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Therapeutic Benefits


Warm Water WellnessWarm Water Wellness       

Immersion in our 92-degree warm water therapeutic pool:
• increases muscle strength, tone, flexibility, and mobility
• improves circulation and respiration
• rejuvenates sore muscles and joints
• enhances balance
• reduces pain
• speeds healing from injury and surgery
• eases anxiety
• improves sleep




Why 92 degrees? - warmth mattersWhy 92 degrees? - warmth matters       
This specific temperature range, 92 – 96 degrees F, is considered thermo-neutral, ideal for passive or minimally active therapy. Immersed in water at lower temperatures, a person more readily becomes chilled. Muscles would be more contracted.



Medical + Mental Health SupportMedical + Mental Health Support       
Pool users experience improvement for a wide range
of medical and mind-body conditions including arthritis,
PTSD, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, depression, and
diabetes. Circulation, blood pressure, edema, kidney
function, and much more are all improved in the pool’s
warm water.



Why The Pool is Great for YouWhy The Pool is Great for You       

Move to gain strength, improve balance,
reduce physical and emotional pain,
and by create a greater sense of calm
and confidence.

Connect and experience the camaraderie
and friendships that naturally develop in our
supportive environment and increase your
personal support and happiness.

Relax and enjoy the relief of supportive
weightlessness in warm water.




Aquatic Activities for Arthritis +Aquatic Activities for Arthritis +       

Tamarack's warm water is a safe, ideal environment for relieving pain and stiffness caused by arthritis and other similar conditions. In the pool, you can exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles.

Gentle Stretch is a class designed to safely keep your joints moving and improve your sense of well-being. The gentle activities in warm water, with guidance from a trained instructor, will help you gain strength and flexibility.  Move with joy as pain and stiffness decrease.

In another class? Always let your instructor know if you are working through arthritis or any similar condition.




Fibromyalgia Awareness -Fibromyalgia Awareness -       

Tamarack Aquatic Center is pleased to join the on-going efforts to inform health care providers, patients, caregivers and family in the Eugene/Springfield community about the signs, symptoms, causes, methods of treatment of fibromyalgia.

  • Past Fibromyalgia Awareness Events featured free therapeutic water movement sessions at Tamarack Aquatic Center