3 Examples of Recreational Therapy and How They Can Help You

Recreational therapy is defined by the American Therapeutic Recreational Association as a “systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.” Recreational therapy helps a lot of people with health issues ranging anywhere from mental health problems, addiction, and even physical rehabilitation. We are going to dive into the many different ways that one can partake in recreational therapy and the benefits it provides.

Music Therapy

Music therapy is specifically helpful in improving speech/communication skills and cognitive health, as well as raising physical activity and emotional/mental health. Music therapy has proved to be very helpful in facilitating children and adults with disabilities such as Alzheimer’s or autism spectrum disorder. In many communities, the local recreation centers offer classes or small concerts as a way to provide a form of music therapy to those seeking it out.

Physical Activity Therapy

Physical activity is great not only for physical health but just as much a person’s mental and emotional health. Physical activity triggers various chemicals in the brain that leave a person feeling happier, and overall less anxious. Common activities included in physical activity therapy are yoga, various types of dancing, and a range of sports.

Hot Water Therapy

Hot water therapy provides a multitude of benefits to a person’s overall well-being. Hot tubs or spas can be used to conduct many different types of therapy. Many people think of soaking in a hot tub as just a type of therapy to reduce stress, but there are genuine physiological benefits to utilizing your hot tub or spa. Hot tubs can provide relief from certain health conditions, ailments, and all the other discomforts life brings your way. At Hot Spring Spas of Kansas City, we believe in making every day better. If you are in need of a way to relax and feel better daily, we can help! Our Limelight and Highlife spa collections focus on exceptional performance with unique ways of hydrotherapy massage bringing you the highest levels of relaxation. Check them out today!

 

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