Do you struggle with low back pain? If so, you are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people see a doctor or miss work.
However, there's no one universal cause of back pain. Chronic low back pain can be caused by injury, lifestyle, structural problems, and arthritis. Treatments can vary, too, depending on the cause, severity, and your doctor's recommendation. However, moving your body can improve circulation, reduce pain, and help you manage symptoms.
In this Facebook Live video, swim spa specialists Ben Gilliam and Mari Cuticelli share therapeutic massage techniques and low back exercises you can do at home. This routine targets your psoas and low back. These swim spa exercises can be incorporated into a water aerobics routine to strengthen your body, reduce pain, and live life better.
Warm water exercise and therapy in a Master Spas swim spa is particularly beneficial. The water temperature Increases blood flow, mobility, and comfort while you exercise. You can use water exercises to strengthen the muscles that support your spine.
Swim spa exercises for your low back demonstrated in this video:
In addition to the exercises, Ben and Mari demonstrated stretches for your low back. Stretching and moving in the water can help you reduce tension, increase flexibility, and heal muscles.
Swim spa stretches that can be beneficial for low back pain include twist stretch, psoas stretch, and hamstring stretch.
A benefit to incorporating a Master Spas swim spa into your aquatic therapy routine is the hydrotherapy massage. The jets can help you relieve pain.