I had my first water therapy yesterday and as I said in the past, it couldn't have come at a better time. Prior to me arriving, I was having problems with my legs, especially below my knees all the way to my toes. Magically, when I arrived and got into the pool which was not to hot but in the grove, and I couldn't feel the pain in my lower body. However, I could still feel the pain in my upper body cuz I was in 3 feet of water (waist), to start out with and they had me do certain excercise first for my lower body. The excercises consisted of movements like leg stretches, standing on my toes, walking sideways, etc., the type of excercise we only dream to be able to do on dry land. Once I finished the lower body parts, they had me move over to the deep end. Get this, four and half feet! Then they had me do excercises for my upper body. While in the water, I could feel no pain at all. It was as though my body was lifeless, but breathing. Did that make sense? After only a half hour in the pool and because it was my first time, the therapist informed me that we were done for the day and that eventually I would be able to stay in the water for an hour. I thought, my goodness, I could stay in this water for hours but I have to follow the therapists orders. To my surprise as I walked across the pool towards the stairs and as I tried to lift just one leg to the first step, I couldn't. It was as though my leg weighed at least 500 lbs. So I grabbed hold of the bar and put my other leg on the step and then my body felt like it weighed 1,000 pounds. Then I knew I was in trouble. The therapist made a comment like, "Welcome to gravity" and helped me get out of the pool. After getting myself out, I took a warm brief shower there and the heaviness went away and I was able to function again but I felt tired. So I drove myself home and ended up taking a nap. When I woke up from the nap, I was still tired but one thing I wasn't and that was acky. Even today, as you can see, I have been able to respond to several posts today, because I actually feel that this one day of water therapy, along with the nap, actually worked! I mean, My rhuemy has prescribed me with 12 weeks, (3x week), of water therapy, so I can only imagine what it is going to do for me. I literally don't have pain in my legs right now and if I do, I'm sure It's at least 80% less. What an experience. Don't get me wrong, it was a fantastic experience that everyone should try at least once or twice. TRY IT YOU MIGHT LIKE IT!