The use of warm water has many benefits in children’s hospice hydrotherapy sessions.
It 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 Acorns hospice has physiotherapists experienced in children’s hydrotherapy.