How an underwater shower massage works?
An underwater shower massage is a spa treatment done by a massage therapist and uses predetermined pressurized water jet to massage your body starting with the lower body up to the top with longitudinal movements, avoiding at the same time the sensitive parts of the body. The patient lies in a pool filled with water whose temperature ranges between 34 – 40 grades Celsius and the whole body or part of it will be sprayed with this water jet.
An underwater session shower will take between 5 and 15 minutes . The pressure of underwater shower can vary on a scale from 1- 6 , depending on the strength of the treated area. The water is projected at an angle of 35 degrees to the skin.
What are the benefits of an underwater shower treatment?
The effects of an underwater shower varies, depending on the water temperature.: if the jet has a temperature of 30 degrees Celsius the effect is toning, if the temperature exceeds 35 degrees Celsius, the shower has a relaxing effect, similar to that of a massage. When a hot jet alternate with a cold jet, there is an effect of vasoconstriction – vasodilatation, also known as vasomotor effect.
The main function of water is to strengthen the body and to cleanse it of impurities , toxins and dead cells.
Through these effects, an underwater shower improves digestion , stimulates blood circulation and reduces the pain.
The sessions with an underwater shower will be done 3-4 times a week for several weeks in a row.
Indications for an underwater shower treatment:
-various post trauma sequelae
-muscle- tendon pain
- periarticular pain
-rheumatic pains – especially arthritis and large joints , inflammatory , discovertebral lower back conditions
-neurological conditions ( peripheral type, polyradiculoneuritis, mono or polyneuritis)
Through its vasomotor effect, the underwater shower has influence on many other diseases : hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart failure, varicose veins , hemorrhoids. You have to remember it is contraindicated in severe heart diseases and in serious mental disorders.
Also, by stimulating the nervous system, this underwater shower therapy is beneficial in cases of overwork, insomnia, hyperexcitability , depression , hiperemotivity.
Underwater shower massage is a an ideal spa treatment if you want to have a professional spa relaxation and you feel in need to improve your overall health .
This blog post is an educational resource only and does not replace a medical consultation with a doctor .
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