What Are the Benefits of Using a Hydrotherapy Tub?

What Are the Benefits of Using a Hydrotherapy Tub?

As we age, aches, pains, and discomfort are more common and may become an everyday occurrence. Residents at long-term care facilities frequently experience issues like these, making mobility and other tasks difficult. Ease residents’ discomfort with an innovative hydrotherapy tub to create the ultimate bathing experience in your facilities.

At Apollo Bath, we offer whirlpool hydrotherapy spa options to give users a relaxing, full-body hydrotherapy experience. Our whirlpools may increase blood circulation, strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, energize the body, promote healing, and more! 

Get in touch with us to learn more.

Hydrotherapy Explained

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Hydrotherapy is a form of treatment that uses water. This therapy involves using water temperature variation, water movement, and other unique properties of hydrotherapy tubs to promote health. Either hot or cold water can be used depending on the treatment, desired outcome, and the user.

There are seemingly endless reasons why someone would opt to use hydrotherapy for things like stress relief, and helping with skin-related issues like burns or chronic health conditions like fibromyalgia.

Ultimately, the intention behind hydrotherapy tubs is to help ease both mental and physical symptoms with a relaxing soak. 

Hydrotherapy Tub Benefits

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Are you considering implementing hydrotherapy tubs in your assisted living or skilled nursing facility?? Here are some benefits of hydrotherapy that seniors living in long-term care facilities will receive:

1. Mental Health Improvement

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), water-based activities improve mental health by reducing anxiety and depression. 

Seniors living in long-term care facilities can benefit from whirlpool baths. There are relaxation techniques that help reduce stress, illness, and enjoy a better quality of life. 

Offering patients a way to focus their attention on something calming will most likely directly impact their mental health.

2. Helps Manage Pain and Inflammation 

Hydrotherapy helps our muscles to relax. This relaxation lessens stress and pressure on joints, potentially alleviating pain from conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia. 

One study found that patients with rheumatoid arthritis saw improvement when they engaged in moderate-intensity aquatic exercise. The warm water increases blood flow and helps the body reabsorb fluids faster. This heals injuries more quickly and helps reduce inflammation.

It may also help the pain associated with headaches. Stress is often the culprit of headaches because it constricts blood flow to the brain. Hydrotherapy spa tubs may ease stress. Therefore, they might also limit the onset of stress-induced headaches.

3. Reduces Blood Sugar

Water therapy offers potentially promising results for people with diabetes. It’s a natural and completely safe therapy that may help lower blood sugar, blood pressure, and body weight. All three improve blood circulation, which plays an important role in individuals with diabetes. For those with diabetes, soaking in hot water for 30 minutes every day may alleviate certain symptoms.

4. Promotes Better Sleep

Sleep deprivation is a real thing, and many people suffer from it. Poor sleep is often associated with several chronic health conditions. These conditions may include higher rates of depression, diabetes, arthritis, heart attacks, or coronary heart diseases. This means that finding a solution to getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night will directly impact the conditions just listed. 

Hydrotherapy might promote better sleep by helping individuals relax. This heightened relaxation makes it easier to fall asleep and alleviates stress and anxiety throughout the day.

5. Extreme Relaxing 

These tubs produce a soothing, massage-like feeling on the skin, further heightened by air bubbles forming in the whirlpool bath, which enhance the feeling of the skin and muscles. As residents sit in the water, it exerts pressure on their skin and muscles, which helps move blood through the veins and back towards the heart.

Finally, the light massage given by the hydrotherapy massaging jets triggers nerves in the skin and muscles. This may boost blood circulation to the massaged area, resulting in better tissue oxygenation, toxin evacuation, and muscle relaxation. 

What Does This Mean For Seniors? 

A caregiver with a smiling elderly patient.

Hydrotherapy tubs offer promising results for seniors living in assisted care facilities. Giving them the option to undergo hydrotherapy baths means you’re helping improve their quality of life. 

A facility with hydrotherapy capabilities will also be an incentive for both seniors and their families. Offering treatments like these shows the facility cares about their patients’ health and comfort.  

Having access to hydrotherapy also means they’ll not only enjoy the relaxation benefits but may also find an easy way to soothe tired muscles and the symptoms brought forward from health conditions and illnesses. 

From mental health improvement, decreased pain, reduced blood sugar, to relaxation benefits, seniors will enjoy a better quality of life. The best part? It’s an entirely safe, holistic approach to relieving discomfort and other disorders.

Contact Us Today

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At Apollo Bath, we are proud to have been an industry leader in bathing systems and infection control for over 40 years. We work tirelessly to serve the needs of seniors and long-term care professionals.

Are you ready to take advantage of the broad range of therapeutic health benefits hydrotherapy tubs feature? 

Contact us today for more information about how Apollo Bath can serve your facility with the installation of the best hydrotherapy tub on the market.

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