What is Hydrotherapy & How Can a Spa Help?
November 19, 2020
hot tubHydrotherapy is one of the oldest forms of treatment for many different ailments that have been noted throughout history. The word hydrotherapy is also known as water cure, we think that is a befitting description! Your hot tub can be the ideal water cure for your ailments and illnesses!
So, what exactly is hydrotherapy and why is it so successful?
The warm waters of your hot tub are just what many people, in ancient times, would avidly search for. Many would travel far and wide in search of relief for their ailments in naturally heated springs. What did they know that we need to know? Well, modern medicine is just recognizing the benefits of how using a hot tub or spa is beneficial to our bodies! Hydrotherapy is known to help relieve pain and increase blood flow but that is just a few of the many illnesses and disorders! The list of illnesses and disorders that are relieved with hydrotherapy includes (but is not limited to)…arthritis, fibromyalgia, stress, high blood pressure, cystic fibrosis, insomnia, autism, brains injuries, and much, much more! Maybe the Romans and Japanese were on to something with all of their spas!
Does hydrotherapy really work?
Yes, there have been many studies on how hydrotherapy helps relieve the pain, swelling and overall discomfort that accompanies all of the above-mentioned illnesses and disorders!
Being consistent is the key to helping make it so successful. It really doesn’t take that much time either! As little as 20 minutes devoted to relaxing in your hot tub, three to four times a week, can create a vast improvement in your body. Hydrotherapy can help increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and help ease the pain. Just imagine, by devoting a little over an hour of your time each week, you are setting yourself up to live a better life with the possibility of not having to use as much pain medicine as before! That alone is a great motivator!!