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Cottams Farm

Whalley Road






Telephone: 07969 443995

Email: hydroatthebarn@outlook.com

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Since ancient times hydrotherapy has brought relief. The healing powers of water were recognised by the ancient Egyptians in 2000 BC. The Romans were also strong believers in the power of hydrotherapy. As early as AD 1138 people travelled from all over England to Bath to wash away infirmities.


Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic whole body treatment that involves moving and exercising in water. Hydrotherapy pools are different from ordinary pools because the temperature, pressure, and movement of the pool is controlled and changed according to who is using the pool and why.


The pool at Hydro @ the Barn is low-chlorine and runs at a temperature of approximately 33 degrees, it is 6m x 4.5m, and includes advanced multi-sensory equipment such as lights, sounds, music and visual effects. This enables us to combine both hydrotherapy and controlled multisensory stimulation for the benefits of those who use the pool. There are jacuzzi and resistance jets which may be used for a variety of reasons including relaxation or therapy. Being immersed, buoyant or massaged in water can help relieve our bodies in a variety of different ways, people are able to perform activities in the pool that they are unable to perform on dry land, and hydrotherapy can help with many physical and emotional complaints.


Hydrotherapy can:


• Increase mobility

• Reduce pain and muscle spasm

• Improve and maintain range of joint movement

• Increase physical fitness and functional tolerances

• Strengthen weak muscle groups

• Re-educate normal movement patterns

• Improve balance

• Improve co-ordination

• Improve posture

• Improve self-confidence and reduce anxiety and stress

• Stimulate circulation


For many people with disabilities, who frequently live with pain and physical limitations the use of a hydrotherapy pool offers them an opportunity to gain a sense of physical freedom and relief from pain that they cannot experience on land.


For people with sensory or profound disabilities the physical environment of the hydrotherapy pool satisfies and calms their sensory needs.


"Water is not necessary to life, but rather life itself, it fills us with a gratification that exceeds the delight of the senses."