Hydrotherapy involves the practice of utilizing the healing properties of water to promote health and well-being. It can be used to treat many ailments. This method of achieving health benefits has been practiced for centuries by many ancient cultures from around the world.
One of the easiest and most-efficient ways to take advantage of the benefits of hydrotherapy is by using a Swimlife swim spa. If you would enjoy the recreational possibilities of a swimming pool but simply don’t have the space or the budget, a swim spa might be the perfect option for you.
Here are just a few of the amazing health benefits of using a swim spa.
QUICK AND EFFECTIVE EXERCISE
Swimming is a gentle and fast way to get your daily exercise. It tones your entire body, burns excess calories, and sheds extra pounds. Here are some exercises that are great to include in your swim spa routine:
- Reverse Crunches
- Jogging in Place
- Modified Push-Ups
- Flutter Kicks
Most modern swim spas offer an open-concept section, as well as an integrated jetting system. These high-powered jets are located at the end of the swim spa and create a current that is strong enough for the user to jog, swim or walk against.
REHABILITATION OF INJURED MUSCLES
Soaking or performing gentle exercises in hot or warm water can help to raise the core body temperature and increase blood flow. This beneficial effect alleviates pain and assists in the healing of injured or damaged muscles.
Water provides natural buoyancy, and the weightlessness of being immersed in water allows your limbs and muscles to fully relax. This tension relief soothes aching muscles and helps with the production of endorphins, your body’s natural pain relievers.
The production of endorphins is also important for relieving stress and improving your mental health. Specifically, hydrotherapy and exercise combined have been found to be effective for lessening the symptoms of anxiety and depression as well as for reducing insomnia. In addition, stress can cause high blood pressure, increase the risk of stroke and heart attacks, and exacerbate digestive problems. Keeping your levels as low as possible, then, is clearly a good goal.
IMMUNE SYSTEM SUPPORT
As mentioned above, warm or hot water increases circulation, allowing the lymph system to work more efficiently. This, in turn, strengthens the immune system.
Let’s not forget another valuable element of a healthy lifestyle – taking the time to play! You can hang out with your family in your swim spa as well as play water games. You can even teach your kids or grandchildren how to swim.
LE DIPPING PARLOR SPAS
If you’re ready to discover the wonderful health benefits of a swim spa in your own backyard, the team at Le Dipping Parlor Spas would love to join you in this exciting new chapter in your life and the lives of your family members. We offer a vast array of hot tubs and swim spas, as well as swim spa and hot tub accessories, including hot tub covers. We even offer a range of services, including delivery and an in-house service department, to meet all of your maintenance needs. Contact us today to get the ball rolling on your swim spa adventure and learn more about the brand behind Swimlife SwimSpas!