could help improve joint diseases or fatigue:

  1. Water is a great heat conductor. The warmth of the water will relax your muscles and increase blood circulation, easing the pain that you undergo, and so allowing you to exercise better. This characteristic is especially important for individuals who undergo from immense pain, poor circulation, or muscle cramps.
  2. Water supports your weight, exerting upward thrust to your body. When you exercise inside of water, the buoyancy basically eliminates gravity’s force so that you will only need to support 10% of your body weight. This means that you will be able to do more exercise with greater flexibility and endurance. For those who suffer from joint injuries, water buoyancy will help you cope with going back to training as less force is exerted to your joints underwater.
  3. Despite its buoyancy, water also imposes resistance to your muscle. This characteristic will help you rebuild muscles easier as your muscles will work harder, thereby increase muscles effort and strength.

Hydrotherapy is one of the safest treatments for various types of arthritis, rheumatism, poor circulation, chronic back pain, and poor circulation. The level of both resistance and buoyancy of the water could be manipulated during your hydrotherapy session to match your rehabilitation needs. Hence, you will be able to steadily and safely strengthen your muscles with minimal injury risks. During a hydrotherapy session, Epsom or mineral salts could also be added to the water to relax muscle tensions and relieve pain even more. The salts are complementary to water buoyancy. While hydrotherapy is generally safe, you must take extra precaution not to overexert your muscles’ capabilities.  You might feel like you could do more exercise than you would normally when you’re not in the water.

If you are someone who experiences a lot of muscles tension, arthritis, back pain, or poor circulation, hydrotherapy might be a good solution for you. It is simple and could be done at your convenience in your own private spa. If you are thinking of buying a new spa to start on your hydrotherapy, feel free to call us at 905-294-8030 or email us at to set up an initial consultation. We, at Seaway Pools & Tubs, always prioritize our clients’ needs; we will ensure that you get the best products for your hydrotherapy needs.

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