Aquatic healing is something most of us haven’t tried before. And in case you aren’t familiar with this form of exercise, its basically exercise performed in a pool. So what makes exercise in water such a great activity, and is this something for you?
Imagineswinging your arms in the air, while your standing on the ground. That would literally take no effort at all right? Now try swinging your arms while your body is underwater. As you know, there is a great deal of resistance caused by the water. The water is the weight that you’re pushing, lifting, and going against.
For some people, working against the resistance of water is much easier on their bodies, then lifting weights on land or using weight-based machines. In fact, people with the following conditions can benefit greatly from aquatic therapy
Problems with balance
Anxiety / stress
By Utilizing the Resistance of Water Against Your Body, You Decrease the Amount of Stress Your Body Endures
If You Have the Following Conditions, You Should Not Participate in Aquatic Therapy:
Water is an Excellent Source of Resistance
No stress on joints and muscles
More stretching capabilities
Muscles relax much easier
Exercise in water limits overheating and imbalance
Depending on the depth of water, patients feel 80% lighter than on land
Infections of any kind
Bowel/bladder issues - incontinence
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