Hot Tub Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, is a practice that goes back thousands of years and continues into the current day as an effective way to heal your body. Hydrotherapy can help you relax, enjoy better sleep patterns, soothe aching muscles, ease joint pain, and even relieve congestion. It’s also used to help speed recovery from injuries and improve circulation. By spending a little time in the warmth of your hot tub each day, you can lessen the stress on your body, which is an important factor in maintaining your health.
How Hydrotherapy Works
Water has a naturally-relaxing impact on people and it holds several physical characteristics that make hydrotherapy such an effective treatment. Just by immersing yourself in water, you get to experience the buoyancy effect of having your body supported by water, enabling you to float and relieve pressure from your muscles and joints. When the water is heated, it enhances the circulation of blood around the body which is vital in speeding up the healing process. When the water is cold, it stimulates and invigorates the body and mind. Exercising in water, such as an outdoor swim spa, is a great way to work out the muscles because of the water’s resistance.
Conditions Helped by Hot Tub Hydrotherapy
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Lower back pain
- Sore joints and muscles
Benefits of Hydrotherapy
- Eliminate toxins and waste out of the body
- Loosen tense, tight muscles and encourage relaxation
- Increase metabolic rate and digestion activity
- Hydrate the cells, improve skin and muscle tone
- Boost the immune system
Forms of Hydrotherapy
- Watsu is an aquatic body work out combining elements of massage, joint mobilization, shiatsu, muscle stretching, and dance.
- Reflexology is a healing practice focused on the feet and the ancient principle that the body’s different organs and glands correspond to reflex points on the feet. Flowing reflexology utilizes water in applying foot treatment, and it incorporates movement of the entire body.
- Hot Tub Aromatherapy combines aromatherapy with the relaxing hot tub environment. Aromatherapy uses aromatic essences naturally extracted from plants to balance, harmonize, and promote the health of mind, body, and spirit.
- Aquatic Therapy is physical therapy under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional that takes place in an aquatic environment, such as a hot tub.
So, as you can see, water is a flexible vessel that goes beyond being something to drink. If you’re ready to start enjoying a healthier and pain-free life with hot tub hydrotherapy talk to the experts at Champagne Spas. We have a wide selection of hot tubs and inground swim spas for sale at our locations in Vista and San Diego, California.