Massage has long been used by athletes in recovery programmes, helping them to reduce muscles stiffness and recover strong in order to train harder. Hydrotherapy massage is not an alternative for medical massage treatments, but it is easily carried out at home and can be used to support a healthy active lifestyle, it can genuinely support a training programme by assisting your body in recovery.
Hydrotherapy uses the natural properties of water and applied temperature and/or pressure to stimulate positive effects on the body such as increased blood circulation, muscle relaxation and waste elimination (detoxification). Applying heat is known to relax muscles and cause sweating, which releases toxins. Warm water is used in physiotherapy to speed recovery from injuries and relieve muscle soreness. You could consider heat to be the active agent in hydrotherapy and the water as a vehicle for application.
It is for these reasons that Helen Jenkins took the advice of her coach and invested in Jacuzzi®.
Helen Jenkins, Womens World Triathlon Champion, uses Jacuzzi® hydromassage as part of her training regime helping her body recover so she can push herself harder. Triathlons are a gruelling test of fitness and strength, covering running, swimming and cycling in one race. As a result this race impacts on every muscle group in the body, it demands plenty of stamina and peak physical fitness to compete.
Helen selected the J480IP which features 6 hydrotherapy stations designed to deliver optimum hydromassage to all areas of the body.
Since installing the hot tub Helen has already discovered that Jacuzzi® hydrotherapy can support her training programme
I find after using Jacuzzi® Hydromassage, my body and mind feel relaxed allowing me to rest and prepare for the next day both physically and mentally
Helen will be writing blogs for us over the next six months describing how her Jacuzzi® hot tub has helped her to recover strong and train harder, keep an eye out for the blogs on our news page!
In the meantime take a look at the fitness path around hot tub recovery and see how Jacuzzi® hydrotherapy could support your training routine.