The wet therapy zone includes a magnesium hydrotherapy pool and magnesium cold plunge pool, and hot & cold spas designed for everyone from sporting backgrounds to workplace cover rehabilitation.
Hydrotherapy is the use of warmer water in treatment. Increased buoyancy, temperature, and hydrostatic pressure promote increases in circulation and flexibility and helps to aid decreases in swelling.
P3 Sports and Recovery hydrotherapy pool is heated to exactly 34 degrees Celsius, the heat helps to soothe and quiet the body, and slow down the activity of the internal organs. Allowing for full relaxation, promoting pain relief and encouraging circulation. Hydrotherapy can help with:
Increased blood circulation
Loosening tense tight muscles and encourage relaxation
Dramatically increase the elimination of waste, assisting detoxification
Increasing the metabolic rate and digestion activity
Hydrating cells, improving skin and muscle tone
Boosting the immune system
Improving the function of internal organs by stimulating their blood supply
Regular hydrotherapy treatments help by relieving and relaxing swollen joints and slowing down the process of stress reaction.
Magnesium – benefits can include reduced symptoms from conditions such as chronic pain, fatigue, and insomnia. Magnesium may also provide protection from a number of chronic diseases, especially those associated with aging and stress. Magnesium is known to: Help increase energy Calm nerves & anxiety Help with digestion Relieve muscle aches and spasms Regulate levels of calcium, potassium, and sodium Be important for heart health Prevents migraine headaches Help prevent osteoporosis
The Magnesium Chloride mineral (which is found in P3 Sports & Recovery pools) as you bathe and swim, can be absorbed through the skin (transdermally) at a cellular level. The process is called Mineral Science Therapy. Mineral Science Therapy is the absorption of Magnesium Chloride through the skin. This method can have a powerful effect in assisting the body to build and store optimal levels of Magnesium to promote healthy wellbeing, and is dramatically more effective than when taken orally, this is proven.
Contrast Therapy – The use of hot water has the opposite effect to the cold water immersion (who would have thought hey?). By alternating between very cold and very hot water you create a muscle pump effect of built up lactic acid and waste. The hot water opens or dilates the blood vessels which were constricted during the ice bathing that effectively flushes your system. Some reported benefits of contrast therapy include:
Improved circulation of blood to all parts of the body
Muscle & Joint pain relief
Reduced mental stress and anxiety
Lower blood pressure
Clearer Skin &
A deeper sleep
Ice Baths or Cold Water Immersion– After exercise, the body retains a lot of waste product that has built up in the blood supply to the muscles. The use of ice to reduce swelling, pain and inflammation is a practice that has been used for many centuries. So what happens to your body when you use ice baths?
You reduce soreness and inflammation
The cold water causes blood vessels to tighten or constrict sending blood closer to your core & heart to maintain warmth.
Circulation is then accelerated causing accelerated muscle recovery
Lactic acid is efficiently flushed out of the body.
As a result, you reduce training adaptation (because you aren’t too sore to train) which then minimises fatigue and helps maximise performance.
P3 Sports & Recovery maintain their ice baths between 13 and 15 degrees. These temperatures allow the user to reach the desired 3-4 minutes whilst staying submerged to the neck.