The use of warm water has many benefits and is known to be very relaxing whilst helping to ease aching muscles and stiff joints. Pain can be reduced and where movement is limited by weakness, the water helps to support limbs, reducing the effort needed to move. The experience of being in water offers a sense of freedom and relaxation and often enables more movement than on land. Further enjoyment and relaxation is gained from the addition of sensory lights and music.

Each hospice has physiotherapists experienced in children’s hydrotherapy. 

Our hydrotherapy facilities

There are different facilities across our three hospices which are all fully accessible. Our spas and hydrotherapy pools are carefully regulated and meet national guidelines for water quality and temperature.

Hydrotherapy pool at Acorns Birmingham hospice
Hydrotherapy pool at our Birmingham hospice
Hydrotherapy spa at Acorns Black Country hospice
Hydrotherapy spa at our Black Country hospice
Hydrotherapy pool at Acorns Three Counties hospice
Hydrotherapy pool at our Three Counties hospice

Benefits of hydrotherapy

  • Provides different experiences including sensory, relaxation and stimulation
  • Develops play and communication
  • Helps with symptom management

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