How Will Hydrotherapy Benefit Me ?
Hydrotherapy is derived from the Greek word meaning water healing. It is controlled aquatic exercise in warm, sanitized water.
For many disabled people, who frequently live with pain all the time, their first session in a hydrotherapy pool can be their first time
without pain. Free from callipers, pain and gravity, users manage to move in ways that they cannot on land. Their hydrotherapy exercises become more intensive and new movements are learned. These can be transferred to their everyday lives.
For those with learning or profound and multiple difficulties, the physical environment of their hydrotherapy pool satisfies and calms their sensory needs. This allows them to use the more complex thinking and communication parts of the brain, helped by the multi-sensory equipment in the pool area. Such as massage seating areas, resistance jets, multi coloured lighting and underwater sound.
The difficulties the users suffer from mean they are unable to take part in sport and many social and physical activities. An Aquasure hydrotherapy pool, for many, is the place where a family can spend quality time together. For many parents a session in their hydrotherapy pool with their child is a chance to be close, give hugs and cuddles and for a child to fall asleep in their parents arms. The hydrotherapy pool is a lot of the time the only place where the full family can physically interact together as one.
To get out of the wheelchair and change one’s body position, to cast aside the callipers and aids and find freedom of movement and independence brings about physical and psychological wellbeing which cannot be achieved elsewhere or in any other treatment.