Many still see hot tubs as the ultimate luxury. Healing characteristics of warm water massage, however, also make a hot tub the perfect place for washing away mental stress, alleviating pain and rejuvenating the body. Looking for a top-quality spa in San Diego? Get a priceless spa experience in your very own backyard and make the most out of hot tub and spa therapeutic benefits! Here’s how hydrotherapy can help relax your muscles and relieve arthritis pain.
What is arthritis?
Arthritis or the inflammation of joints is a musculoskeletal condition and it is not a single disease. The term ‘arthritis’ is used to denominate any disorder that affects joints. There are over one hundred different types of arthritis and they all involve swelling and/or pain in and around the joints.
The most prevalent type of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA), accompanied by rheumatoid arthritis (RA), fibromyalgia (FM), gout, and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Each form of arthritis comes with its own cause.
Arthritis affects people of all ages and genders, though advanced age increases the risk for getting it. Rheumatoid arthritis, for instance, often starts in middle age and it’s frequent in older people, particularly women.
How does arthritis affect your body?
Most types of arthritis cause pain, swelling and stiffness in and around the joint(s), as well as limited range of motion. The type, intensity, duration and frequency of pain depends on the form of arthritis. Symptoms can be mild, moderate or intense. They may come and go or stay the same for years. There are, however, ways to ease the pain – in your very own private spa in San Diego!
How can hot tub hydrotherapy help ease pain caused by arthritis?
Research has shown that warm water therapy works wonders for all sorts of musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis. Hot tub baths will provide effective pain relief, relax your muscles, and help you cope with the stiffness caused by arthritis.
Many people who suffer from arthritis have reported reduced discomfort and improved range of motion due to regular hot tub use. Hot tub baths can help in three main ways:
- Soothing warm water jets provide massage and much-needed relief, ease muscle tension and relieve pressure on the surrounding blood vessels, nerves, and joints.
- Heat stimulates blood circulation, alters the sensation of pain, increases muscle relaxation, and decreases muscle rigidity and spasms.
- Water buoyancy decreases the effects of gravity, reducing a person’s body weight by 75 to 90 percent. The weightless environment reduces strain on the joints, allowing the pulsation of the warm water to encourage your blood circulation.
Spending time in your hot tub as part of your treatment program will, therefore, take stress off your sore joints and provide arthritis relief. By promoting blood flow, hot tub baths can also help reduce inflammation and aid in the healing process.
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