What is Hydrotherapy?

  • Published on December 9, 2019

    Hydrotherapy, a method that employs water to maintain health and fitness. It is used for rehabilitation, recovery, training and conditioning.


    Hydrotherapy uses the physical properties of water to achieve successful outcomes.

    • Buoyancy: Creates a weightless environment that alleviates pressure on joints, supports weak muscles & improves balance deficits.
    • Viscosity: Creates resistance
    • Hydrostatic Pressure: Creates pressure or weight against a body part to help decrease pain and edema.


    Hydrotherapy is used to treat many illnesses and conditions including:

    • acne
    • arthritis
    • colds
    • depression
    • headaches
    • stomach problems
    • joint, muscle, and nerve problems
    • sleep disorders
    • stress

    It is also commonly used for relaxation and to maintain a person’s state of health. Hydrotherapy is also excellent for reducing or relieving sudden or long-lasting pain.


    • dramatically increasing the elimination of waste, thus assisting detoxification
    • loosening tense, tight muscles and encouraging relaxation
    • increasing the metabolic rate and digestion activity
    • hydrating the cells, improving skin and muscle tone
    • boosting the immune system, allowing it to function more efficiently
    • improving the function of the internal organs by stimulating their blood supply

    Source: Swimex

    Did you know that LJIC has a Hydrotherapy Tub and offers Hydrotherapy Massage at some campus locations? Call 888.880.2018 to learn more & book your appointment today!
    All services performed by students under instructor supervision.

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