Have you experienced a sports injury that’s left you searching for a means of pain relief? Rather than turning to medication to soothe the pain of your injuries, consider turning to hydrotherapy as an alternative form of treatment. With the use of hydrotherapy, you’ll notice an instant relief from pain and tight muscles, in addition to help with any other ailments you may be experiencing.
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a natural remedy used to help sooth sore muscles, relieve stress, and even treat and cure some other health conditions. Used by the ancient Greeks and Romans, this homeopathic remedy employs the use of warm or hot water to relieve the pain, stiffness, and inflammation that accompany many sports injuries. While hydrotherapy offers countless benefits, here are 3 of the most important ones that make it an excellent option for use in treating your aches and pains.
Sooth Sore Muscles
Heat and pressure offer a winning combination when managing the pain of a sports injury, which is exactly what makes hydrotherapy so beneficial. This combination, coupled with the weightlessness you experience while floating in a hot tub, allows the pressure and stress to be removed from your injury while the water and heat massage the injured area.
It’s also important to note that heat slows down activity within your body, which essentially decreases your sensitivity to pain, acting as an excellent alternative to the pain pills your doctor may prescribed.
With a decrease in pain and feeling of weightlessness, it’s almost impossible not to feel your stress fade away. As hydrotherapy allows your sore joints and muscles to relax, your body is able to get to work healing itself more easily. Not to mention, having a few minutes for yourself to escape from the world and everything that’s weighing you down does wonders for your mind, body, and soul.
Improve Blood Circulation
One of the biggest benefits of hydrotherapy is the effect it has on blood flow in your body. During hydrotherapy, your circulatory system is better able to move blood through your body, offering excellent benefits for every part of your body, including your immune system and digestive system, among others. This improvement in blood flow keeps oxygenated blood moving better through your body, allowing your injury to heal itself much faster by boosting your body’s ability to build new tissue in the damaged area.
Ready to Make a Change?
Are you ready to take control of your health and help your body heal faster after a sports injury? At Bullfrog Spas, we have a hot tub to fit your needs, and can get you set up to sooth those tired, achy muscles all year round.
About the Author: Danielle Adams is a freelance writer who works with Bullfrog Spas. When she’s not writing, Danielle enjoys practicing yoga, meditation for stress relief, and learning more about hydrotherapy.