Aqua Massage: a new way to improve your Physical Therapy
By: Dr. Abe Kopolovich, DPT, MBA, JD-IP
Aqua massage is a type of massage therapy that uses water jets to apply pressure to the body. It is often used in physical therapy to help patients recover from injuries or to improve their range of motion. Progressive physicians can now offer their patients the best in a full body combined therapy system with the Aqua Massage XL or PT-Pro product line.
In clinical studies, Aqua Massage therapy has been proven to increase range of motion and flexibility and help with musculoskeletal pain management.
Aqua Massage offers patients of all ages the benefits of a hands-on massage with the therapeutic benefits of heat. Ready to dive in? Keep reading further!
What are Some Hydrotherapy Benefits?
Aqua Massage can be beneficial for a variety of conditions, including:
- Back pain
- Chronic pain
- Muscle spasms
Aqua Massage can help to:
- Reduce pain and inflammation by increasing blood flow to the affected area
- Improve circulation by stimulating the muscles and blood vessels
- Relax muscles by applying pressure
- Increase range of motion by stretching the muscles and joints
- Promote healing and wellness through non-invasive techniques
An additional benefit is that aquatic massage therapy promotes body self-awareness, and patients who receive regular massage often experience increased motor and posture control, with a corresponding reduction in injury susceptibility.
Aqua Massage PT Pro provides all the benefits of Dry Hydrotherapy, Dry Heat Therapy and Massage Therapy without the usual inconveniences and time required for these modalities.
Who Can Get Aqua Therapy Massages?
Aqua massage is a safe and effective form of physical therapy. It is generally well-tolerated by most patients, and there are few side effects. However, it is important to talk to your doctor before starting aqua massages if you have any health conditions.
How Much Does Aqua Massage Therapy Cost?
The cost of aqua massage varies depending on the therapist, the location, and the length of the treatment. In general, aqua massage is more expensive than traditional massage therapy. However, many insurance companies cover aqua massage as a form of physical therapy.
How Does Hydrotherapy Physical Therapy Work?
Aqua massage beds use water jets to apply pressure to the body. The water jets can be adjusted to provide a variety of sensations, including:
In hydrotherapy physical therapy using Aqua Massage, water pulse frequency can be independently adjusted separately from the water pressure control to suit each client’s sensitivity and needs for pain relief or relaxation, while a separate, hand-held control allows the patient to be interactive with the therapy and pause the adjustable pressure water jets on problem areas.
For example, patients can choose stronger pressure on the lower back and gentle pressure in the neck region. The hand-held control gives the patient individual control over their own therapeutic experience.
The duration of an Aqua Massage therapy session can vary, but it typically lasts for 15 to 30 minutes.
How to Find an Aqua Massage Therapist?
If you are interested in trying aqua massage, you can find a therapist in your area by searching online or asking your doctor for a referral. When choosing a therapist, be sure to ask about their experience and training. You should also feel comfortable with the therapist and their approach to this treatment.
If you live in New York City, you just found it! Contact Dr. Abe today and book a session to claim your complimentary massage with water when you visit.