Stressed? Sore? Trouble sleeping? Arthritis? Diabetes?
Find Hydrotherapy Relief in Your Own Spa…
Hydrotherapy‘s clinical definition is ” the external use of water in the medical treatment of certain diseases, conditions and ailments.” Spa ownership gives you easy and regular access to the numerous benefits of hydrotherapy.
Common symptoms of stress include tight or sore muscles, headaches, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, fatigue, and trouble sleeping. Your hot tub’s warm water and therapy jets help to relieve stress and its many symptoms. Relaxing in warm water is believed to encourage the release of the hormone dopamine to combat the harmful effects of stress, while the soothing jets serve to luxuriously massage your tension away.
Help for Insomnia
Trouble sleeping? Warm water immersion before bed has been shown to help people fall asleep more easily.
Your heart health can benefit from spa therapy, as blood vessels relax in the warm water, improving circulation, lowering blood pressure, and allowing your heart to pump with less effort. In addition, the pressure of the water itself pushes blood toward the chest cavity, causing an increase in blood flow by about 33%.*
Exercise and Work Recovery
Incorporating spa time into your fitness routine helps to loosen muscles and joints and reduce swelling. The increase in blood flow aids in faster muscle recovery from injury or fatigue. According to Men’s Health Magazine, hot water immersion has been shown to reduce soreness by 40% in those with a medium to intense fitness regimen.
*Quill, Scott. (2007, Jan-Feb). Reduce soreness by 40 percent. Men’s Health, 22, 46.
Scientific studies show that warm water therapy can aid in balancing the autonomic nervous symptom, promoting mental health, a greater sense of well-being, and an improved ability to focus.
*Keegan, L.&G. (1998). Healing Waters: The miraculous health benefits of earth’s most essential resource. New York: Berkley/Putnam.
The Arthritis Foundation highly recommends warm water exercise to “ keep joints moving, restore and preserve flexibility and strength” which “protects against further damage.” Warm water exercise also “improves coordination, endurance, and your ability to perform daily tasks (such as walking or writing).” The Arthritis Foundation so encourages warm hydrotherapy that it even provides a spa purchasing guide.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, conducted by Dr. Philip L. Hooper at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado, found that hot tub immersion improved blood sugar readings, improved sleep, and higher overall well-being in a group of Type 2-Diabetes patients.*
*If you have a serious health condition, please consult your doctor regarding appropriate hot water therapy use.