Buoyancy occurs when you are immersed in a spa. Your body's
weight is reduced by 90%, relieving pressure on strained joints and muscles.
This buoyancy helps alleviate the tension so often associated with stress.
The logic of using a spa should not be hard to figure out.
Nothing soothes tired, sore or stiff joints and muscles better than a consistent
therapy of warm water massage. Many of our customers tell us that they
originally purchased their HydroSpa having had little or no idea of what the
health benefits would be. We receive testimonials on a regular basis that tout
the wonders of hydro-massage. An early morning soak in a hot tub provides
temporary relief from arthritis pain and helps you feel better throughout the
Hydrotherapy: Web MD
Alternative Approaches to the Treatment and Rehabilitation of
A holistic approach is called for in RA, and several alternative therapies
are effective for reducing the symptoms. People have also found success with
acupuncture, chiropractic, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, herbal medicine, and
Medical Dictionary, 2000
(hi´´dro-ther´ah-pe) the external use of water in the
treatment of disease and injury. adj.,
Because of its physical properties related to the
conduction of heat, buoyancy, and cleansing action, water is an ideal
agent for applications of "heat" HEAT and "cold" COLD to obtain desired
physiological effects, débridement of wounds that are extensive and not
easily cleansed by other methods, and the implementation of programs of
therapeutic "exercise" EXERCISE .
Applications of moist heat and warm water help relieve pain and improve
circulation, promote relaxation and reduce muscle tightness, and serve to
localize infections. Examples of hydrotherapeutic measures of this type
include warm baths, hot packs, and compresses of toweling, wool, and other
cloth materials. Special equipment such as the "hubbard tank" HUBBARD TANK
and whirlpool baths are fitted with devices that mechanically agitate the
water, thereby providing gentle massage and a cleansing action in addition
to the therapeutic effects of heat.
Many physicians and physical therapists recommend water therapy or
water massage for rehabilitative therapy. The Arthritis Foundation is one
such credible source and has found that the "warmth, massage effect, and
buoyancy, needed to both relax and exercise joints and muscles in the
convenience of one's home is available in home whirlpool baths or spas.
The Arthritis Foundation further states that, "Soaking in
water allows muscles to become relaxed, which enables one to perform range
of motions exercises and to carry out daily tasks with less pain and
The massage effect of the whirlpool jets are designed to
relieve muscle tensions in six areas of the body: neck/shoulder, mid-back,
lower back, thighs, and feet.
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