Life today is stressful, no matter where you live or whether you are a student, parent, work from home or go to an office every day. Even retired people can have stressful days. Stress does not discriminate according to age, occupation, social status, or annual income. Everyone from the youngest member of the family to the eldest has some level of stress, and most of us just learn to live with it, although we often seek relief. One great way to find relief is through a hydrotherapy spa. Using water for physical therapy is not a recent phenomenon.
Hydrotherapy – the use of water to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being – has been around for hundreds of years, but still many people are unfamiliar with the concept of hydrotherapy. Why is it good for you, and how is it used? Many hospitals and physical therapists incorporate hydrotherapy to help relieve pain, speed healing after surgery, improve mobility, increase range of motion, and strengthen muscles and joints using hydrotherapy pools, thermal baths, saunas, and steam rooms. The use of a private home hydrotherapy spa on a regular basis can provide you with manifold benefits for your health and well-being.
- Pain relief. The healing properties of water are often called upon to provide pain relief, whether caused by injury, illness, or the stress of everyday life. Many therapeutic treatments using hydrotherapy make use of the body’s reaction to hot and cold stimuli. Immersion in cold water will stimulate and invigorate your body, increasing its internal activity and improving circulation, and warm water is calming and soothing, slowing down your body’s activity. Alternating between cold and warm water treatments can reduce inflammation and bring relief from pain caused by conditions such as arthritis.
- Heal injured muscles and joints. When you immerse your body in warm water, your internal body temperature rises and blood flow throughout your circulatory system is increased. This not only alleviates pain, but the improved circulation also helps heal injured tissues and rehabilitate damaged muscles and joints. Add the element of massage via water jets, and the healing effects of hydrotherapy are magnified.
- Stress relief. Having access to your own personal hydrotherapy spa can be a great asset when it comes to stress relief. Spending time in a hydrotherapy spa can reduce blood pressure caused by stress, slow down the body’s reaction to anxiety, and stimulate the release of your body’s own natural stress fighters, endorphins, which act as natural pain relievers. Relaxing in warm water and experiencing the weightlessness you feel when under water helps relieve tension in the arms and legs, supporting aching muscles, easing movement, and reducing muscle soreness.
- Boost immune system. A hydrotherapy spa can also help improve your overall health by stimulating your body’s natural immune system. Warm water not only relaxes your joints and muscles, helps to lower your blood pressure, and ease soreness, it also helps stimulate the lymphatic system and flushes toxins from your system through sweating, which encourages detoxification. The increased blood flow and circulation of white blood cells throughout your body strengthens your immune system, helping you fight colds and illnesses.
These are just four benefits of having a hydrotherapy spa you can begin enjoying today. The positive effects of hydrotherapy spas can be enhanced by adding aromatherapy, Epsom salts, soft lighting, and soothing music. Diamond Spas can provide you with a fabulous hydrotherapy spa including all the extras that make it perfect for you. Call us today at (800) 951-7727 to see how Diamond Spas can help you create the hydrotherapy spa of your dreams.