Hydrotherapy, otherwise known as water therapy, has been used for many years now and it is often recommended to people for various different reasons. Having said that, although frequently recommended, many are actually unfamiliar with the overall concept of hydrotherapy and how it can actually benefit our health and well-being.
To put it simply, Hydrotherapy is essentially a form of physiotherapy that involves the use of water for pain relief and/or treatment. The term is quite broad and includes a range of different approaches and therapeutic methods that take advantage of the physical properties of water. If you’re curious about the benefits of hydrotherapy and you would like to find out more, keep reading today.
- Relieves aches and pains
One of the most common uses for hydrotherapy and the biggest benefits is the fact that it can help with any physical aches and pains you are experiencing. The warmth of the water paired with the weightlessness you feel under the water helps to relax and relieve tension in your muscles. Hydrotherapy, similarly to aquatic exercise, will also stimulate the release of endorphins which act as a natural pain reliever.
- Gain strength
Another reason why people use hydrotherapy is to help support and strengthen their muscles. Being able to complete exercises underwater takes the pressure off of your muscles whilst the natural resistance provided by the water makes every movement more beneficial. A wide range of different exercises can be undertaken in water and even the smallest movements can help you to gain strength.
- Improves general fitness
Having a good level of general fitness is really important and it can help with many different aspects of your day-to-day life too. Your fitness levels are essentially a measure of your body’s ability to function well during daily activities so, it shouldn’t be overlooked. Exercising in a hydrotherapy pool can help you to increase your overall fitness levels and progress towards/continue to be physically fit in a safe environment.
- Boosts the immune system
It may be surprising to hear that hydrotherapy can actually improve your immune system as well as your physical health. It will increase your blood flow and therefore the circulation of white blood cells around your body. This will strengthen your immune system, helping you to fight colds and illnesses. Of course, coupled with the immune-boosting effects of exercise too, you will notice a big difference.
- Relieves stress
Lastly, hydrotherapy is known for reducing stress and anxiety. The warm water itself is known for being calming and soothing, so just being in the water is a natural stress fighter. As mentioned briefly above too, hydrotherapy increases the release of endorphins which will instantly help to reduce your stress levels naturally and make you feel better in general.
It is clear to see why so many people choose to use hydrotherapy. Whether they go to a special clinic for hydrotherapy sessions, attend luxury spas regularly or simply go to their local swimming pool, being in the water frequently can make a big difference to someone’s life.
Many people are actually choosing to get a garden hot tub installed with the benefits of hydrotherapy in mind. Hot tubs use powerful jets of warm water and air to massage the body and the combination of immersion, heat and hydromassage offers a variety of health benefits similar to hydrotherapy.
If you’re interested in hot tubs in particular and would like to speak to an expert about them in more detail, please don’t hesitate to contact Hydropool Surrey. We have a huge range of hot tubs for sale and we will happily show you around our hot tub showroom to help you find the perfect hot tub for your needs and requirements. Our team are specialists in both hot tubs and swim spas, so will gladly answer any questions that you may have and provide you with all of the additional information you require too.