What Is Hydro-therapy Massage?
Hydro-therapy massage is a form of aquatic therapy that involves the use of water for soothing pains and treating certain medical conditions. Hydro-therapy massage is also known as aqua-massage and is performed by laying down on a mattress which is sitting on top of a heated water Jacuzzi. The hydro-jets of the Jacuzzi propel the water towards the patients’ injured areas, much like a deep-tissue massage. Hydro-therapy massage helps to relieve discomfort in the body and promote physical well-being.
Benefits of Hydro-therapy Massage
Hydro-therapy massage can offer many benefits such as:
- Relaxation and Improved Mood
- Pain Relief
- Post-Exercise Relief
- Increased Circulation
- Increased overall well-being
Hydro-therapy massage can promote relaxation and improve mood, especially in those who suffer from certain chronic illnesses. The warm temperatures and pressure that the water jets provide help the body to release endorphins that relax the body’s reaction to stress and anxiety and help improve the body’s sense of well-being.
Muscle soreness is a side effect of the stress put on muscles when you exercise. If you have begun a new exercise routine and your muscles are achy, this type of therapy can help reduce your muscle tension and give quick relief by relaxing tight or stiff muscles.
Hydro-therapy massage generally uses warmer water which can promote blood circulation in the muscles. Hot water improves circulation because it is a vasodilator, meaning it expands the blood vessels resulting in an increase in blood flow. Blood circulation is an essential bodily function since it supplies the body’s vital organs with enough oxygen and nutrients needed to operate and poor circulation can lead to harm to the heart, kidneys and brain – potentially having fatal consequences if left untreated.
Hydro-therapy massage can also increase the metabolic rate and digestion activity, hydrate body cells while improving skin and muscle tone and can boost the immune system.
All forms of massage have many benefits on the body and mind including removal of toxins that have built up in the muscles, increased flexibility and circulation. Massage can also help with soft tissue injuries and muscle spasms and can aid in the healing process by reducing overall recovery time. Many conditions, including back pain, eating and sleep disorders, high blood pressure as well as decreased surgery recovery time respond well to chiropractic massage. Overall, massage is a great way to improve overall health! It’s best to discuss with a chiropractic doctor to determine which type of massage is best for your needs.
If you would like more information about hydro-therapy massage or would like to discuss which type of massage may be best for your specific needs, please feel free to contact North County Pain Relief at (314) 731-4201. We always put our patient’s health first and are devoted to providing exceptional medical care! We look forward to speaking with you about the benefits of hydro-therapy massage and how our office can help get you the care you deserve!