Arthritis is a condition experienced by around 10 million people in the UK, affecting people of any age and gender. Many are seeking methods to reduce the severity of pain to the hands, spine, knees and hip joints caused by this condition. Hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy exercise that some sufferers are turning to in order to combat the debilitating symptoms.
Hydrotherapy utilises the properties of warm water in order to facilitate the improved movement of joints which are stiff, ache or are painfully swollen. and there’s good reason why this practice has stood the test of time. Research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain,hydrotherapy is one of the oldest forms of alternative therapy.
There are many reasons soaking in warm water works. It reduces the force of gravity that’s compressing the joint, offers 360-degree support for sore limbs, can decrease swelling and inflammation and increase circulation.
So how long should you soak? Studies completed seem to reach a maximum benefit after about 20 minutes. And make sure you drink water before and afterward to stay well hydrated.
Echoed by Arthritis Research UK who deem hydrotherapy beneficial for people with arthritis in just one or in many joints. We recommend finding out more about our range of hydrotherapy hot tubs with fantastic jet configuration and booking a complimentary private test soak and discover one of the many benefits of owning a Riptide Hot Tub