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How Does Hydrotherapy Work?

Bathing is good for the mind and the body, but exactly what makes the use of whirlpool and jacuzzi baths so effective is something that has been explored for thousands of years

Hydrotherapy is one of the world’s oldest forms of recuperation, with its roots tracing back to Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

How it is applied depends on whether it is being used as part of orthopaedic physiotherapy, to treat neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or to help with encouraging heart health.

However, there are guiding principles surrounding how a disabled bath can help in recovery.


Temperature Control

Different temperatures affect the body in striking ways, due to how it affects the flow of blood across the body.

Bathing in warm water increases your blood flow and can help the healing of tissue and with muscle relaxation, which is a large part as to why hot springs were successful in helping with recovery.

Cooler and even frozen waters have the opposite effect, slowing blood flow and as a result reducing skeletal pains, reducing swelling and helping improve joint movement and range of motion.

Both are useful therapies for stopping pain, but which will help more depends on individual needs.


Water Pressure

Water is much thicker than air, and as a result, every move you make is resisted by the water. This pressure, alongside the hydrostatic pressure that helps to support the joints within it, makes the water very helpful for rehabilitation.

Motions can be attempted at a much slower speed with much more support, which helps to build up muscle more effectively than on land.


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