Our bodies are instinctively programmed to respond to pain and stress. It puts our bodies on “alert status”. Due to an over-extended period of heightened alert, everyday stressors have the ability to cause chronic pain. Thus, relaxation is crucial in an effort to control chronic pain.
Chronic pain is reported by over 3 million people annually in the United States alone. It is caused by inflammation and/or dysfunction in the nerves, and has no cure. Aqua therapy has become more popular as a way of control and treatment for those suffering from chronic pain, and TidalFit exercise pools & spas can provide the much-needed relaxation and exercise that has been shown to provide relief.
In water, our bodies are buoyant – relieving us of 80% of our body weight. This allows for less stress on joints and muscles – making it much more tolerable for those suffering from chronic pain to exercise. TidalFit pools are an ideal way to exercise for those with chronic pain.
Exercise is known to release endorphins in the body which are then received by receptors in the brain. In return, they reduce the amount of pain that is perceived. And as an extra “bonus”, these endorphins leave us with a “positive” feeling in the body.