Understanding Hydromassage Therapy and How You Can Benefit from It
Hydromassage is a treatment modality used in chiropractic offices, physical therapy offices and spas to relax muscles and provide pain relief. The therapy uses water to provide many of the same benefits of a traditional therapeutic massage. There are several ways hydrotherapy can be administered. Here at West Buffalo Chiropractic in Buffalo, NY, we use a hydromassage hydrotherapy bed to administer the preventive and curative treatment hydrotherapy provides.
How Does It Work?
Our hydrotherapy massage bed combines the healing powers of massage, heat, and water to provide a relaxing and pain relieving experience for our patients. Our patients lay on top of a rubber barrier as water jets do the work of massaging the tissues of the body as they move about from their heads to their toes. One of the reasons hydromassage therapy is rising in popularity is because the patient is only required to lie down and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of the treatment. There is no need to change clothing because the water never comes into contact with patients.
How Does Hydromassage Therapy Differ from a Traditional Massage?
Hydromassage therapy differs from traditional massage because the therapeutic benefits afforded by the treatment can be achieved in 10 to 15-minute sessions. A traditional hand massage generally lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. Another difference between the two therapies is, people are required to partially disrobe when they receive a traditional hand massage.
Who Can Benefit from Hydromassage Therapy?
Hydromassage therapy is used to treat a number of conditions due to the pain relief offered by the deeply penetrating heat of the water used during treatment. Anyone who has sustained an auto accident injury, work injury or a sports injury can benefit from hydromassage treatments. People who sustain soft tissue injuries and experience pain from sprains, strains and repetitive or overuse injuries can also benefit from the treatments. Our chiropractor also uses hydromassage therapy to treat patients who have chronic and destabilizing conditions like fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, osteoarthritis, joint pain, and chronic edema.
What Are the Benefits Associated with Hydromassage Treatments
One of the most important benefits associated with hydromassage therapy is that it has a proven record of generating cell renewal. This process is extremely important when the body is going through the process of healing. Cell renewal generally happens during the hours of sleep, however when people experience pain, they sleep less and this places limitations on the cell renewal process. Hydromassage therapy promotes relaxation and anxiety which allows people to get the rest they need as they go through the process of healing.
Hydromassage therapy treatments also help the body to release damaging toxins from the soft tissues and muscles. The treatments also promote circulation throughout the lymphatic system. Anyone who is exposed to environmental pollutants, seasonal allergies and harmful chemicals can benefit from hydromassage.
How Do I Find A Chiropractor Who Offers Hydromassage In My Area?
People who are interested in trying hydromassage treatments who don’t live in the Buffalo area can do a search for practitioners in their area. If you are in the Buffalo and are looking for a non-medicinal approach to pain relief, give us a call here at West Buffalo Chiropractic to schedule an appointment at (716) 248-2825.