The massaging action of a spa is created by sending a mixture of warm 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.
Soaking in a hot tub brings many health benefits. After a few minutes in the tub, blood vessels dilate, which lowers blood pressure. Soaking also provides buoyancy, reducing the workload for your body and heart by 10 to 20 percent. As the body goes through this process, muscles relax, temporarily relieving pain. The body begins sweating, ridding it of toxins. The heat and pressure from the jets raise the level of antibodies and white blood cells, promoting the healing process.
Simply put, hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of warm water - a proven, natural remedy. Whether it's to unwind from the complexities of everyday life or to rejuvenate sore muscles and joints caused by sports or arthritis pain, hydrotherapy can help you feel better - naturally.
How Does Hydrotherapy Work?
There are three factors at work in a spa: heat, buoyancy and massage. Together, they create an experience that is both relaxing and healing. 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 warm 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 killer.
Who Needs Hydrotherapy?
In a word, everyone. Soaking in the hot, swirling water of a spa leaves you feeling both mentally and physically relaxed. Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Fifteen minutes in a spa before bedtime can make it easier to drift into a deep, restful sleep.