- expense of traditional medicine;
- aversion to the laundry list of drug side effects; and
One popular natural cure, that has many benefits for seniors, is hydrotherapy. And since seniors can safely enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy at home by installing a walk-in tub, I’ve decided to put together a series of blog posts about how hydrotherapy can help them with specific health issues. This week I talk about the overall benefits of hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy: Your Body’s Response
Anyone’s who’s luxuriated in a warm bath knows it feels good. Add some therapeutic water jets, air jets and a heater that keeps the water warm for longer, and it’s even better. Not only does it feel good, it’s also doing your body good. But have you ever stopped to ask what’s really going on? There are three factors that affect your body’s response:
• Warm, Bubbly Water
Warm water causes your blood vessels to dilate and opens your skin’s pores. The water not only stimulates nerves on the skin but also the autonomic nervous system. The results?
- It improves circulation – elevating the amount of oxygen rich blood that reaches areas that need it.
- It reduces sensitivity to pain.
- It loosens tense muscles.
- It calms anxieties.
- It aids digestion.
- It boosts the immune system.
- It hydrates your skin’s cells.
- It reduces inflammation.
Ahh – to be weightless! Well, not quite, but water reduces the body weight by 90%, making it easier to move without pain. The water becomes a cushion to your muscles and bones as you exercise, enabling maximum range of motion with minimum stress.
So that’s the big picture. In future blog posts I’m going to address how it can help with specific issues such as arthritis, insomnia, back pain and diabetes.
To learn more about products that can help you or someone in your care with hydrotherapy at home check out our walk-in tubs. Of course, please talk with your doctor before starting a hydrotherapy program.
Bye for now …………………….George Flowers
P.S. If you live in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware, please contact us for a free in-home consultation—we’ll let you know if your loved one is safe and what we recommend. Or call us now at 1-877-426-8466.
What experiences have you had with hydrotherapy?
Do you or a loved one own a walk in tub? What do you like about it?