If you’re recommended for hydrotherapy, the chances are you’ll probably get added to the end of a lengthy waiting list! But what about hydrotherapy at home?

The pandemic forced public hydrotherapy pools to shut down, and a study some 2 years later has shown that most pools remain closed. Mainly due to staff shortages and a focus on ‘urgent-care’ services, but also because hydrotherapy rooms got repurposed.

Despite decreased hydrotherapy access, hydrotherapy referrals have increased.


Hydrotherapy can treat a range of injuries and conditions, including joint pain and weakened muscles, and its success in helping people with limited or impaired mobility has meant that demand is at an all-time high.

It can be extremely frustrating to have your treatment delayed for an indefinite period, but there is an option that means you could start your hydrotherapy treatment sooner….

Hydrotherapy at home.

Benefits Of Hydrotherapy At Home

Hydrotherapy: An Overview

Hydrotherapy, also known as water therapy, aquatic therapy, pool therapy or balneotherapy, is the therapeutic application of warm water to your body, usually combined with exercises, to help in rehabilitation, recovery and management of physical symptoms.

During a hydrotherapy session, the warmth helps your muscles relax and reduces joint pain, whilst the water supports the weight of your body to relieve pain and increase the range of movement in your joints.

Not all pools can be used as hydrotherapy pools. Specialist hydrotherapy pools are often smaller, warmer, and have massage jets and mobility aids. Making your experience more comfortable, safe and beneficial.

Hydrotherapy At Home

Typically found in rehabilitation centres and special educational needs schools, more and more people are opting to install hydrotherapy pools in their own properties. There are many benefits to hydrotherapy at home, including…

Instant Access

The Problem

When you’re in pain, and you’re told hydrotherapy will help, it’s only natural that you’ll want to get started with your treatment as soon as possible. But increased demand for services means you’ll often get left waiting for weeks, maybe even months, for an available session.

The Solution

A hydrotherapy pool in your own home means you have instant access day or night at a time that suits you or when you need it most to ease your symptoms, increase your well-being and work towards recovery.

No Travel

The Problem

Travelling with an injury or reduced mobility can be stressful, uncomfortable and unreliable. Leaving you in more physical and emotional distress than you set out with. This can undermine the point of hydrotherapy and reduce the beneficial effects of your session in the pool.

The Solution

Whether you put your hydrotherapy pool in an extension or purpose-built room, having your own private pool at home means you don’t have to travel far at all! Making the entire experience more relaxing and enjoyable from start to finish.


The Problem

For some, physical therapy is a personal journey, and on a slightly less deep level, not everyone is comfortable in their bathers. Making public hydrotherapy pools an unnerving, uncomfortable and unpleasant place to be.

The Solution

Hydrotherapy at home does away with the discomfort caused by a public pool. The familiar surroundings of your own space can help you feel fully relaxed, less tense and more comfortable throughout your treatment for maximum relief of your symptoms.

Use For Family

The Problem

When you book a hydrotherapy session in a public-use pool, you won’t be able to share it with those you love. Having a hydrotherapy pool at home means your family could benefit from it too!

The Solution

As well as the amazing effects for those with a physical disability or injury, hydrotherapy at home is fantastic for reducing…

  • Stress – unwinding at the end of a busy day.
  • General muscle aches – recovery after 5-a-side.
  • Insomnia – switching off before bed.
  • Poor posture – realignment after screen time.

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Designed To Suit You

The Problem

Public-use hydrotherapy pools are a fantastic resource, but they’re designed and installed for the masses. Whilst most will have all the fixtures and fittings you need, they may not be where you like them, or suit your individual requirements.

The Solution

Employing an expert hydrotherapy at home contractor to design and install your pool means you’ll receive specialist advice on the layout of your new hydrotherapy space. But it’s you who’ll make the final decision on the layout, options and style that’s right for you.

Added Value

The most important benefit of hydrotherapy at home is for your health and well-being, but it’s worth noting that a pool within your property or grounds is likely to increase its value too.

Hydrotherapy Pools Vs Hot Tubs & Spas

You’d be forgiven for thinking that hydrotherapy pools, hot tubs and spas are all pretty similar. Because of the impressive health benefits associated with hydrotherapy, many ‘similar’ products get marketed as doing the same.

Yes, the warm water and massaging jets of a hot tub will help to ease your aches and pains, but there is a vast difference between therapeutic use and use for physiotherapy – where recovery and long-term relief from your symptoms are the goal.

Size is the crucial difference and perhaps the most important. Hydrotherapy to treat injury, muscle wastage and increased mobility requires you to do exercises and movements that need space. The shape and size of most spas just won’t allow that.

If you’re worried about how much space you need for a hydrotherapy pool, the answer might surprise you…

3x3m2 per person.

For more detailed information on designing and installing a hydrotherapy pool in your property, get in touch, and we’ll be happy to discuss your needs.