You might think a whirlpool bath is an item used exclusively for relaxing and indulging yourself.
But whirlpool and Jacuzzi baths actually have an entirely different purpose for some, and it’s one that can be very therapeutic. Hydrotherapy is a well-known and increasingly popular form of alternative physical therapy that leverages the power of water to provide pain relief and other benefits. While hydrotherapy isn’t a front-line treatment for many conditions, it can be incredibly useful for those who’ve tried other treatments without success. Let’s look into hydrotherapy in more detail and see how your whirlpool bath could offer you a new form of pain treatment.
The basics of hydrotherapy
There is no agreed-upon method by which hydrotherapy is administered, and it is in many cases a personal preference. For many people, simply sitting in a whirlpool or Jacuzzi bath can be enough to produce the health benefits. In fact, talking of Jacuzzi, one of the reasons that the whirlpool bath was invented is that a man named Jacuzzi wanted a better system to provide his son with hydrotherapy. There are a number of mechanisms of action for hydrotherapy, including the massaging water jets and the variable water temperature. Both of these contribute to improved circulation and the relaxation of muscles.
Why hydrotherapy works
While there has been some conversation regarding whether or not hydrotherapy works for everyone, it certainly does for many. For this reason, this form of therapy isn’t too widespread. However, if you’ve ever sat in a whirlpool or Jacuzzi bath and felt every ache and pain simply washing away – you already have some idea of why so many people love hydrotherapy. If you have a whirlpool bath at home and you’ve been suffering from problems like back pain, headaches, or other physical ailments, it may be worth running a hot bath and giving it a try. Of course, we also recommend that you see a doctor first and foremost.
Picking the right bath for hydrotherapy
Because there are no hard-and-fast rules or regulations for hydrotherapy, it’s really up to you how you approach it. If you want to try out hydrotherapy, you would be all set by installing any of the many whirlpool and Jacuzzi baths we have in our online shop. With only a regular bath and no jet system, it can be difficult to reap all of the benefits (no pressure delivered to the muscles, and so on). Many people swear by hydrotherapy and it’s one of the main reasons that some people install a whirlpool bath in the first place. So if you do suffer from physical ailments that you’re already being treated for, hydrotherapy can be an amazing complementary therapy for you to try. Even better, if you already have a whirlpool bath, you’re already halfway there!
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