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There are many benefits in receiving and giving massage in water.
First the is the connection between both the therapist and the receiver
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Benefits of Aquatic Therapy:
In addition to the benefits of general exercise, aquatic exercise offers unique physical and physiological benefits. The buoyancy of water decreases the weight and stress on the joints, encouraging freedom of movement. Movement and functional activity are more comfortable in water because the pull of gravity on the body is not as strong as on land. Water supports the body, reduces joint stress, and provides resistance and assistance to movement, allowing improved mobility, strength, and function. Water provides a number of unique properties making it an excellent environment for rehabilitation.
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Physical Properties of Aquatic Therapy:
There are physical properties of water that make exercise less difficult and painful, while increasing its effectiveness. These properties are buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, relative density,
Buoyancy is the upward pressure exerted by a fluid in which a body is immersed. Archimedes’ Principle states that when a body at rest is fully or partially immersed in a fluid, it experiences an upward thrust equal to the weight of the fluid displaced. Buoyancy and gravity constantly oppose each other and reach equilibrium when you float partially immersed. The vertical body is typically at equilibrium when immersed to neck level. Buoyancy can provide support or resistance. As an assist, buoyancy is used to decrease gravitational forces placed on weak limbs that are less able to bear weight. There is less st rain on the muscles and joints, requiring less effort to move underwater. Buoyancy adds a challenge to stronger mu scles and offers resistance when a floatation device is pushed or held submerged underwater.