Joint Mobility – Use It, or Lose it!

A good level of joint mobility allows a person to perform movements without restriction, while a person with good flexibility may not have the strength, coordination, or balance to execute the same movement. A good point to remember is good flexibility does not always denote good mobility. Continue reading Joint Mobility – Use It, or Lose it!

Pain in Your Back, Hips, Knees, or Ankles During Yoga

To round out and complete our series on preventing and managing pain during your yoga practice we’ll talk about how to deal with issues in your lower body. Particularly I’m going to cover how to manage and prevent pain in your back, hips, knees, and ankles during yoga class. So, if any of you are struggling in these areas, keep reading! Continue reading Pain in Your Back, Hips, Knees, or Ankles During Yoga

Pain in Your Neck, Shoulders, Elbows, or Wrists During Yoga

Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed how to manage and prevent pain in general during your yoga practice. But if you’re experiencing pain in specific body parts there’s things you can do! So, on to the specifics. What can you do if you’re experiencing pain in your neck, shoulders, elbows, or wrists during yoga class? Continue reading Pain in Your Neck, Shoulders, Elbows, or Wrists During Yoga

Benefits of Whirlpool Therapy

Sit back and soak in the tranquility of Elite whirlpools. Let the jets massage your woes away.

Hydrotherapy, or warm water therapy in whirlpools, consists of three main healing ingredients; heat, buoyancy, and massage. Together, they create an experience that is both relaxing and healthy. Whirlpool hydrotherapy on a regular basis provides physical health benefits that go much deeper than just relaxation and pleasure. Water is so pure and simple, yet it can do the most amazing things. Whether you are experiencing joint or muscle pain, having trouble sleeping, or are just plain stressed out, spending time in a whirlpool can provide therapeutic benefits for just about everyone.

Benefits of Whirlpool Therapy-Elite Sports Clubs

Stress, headaches and sleep
Warm water massage stimulates the body to release endorphins that reduce stress naturally. In addition to stress reduction, a whirlpool’s hydrotherapy jets also dilate blood vessels to help prevent headaches.

Muscles and joints
The hydrotherapy use of whirlpools by athletes has skyrocketed. Tennis Magazine said it best: “Your skin and muscles loosen and relax from the increased blood circulation” adding that, if muscles are injured: “A soak in a hot tub or whirlpool increases blood flow to the injured area, bringing nutrients to help repair the damage.”

Arthritis
The Arthritis Foundation concluded that warm water hydrotherapy in a properly designed spa can help those with arthritis.

Diabetes
Whirlpool hydrotherapy in can also help control diabetes. The use of a whirlpool lowers blood pressure and blood sugar level.

Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and more
The muscle relaxing and joint loosening benefits of whirlpools help those with depression, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Tendonitis, Scoliosis and Bursitis. Whirlpools have even been known to provide significant help for those afflicted with diseases as serious as Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy.

Overall, hydrotherapy studies have shown that the health benefits of immersion in warm water with massage jet action include the relaxation of muscles, lowering of blood pressure, loosening of arthritic joints, as well as help with the control of blood sugar and body weight.

Reminder: A body temperature of 101º F and above can raise concerns during pregnancy. It takes only 10-20 minutes in a standard whirlpool to raise your body temperature to 101º F or higher. Please use caution when choosing to partake in whirlpool therapy.

Whirlpools (co-ed or men/women-only) are offered at all Elite Sports Clubs. Adult use of whirlpools is included with all Elite Sports Clubs memberships, along with towel service and luxury locker rooms. Come take a tour of any of our 5 Milwaukee-area Elite Sports Clubs locations today!