Massage hydrotherapy is potentially one of the most underutilized therapies for weight loss and health.
As a lymphatic massage therapist, I love learning about new ways to lose weight and improve our body’s health.
But what is massage hydrotherapy, and why should you consider it for blasting fat?
Let’s find out…
How Is Massage Hydrotherapy Done?
Massage hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that uses the power of water under pressure to relax the body. Hydrotherapy is done with either water or in a dry bed that uses water under the body.
In a body of water, like a pool or tub, specially designed jets release water at various pressures and temperatures. A therapist typically adjusts these nozzles to create a customized experience for the client.
What Is Massage Hydrotherapy Good For?
While there is little research about massage hydrotherapy solutions, what experts do know includes the following:
It’s common to see hydro massage therapy chairs in gyms because of their immense muscle relaxation properties. One 2019 review of the technique showed evidence it could reduce back pain. The reduction in muscle tension reduces muscle pain overall, especially muscle soreness caused by exercise. Also, individuals with joint pain and fibromyalgia report relief from muscle soreness after experiencing hydro massage therapy.
Stress and Anxiety Reduction
Any massage therapy can work wonders on stress and anxiety. Hydromassage uniquely calms the nervous system and promotes relaxation by reducing stress and anxiety levels.
The water’s temperature and the jets’ rhythmic motion can release endorphins. And endorphins are the body’s feel-good hormones, so it’s common to feel entirely relaxed after just 1 session.
Consistent hydromassage therapy can even improve your sleep quality! The reduction of stress and the soothing effect of warm water can promote stress reduction and lead to better sleep. Restful sleep is critical for your overall health, so consider this option, along with some natural remedies, to boost your sleep.
Hydromassage is also great for improving the health of your skin because it increases blood circulation. It exfoliates your skin via water jets. This can even remove dead skin cells, leaving you more youthful and radiant. I also recommend considering castor oil if you want to capitalize on the effects of hydro massage on your skin.
If you deal with chronic pain, hydromassage can be a lifesaver. Muscle spasms caused by chronic conditions can be relieved if you use hydromassage. Hydrostatic pressure has excellent potential to reduce your overall pain levels.
Water jets stimulate blood flow and enhance circulation throughout the body. And increased blood circulation delivers oxygen and nutrients throughout the body to muscles and tissues. The result is faster healing and a healthier body.
How Massage Hydrotherapy Helps With Fat Loss
Regular exercise is critical to any weight loss journey, but when your muscles are sore from your last gym session, it’s easy to give up. That’s where hydrotherapy can help.
Hydrotherapy is excellent at reducing stress and pressure, making your exercise routines much more enjoyable! Not only that, but the promotion of blood circulation, boost in metabolic processes and detoxification of the body can significantly boost your weight loss journey.
In general, releasing stress is a great way to help your body lose weight because when you’re stressed, your body craves more food; when that happens, you tend to overeat. Reduce your stress levels and watch the weight fall right off you!
Hydro Massage Therapy & The Lymph System
As someone who practices lymphatic drainage massage therapy, I’m a big fan of massage hydrotherapy because of the gentle pressure of the water.
It pushes toxins out, promotes circulation in the lymphatic system, and removes waste.
Suppose you have high levels of cortisol in your body or are regularly exposed to harmful chemicals (like those from radiation). In that case, massage hydrotherapy sessions are a great way to boost healing.
Improve Your Lymphatic System with Lymphatic Massage
Massage hydrotherapy is an excellent way to:
- Reduce Stress
- Reduce Chronic Pain
- Improve Circulation
- Rejuvenate your Skin
- Improve Sleep
- Improve Your Lymphatic System
If you want to continue to support your lymphatic system, I highly recommend scheduling a lymphatic massage with me if you live in the Idaho area.
And if you have more questions about lymphatic massage, check out these posts to learn more!