What Is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is nothing new. Humans have used it for thousands of years, dating back to the time of ancient Romans and Greeks. Many conditions and ailments may be at least temporarily relieved through the use of this therapy. By using heat, water, and air, hydrotherapy combines some of nature’s elements to provide relief to sore and aching muscles. That is such a welcomed piece of news for many people actively suffering from those types of pains.
Here at Alcoe, we develop some of the spas and hot tubs commonly used in hydrotherapy. These may be used in private homes as well as in doctor’s offices and other medical facilities. Many medical professionals recommend hydrotherapy to treat a variety of ailments, and we want to provide them with the type of equipment that they need to offer their patients this type of relief.
There are three things to know about hydrotherapy and how it works.
- The water raises your body temperature and promotes enhanced circulation
- Floating in spa water reduces your body weight by 85-90%, which gives some relief to sore and tired muscles and joints
- Jets in the spa relieve tight muscles and allow your body to produce endorphins
What Typically Happens During Hydrotherapy?
You probably want to know what you can expect when you receive a hydrotherapy session. Fortunately, we have the answers to that question as well. Here is a breakdown of what you might expect at different time durations as you float around in the water and soak up the therapy:
- After 5 minutes – Your blood pressure and pulse rates start to drop
- After 8 minutes – Circulation improves throughout your hands and feet in particular, providing some relief to them
- After 12 minutes – Your muscles let go of some of the tension that they have held on to, and you may feel more flexible as a result
- After 15 minutes – Minor aches and pains are soothed away
You can literally start to feel the difference that hydrotherapy makes in as little as 15 minutes. That is why people flock to it as a way to treat some of the pain that plagues them on a regular basis. It is nice to know that you have options and that you can actually make some forward progress on your goals of feeling better and getting some relief from the aches and pains that cause you such turmoil.
Many users report that they receive other benefits aside from just pain relief. They are also thrilled to report that they tend to sleep better after a hydrotherapy session, and many say that they are in a better mood after taking on this therapy. Hydrotherapy provides them with the kind of relief from all the tension that is brought on by daily life, and that is something worth taking this type of therapy for. You deserve relief.
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