Many Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) Sufferers Have Found Relief through Aquatic Therapy.
FMS patients do find relief by turning to hydrotherapy, also known as aquatic therapy. This thermal aquatic bodywork can help to provide ongoing pain and stress relief, as well as improve fibromyalgia sleep disorders without any unwanted side effects. In particular, hydrotherapy techniques help to:
- Decrease pain
- Decrease insomnia and fatigue
- Improve flexibility, range of motion, and general mobility
- Reduce stiffness
- Decrease stress and anxiety
- Encourage natural detoxification, remove metabolic waste
- Re-vitalize energy
- Promote profound relaxation, peace and joy
Fibromyalgia patients in one study, who received therapeutic whirlpool baths twice a week for six weeks reported better muscle and joint function, reduced pain symptoms, and improved sleep quality.
How the Unique Properties of Water Help to Relieve Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Thermal Conductivity and Hydrostatic Pressure Increase Circulation
Hydrotherapy in warm water improves circulation. The increased blood supply to the muscles makes more nutrients available to help cells and tissues regenerate, and speed up healing.
Buoyancy Reduces Weight on Your Joints and Makes You Feel Lighter
The immersion effects on healing are aided by the buoyancy of water which reduces weight bearing on joints due to gravity. For this reason, we feel lighter in water.
Resistance Makes Your Muscles Work Harder without Stressing Your Joints
Water is thicker than air and provides resistance to movement. When we exercise or move in water, we are moving against the water. This is also called graded resistance, and it helps to promote healing.
Turbulence and Swirling Provides Gentle Massage
The hot swirling water seems to also promote healing by providing a gentle massage action to the affected area. Immersion in warm water can lead to a faster and longer-lasting recovery. An environment which is less prone to cause pain, and is even pleasurable makes immersion in warm water a unique healing environment.
Warm Water Therapy for Fibromyalgia Has Multiple Benefits
Millions of people suffer from some form of fibromyalgia pain. Hydrotherapy is a safe and effective way to both minimize the discomfort and prevent further damage. Regular sessions in warm water will help to:
- Keep joints moving
- Increase flexibility
- Improve coordination
- Increase endurance
- Restore and preserve strength
- Protect joints from further damage
- Enable you to perform daily tasks with greater ease
- Bolster your self-esteem and give you a sense accomplishment
Whether you have fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), arthritis, knee, hip or other joint pain and stiffness, hydrotherapy is a long recommended and accepted form of natural treatment.
The penetrating action of the hydromassage, coupled with the warm water, can provide a relaxing massage to all your muscle groups and joints, a restful night’s sleep and a reinvigorated spirit.