The Benefits of Hydrotherapy at Home
When it comes to injuries, recovery and just general aches and pains, many individuals utilize the regenerative power of H2O to get their body back and pain-free. How? Hydrotherapy. And what if we told you, you didn’t have to go to a scheduled class and that you could do your own hydrotherapy at home this summer? Intrigued? Read on.
What is Hydrotherapy?
According to Live Well Rehab, “Hydrotherapy relies on its mechanical and thermal effects, in order to induce healing. It takes advantage of the body’s reaction to cold or hot stimuli, the pressure exerted by water, the protracted application of heat as well as the sensation of the water. These sensations and effects are then carried deeper into the skin by nerves.”
Many people complete hydrotherapy in temperature-regulated pools. However, spas and hot tubs also have the capability to be used for hydrotherapy.
Typically, hot tubs can be used to treat muscle pains and stiffness, inflammatory disease, and the symptoms of daily stress. Using a treatment that combines water buoyancy, massage and reducing pressure on the muscles, can also effectively help those looking to alleviate pain.
While typically you would receive hydrotherapy at a hospital or physical therapy office, there are certain activities you can do at home if you have a hot tub or spa.
At Home Hydrotherapy
When you experience chronic pain or even just daily stress, having the ability to relax at home is important. Here are some ways you can utilize an at-home spa to receive the benefits of hydrotherapy.
- Jet Massage: Turning up your jet massage can help alleviate tension and help boost circulation by dilating blood vessels.
- Arthritis Relief: If you have arthritis, go inside your hot tub or swim spa, and begin by stretching the arms, hands, and wrists. Do this slowly and listen to your body if it hurts, then stop. You can also do other stretches and exercises for your legs, ankles, knees and even hips.
- Exercise: This may seem counterintuitive when you are already in pain, but by completing some simple exercises while comfortably seated in your spa, you may be surprised just how good you feel. Try doing underwater flutter kicks to work your abdomen and legs.
If you’re like us, you probably just want to relax inside your spa–and we don’t blame you! Relaxing in your home spa can help reduce tension, reduce muscle tightness and just clear your mind in the privacy of your own home or backyard.
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