Thursday, December 8, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Hydrotherapy at Home

Large hydrotherapy bathtub in gray and blue bathroom.

Water is an essential part of our everyday life – not only for drinking and bathing, but also for its healing powers and ability to strengthen the body and mind. Dating back to the times of the ancient Greeks, water has also been used for hydrotherapy or “water cure.” A branch of alternative medicine, hydrotherapy involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. There are numerous types of hydrotherapy treatments, which are often carried out in warm water pools and led by licensed physical therapists. Some of the most common types of hydrotherapy include:

Aquatic exercise

This involves water aerobics, lap swimming, and group exercise classes in large pools;

Aquatic physical therapy

This type of therapy is conducted by a licensed physical therapist and incorporates a specialized program for each individual;

Immersion therapy

This involves being immersed in baths of extreme temperatures, including contrast water therapy (a series of brief immersions in hot and cold temperatures) for optimal muscle relaxation;

However, in addition to these, there is also at-home hydrotherapy which can be done in the comfort of your very own bathroom – so long as you have the right bathtub! In this article, we’ll walk through the various benefits and types of home hydrotherapy that you can enjoy in one of Decor Planet’s high-end, therapeutic whirlpool tubs. But first, let’s learn which conditions can benefit the most from hydrotherapy treatments.

Step up style bathtub with jets in an oval shape.

What conditions can hydrotherapy treat?

It goes without saying that we can all benefit from a little extra rest and relaxation in water. But there are also specific symptoms and conditions that can be helped by hydrotherapy, including the following:
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer pain
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Beyond these medical conditions, individuals that are experiencing other symptoms such as lower back pain, menstrual cramps, depression and anxiety, swelling, headaches, and joint or muscle discomfort can also benefit from at-home aquatic therapy.

Corner hydrotherapy tub in a dark tiled bathroom with wood look floors.

What are the main advantages of hydrotherapy?

Even if you don’t suffer from any of the symptoms or conditions mentioned above, engaging in hydrotherapy at home can have amazing benefits for people of all ages. Some of these undeniable advantages include: Reduces tension - If you’re feeling stressed or stiff, soothing your aching muscles with hot water can increase blood flow to strained areas of the body. Alternatively, cold water will slow down circulation, which can be beneficial for easing inflammation. Relieves anxiety and stress - Hydrotherapy has been shown to affect hormone levels, causing a release of endorphins and increased serotonin production. These hormones can help to reduce stress, as they are known to boost happiness and contentment. Helps to detoxify the body - Increasing your blood flow sparks the body’s white blood cells to collect and destroy unwelcome materials from the body more quickly. Hydrotherapy can thus help your body to flush unwanted toxins from muscle tissue.
Freestanding oval bathtub with jets on a patterned tile floor in a white and gray bathroom.

Types of at-home hydrotherapy to try

If you’re intrigued by the thought of doing hydrotherapy from the comfort of your home, Decor Planet’s range of therapeutic whirlpool tubs can make it possible. From aromatherapy to water-based massages, many of our tubs include one-of-a-kind technological innovations that will allow you to engage in the following types of at-home aquatic therapy:
Corner hydrotherapy bathtub with curvy interior surrounded by tile.


Some of our tubs feature a unique technology called Aromacloud, which is an essential oil diffuser integrated into the bath deck that can diffuse a delicate mist of water and essential oils. During aromatherapy, essential oils can enter the bather’s respiratory system and reach the circulatory and lymphatic systems, where they interact with cells to promote healing.


A scientifically-proven technique, chromatherapy is not merely a decorative element, but has a direct effect on one’s physical and psychological condition. As a powerful way to achieve balance and harmony, the color vibrations can calm, energize, or focus your thoughts. See chromatherapy tubs.

Tonic therapy

Decor Planet’s tonic massage tubs combine water and warm air to immerse you in comforting bubbles. Three pre-programmed cycles allow you to adjust the intensity of the bubbles, and each produces a sensation to relax your entire body. Ready to shop for the at-home hydrotherapy tub of your dreams? Check out Decor Planet’s full range of therapeutic bathtubs, which offer all of the aesthetic qualities and comforting features you desire.

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