If your body weight is 200 pounds and you are of average height, in our therapy pool the weight on your body is decreased all the way down to only 20 pounds. Just this dramatic reduction alone starts a healing process for your body. From the moment you submerge your body into the warm and soothing water depth of our therapy pools, you immediately start the healing process for your body by:
- Decreasing Aches and Pain,
- Reducing Tension and Anxiety,
- Facilitate better Circulation and Respiratory Flow,
- Provides a Greater Range of Body Mobility, and
- Puts a Smile on Your Face.
All this from simply stepping into the pool. But if you begin a daily routine of warm water based exercises, you dramatically increase the wellness benefits.
A very good way to look at is this: Imagine you have two people, of equal age and health, walking up a hill. Not a steep hill, just a gentle incline. One person is carrying a 100 pounds on his back in a backpack, while the other one is not burdened with any additional weight. Which one would reach the top faster and with less effort? Now imagine doing that everyday. That is basically what your body endures everyday you walk, move, and exercise. All your body weight is on your hips, your legs, your feet. Yet, when you submerge your body into one of our therapy pools, this weight is reduce by 90%.
That is The Buoyancy Benefit – a reduction of your daily burden through the decrease of your body’s weight on the body.
Amplifying Your Exercise Benefits
One of the major drawbacks to exercise is the impact it has on your body. Not to say exercise is not important, but that it impacts the body with each pump, jump and load. An example is running, with each stride, your body weight is forced downward on to your hips, legs and feet. Yes, special shoes help, but the impact is still the same. Even gentle walking is still placing the brunt of your body weight on one hip, leg and foot.
Whereas, in the body of deep warm water, this body weight impact is reduced by 90%. Providing you all the benefits of the exercise, without the damage of the impact. But amazingly enough, exercising in the warmth and depth of our therapy pools takes on a whole new perspective. Daily routines in the outside world bear down on your body. Routines such as; getting up out of chair, stepping up a few stairs, move an object from one location to another, things that you do every single day that impact your body’s health and wellness. Yet doing those very same routines in the body of deep warm water actually make your body better. Because each of these movements is done without the added weight of your body, are done within warm water – which amplifies your body’s circulation and blood flow, and provides muscle movement without burden.
The simplest of movements in a deep warm water body of water become an essential component in your daily wellness routine. And all this is possible because of the depth of our therapy pools.
Conversely, conventional spas do not offer this same type valued benefit. Their shallow water depth only provides very little reduction of your body weight. These types of spas are unable to create any movement therapy for you and provide zero Buoyancy Benefit as their minor reduction of body weight does not help your body. As demonstrated earlier, The Buoyancy Benefit is the key ingredient to an effective aquatic physical therapy routine.