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Arthritis, Muscles, and
the hydrotherapy of a LifeSpas to relax your muscles and joints in a warm buoyant
environment. LifeSpas multitude of jets and seating designs offer superior massage
for muscles and joints while increasing circulation to help relieve pain. Studies
done by the Arthritis Foundation found that a spa and warm water exercise can
help ease the pain caused by arthritis.|
The soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water make it safe, ideal
environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.
Immersion in warm water raises your body temperature, causing your
blood vessels to dilate and increasing circulation.
Water exercise is a gentle way to exercise joints and muscles.
Water supports joints to encourage free movement, and may also
act as resistance to help build muscle strength.
Using a spa adds a component to the therapy - massage jet nozzles
release warm water and air, massaging your body and helping you relax
• Benefits of heat can
include muscle relation, decreased pain and stiffness, and greater
ease when performing exercise and daily activities.
todays fast pace society it is often times difficult to unwind at the end of the
day and get a good night sleep to recuperate the mind and body. The National Sleep
Foundation stats, "soaking in hot water such as a hot tub or bath, before
retiring to bed can ease the transition into a deeper sleep." LifeSpas offers
alternative sanitizing methods allowing you to go directly to bed without the
time and hassle of showering off the offensive odors and skin irritants often
associated with typical chemicals such as bromine and chlorine.
2 Diabetes Mellitus
An article from The New England Journal of Medicine
examined the effects of partial immersion in a hot tub on eight patients (five
men and three women; age range, 43 to 68 years; to sit in a hot tub for 30 minutes
a day, six days a week for three weeks. The patients' diets, exercise routines,
and therapy (three patients were taking insulin, and all were taking various oral
hypoglycemic drugs) were stable for eight weeks before the study and while the
study took place. After 10 days, one patient reduced his dose of insulin by 18
percent to prevent hypoglycemic reactions. As the study progressed, they reported
improved sleep and an increased general sense of well-being. During the three-week
period, the patients' mean weight decreased, mean fasting plasma glucose level
decreased, and their mean glycosylate hemoglobin levels decreased. The results
suggest that hot-tub therapy should be further evaluated as a therapy for patients
with type 2 diabetes mellitus. It may be especially helpful for patients who are
unable to exercise. The benefits could result from increased blood flow to skeletal
muscles. The results found that heat therapy, via hot tub immersion, improves
diabetic glycemic control and symptomatic diabetic neuropathy in patients with
type 2 diabetes.
This information was sourced from the Arthritis
Foundation, the National Sleep Foundation,
and The New England Journal of Medicine. Please
visit the Arthritis Foundation, the National Sleep Foundation, or The New England
Journal of Medicine for additional information. LifeSpas, Inc. recommends consulting
your physician before using a spa to assist with any medical condition and is
not liable for the information provided.