This year we were fortunate to receive funding to be able to test out a new session for our members at the Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool in Kendal.
We meet in a small group on Mondays from 12 until 1, with professional support.
The Pool (which is operated by Cumbria County Council in partnership with SLHT) was originally built by Westmorland Mencap Society for the children of Sandgate Special School but with sessions for community use.
Over the years the facility has been increasingly used by adults, with physical health problems and/or mental illness as a means exercising to maintain health or when rehabilitating from injury, or general and orthopaedic surgery.
Sandgate Hydrotherapy Pool offers a unique service to the population of Cumbria, the benefits of hydrotherapy have been well known for many years. The Pool offers these benefits to swimmers and non-swimmers alike in a supportive, non-competitive environment that affords privacy. Key benefits for Pool users include the ability to:
Move more easily
Relax your body
Regain fitness following an operation or accident
Perform gentle all body exercises
Improve circulation and breathing
Build self confidence
If you would like to find out more about these benefits for Headway South Cumbria members, contact us.