Hydrotherapy - Hot Tub Healing
Everyday stress can create muscle tension and restrict blood flow, causing headaches, fatigue and soreness. And how we feel physically can affect our thoughts, our moods, and our ability to enjoy life to the fullest.
A proven healer, hydrotherapy can diminish the effects of stress and pain to help bring you into a state of calm relaxation. Doctors and physical therapists prescribe hydrotherapy to relieve arthritis, short-term injuries, and chronic pain. Hydrotherapy can also improve circulation, digestion, and skin tone. It can even help you tone muscles & boost your metabolism, using the natural resistance of jet-driven water.
There are three factors at work in a hot tub: heat, buoyancy and massage
- Immersion in hot water raises the body temperature and causes the blood vessels to dilate, resulting in increased circulation.
- The buoyancy of the water reduces body weight by approximately 90%, relieving pressure on joints and muscles and creating the relaxing sensation of weightlessness.
- The massaging action of a spa is created by sending a mixture of water and air through jet nozzles. This "energized" stream of water relaxes tight muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers.