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HydroFitness Benefits

The advantages of warm water swimming:


  • Swimming is an excellent form of non weight bearing exercise. 

  • The warm water relaxes the muscles and increases blood flow. In this state the muscles are able to stretch easily with less discomfort 

  • The pressure of the water on the body helps to increase both lymph and blood circulation especially in the limbs, again helping muscles to relax and move more freely. 

  • The water pressure has a calming effect on the body.  Lastly, the water supports the body and stabilizes the joints causing movement and stretching to be safer. 

  • Meanwhile, the resistance of the water causes the muscles and joints to work harder (than air resistance)  without stressing the muscles or joints with body weight. 

  • Your dog is working 12 times harder moving in water than in air, which makes swimming an effective yet gentle form of exercise. 


Warm water therapy may be perfect for:

  • Loosening up tight muscles

  • Increasing circulation

  • Decreasing swelling

  •  Increasing endurance

  •  Increasing flexibility

  • Increasing range of motion

  • Increasing balance and coordination

  •  Increases body awareness

  •  Increasing muscle strength

  • Relaxing and therapeutic to the soul

  • Building confidence and having fun!



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