Hydrotherapy has been an essential element of health and wellness since at least the time of Hippocrates. The Greek father of medicine wrote extensively about hydrotherapy, which is essentially the use of water to relieve discomfort and promoting physical well-being.
For Hippocrates, a good, warm bath “soothes the pain in the side, chest and back,” he wrote. He also described how it improved respiration, soothed joint pain, was good for the skin and “removes heaviness of the head.”
From Greece, the Romans took hydrotherapy to another level. In ancient Rome, wealthy Roman citizens were perpetually lauded if they left money in their will for public baths. A soothing, restorative soak in a heated bath was a staple of Roman life in many of Rome’s cities 2,000 years ago.
Today, the benefits of hydrotherapy and a soak in heated water don’t require a trip into town like it did for the Romans. Strong Spas delivers health and wellness with the benefits of hydrotherapy right to your house.
Here’s a list of proven health and wellness benefits you can enjoy with a Strong Spas hot tub.
An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans have sleep disorders, according to the CDC. But studies have shown sleep can be improved with hydrotherapy. One study showed a hot soak improved the sleep of female insomniacs. Another study linked immersion in hot water for at least 20-30 minutes with easing depression and improving sleep quality.
The formula for improved sleep is simple: Soak in a Strong Spas hot tub to relax, improve your outlook and relieve stress that can cause you to be unable to sleep.
Sore muscles aren’t restricted to people engaged in strenuous work such as building houses or landscaping. Sore muscles can occur from occupational work whether it’s physically demanding or even sitting in a chair for extended periods. Whether it’s exercise or cramped working conditions, anyone and everyone can suffer from sore muscles.
That’s why a soak in a Strong Spas hot tub is so beneficial. In addition to the soothing benefits of hot water, the buoyancy of water reduces the weight that joints, bones and muscles have to bear. The warmth of the water and the pressure of the jets directed at key muscles and joints in a Strong Spas hot tub reduces swelling and improves muscle relaxation. There’s also a link between hydrotherapy and pain relief.
Lower Back Pain
Lower back pain is common, very debilitating and can severely impact the quality of life of millions of Americans, particularly those over the age of 45. But it’s been proven that hydrotherapy, such as daily soaks in a Strong Spas hot tub, can treat lower back and ease the suffering.
Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief
Hydrotherapy is recognized as an effective way to relieve the debilitating and painful effects of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The swelling and stiffness, as well as lowered joint motion, caused by arthritis can be eased with the therapeutic hydrotherapy of a Strong Spas hot tub.
One study showed that hydrotherapy produced the greatest improvement in relief of rheumatoid arthritis as compared to exercise. The improvements came after just two 30-minute soaks a week over the course of several months.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that cause widespread muscle pain all over the body in which the muscles and even joints can be tender to the touch. It also can cause severe fatigue and sleep issues. An estimated 8 percent of the population over the age of 40 have fibromyalgia and 75 percent of those suffer from poor sleep quality, according to the National Institutes of Health.
In a study of 30 female patients with fibromyalgia between the ages of 30 and 65, hydrotherapy was shown to improve sleep quality, physical function, professional status, psychological disorders and physical symptoms.
Stress and Anxiety
Unfortunately, we are all well acquainted with stress and anxiety. Work, commuting, deadlines, alarm clocks, emails, bills, family life, keeping up with the Jones’ on social media, always “connected” with smartphones … the list goes on. One study by the American Psychological Association found a link between technology use and stress.
A Strong Spas hot tub is an excellent way to soak away stress and anxiety. The combination of hot water, strategically placed, soothing jets that massage your body, expertly designed and manufactured built-in amenities such as cup holders and ice buckets, and ease of use of your Strong Spas hot tub, make for an exceedingly pleasant and relaxing end of your day.
Strong Spas Makes it Easy for You
Now that you know how beneficial a Strong Spas hot tub can be to improving your quality of life, introduce yourself to our hot tubs. Manufactured to the highest specifications right here at our production facility in Pennsylvania, you can count on the superior design and handcrafted quality of a Strong Spas hot tub to help improve your health and wellness.
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