What Is Water Circuit Therapy?
Water circuit therapy provides a plethora of benefits including reduced fatigue, less muscle soreness and an improved range of motion. But what exactly is it?
Water circuit therapy, also known as contrast water therapy, combines the advantages of hot tubs, saunas and cold baths all in one. This type of therapy involves switching between water treatments of varying temperatures to gain the benefits as if all types were combined. Each session can look a little different, but here is one example of what a circuit may consist of:
- 15 minutes in your at-home hot tub to loosen up your muscles in the warm water.
- 10 minutes in a sauna to allow your body to sweat and start releasing toxins.
- 15 minutes in a cool bath to begin reducing body temperature.
- 10 minutes in a cold bath to lessen pain and boost serotonin.
The benefits are endless, but here are a few of the results you will begin to see immediately. These include both soreness relief and increased muscle health. The combination of these two remedies will allow you to exercise more, put you in a better mood and lead to an overall healthier lifestyle.
Each individual part of the circuit has its own unique benefits. Starting in the hot tub provides stress relief and improved sleep. The sauna brings both pain relief and improved breathing. The ice bath reduces muscle damage and improves your overall mental health and being.
It is important to remember, though, your own safety and health conditions. The quick change in temperature during water circuit therapy can be shocking to certain bodies. It can be especially harmful to those with underlying heart conditions. If this pertains to you, you can still experience the benefits of water circuit therapy! Just be sure that when you are switching temperatures, you make the transition less jarring by taking your bath a little warmer and giving your body some extra time in between to adjust.
The best part about water circuit therapy? You don’t have to leave your house to enjoy it. With an at-home hot tub, sauna and bathtub, you can experience all that this therapy has to offer in the most convenient way! Let us help you create this rejuvenating therapy circuit with our products today. Contact us or head to our store and let our professionals help you find the perfect fit!