Hydro-massage is a non-invasive method of physical therapy involving water and pressure to relieve pain stemming from various conditions. If you are wondering whether hydro-massage is right for you, contact Dr. Todd Dinsmore of Dinsmore Chiropractic Clinic in Ontario, Oregon, and get the care you need. 

How Does Hydro-Massage Work?

The use of water to treat pain is an ancient technique. Also referred to as hydrotherapy, water therapy, and aqua therapy, this hands-free massage method remains in practice, albeit with updated methods and technology. 

Today, hydro-massage commonly involves one of two approaches. In the more traditional style, the patient immerses themselves in a pool or bath, similar to a hot tub. However, cold water may be appropriate depending on the goal of the treatment. Pressurized jets then target certain areas of the body to provide relief and relaxation where needed. The temperature and pressure of the jets are adjusted to cater to the patient's specific needs. 

The second approach is known as dry hydro-massage. A dry hydro-massage involves a specialized machine. It typically resembles a traditional massage table, a bed, or a recliner chair. Essentially, this massage uses a mattress filled with water and jets to transfer pressure and heat to areas of pain and discomfort. 

What Are The Benefits Of Hydro-Massage?

Hydro-massage is typically used in conjunction with other forms of therapy depending on the pain or condition being addressed. However, it also serves as a standalone method of promoting relaxation and overall well-being. Some of the primary benefits include: 

  • Pre and post-exercise relief
  • Pain relief
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Relaxation and mood improvement

Additionally, some use hydro-massage as an adjunct treatment for certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. 

What Are The Risks?

Although hydro-massage offers many benefits, it may not be for everyone. There are some potential side effects to be aware of, including:

  • skin rashes
  • bruises
  • nerve injuries
  • burns due to water temperature

For those seeking relief from pain resulting from injury, it is essential to consult an expert doctor such as Dr. Dinsmore to make sure hydro-massage is an appropriate treatment. 

Dr. Dinsmore sees patients suffering from a variety of ailments and symptoms with the understanding that all cases are unique. The team at Dinsmore Chiropractic Center in Ontario, Or, will come up with a treatment plan that is catered to your individual needs. If you are interested in hydro-massage for pain management or improved well-being, call 541-889-6619 today to schedule an appointment.

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