Throughout history, people have believed in the healing power of hot water. The ancient Egyptians built soaking baths and natural hot springs have long been sought out by people around the world. Famed Greek Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, is also the father of hydrotherapy, which is using water for therapeutic bathing, and balneotherapy, which is therapeutic bathing in hot springs.
Modern day spas continue this tradition of believing in the therapeutic value of water. The word spa is actually an acronym, coming from the Latin phrase "sanus per aquam," which means "health by water." Here are four reasons you should consider installing Hot Tubs by Aqua Friends Pool & Spa in your home.
Relief From Arthritis And Joint Pain
Not only does the hot water help reduce pain, the buoyancy of the water means your joints get a break from the stress of gravity. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the ideal therapeutic water temperature is between 92 and 100 degrees. A twenty minute soak will also improve circulation and decrease swelling and inflammation.
Improve Your Sleep
Whether you suffer from insomnia or it is just really hot outside making sleep difficult, soaking in the spa can help your body to relax. A cool water bath will make you feel more comfortable before retiring for bed. According to the National Sleep Foundation though, some people do better with a hot bath. As your body temperature rises, it will kick in your natural cooling system. You will have to experiment to see what works best for your body type.
Help Control Your Diabetes
Recent studies have shown promising results in patients with Type-2 diabetes using a hot tub on a regular basis. Improved sleep, circulation, better blood sugar readings, and even a lower need for insulin are some of the burgeoning benefits, although they do caution diabetics with neuropathy to carefully monitor the temperature when they use the hot tub.
Reduce Muscle Pain
You may have an ailment known as fibromyalgia, which can cause intense muscle pain. Or maybe you pulled a muscle. Even pushing it too much as the gym or in your regular exercise routine can cause sore muscles. Soaking in a spa will improve the blood flow in your body. This can help to remove the lactic acid that can collect in your muscles and cause the pain. The water jets common in most spas can also be used to target the individual muscles, providing a kind of water massage.