What Is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy uses a body of water to treat a variety of physical ailments. Hydrotherapy can address the whole body or target illnesses such as:
- Anxiety and stress,
- Poor circulation,
- Muscle pain and inflammation.
Use of Hot Tubs in Hydrotherapy
Backyard hot tubs enable you to reap the benefits of hydrotherapy without the money or inconvenience required to visit a day spa. Backyard spas combine heat, massaging (from the jets) and buoyancy to provide the spa user with an awesome hydrotherapeutic experience.
The heat a hot tub produces expands your blood vessels, which improves blood flow in the body. Better blood flow helps repair damaged tissue in the body. So, whether you have sustained a physical injury in an accident or have been feeling the physical effects of intense workouts, hydrotherapy can help your body to recover.
In addition to the physical benefits warm temperatures provide, spa jets reduce body pain and repair injured muscle. The jets work to massage and increase blood flow to problem areas on the body. This not only alleviates pain in the short-term but also shortens the overall recovery time of physical injuries.
For those suffering from joint pain—like what someone with rheumatoid arthritis experiences—submersing your body in water relieves the pressure placed on the joints. This lessens the impact that joint pain has on a person’s life and allows them to exercise free of discomfort.
All in all, your hot tub is more than a place to unwind after a long day at work or relax with friends and family over the weekend. Your spa is a great tool to experience the healing effects of hydrotherapy in your life. This treatment will help improve your overall physical shape and help you feel more rejuvenated and refreshed.