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Health and Wellness Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Health and Wellness Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy in an outdoor hot tub is like a well-kept ancient secret that provides health and wellness benefits for everyone. This secret to a better, more luxurious life was discovered in early times. From then till now and around the world, hydrotherapy is used as a treatment for muscle and joint pain, stress, arthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, sleeplessness, and more.

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a branch of therapeutics in which water is used for curative purposes. A trained therapist may need to provide supervision, if someone has a physical disability or is recovering from a serious injury or illness. Hydrotherapy involves immersion in water of part or all of the body. The heat, water, and massaging jets in a hydrotherapy hot tub facilitate movement, relieve pain, and promote wound healing. Anyone can make use of an outdoor swim spa or hot tub, to get in on the wonderful healing benefits of hydrotherapy.

A Natural Way to Improve Sleep

Sleep is extremely important to good health, but millions of people in the U.S. suffer from various sleep disorders. Hydrotherapy is a natural remedy, and it’s a safer approach to improving sleep than taking sleep aids, which can have unpleasant and sometimes dangerous side effects.

Immersion in a hot tub in the hour before bedtime can help ensure a good night’s sleep. Buoyancy in the water helps to decompress stiff joints. Sleep-inducing effects of the water, heat, and massaging jets include mental relaxation and a decrease in heart rate and blood pressure. As a result of reaching a resting state in a swim spa or hot tub, even insomniacs typically sleep more continuously, more deeply, and more restfully. 

Fitness Support

Fitness has no shortcuts. One of the reasons many people have difficulty staying dedicated to exercise is because of the soreness it causes. Hydrotherapy supports an active, physically fit lifestyle. Stiff, sore muscles and joints loosen, swelling subsides, pain is relieved, and recovery from strenuous exercise is more rapid with warm water therapy. According to research, spending time in a swim spa or hot tub reduces the soreness of exercise by as much as 40 percent.

Hydrotherapy & Musculoskeletal Conditions

Many doctors recommend hydrotherapy as a way to improve the quality of life for patients with painful arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, and other musculoskeletal conditions. Spending 20 minutes in a hot tub relieves pain by decreasing inflammation and swelling, improving circulation, and decompressing painful joints. Gently stretching in a hot tub or outdoor swim spa improves mobility, flexibility, and grip strength.

Stress

Stress is a common dilemma associated with many serious health problems. Hydrotherapy relieves stress, which helps to prevent illness. Soaking in warm water relaxes body and mind, leading to a more tranquil state.

Where to Go for Hydrotherapy Hot Tubs

All Season Pools & Spas has six locations in Northern California, from Grass Valley to Shingle Springs to Roseville and three more locations in between, we offer the best in outdoor hot tubs. We also have hot tub accessories and outdoor swim spas, to help you benefit from the ancient healing practice of hydrotherapy. Contact us at one of our locations today for more information about hydrotherapy hot tubs.