Swimming Benefits



The Power of Water

The buoyancy effect of the water provides an environment which improves movement of affected limbs. The physical properties of warm water and the weightlessness are utilized to gain relaxation. Immersion in our warm water pool causes the blood vessels to dilate, resulting in increased circulation. We maintain our water temperature between 92 and 94 degrees for optimal benefits. The buoyancy of the water reduces body weight by 90 percent, which relieves pressure on the joints and creates a relaxing sensation of weightlessness. Hydrothermal exercise brings new awareness to the nervous system, creating positive changes in the body.



Benefits of Hydrothermal Exercise

  • Warm water swimming assists joint movement, preventing futher atrophy of the affected musculature of a limb during the healing process of neurological and musculoskeletal tissues.
  • Blood vessels are stimulated in warm water which promotes circulation. The increased movement in the water causes an increase of the blood flow to the affected tissues.
  • Swimming encourages the developement of muscles and mobility. It also helps the dog to maintain muscle stregnth and range of motion by reducing forces of gravity.
  • Warm water exercises can maximize the post surgical recovery of the dog.
  • Swimming is a wonderful relaxant that stimulates the immune system.
  • Swimming provides wonderful positive psychological effects for both dog and owner.
  • Swimming helps to eliminate boredom and offers indoor exercise for days that you can't exercise your friend outside due to weather conditions. 
  • It's FUN!