The Benefits Of Warm Water
Many doctors prescribe water therapy for a reason. A pool between 92 and 100 degrees is considered a healthy temperature range and medical research suggests that warm water therapy can be especially beneficial to patients with musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoporosis, as well as those suffering from spinal injuries or adopting to joint replacements. Water immersion is particularly beneficial to medical conditions affecting joints because the natural buoyancy of water creates an uplifting force that takes the stress off.
Water buoyancy plays a significant role in allowing joints to heal while the warm temperature of the water increases flexibility and blood circulation. Patients suffering spinal injuries can enjoy pain relief and spinal column support by immersing themselves in a warm pool. Medical research suggests that lower back pain can be reduced by as much as 41% in an aquatic environment (Chatzitheodorou 2007). With buoyancy, you no longer have to worry about balance or falls. You can even take some pool noodles or our iPool® swim harness, support your neck and ankles properly, and drift in the water.
Besides decreasing pain by as much as 40%, soaking in warm water pools help revitalize stiff or frozen joints. Sports injuries that affect the knees, elbows, and ankles in particular can benefit from the rejuvenating effects of warm water. Medical studies suggest that warm water therapy can even improve the tissue integrity in the cartilage of joints (Waller 2013). Compared to walking or moving on land, water provides natural support and resistance enabling you to build your muscular strength and aerobic capacity safely while promoting pain relief and healing at the same time. The hydrostatic pressure of the water also reduces joint and soft tissue swelling as well.
Warm water is also a tremendous mood uplifter, helping calm the body and nerves while decreasing stress and insomnia. Sleep better and feel better overall after soaking and exercising in a warm water pool. Exercise and build muscle strength and rehabilitate in a pool deep enough to accommodate aqua aerobics. Our above ground therapy pools are specifically designed to give the benefits of warm water at an accessible price point with a minimum amount of space required. Finally enjoy all the benefits of warm water therapy in the privacy and convenience of your home!