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Hydrotherapy Unit

 
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The Helping Hands Group offer in house Hydrotherapy, our modern state of the art 6 berth Hydro Spa complete with a lounger has a temperature of up to 40 degrees, and consists of jets, lights and waterfalls making for a truly relaxing therapy and one that at times is medically recommended. New studies show that hydrotherapy benefits patients rehabilitating from strokes, traumas, and other injuries as well as connective tissue diseases and asthma.

Hydrotherapy refers to the medicinal use of water, including hot tubs, cold water treatments, ice packs, vapors, saunas, mineral springs, hot springs, sitz baths, wet towel applications, water exercises, and water massage.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy increases blood circulation, including circulation of the immune system’s white blood cells. Hydrotherapy also increases the body’s production of endogenous opioid peptides, particularly endorphins. Enhanced circulation and increased endorphins strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, heal injured tissue, improve well-being and energize the body.

Hydrotherapy also supplies fresh nutrients and oxygen to injured tissue and helps with the removal of waste products. In injuries alternate applications of heat and cold accelerate healing by improving blood vessel integrity and muscle tone. Heat causes peripheral (surface) blood vessels to dilate or expand. Cold causes peripheral blood vessels to constrict and drives blood back to the organs.

The spa is fully accessible.
 
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