There are Many Benefits for Using a Spa - What's Yours?
Can a spa really help to relieve the pain of Arthritis?
Yes!In fact the National Arthritis Foundation recommends a daily regimen of spa use to help improve ones flexibility, range of motion, and to ease pain.
Natural Pain Relief
When you consider the beneficial effects of hydromassage on sore muscles, stiff joints, and poor circulation, it’s no wonder that many people affected by arthritis start and end their day with a soak in a spa.
Of course, a spa offers much more than just a good hydromassage.Soaking in hot, swirling water leaves you feeling mentally and emotionally relaxed as well.Fifteen minutes in the morning can give you a fresh start.And a soak before bedtime can make it easier to drift into a deep, restful sleep.A spa is something you’ll want to experience every day.
There are 3 factors at work in a spa:
Together, they create an experience that is both relaxing and healing.
Immersion in hot water raises the body temperature and causes the blood vessels to dilate, resulting in increases circulation.
The buoyancy of the water reduces body weight by approximately 90%, relieving pressure on joins and muscles and creating the relaxing sensation of weightlessness.
The massaging action of a spa is created by sending a mixture of warm water and air through jet nozzles.This “energized” stream of water relaxes tight muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.
National Sleep Foundation Sleepless Nights
Insomnia can often be traced to hectic, stressful lifestyles lived by basically healthy people.Sleep researchers have found that soaking in hot water before bedtime lets the body’s internal thermostat pull your temperature down, enabling sleep to set in with more ease.
Hot Tub Therapy Can Help Diabetics
For the more than 16 million people who have diabetes, help may be as close as the nearest hot tub.A recent study by a Colorado researcher published in the New England Journal of Medicine brings the benefits of hot tub therapy to the surface and sheds new light on the advantage of spa ownership.According to the study, soaking in a hot tub can be beneficial for people who are affected with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
With this type of diabetes, people can often control their condition with regular exercise and a good diet.
Unfortunately, many diabetics are physically unable to endure rigorous activity and maintain a steady weight.In a recent study conducted by Dr. Philip Hooper at the McKeeMedicalCenter in Colorado, eight people with Type 2 Diabetes were placed in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day for three consecutive weeks.The results indicated that patients reported a 13% reduction in blood sugar levels, improved sleep and an increase in their overall sense of well being.
If you or someone you know is affected by diabetes, relaxing in a spa might bring needed relief.A spa is the ultimate way to relax, unwind and relieve tension through state-of-the-art massage.
For more information on the results of this study, visit the New England Journal of Medicine web site at www.nejm.org.For more information regarind Diabetes, visit the American Diabetes Association web site at www.diabetes.org.
*Source:The New England Journal of Medicine September 16, 1999; 341:924-925.
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