Why Should I Try It?
Therapeutic water treatments have been used for centuries to relieve pain and relax sore muscles. With a thermal-neurosensory stimulator, the patient is immersed in a hot tub or spa pool complete with jets that push heat and air bubbles into specific areas of the body. A hydrotherapist will manipulate the body under water by pushing, pulling, tilting, and adjusting limbs to increase circulation and reduce stiffness. Afterward patients experience a sense of well-being as they reemerge from the soothing waters aspired with aromatherapy oils.
Water therapy is also great for anyone who's trying to manage stress, anxiety, grow stronger muscles and joints, heal wounds, relieve headaches and nausea through the use of water. The body is made up of around 50-60% water so it's crucial to take care of the body by staying hydrated throughout the day with at least eight glasses per day for proper muscle function, brain development and general well being. Water therapy also helps in maintaining a healthy weight as it boosts metabolism.
Can It Reduce My Back and Neck Pain?
The key is to use slow, even pressure with the jets. This will induce feelings of relaxation and soothes sore muscles. You can play around with different angles and find what's right for you - typically, the most soothing areas are around the neck and shoulders, and also the main muscles that support the spine down into the lower back. Targeting these muscles with the powerful spa jets will allow them muscles to truly relax which in turn will lower inflammation and make an increased recovery speed from injury or training. Once you start incorporating this into your routine, you'll never want to stop. By getting every muscle in your body stretched out like a rubber band--without doing anything else--you'll notice that back pain doesn't happen nearly as often. Plus, the pressure created by the jets will feel amazing against sore muscles or trigger points. It's like acupuncture without the needles!
Targeting Pressure Points With Spa Jets
Pressure points help relieve neck and back pain because they can release tension in your muscles. By regularly using them, you'll develop a "chi" field around the body capable of self-healing. The pressure points in question work to release stress in a manner very similar to acupuncture. When we press these spots on our bodies, or target them with powerful spa jets, it doesn't physically remove anything from within us; instead it helps move energy along pathways to points where its blockages are greater - therefore relieving the effects. This is why deep tissue massage often feels like it can take away soreness or make pains disappear completely (not really). It's also how many people achieve an altered state of consciousness through meditation (no tricks here either).
When pressure is applied to these acupressure points, nerves in the corresponding point on the other end will send a signal back saying "something's wrong here, send help!" Essentially, it boils down to pain being a protective mechanism. When your neck hurts from stress or strain, it can tell you to go relax.
Your neck knows when there's been damage and is sending signals up so that your brain is aware of what just happened and can take steps accordingly. That unfortunately doesn't work in reverse- if your neck gets into that twisted position and thinks the spine is in tact, then things get complicated. Your neck won't bother telling people where it hurts because at this point alarms have already gone off and nothing happened.
So there are some great reasons why water therapy should be considered as opposed to medicine or surgery for back and neck pain relief- not only does it help with inflammations, but it's healthier in the long run. Remember the main goal here is reducing inflammations and injury without the need for medicine. Water therapy is great for improving your general health and wellness too, so it's definitely worth considering if you're suffering from back or neck pains!
So there you have it, our quick guide to water therapy for reducing neck and back pains. Hope you enjoyed this one and if you did please leave comments in the original post.