Hydrotherapy is the practice of using water to restore, maintain, and regulate wellness. A treatment as old as empire, for thousands of years, dating as far back as the Greek and Roman civilizations, people have been discovering the holistic properties of combining water, heat, and air.
Today hydrotherapy is utilized in many forms to treat various ailments. Water treatment in the form of steam, liquid, and ice have their uses but for today’s purpose, we would like to focus on the benefits found in hydro-massage and hydrothermal therapy through the use of your very own home spa.
Fundamental Factors: Heat – Buoyancy – Massage
- Heat- raising body temperature causes blood vessels to dilate, increasing circulation
- Buoyancy- reduces body weight by as much as 90%, lessening pressure on joints and muscles
- Massage- spa jet nozzles stream warm water to relax muscles and relieve pressure
What’s happening during your soak is the increased circulation from the hot water helps to lower blood pressure and pulse rate allowing you to relax your muscles. Relaxed muscles are more responsive to stretching and light exercise allowing muscle tissue to release lactic acid build up that is then carried away by the increased blood flow. Then combine the massaging qualities of the water jets to relieve minor aches and pains causing the release of endorphins, your body’s natural pain-killing hormones.
For Commonplace Aches and Pains
A 15-minute soak in hot spa water is all that is necessary to bring about the benefits mentioned above. Studies have shown that a water temperature that is close to skin temperature, around 94o to 96o F, can relieve muscle tension. Increased temperatures between 102o to 104o works great for loosening tight muscles caused by physical stress-related aches and pains. It is important to keep in mind that temperatures above 104o F or prolonged exposure to high temperatures is not recommended.
A Good Soak for a Good Nights Rest
Too many Americans lack the adequate amount of sleep needed to get us through our busy days. Contributing to high stress, depression, and memory problems. But instead of medicating ourselves for bed we can actually use hydrotherapy to help induce restful sleep.
This is because our daily sleep cycle is linked to our daily body temperature cycle. So not only can a 15 minute evening soak in your home spa relieve your aches and pains but can also prepare your body for a restful night of sleep. By increasing your body temperature and putting yourself in a relaxed state around 60-90 minutes before bedtime triggers your body’s internal thermostat to lower your body temperature which will, in turn, induce drowsiness, making it easier to fall asleep.
Ongoing Stress Relief
An evening routine of a soak lasting as little as 15 minutes may bring about continuing and lasting stress relief. Relieving muscle pain, lowing blood pressure, and promoting genuine relaxation can all add up to an increase in overall wellness. Stress is a big part of our lives; work, family, school, relationships, debt, and so on. But creating habits that help us to better manage our daily stress can make all the difference in the world. Having the ability to provide ourselves with relief from physical ailments and at the same time prevent mental exhaustion by reflecting on the stress-inducing factors in our lives sounds like a win-win to me.
Learn More, Feel Better with Creative Energy
The benefits of hydrotherapy go far beyond what you have learned here. For centuries people have been using hydrotherapy to improve their lives and we think you could too. We implore you to dig a little deeper, consult your physician, and learn about what can be achieved with a home spa system.
When you’re ready, call or contact us online. Our expert staff will be able to answer any and all spa related questions and help to get you set up with the right hot tub to suit your specific needs.