Health benefits of hydrotherapy pools

By Andy Carr on Monday 28th of November 2016
There are multiple benefits to having hydrotherapy and none more so than offering an area for total relaxation to switch off from the stresses of life.

What is hydrotherapy? 

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of different conditions, including arthritis and related rheumatic complaints. Hydrotherapy differs from swimming because it involves special exercises that you do in a warm-water pool. The water temperature is usually 35–36ºC, which is warmer than a typical swimming pool.

How does hydrotherapy help treat different conditions?

  • The warmth of the water allows your muscles to relax and eases the pain in your joints, helping you to exercise.
  • The water supports your weight, which helps to relieve pain and increase the range of movement of your joints.
  • The water can be used to provide resistance to moving your joints. By pushing your arms and legs against the water, you can also improve your muscle strength.

Guncast can help design your hydrotherapy pool to suit your specific requirements. For more information visit our wellness and vitality dedicated page http://www.guncast.com/swimming-pools/special-features/10-plunge-wellness-vitality