Benefits of Aquatic Bodywork Aquatic bodywork in Heavenly Spa’s warm-water healing pool offers pets a therapeutic and nurturing environment to assist in rehabilitation from injury, illness or surgery, as well as maintaining the overall wellness of pets of all ages and abilities.In addition to massage, stretching and exercise, aquatic bodywork uses the buoyancy, resistance and warmth of the water to benefit your pet. Buoyancy is the “upward” force on the body when it is in water – as apposed to the “downward” force of gravity when on land.This reduces the weight bearing down on the joints by 90%, making a full range of motion possible.The natural support of the joints provided by movement in the water gives protection from injury and often eases pain from injury or chronic conditions such as arthritis. Resistance on the muscles in water is twenty times that of movement in air.Just simple walking through the water can help to build greater strength than walking on land.Swimming combines an increased resistance on the muscles with a fuller range of motion, making it an excellent form of exercise as well as therapy. Warmth can assist in improving circulation, increasing flexibility and promoting relaxation.Heavenly Spa maintains its pool at 92-94 degrees to aid your pet in achieving greater relief of muscle tension and increased range of motion. When the benefits of warm-water healing are incorporated with massage therapy, the results are remarkable.