Oprah Winfrey once said, “Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.” Take that chance today, and every day, with aquatic dance therapy in your Marquis® swim spa.
What is aquatic dance therapy?
When you think of dancing, aquatic dance therapy probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, you probably think it’s just for people who are injured and are in some sort of physical therapy, right? While that can definitely be the case, you don’t have to be recovering from an injury to do this type of therapy.
Aquatic dance therapy is called therapy because it’s, well … therapeutic. When you dance in the water, it’s therapeutic for both your body and mind. The warm water and soothing massage of swim spa jets relaxes your muscles. The movement of the dance and the relaxation of being in the water relaxes your mind and releases endorphins. So whether you have a medical reason or not, it is truly therapeutic.
How do you do aquatic dance therapy?
If you are doing aquatic dance therapy as part of a physical therapy regimen, you may have been prescribed certain motions or dances as part of your therapy. If that is the case, you should absolutely stick to that routine.
But, if you’re doing it on your own, you have different options. You can do standard practices, like water aerobics or Aqua Zumba®. Or, you can make it your own! Just turn on some music and dance your heart out. The important part is that you’re moving and moving in the water; don’t worry too much about the movements themselves.
Can I do this with other people?
Not only can you do aquatic dance therapy with other people, we encourage it! Any activity is more fun with friends, and you’ll get more out of the workout. Feel silly dancing in your swim spa by yourself? With friends, you can just laugh the night away, while still getting a great workout. Plus, once you’re done, you can just all hang out in the swim spa and have a spa night. How great is that?
So … why a swim spa?
“So, this aquatic dance therapy thing sounds great,” you’re thinking. “But why should I do it in a swim spa?”
The truth is, you don’t have to have a specific place to do this. You can do it in a pool, in a hot tub — wherever you have water. But, we highly recommend doing it in your Marquis swim spa. Marquis swim spas are expertly designed to combine the best features of a pool and a hot tub. So, you’ll have all of the therapeutic benefits of a hot tub, with enough space to have a dance party with your friends. Plus, you can do it all year long in the heat of the swim spa.
If you’re ready to get started, head on over to Mastercraft Pool & Spa and we’ll help you find the perfect fit.