If you suffer from arthritis, hydrotherapy at a spa can help. There is nothing like warm water to relieve the stiffness, joint pain and inflammation often associated with arthritis.
If you suffer from the uncomfortable or painful symptoms of arthritis, hydrotherapy at a spa can help as follows
Spa therapy for arthritis
If you suffer from joint pain due to arthritis, the warm water can help your body relax. This relaxation is the first step toward releasing muscle tension, leading to more flexibility and better flow of oxygen through the blood. Soaking in jet-powered water can also help relieve many of the symptoms because of the warmth and buoyancy of the water.
The symptoms of arthritis that can be relieved with hydrotherapy at the spa are:
- Stiff joints
- Tense muscles
- Poor flexibility and range of motion
If you exercise quietly while sitting in your spa, you can even improve your muscle strength and your circulation as the water provides resistance.
If you want toexercise in your hot tub or spa, start slowly until you find your comfort level. This will prevent you from getting pain attacks. For example, you can try straight leg raises, leg kicks and on-the-spot marching.
While hydrotherapy at a spa can help relieve some of the immediate symptoms of arthritis, many are unaware of the indirect health benefits that can help promote better health. These can include improved sleep patterns, reduced stress levels, improved muscle recovery and even improved mental well-being through self-care, relaxation and spending more time with loved ones.
How to get the most out of your spa therapy
Medical experts recommend soaking in the warm water for 20 to 45 minutes. How long you stay in a spa depends on a number of factors, including but not limited to your health, climate and personal preferences. You may want to speak with your doctor first to make sure hydrotherapy is right for you and how best to use it to treat arthritis symptoms.
If you are using your spa for joint pain, the water temperature should be between 36 and 39 Degrees Celsius.
You can maximize your spa therapy by using the jets. This gentle massage stimulates your circulation, relieves tension and relaxes your muscles. The combination of massage and warm water softens your soft tissues, making them more flexible, making movement easier. Warm water also helps increase blood flow to stiff joints and muscles and can reduce swelling and inflammation.
Relaxing your mind
If you live with chronic pain, not only does your body need to relax, but so does your mind.
Just sitting in your spa, listening to the gentle lapping of the water and breathing slowly, can give you the perfect opportunity to meditate.
There is nothing like the combination of meditation and soothing warm water to melt away your tension, allowing you to relax deeply.
Relieve symptoms of arthritis with Sundance® Spas
Owning a spa is not only great for your leisure time, but it can also improve your health! So if you suffer from joint pain, arthritis or just want to relax, contact your local Sundance® Spas dealer nationwide today. Your local dealer will be happy to help you choose the perfect model for you to enjoy all day long!