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Dr. Rick McAvoy is a physical therapist based in the United States who has specialised in aquatic physical therapy, fitness and sports performance for more than 25 years. Spa World is pleased to work alongside Dr. Rick helping to get the word out about the health benefits of swim spas.

The health benefits of de-stressing in a spa or swim spa

Too much stress in life is not fun and can affect our health in a whole range of ways. You could spend a fortune on de-stressing, but for the cost of a swim spa, you can have a lifetime of stress therapy right in your own home.

The benefits of swim spa power training

Swim spas are used around the world by sporting professionals to complement their power training.
Excellent exercise machines, swim spas offer a well-rounded fitness programme without having to spend all your time (and money) in a gym.

How swim spas help muscle strengthening

Studies show that you can lose up to 30% of muscle strength between the ages of 50 and 70. A swim spa can help.

Cross-training in your swim spa

Leading expert in swim spa exercise, Dr. Rick McAvoy says it not only allows you to train harder but smarter. “The unique aquatic environment affects almost every system of your body positively,” he says.