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August 9, 2019

How Hydrotherapy Works

Why should you care about understanding water? Well…because you can’t afford not to.

How hydrotherapy works can help you understand how it can improve your life.

Combating Stress

Our lives are a tangle of stress, exacerbating stress and causing causing physical and mental health problems. But, luckily water can combat this.

We can’t tell you enough how hydrotherapy works to make our lives better, both mentally and physically.

Ready to add a hot tub to your life? Contact us today!

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March 8, 2018

Getting Started with Hot Tub Yoga

Taking care of your mind and body and managing aches and pains sounds like a great idea. Sometimes, though it can be hard to manage all three.

When it comes to yoga, you’ll find that practicing yoga exercises can provide release and relief from sore muscles and joints. When combined with hot tub hydrotherapy, it’s a win-win situation.

By using both yoga and your hot tub, you engage all your senses and enhance the benefits of both – the warm water massage and yoga. (more…)

February 16, 2018

Hydrotherapy for Olympians and You

The Winter Olympics inspire many of us to get in shape. But, what do we do with our sore muscles and aching backs?

Hydrotherapy is good for Olympians, so it’s good for you, too!

Elite athletes often use the benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy as part of their training and recovery process. Active adults like you can get the same benefits from hot tub hydrotherapy right at home!

Hydrotherapy for Olympians

Runners, swimmers, gymnasts, skiers, figure skaters, luge racers and many other Olympians take advantage of the healing benefits of hot water therapy and use it as part of their training and recovery process.

But, it’s not only elite athletes who are pushing the limits of physical stress on their bodies that benefit from hot tub hydrotherapy.

Active adults, just like you, can get the same benefits right in the comfort of your own backyard.

Help for Sore Muscles

Why do Olympians use hot tub hydrotherapy?

They want to soothe sore, aching muscles while decreasing joint pain and improving circulation.

They also want to accelerate the body’s natural healing process through hydrotherapy. Hot water massage has a long history of use as a technique for promoting muscle recovery.

Now, let’s look at another benefit of hydrotherapy – it’s good for your heart, too.

Warm Water Immersion

Heart rate and blood pressure typically drop when you are sitting in warm water while your peripheral circulation increases, and your cardiovascular system’s efficiency improves.

A number of studies show the benefits of simple warm-water immersion and aquatic exercise.They show that cardiac function may improve because the heart doesn’t have to exert as much force to circulate blood throughout the body.

Benefits exist in both simple immersion and aquatic exercise performed in a warm-water environment.

Why the Benefit?

The heart doesn’t have to expend as much energy to move blood in your body due to the reduced vascular resistance.

You also have a slower heart rate when soaking in warm water. This is why cardiac function improves.

In some studies, a benefit was seen with three days per week of warm water exercise.

Some studies recommend limiting hot tub sessions to ten minutes and encourage soakers to stay hydrated before, during and after.

Final Thoughts

The Winter Olympics inspires us to get in shape, work out harder and just take better care of ourselves.

One step to feeling better, relaxing and relieving stress is to introduce a hot tub into your backyard.

While there are many benefits of hot tub soaking and exercising in warm water, we recommend you seek professional advice if you have heart issues. Please consult your doctor before using a hot tub/spa if you have heart failure. Make sure to check with your physician before beginning any exercise regimen. (This article does not constitute doctor’s advice.)

Hot water and massage have a long history in promoting muscle recovery; stop by one of our locations to learn how you can bring home the benefits of hydrotherapy.

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August 31, 2017

Relief for Your Nagging Back Pain

Did you know that nearly 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes?

What if we told you we had something that could provide you with relief for your nagging back pain? Well, we can. Hydrotherapy can do wonders. (more…)