What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy involves using very warm water in conjunction with massage and exercise to treat various conditions from sore muscles to arthritis and rheumatism. For serious ailments and injuries, hydrotherapy treatment will usually be conducted in a hospital’s physiotherapy department by a physiotherapist who has specialised training. Treatment includes undertaking different exercises in a warm pool of water, spa pool or a swim spa where the water temperature in the pool is approximately 33–36ºC. This water temperature is much warmer than a normal swimming pool.
You can treat and alleviate milder symptoms at home the comfort of your own home, in your own hydrotherapy spa. Click here to find hydrotherapy spas for sale.
Warm water and hydrotherapy massage can stimulate the immune system, allowing the release of stress, improving digestion, circulation, and blood flow, as well as reducing the body’s sensitivity to pain. In hydrotherapy treatment, heat is used to soothe and calm the body, while slowing down the activity of internal organs.
When you are submerged in water like a pool or a bath, you experience a degree of weightlessness. the water relieves the body of gravity’s effects. This is extremely beneficial for anyone for whom weight bearing exercise is an issue, allowing for gentle exercise such as swimming in a spa pool.
Moving water and hydrotherapy massage jets stimulate the skin’s touch receptors which increases blood circulation while releasing tight muscles.
On the other hand, cold water can be used to invigorate and stimulate your body’s internal activity. Therefore, if you are suffering from anxiety and tense muscles, hop into your spa with hot water for a relaxing massage and maybe some gentle exercises and stretches. If you are feeling stressed out and tired, you can relax in your spa with hot water, followed by a short cold shower or a dip in a cool plunge pool. Using hydrotherapy with both warm and cold water in this way stimulates the mind and body and can help facilitate a great sleep and feeling of relaxation and wellness.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy
The use of water for therapy isn’t a modern concept. Hydrotherapy or “water cures” have been used for hundreds of years and formed an important part of traditional medicine practises. It is now used to great effect in modern medicine. However, many people are still unfamiliar with the concept of hydrotherapy and how exactly it can benefit our health, both physical and mental.
Hydrotherapy encompasses a variety of treatments for a variety of ailments from sore muscles and joint pain to anxiety and difficulty relaxing. Therapies include the use of hydrotherapy pools, thermal baths and water circuits, saunas, steam rooms, and more, all of which can all help to improve several conditions. Modern day therapies can also be enhanced with extras such as aromatherapy or Epsom salts. Thermal hydrotherapy spas have a range of jets and water features which massage the body, stimulating the lymphatic system and flushing toxins allowing you to unwind and detox in one. You can find these at modern day spas and experience the benefits for yourself in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
There are multiple benefits of hydrotherapy:
- Using a therapy spa is an amazingly effective method of treating long-lasting pain
- It helps to loosen tense, tight muscles while encouraging relaxation
- Using a massaging spa with warm water also increases the metabolic rate and the digestion activity
- Hydrotherapy can also hydrate your body’s cells while improving skin and muscle tone
- Hydrotherapy boosts the immune system, which improves its efficiency
- It stimulates blood supply to various organs in the body
Find A Hydrotherapy Spa for Sale
If you would like to own your own hydrotherapy spa, then the team at Aqua Pulse Spas is ready to help!
Aqua Pulse Spas is a family-owned and operated business with a large retail showroom located on the south side of Brisbane at Yatala, approximately 30 minutes from Brisbane CBD.
We offer multiple types of hydrotherapy spas for sale many of which are on display. Our extensive range is continuously expanding to allow us to offer multiple varieties of outdoor spas, spa parts, spa equipment and spa chemicals which makes us your one stop shop for all your spa pool needs.
Our friendly staff can offer you a demonstration on the different features of our spas including functions such as our interchangeable hydrotherapy jets and underwater lighting systems,
we can also offer advice on spa maintenance.
To find out more, please click here to contact us. We’d be happy to help you with any questions you have about any of our hydrotherapy spas for sale, or your spa maintenance needs.