Classes are now offered mid morning Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1-1 sessions by appointment. The benefits of heated water are useful in the treatment of arthritis and associated arthritic conditions, acute back pain and for joint mobilisation; post-operatively or in the elderly. This is possible due to the low joint loading offered in suspension and the relaxation of soft tissue in warm water.
Exercising in a mass of water also has a beneficial effect on the circulatory system providing increased venous and lymphatic return via pressure effects on the periphery and the muscle ‘pump’ caused by active movement. This makes hydrotherapy a useful tool for managing lymphoedema and other ‘swelling’ / fluid retention related conditions such as peripheral vascular disease, common in diabetes.