Are you recovering from an injury? Whether you are personally recovering or helping a loved one who is, the regular use of a backyard spa may be helpful.
Hydrotherapy is a healing practice that has been used by humans since ancient times. In modern day, the environment within a hot tub or swim spa can create the perfect place for an invigorating hydrotherapy session.
Which has been shown to help aid in the recovery process following an injury. In this article, we will take a closer look at how using your backyard spa for hydrotherapy can help you to heal following an injury.
The Healing Powers of Hydrotherapy
The best hot tub or swim spa for you is one that can help you to engage in hydrotherapy. At Imagine Backyard Living, all of our hot tubs and swim spas are equipped with the features, design and technology to offer a healing hydrotherapy experience, every time you soak.
How Does Hydrotherapy Work?
Hydrotherapy utilizes the combination of heat, massage and buoyancy of the water. Have you noticed that your body generally feels relaxed and a release of tension after soaking in a hot tub or swim spa? These benefits are no coincidence, but in fact a direct result of hydrotherapy.
The buoyancy lifts pressure and weight from your body, allowing muscles to relax and let go of built-up tension. The warm temperature of the water can help you to further relax. Especially as the massaging-action of the jets works away at some of the most stress-prone areas of the body.
Regular hydrotherapy sessions can result in a number of health benefits, including an improved recovery following an injury. The buoyancy of the water can help to lift pressure from the affected area, allowing you to move around more freely and with less weight on it. The jets and heat take the healing further by helping the surrounding muscles and joints to relax, as circulation is improved.
The improved blood flow can help oxygen to reach the affected area to assist in healing, while boosting the natural production of positive endorphins, which can help to mitigate feelings of pain.
A Low-Impact Approach to Physical Activity
As your injury heals and you gradually start to return to more physical activity, you can use your hot tub or swim spa to assist in the transition.
With the permission of your physician, you may want to consider stretching, yoga or light exercise within your spa to help improve flexibility, balance and overall mobility. Especially around the affected area.
A gradual and low-impact reintroduction to physical exercise can also help you to begin strengthening the area, as well as the rest of your body, after resting for a certain amount of time.
It is highly recommended that you speak with your physician to ensure your best health and the healing of the injury before using a backyard spa or reintroducing physical activity.
Imagine Backyard Living
If you’re recovering from an injury or helping a loved one who is, you may want to consider a hot tub or swim spa.
In fact, we recommend you stop by and take a private test soak to experience the healing qualities of our hot tubs.
They are available in a range of prices and styles that can meet the needs of most families. For more information or to explore our showroom, contact us today.