Hydrotherapy harnesses the miraculous properties of water to aid in everything from accelerating the recovery of an injury to reducing stress.
Hydrotherapy is a completely natural therapy that uses water to promote health. Most people are well aware of how important it is to drink enough water, but they may not realize that the very same substance can also treat illness or injury and promote general health outside the body. Internal hydrotherapy involves drinking water for its health benefits. This type of therapy is an ancient holistic remedy, where people "take the waters" at mineral springs as a way to achieve better health.
What is Hydrotherapy?
External hydrotherapy is equally powerful and has many beneficial effects. Depending on your goals, you may alter your water temperature accordingly. Treatments may also use streams of water or air, as in a hydro spa. The gentle pressure from the circulating water can further enhance the bathing experience. External hydrotherapy is a simple yet effective treatment option that you can enjoy at home or at a spa. The right type of water can help with a variety of health issues.
Our hydrotherapy tub distinguishes itself by using over 30 clean air jets. Water jets push the same water through the tub again and again. This can pose a threat to those who experience skin irritation, or whose skin conditions or minor wounds can be exposed to infection. Combined with our microbubble technology our tubs circulate clean, fresh air bubbles to ensure the highest level of hygiene is maintained without the abrasive qualities that often accompany harsh water jets.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Our walk-in tub allows for a deep soak so bathers can completely immerse themselves in the water. Our tubs are much deeper than conventional bathtubs. The water helps take the weight off the body, relieving joint pain.
Water is naturally soothing, making hydrotherapy an excellent choice for anyone interested in a relaxing treatment to help with stress. Hot water relaxes the muscles, stimulates the immune system, and causes blood vessels to dilate. Massage stimulation from the air jets greatly improves circulatory and immune health.
Uses of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy has many uses. With America's Best Bath from Premier Care, anyone can promote ongoing health and wellness with regular hydrotherapy that's as simple as a long hot bath with soothing jets. In a spa setting, hydrotherapy is usually incorporated into treatments that may include wraps, compresses, aromatherapy, and other enhancements like sea salts or mud.
Hydrotherapy is also used in physical therapy. The water makes it easier for recovering patients to move by removing much of the weight on their body. Meanwhile, the water supplies resistance that can help strengthen recovering muscles and joints. Some specialized hydrotherapy tubs are equipped with underwater treadmills, support bars, and other enhancements for this purpose.
External hydrotherapy can aid in the treatment of:
- Headaches or migraines
- Sleep disorders
- Stomach problems
- Joint, muscle, and nerve problems
- Poor blood circulation
- High blood pressure
- Multiple sclerosis