To find the best Hydrotherapy massage in Denver visit Peace of Mind Massage and Wellness on Old South Pearl Street in Platt Park close by to Washington Park, Cherry Creek, Capital Hill, Englewood, Glendale, and central to all of Denver, Colorado.
With the electoral debate behind us, and the winter holiday months ahead of us(although you couldn’t tell with the beautiful 70 degree weather we’re experiencing here in Denver this week!), stress relief is on everyone’s mind! Hydrotherapy massage is just another relaxing modality we offer at Peace of Mind Massage at no extra cost to our customers. We believe in providing relaxation to our clients as well as therapeutic results at an affordable price. Hydrotherapy massage is an excellent way to relax and to relieve tension. At Peace of Mind Massage in Denver we have professional grade hydrocollators in each treatment room. These machines are filled with temperature regulated water at 160 degrees and inside of them are packs that soak up the hot water. We use professional grade pads and towels to wrap the packs in and apply them to the body, usually on the back and hips, but they can be applied almost anywhere. Moist heat is much more therapeutic than electric heat as electric heat does not penetrate past the top skin layer. Moist heat seeps into the muscle and tissues under the skin. We also offer hot stones and hot towels to apply hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy enhances relaxation allowing you to receive deeper therapeutic release during your massage session.
If you are wondering how to relieve stress, alleviate pain and optimize your body’s natural health, then you should consider incorporating hydrotherapy massage. You’ll see amazing results with the benefits of Hydrotherapy added into your treatment regiment. Hydrotherapy massage is the use of water at varied temperatures to address specific concerns, and it can be an important integration to get the maximum benefit from your massage therapy sessions as well as individualized self-care. Hydrotherapy massage can be applied in a number of ways including; heat compress, cold compress, hot baths, and cold soaks. Adding hydrotherapy to your massage session can create ideal conditions in the body for addressing specific concerns. Hot and cold applications have their own effects on the body systems, and these properties can be used singularly or combined to achieve the desired results.
Heat therapy can be effective for relieving symptoms of arthritis, muscles and joint pain, and respiratory conditions. When hot water is applied to the body it relaxes the muscles, lowers blood pressure by increasing systematic blood flow, and increases perspiration. Heat causes the blood to be drawn to the skin surface and slows down activity in the internal organs. This process facilitates detoxification through perspiration and through stimulation of the lymphatic system. A hot compress can be used to increase blood flow to a localized area and relax specific muscles or areas. Combining aromatherapy to a heat compress can help the body absorb the essential oils, and calm the nervous system. Hot baths relax the entire body and are helpful with stress relief, anxiety, and insomnia. Steam baths are another form of hydrotherapy that is effective in relieving respiratory problems, especially with the addition of aromatherapy to open up chest restriction.
The application of cold water, or cryotherapy, stimulates activity in the internal organs and nervous system and can be useful for problems with digestion, headaches, and pain relief. Cryotherapy restricts blood flow to the surface of the skin and draws heat towards the core of the body. The restriction of blood flow is effective in relieving localized pain in the event of injury or chronic pain, and prevents inflammation from causing further damage to the tissue. Once the cold compress or cold water has been removed from the skin, the blood will rush back to the site. This process is similar to the effect or trigger point work, or simply pushing a finger or a fist on tight muscles. For self-care it is recommended that cold therapy is applied with submersion in cold or icy water. This can be especially effective as post-event treatment for runners or athletes. During a massage a cold compress can be added to a localized area to restrict blood flow and decrease pain or sensitivity, typically we would recommend a heat treatment followed by a cold treatment to maximize the work done to the area.
Hydrotherapy massage can be most effective when heat and cold application are used alternately by applying heat for five to ten minutes followed by three to five minutes of cold application. This method utilizes properties of both hot and cold therapies to achieve ideal healing conditions. Heat therapy can be used initially during your massage session to draw blood flow to the muscles which allows the fascia surrounding the muscles to relax, and the massage therapist can then work deeper into the tissue to allow the muscles to release. Once the muscles have been released a cold application will prevent inflammation or overstimulation of the tissue. This will leave lasting effects of the bodywork once the cold has been removed and the blood rushes back to regulate the body’s temperature back to normal.
Remember to hydrate before and after receiving hydrotherapy massage or administering hydrotherapy at home, to replenish the body from increased perspiration. Receiving at least one massage a month can have a huge impact on overall health and well-being. Hydrotherapy can be added to any modality of massage including deep tissue, Swedish, neuromuscular therapy, hot stone massage, aromatherapy massage, manual lymphatic drainage, and sports massage. We will customize your massage to address your concerns, and we look forward to working with you! To book your hydrotherapy massage give us a call at 303-881-5533 or book online today!
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Written by Amber Delay, LMT
Edited & published by Nicole Davis, LMT, NCTMB, Owner
Peace of Mind Massage, INC.
1249 S. Pearl St.
Denver, CO, 80210