How Using a Swim Spa Can Help Ease Aches and Pains
A swim spa is a great addition to any backyard. Not only does it help you to improve your fitness, it’s a great weapon to have in your arsenal to combat pain.
Whether you suffer occasionally from tense, sore muscles or a more serious ailment such as arthritis, fibromyalgia or sciatica, a swim spa may be able to help you manage your condition and some of the symptoms, too.
The Wonders of Hydrotherapy
If you’re one of the 50 million chronic pain sufferers in the U.S., you may want to consider adding hydrotherapy to your daily regime.
Used since ancient times, hydrotherapy is a natural treatment for those with chronic pain. The heated water relaxes tense muscles and increases blood flow to problem areas, improving circulation. That increased blood flow lessens swelling, helps to ease muscle pain and reduces stress on joints.
Hydrotherapy is also an effective treatment for another chronic problem: stress. With one-third of Americans living with “extreme stress,” according to the American Psychological Association (APA), management of the condition is imperative to good health. In fact, the APA reports that as stress in America escalates, 77 per cent of people are reporting the manifestation of physical symptoms including headache, muscle tension and fatigue.
Regular soaks in your swim spa can help relieve stress because the combination of heated water and jet massage not only soothes aching muscles but increases endorphin production. Endorphins, which are like a natural drug, have the ability to relax your body and clear your mind.
Exercising Made Easier
Everyone knows regular physical activity is good for the body. But working out is not an option open to everyone. Many chronic pain sufferers have been forced to avoid exercise simply because vigorous movement in any form brings agony.
A swim spa, however, can make the impossible possible once again. Exercise is less strenuous but very effective when done in warm water. Not only does the water cushion your body from the impact of exercise, but it also makes it easier to move. Regular exercise in the water helps you to improve your flexibility and muscle tone while decreasing stiffness.
Your fitness options are many in a swim spa. You can opt for traditional swimming, perform your cardio of choice from jogging to HIIT training, or focus on strengthening with light weights or a resistance band. Adding some yoga moves or stretches while muscles are warm increases range of motion, without putting stress on the joints.
Who Can Benefit from a Swim Spa?
The answer is, just about everyone. Whether you suffer from chronic pain, stress, muscle tension, or injuries due to sports or intense training, a swim spa is the ideal place to relax, unwind and seek some relief.
Warm water therapy can “work wonders” for musculoskeletal conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain, according to Arthritis Foundation. In fact, hydrotherapy has a “prolonged effect that goes beyond the period of immersion.”
Soaking in warm water has also been found to improve breathing, lower blood pressure and improve sleep — which is great news for those dealing with stress on a regular basis.
Ace Swim & Leisure
No matter what your ailment, a swim spa has you covered. If you’re interested in more information about the benefits of a swim spa, get in touch with us at AJ Spa & Hot Tubs. Our experienced staff can answer all of your questions about our Hydropool swim spas and swim spa accessories. Get in touch with one of our experts at 631-289-3350 or visit our Patchogue showroom to see the wide selection of swim spas for sale.