Our hydrotherapy sessions offer water based physical therapy in a low impact environment.
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is water based form of physical therapy. It is in a heated pool and the buoyancy offered by the water means you can exercise with less pressure or stress on your joints.
The hydropool at Oriam has high powered jets that can be used to offer water based form of massage and there is an under-water treadmill that can help to bridge the gap between gym based rehab and outdoor running in those who are struggling to get back to this. There is also a hot and a cold plunge pool that can be used to complement the hydro sessions.
What Conditions Can Hydrotherapy Treat?
Hydrotherapy and water based exercises can help to reduce anxiety, reduce stress and improve sleep. Alongside this it can help to manage and treat:
What Are the Benefits of Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is generally more gentle than land based exercise which can be particularly helpful in conditions such as osteoarthritis, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and in people recovering from joint replacement surgery. Hydrotherapy can reduce muscular pain, improve circulation, improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce stiffness.
How Can Hydrotherapy Help Me?
Hydrotherapy can help you recover from injury, help you to manage a current problem, or help you reach a point in your rehabilitation that you were struggling to reach the in the gym or on land-based rehabilitation.
What Treatments Are Available?
The Hydrotherapy Pool consists of a 4m x 8m long body of water, with depths of 0.9m and 1.4m.
The Hydrotherapy Pool has high powered jets that can be used to offer a water based form of massage, it is also equipped with an under-water treadmill that can help reduce pressure on joints when walking or running.
Hot and Cold Plunge Pools
Within the Hydrotherapy Pool area there are 2 contrasting CryoSpa plunge pools, one hot and one cold.
Hot and cold plunges are contrasting hydrotherapy techniques that involve immersing the body in water of different temperatures as a form of therapeutic treatment. These contrasting temperatures are believed to have various health benefits and are often used in sports and rehabilitation settings, as well as in wellness practices.
The hot plunge involves immersing the body in hot water, typically at a temperature ranging from 37 to 40 degrees. The heat from the water helps dilate blood vessels and increases blood flow to the skin's surface. This results in relaxation of muscles, improved circulation, and increased metabolism. The hot plunge is commonly used for relaxation, muscle recovery, and to relieve muscle tension or stiffness.
The cold plunge involves immersing the body in cold water, typically at a temperature between 6 to 8 degrees Celsius. The cold temperature causes blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow to the skin's surface. As a result, the body redirects blood flow to vital organs, and there is a decrease in inflammation and metabolic activity. The cold plunge is commonly used to reduce inflammation, soreness, and swelling after intense physical activity.
Contrast hydrotherapy involves alternating between hot and cold plunges. This technique is believed to enhance circulation and stimulate the body's natural healing processes. The process typically begins with a hot plunge followed by a cold plunge, with several repetitions of alternating between the two temperatures.
Sauna sessions involve sitting or lying down in the heated space for a certain period, usually between 10 to 20 minutes, or longer if tolerated. During the session, the dry heat causes the body to sweat, leading to the elimination of toxins and impurities through the skin. Saunas are often used for relaxation and stress reduction, as well as for potential health benefits such as improved circulation and muscle relaxation.
Book an Appointment Today
If you are looking to find out more, make an initial enquiry or schedule an assessment, we recommend using our enquiry form below. This will allow our experienced staff to get in touch to help you select the most effective treatment and schedule a booking time that works best for you.