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Water therapy for muscle recovery

After a hard workout, you need a way to ease soreness and aid in muscle recovery. There are conflicting arguments over whether it’s best to take a hot or cold bath for sore muscles, but there are other water treatments for muscle recovery that may be even more effective in ensuring your optimal performance and overall health.

Water therapy has long been used to aid muscle recovery. It can be used to improve circulation, relieve muscle tension, break down any remaining lactic acid in the blood, and even to achieve a deeper and more restful sleep for better healing. Two of the most beneficial types of water therapy for muscle recovery include water massage and contrast water applications.


Relaxing back massage

Health benefit:

  • Back muscles are thoroughly relaxed, tension is released

  • The unruly torrent of thoughts gradually dies down

Time of day: Highly recommended in the evening, to unwind after a stressful day.

Application: Set the massage flow to a high intensity and a hot temperature in accord with your personal preferences. Enjoy the intense massage flow for 1 to 2 minutes and feel the tenseness in your back gradually diminish. After this intense phase, regulate the intensity and temperature down to what you consider to be a moderate level and a pleasantly warm temperature. At the start of the application, you can loosen your back by moving sideways in the massage flow. It is also very beneficial to put both hands behind your head and lean back slightly.


Revitalizing back massage

Health benefit:

  • Thorough loosening and activation of the back and neck

  • Drives away tiredness

  • Dispenses new energy

Time of day: Ideal in the morning for starting the day feeling positive, rested and invigorated.

Application: Set the intensity of the massage flow to light to moderate. The temperature should feel pleasantly warm to hot. Avoid the maximum settings in this application. Enjoy the revitalising effect of the neck and back massage for the next 4 to 5 minutes. Take up a restful position and become aware of how your body and mind summon up new energy.


Harmonising neck massage

Health benefit:

  • Gently massaging and loosening the neck muscles

  • Brings a feeling of security and restores harmony to the senses

Time of day: Ideal after sport, or to restore balance at the end of the day.

Application: Select a lukewarm to warm temperature for this application. Feel the light to moderate intensity of the massage flow. In this application, you can easily adjust the pressure and temperature up or down, but avoid the maximum ranges. Experience a balancing massage shower for the next 5 to 6 minutes. For the perfect effect, undulate your neck and shoulder region into the stream of water. Rest your chin on your chest and lean backwards towards the massage flow. Then raise your head again and rock your body slightly forwards.

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Contrast shower

Health benefit:

  • Revitalises and boosts the immune system

  • Balancing effect for high and low blood pressure

Time of day: Ideal for rounding off the daily shower ritual – to get the day off to a flying start.

Application: Start the application with a warm sequence lasting about 1 minute. Then adjust the temperature of the water to cool to cold for about 10 seconds. Repeat the warm/cold order again and end with the cold sequence.


Leg affusion

Health benefit:

  • Firms the skin

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Encourages sleep

Time of day: For relaxation after a demanding day, 1– 2 hours before going to bed (about 45 seconds).

Application: Start at the outside toe of your right foot and run the cold stream of water along the outside of your right leg as far as the groin. Stay there for a while and then move back down along the inside of the leg. Repeat the application on your left leg in the same way.

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