Hydrotherapy is an ancient remedy used to cure common ailments that, as its name suggests, uses water for therapeutic purposes. Hydrotherapy can be done in cold and hot water. Cold water will perform an invigorating action and when the cold stimulus is matched by a hot one, your circulatory system will be strengthened.
Warm water therapy is the most common form, due to the use of these three common components: heat, buoyancy, and massage. Heat relaxes the muscles; buoyancy reduces the body’s weight in water, thus helping with exercise and movement; the massage component allows the body to release the body natural pain killing hormone, endorphins. There are numerous hydrotherapy practices and many of them can be followed in the comfort of your own home, if you have an inflatable spa.
The benefits of hydrotherapy can be felt both physically and psychologically. Many physical ailments affecting joints or muscles can be faced with water. By taking advantage of the principle of buoyancy, water relaxes the muscles and allows smooth movements even in conditions of excess weight. Some forms of arthritis are counteracted thanks to an increase in muscle power and mobility and also a reduced perception of pain.
We all know how stressful modern life can be, and we also know how psychological stress can affect our body. Stress causes increased blood pressure and pulse rates. Few minutes of hydrotherapy will slow down blood pressure and heart rate and it will only take you 20 minutes to start observing some of the benefits of hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy offers benefits to sick people but also to healthy ones. You can enjoy all the benefits of an efficacious and age old remedy while enjoying a party in your garden or when you go back home after a long day at work in our comfortable and sturdy Lay-Z-Spa!