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Therapeutic Benefits


Warm Water WellnessWarm Water Wellness       
Immersion a in 92-degree warm saltwater 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.



Saltwater Ultraviolet Sanitized WaterSaltwater Ultraviolet Sanitized Water       
The pool utilizes state of the art ultraviolet and saltwater generators as well as CO2 to sanitize the pool producing bio- and bather-friendly waters. We are very proud of our sustainable green friendly facility, and offer the clearest bather friendly swimming pool water in the state of Oregon. The benefits are many...
  • No eye or skin irritation
  • Crystal clear water
  • No chlorine odor
  • Bio friendly



Defying Gravity - Eugene MagazineDefying Gravity - Eugene Magazine       

" Healing Waters - In 2009, Leni was diagnosed with lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and scleroderma, an incurable disease with a life expectancy of three to 10 years. At the onset of Leni's illness, she could not stand up or feed herself, but healing waters at Tamarack have been transformative for her. 'I am able to do things in the water I cannot do on land,' Leni says. 'The warm salt water of Tamarack helped me get back on my feet.' "

Read all of Defying Gravity - Warm-Water Wellness at Tamarack Aquatic by Amanda Bedortha in Eugene Magazine.




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 saltwater.



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. Our classes with an arthritis focus are designed to safely keep your joints moving and improve your sense of well-being.

For example, Gentle Arthritis Stretch allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. It offers slow, steady moves without use of a flotation device. 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.

We annually host an awareness event which is free and open to public. 

  • Our May 5th, 2018 Fibromyalgia Awareness event featured free therapeutic water movement sessions at Tamarack Aquatic Center