Harness the healing power of water therapy
Water has been used for medical and health treatments since the earliest days of humankind.
A pillar of natural medicine, water can produce different effects on the body’s systems by adjusting variables
such as form and temperature.
By tapping into the healing benefits of water, dry hydrotherapies like
water massages can relieve muscle soreness, stiffness and tension, improve circulation and even
temporarily alleviate aches and pains.
For the last 30 years, HydroMassage has earned its reputation as the world’s most well-equipped
water massage system—just one of the reasons OsteoStrong provides this modality for our members.
Similar to a powerful shower massage without getting wet, HydroMassage uses waves of heated water
to provide an experience that’s especially effective after an osteogenic loading session. In addition
to helping relieve any tension or stiffness, it also can enhance your overall feeling of well-being and
relaxation. During the treatment, members sit or lay fully clothed in a HydroMassage bed or lounger for
between 6 and 15 minutes. This equipment also allows you to adjust a number of settings to meet your
needs: target areas on the body, intensity scale, speed and temperature.
BONE DENSITY BENEFITS
• Enhances blood flow and alleviates muscle soreness after exercise: Improves circulation and
recovery after osteogenic loading and other physical exertions2
Harness the healing power of water therapy
HEALTH AND WELLNESS BENEFITS
• Improves vascular function: Enhances circulation regardless of physical activity level3
• Reduces anxiety and stress: Decreases cortisol levels, a physiological response to warm water immersion4
• Enhances feelings of well-being and relaxation: Combines the well-being benefits of water
therapies with moderate pressure massage, which has been shown to reduce depression,
anxiety and heart rate, and alter EEG patterns in a relaxation response
Obtain physician approval and exercise caution if any of these conditions exist:
• Bleeding, bruising, broken capillaries, unusual or excessive bleeding or any conditions where the
• Neurological conditions or other systemic disorders
• Any infectious or communicable diseases
• Skin problems such as rashes, eczema and severe acne.
• Any acute (sudden, severe onset) inflammatory response-symptoms include fever, heat, loss of
function, redness and swelling
• Acute or unstable injuries or fractures
• Acute or unstable diseases or medical conditions – includes uncontrolled blood pressure,
unstable cardiac or neurological conditions, acute second or third degree burns, or a high risk or
• Thrombosis, or the presence of blood clots or clotting conditions
• Degenerating disc diseases or injuries (i.e. ruptured, bulging and herniated discs)
Harness The Healing Power of Water Therapy
From ancient times, water has been utilized for medicinal and health-related purposes. It is a fundamental component of natural medicine, as its temperature and form can impact various bodily systems in distinct ways. By harnessing the therapeutic properties of water, dry hydrotherapy techniques such as water massages can reduce muscle soreness, stiffness, and tension, enhance blood flow, and provide temporary relief from pain.
At OsteoStrong’s health and wellness center at Lake Forest, they have integrated HydroMassage into its therapy options for members due to its reputation as the most sophisticated water massage system in the world over the last three decades. Hydromassage therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free way to manage pain, improve circulation, and reduce stress. It can also help to improve sleep quality, boost the immune system, and increase flexibility and range of motion.
This modality is especially effective after an osteogenic loading session, as it aids in easing any discomfort or stiffness and improving one’s sense of overall relaxation and well-being.
How Does HydroMassage Therapy Work?
At OsteoStrong’s wellness center at Lake Forest, Hydromassage Therapy uses specialized equipment that utilizes jets of heated water to massage specific areas of your body. These jets produce a powerful, yet gentle, massage sensation that can be adjusted to suit individual preferences, improving blood flow and helping you relax. The therapy’s effectiveness is due to its ability to improve blood flow and promote relaxation, both of which contribute to the body’s natural healing process.
Unlike traditional massages, Hydromassage Therapy does not involve the use of the hands of a specialist, making it a convenient option for individuals who may be uncomfortable with a personal touch or prefer to remain fully clothed during the whole process.
1. Reducing Muscle Soreness and Stiffness
Hydromassage Therapy is known for its ability to alleviate muscle soreness and stiffness, which is particularly beneficial for athletes and fitness enthusiasts who experience such discomfort after rigorous workouts. Furthermore, the therapy uses a massaging effect to enhance blood flow to the muscles, which reduces inflammation and promotes faster healing.
2. Improves Blood Circulation
Research indicates that Hydromassage Therapy can enhance circulation, leading to better cardiovascular health and lower blood pressure. The therapy’s mild pressure aids in widening blood vessels, enabling the body to transport more blood. As a result, more oxygen and nutrients are delivered to the cells, enhancing cellular function.
3. Providing A Stress-Reducing Experience
In addition to its physical benefits, Hydromassage Therapy also provides a relaxing and stress-reducing experience. The warm, massaging jets of water help to promote relaxation, reducing stress and anxiety. The therapy’s relaxing effect can help to improve sleep quality, leading to better overall health and well-being.
Who Can Benefit from HydroMassage Therapy?
Hydromassage Therapy is good for people of any age and fitness level. It’s especially helpful for athletes and people who exercise a lot and get sore muscles. But even if you just want to relax and feel less stressed, Hydromassage Therapy can be helpful. Plus, it’s a good choice for people who don’t like being touched or want to stay dressed because the equipment can be adjusted to fit what they need, making it a convenient and effective option for everyone.
When having a HydroMassage session with OsteoStrong’s wellness center at Lake Forest, you must know that while this therapy has numerous benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. Before undergoing Hydromassage Therapy, it is important to be aware of potential contraindications, which include:
If you have a fungal infection, ringworm, or any other contagious skin condition, it is best to postpone the session until the condition has been treated.
Individuals with certain cardiovascular conditions, such as hypertension, should consult with their healthcare provider before undergoing Hydromassage Therapy.
If you have any open wounds or sores, it is advisable to avoid Hydromassage Therapy, as the jets of water may cause irritation or infection.
If you have a sprain or strain, or any other acute injuries, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before undergoing Hydromassage Therapy.
Pregnant women should avoid Hydromassage Therapy, particularly during the first trimester, as the therapy’s pressure may cause harm to the developing fetus.
Individuals with implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers, should consult with their healthcare provider before undergoing Hydromassage Therapy. The therapy’s pressure may interfere with the functioning of the device.
Keep in mind that these contraindications do not necessarily apply to everyone. If you are considering Hydromassage Therapy, it is advisable to consult with your healthcare provider to determine if the therapy is suitable for you.
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