Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Seniors

By Cindy
Posted . Filed under Hydrotherapy.

People purchase home hot tubs and spas for a variety of reasons: to bond with family members, to enjoy a private oasis away from the stress of everyday living, to soothe tired muscles and achy joints, or to commune with nature. When you have a home hot tub at your disposal, you can enjoy the multiple benefits of relaxing, healing, stress reducing hydrotherapy any time you wish. Many people enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy that a home spa has to offer, especially the senior population. The benefits of hydrotherapy for seniors is well documented. An article on the Mayo Clinic website details relaxation techniques and how they can reduce stress related to various health problems, including illness, and help you enjoy a better quality of life. Some benefits of practicing relaxation techniques include:

  • Slowing heart rate
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Slowing your breathing rate
  • Maintaining normal blood sugar levels
  • Improving digestion
  • Reducing activity of stress hormones
  • Improving concentration and mood
  • Improving sleep quality
  • Reducing muscle tension and chronic pain
  • Increasing blood flow to major muscles
  • Reducing anger and frustration
  • Lowering fatigue
  • Boosting confidence to handle problems

When you practice relaxation techniques which involve focusing your attention on something calming and increasing awareness of your body, there’s no better place to do that than in the relaxing waters of your very own home spa. As you become more aware of the tension in your body, you can allow the soothing warmth and hydro massage available from your hot tub jets to ease that tension away.


Many seniors have discovered the warmth and massaging action of the water in their home spas helps to relax muscles and ease pain and inflammation, making exercises easier to do and giving them the confidence to exercise with the support of the water to help improve their muscle strengthen and coordination. When you are relaxed and calm, submerged in warm, soothing, water, it is believed that hydrotherapy treatments allow the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. Exercise is far less painful in warm water than on land, and the weight displacement which occurs when submerged in water helps take the burden off of joints and reduce the jarring impact of exercising on a solid surface. This lessens the overall burden on the body and makes exercising safer and less painful for seniors.

At Diamond Spas, we design, craft, and manufacture beautiful, functional pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features using beautiful, healthy, natural copper and stainless steel. If you’re looking for a high quality, custom built home spa in stainless steel or copper to take advantage of the benefits associated with hydrotherapy, contact us today. We look forward to working with you to bring the benefits of hydrotherapy in the beauty and convenience of a top quality hot tub into your home.


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