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We have learned from ancient cultures through today’s research that immersion in hot water has beneficial effects on your body, mind and spirit.
Your experience today starts with relaxation. As you soak, well-documented research suggests that hot water immersion has a multitude of benefits that include the following:
The use of hot water or heat is recommended for many people with arthritis but not all. Consult with your physician first.
~New England Journal of Medicine.
It is estimated that over 50 million Americans are affected by some form of arthritis. While there are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis, many of the characteristics are similar. A prominent characteristic is inflammation of the joints which causes swelling, pain and stiffness. The result is often loss of joint movement or function.
A hot tub is the perfect compliment to your doctor-prescribed therapy. For many people affected by arthritis soaking in the warm, soothing water of a hot tub can provide much needed relief. A hot tub provides warmth, massage and buoyancy. They help relax and exercise joints and muscles. And all this can happen in the convenience, privacy, and comfort of your own backyard.
The use of hydrotherapy is not a new concept. It goes back centuries to ancient Greece, but was made popular by the Roman civilization. They recognized the benefits of bathing and massage as a form of relaxation and rejuvenation. Today we refer to this hot water rejuvenation as Hydrotherapy or Hydromassage. It consists of three elements: buoyancy, heat and massage.
According to the American Diabetes Association, over 23.6 million people have diabetes Type 1 or 2. Controlling blood glucose (sugar) levels is the only defense against the many problems and side effects that come from diabetes but studies show relief may be as close as your hot tub.
With this type of diabetes, people can often control their condition with regular exercise and a good diet. Unfortunately, some diabetics are physically unable to endure rigorous activity and maintain a steady weight.
Many people suffer from insomnia which is defined as persistent difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep or sleep of poor quality. Sleep researcher believe that a person’s hectic lifestyle, and stress cause many cases of insomnia. Insomnia is typically followed by functional impairment while awake. The result of lack of sleep can cause battered nerves, grogginess, lapses in memory, depression, and erratic mood swings. Soaking in a hot tub before going to bed can help relieve stress, promote relaxation, and lead to a deep and more peaceful sleep. The scientific journal, Sleep, conducted a study that showed a drop in body temperature can help to ease the body into a relaxing and sound sleep.