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Arthritis, Muscles, and Joints

Use 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 tight muscles.

Benefits of heat can include muscle relation, decreased pain   and stiffness, and greater ease when performing exercise and   daily activities.

Sleep

In 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.


Type 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.


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