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I wrote a blog a couple of years ago regarding changes that occur in the body rather big or small. I quoted the ancient Chinese poet and philosopher Lao Tzu, “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
In the manner of chronic pain, that is easier said than done. If you live with chronic pain, your average day can be chaotic or a vicious cycle. If you do find something that alleviates your pain, you questioned yourself. Is this real, what are the side effects and how much does it cost. Some of those answers will place your pain relief untouchable. Think of the possibilities with aquatics. Rather water exercise or aquatic bodywork.
Warm water exercise utilizes the properties of the warm water to facilitate circulation by increasing blood flow. The warmth of the water calms the nervous system allowing the body to take a deep breath. The hydrostatic pressure of the water at a depth of the chest encourages a gradient flow to the bodies’ tissues increasing the oxygen levels for tissue health. Decreasing gravity with water exercise has the potential to give movement to areas of the body that struggled against gravity with land based exercise and that are painful. Studies show that regular exercising aids the joints, muscles and surrounding tissue with proper fluids and mechanics to alleviate the pain and stiffness. Regular exercise reduces pain and maintains muscle strength.
Aquatic Bodywork changes the sensory input for the client that allows a re-education of the nervous system. Manual pressure given by the practitioner sustains a slow stretch of the muscle fiber and the gentle movement of the water allows the body time to respond in a positive way. Often times this form of massage can give instant pain relief to lasting several days or beyond.
EASE your pain again. Evaluate your current needs, locate an Aquatics facility, Seek what they have to offer, and Enjoy!