Relieve Stress, Back Pain, and Arthritis!

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What is Hydrotherapy?

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, "Hydrotherapy is the external or internal use of water in any of its forms (water, ice, steam) for health promotion or treatment of various diseases with various temperatures, pressure, duration, and site. It is one of the naturopathic treatment modality used widely in ancient cultures including India, Egypt, China, etc."[1

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What is hydrotherapy used for?

1. To relieve stress

In warm water, the body's blood vessels dilate lowering the resistance on the heart. This reaction actually lowers blood pressure! (The warm water) "may also slow down the body’s reaction to anxiety and release endorphins – a natural stress fighter." [2]

2. Help Relieve Back Pain

The Australian Journal of Physiotherapy printed an article showing that "in a pilot study, which investigated the effectiveness of hydrotherapy in the management of lumbar spondylosis, results demonstrated a reduction in pain levels and suggested that thoraco-lumbar mobility could be improved, especially if the range was less than normal before treatment." [3]

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3. Helps Arthritis and Other Pains

According to Arthritis.org, "research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain. There are many reasons soaking in warm water works. It reduces the force of gravity that’s compressing the joint, offers 360-degree support for sore limbs, can decrease swelling and inflammation and increase circulation." [4]

It's no secret hydrotherapy has many benefits on the body, and has been extensively proven in research. But, why pay top dollar to enjoy these benefits only momentarily at your local day spa, when you can really see results by having 24 hour access to your own hot tub at home.

At Spa Palace, we not only sell top brands like Jacuzzi® and Sundance® Spas, but we continue to provide you with great service and knowledge so you can enjoy your hot tub or spa for years to come! Stop by one of our 6 showrooms in Colorado today or call to get your free quote!

 

 

1. . 2014 May; 6(5): 199–209.
2. "Why is Hydrotherapy Good for You?." Health and Fitness Travel, 18 Feb. 2017, http://www.healthandfitnesstravel.com/blog/why-is-hydrotherapy-good-for-you.
3. Smit, Tracey E., and Ron Harrison. "Hydrotherapy and chronic lower back pain: A pilot study." Austrailian Journal of Physiotherapy Volume 37. Issue 4 (1991): 229-234. Print.
4. "Warm Water Works Wonders on Pain." Arthritis Foundation, 15 Aug. 2017, http://www.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/pain-management/tips/warm-water-therapy.php.

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