Did you know that Mississauga now has 4 therapy pools available? Do you know what a therapy pool is? If you haven't heard of these pools before and don't know where they're located you’ll need to find out. These pools are heated more than regular recreational pools to offer relief to sore aching muscles as well as a wide range of other conditions. If you're looking for a nice relaxing swim that will leave you feeling like a million dollars you'll want to take the plunge and give it a try.
There is a therapeutic pool located in Malton, Clarkson, Mississauga Valley Community Centre and at the Huron Park Community Center. The Mississauga Valley therapy pool just opened this July and is quickly attracting residents from all across the city.
If you feel relaxed after a swim at a regular pool you won't believe the difference when you swim in one that is slightly warmer. Most community pools keep the temperature at 84° while the therapy pools crank up the heat to 92°. While this is only 8° higher, it makes all the difference in the world.
The water has many properties that help to speed up the healing process and for injuries and accidents. One of them is the pressure that the water puts on the body due to gravity. This pressure increases the circulation which helps to clean out the site of the injury. As well, the buoyancy of the water gives you more motion range when you're exercising since your joints have more space between them.
For example, anyone that's suffering from arthritis would notice the difference immediately in the therapy pool. Muscles surrounding the joint can be strengthened since the sore area would not be receiving as much pressure.
There is no reservation needed to visit these pools and all you need to do is show up and find out for yourself what a therapy pool is all about. There are programs running for specific exercises or you can just go and enjoy a free swim.
The water isn't as hot as what you'd find in a hot tub so most people can take advantage of this type of relaxing therapy to ease their sore aching muscles or to help an injury get better faster. If you haven't yet had the chance to try one out, just get ready to dive right in. The water is warm and inviting in these Mississauga therapy pools and may be just what you need to de-stress after a long week at work.