Living with a disability can be tough. This is particularly true if you suffer from regular aches and pains and you have discomfort relating to your disability. Thankfully there are few natural things that you can do to relieve some of these things and ensure that you feel better and more comfortable.
We have put together a little article about one of these natural wonders: hydrotherapy.
What is hydrotherapy?
Also known as Aquatic Therapy, hydrotherapy is basically physiotherapy in warm water. There are a number of things that hydrotherapy is thought to be able beneficial for, such as niggling aches and pains, some disability as well as recovery from an illness or injury.
It is the magical combination of the warm water and the gentle exercises that is the key to providing relaxation, and alleviating all those aches and pains in the body.
How does it help?
If you are someone who has a disability or a condition that causes you pain or discomfort, then it is incredibly worthwhile trying out hydrotherapy. There are a variety of ways that hydrotherapy can help.
It can relieve pain and muscle spasms
The warmth of the pool is able to relax muscles that are feeling tight. This has an impact for some time afterwards, relieving you from any muscle pain or spasms that you may be feeling.
It can help with movement
If movement is something that you find difficult, then you may want to consider hydrotherapy. It is known to not only reduce pain, which can encourage you to move more, but also reduces the pressure on your joints which can make movement easier.
It improves circulation and reduces swelling
If you find that your joints are swollen or that you have poor circulation, then hydrotherapy might just be the thing for you.
It promotes relaxation
It is undisputed that from a medical point of view, hydrotherapy comes with a myriad of benefits to those who suffer from minor ailments and discomfort stemming from disabilities. However, it is well documented that hydrotherapy has a positive impact on our mental wellbeing too, and therefore it can be enjoyed by all. Being in the warm water is known to promote relaxation and give you a better all round feeling of wellbeing.
You can enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy in specially designed pools and spas throughout the UK, however now there is a more convenient solution that doesn’t have to cost the earth, and you can enjoy in your back garden. There are a number of high quality and affordable hot tubs and swim spas on the market in the UK, and investing in one is easier than you think.