Bathing has been a ritual for cleansing and relaxation as far back as the ancient Greek civilization, but what we really gain from even a single visit to the spa may be surprising. In our everyday lives, the hustle and bustle we put our bodies through can tense our muscles, slowing down oxygen movement through our bodies which causes us to feel tired and achy. Hydrotherapy enhances the benefits of a good bath and helps us to refresh and de-stress that much more than just bathing alone. Understanding how our bodies are wired helps us to better understand the benefits we're receiving while we indulge ourselves in a little spa time.
Here are a few of the benefits we can receive from hydrotherapy:
Relieves tension and stress - Whirlpool hydrotherapy is like an invigorating massage. Just thinking about the rhythmic sounds and movement of a whirlpool bath can be relaxing. The strong, rolling flow of the heated water during a whirlpool bath comforts us while releasing tension in our muscles and contributing to an overall feeling of relaxation.
Improves blood circulation - The contraction of our muscles during hydrotherapy gets our blood pumping throughout the body. This increase in blood circulation carries fresh oxygen to our organs, helps our lungs function better, improves stomach digestion and relieves muscle soreness.
Relieves headaches and other conditions - Hydrotherapy not only helps with sore muscles and proper blood circulation, but is also used to flush out toxins from the body as well as alleviate conditions such as hypertension, allergies, arthritis, migraines and even sleeping disorders.
Spas and health spa retreats offer several forms of hydrotherapy from soaking to steam which relax the mind and body for overall health and wellness. Some even offer MicroSilk® equipped tubs from Jason in their collection. Visit our “Destinations” page and find one near you!