The benefits of hydrotherapy have been well-studied and much written about. In fact, you probably know that hydrotherapy has been known to reduce stress, ease aches and pains, improve sleep, and even reduce stroke risk.
Now, it’s also been shown to offer benefits to those who suffer from autism and other sensory disorders.
What is Autism?
Autism is a biological and neurological delay. While health providers are often able to diagnose the condition earlier and earlier in a child’s life, it’s commonly diagnosed during the first three years of life when speech and developmental delays are first noticed. Other common symptoms include a lack of social skills and eye contact, sensitivity to light and sound, few to no facial expressions and more. (This isn’t an exhaustive list of symptoms, and, of course, autism should only be diagnosed by a physician. If you’re concerned about your child, please take your child to see a doctor.)
One of the greatest benefits a hot tub has to offer someone with autism is sensory processing assistance. People with autism can have a hard time focusing. The warm water in a hot tub can help soothe sensory overload, providing calm and allowing time and space to focus.
Hot tubs also allow people with autism an opportunity to work on their social skills. Hot tubbing is, after all, seldom a solo activity. These small groups allow those with autism time to interact with others in a calming, soothing environment.
If someone in your life could benefit from the soothing and social benefits of a hot tub, stop by a showroom today. Our experienced sales team can help you choose the perfect spa to fit your unique situation. From a Jacuzzi, or Caldera spa that’s sized to hold your whole family, to a cozy FreeFlow meant for two, there’s a hot tub made just for you. We can help you find it.