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Many hot tub owners use their spa for therapeutic purposes ranging from treating chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and other ailments*. If you suffer from an illness/syndrome that can be treated with the use of a hot tub, with the right health insurance policy, your provider will cover the cost by 40% or in full. Now, just because your insurance provider is going to cover the cost of your hot tub, doesn’t mean you are going to get the top-of-the-line hot tub with all the bells-and-whistles. Be realistic when selecting your...read more
Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic usage of water. This method is one of the oldest health treatments dating back since early history. People were convinced hydrotherapy cured everything from typhoid; to tumors; and restored the internal state. Today, Hydrotherapy is recommended for the treatment of arthritis and muscle tension among other ailments. Access to hydrotherapy is one of the main reasons anyone decides to purchase a hot tub. However, it is important to know exactly what role each feature of a hot tub plays in this water treatment....read more
Invited to a hot tub get together? Spas are a unique alternative to a social gathering. Just like any social engagement, there is a little etiquette that should be practiced. Even in a hot tub spa! First thing, which is fairly simple, don’t turn the spa into your restroom. Warm water relaxes your entire body-including your muscles. You may be stricken with the sudden urge to relieve yourself. Be mindful of others, and use the appropriate facility that has been made available to guests. Need something that requires you to get out of the...read more
The joy of hot water therapy has become a popular and natural therapeutic remedy for humans. But, did you know animals also suffer from ailments such as arthritis, stiff joints and muscles, and chronic pain? Many animal owners are now turning to natural remedies such as hydrotherapy to help rehabilitate their pets. 1. Heidi the Rabbit: An arthritic rabbit from the UK was prescribed regular hydrotherapy sessions to help with her condition. Hot water therapy has relieved the arthritis in her hips and knees and spondylitis in her neck. 2....read more
Thanks to your joints you can wiggle, run, bend, play an instrument…you name it! Healthy joints are a given if you want your body to be at its very best. So, what are your joints made of? Smooth tissue called cartilage and synovium and a lubricant called synovial fluid cushion the joints so bones do not rub together. But increasing age, injury — even sitting the wrong way or carrying too much weight — can wear and tear your cartilage. How can I keep my joints happy and healthy? Incorporate weight training into your exercise...read more
A hot tub is more than what meets the eye. Whether you use it to relieve stress, or spend some time with family and friends, a hot tub can also be used to improve your health. Warm water can soothe your muscles and provide resistance, which can make water exercises more effective and pleasurable. In fact, exercising in hot tubs is recommended by the National Arthritis Foundation (NAF). According to the NAF, exercising in warm water, relieves arthritis pain, and helps strengthen your muscles. Try these exercises in your hot tub. If you feel...read more
A hot tub is more than a purchase, it is an investment. When choosing a hot tub, whether it be a stationary or portable spa, there are several factors involved. From placement of your hot tub; to maintenance; to its health benefits, these aspects should influence your decision. One of the main queries a hot tub owner will face is the practicality of owning a hot tub; however, that worry can be eliminated by purchasing a Softub spa. The benefits from owning a hot tub are infinite. A hot tub can be used to relieve pain; unwind from a...read more
When incorporating your spa into your backyard, see it as an accessory to your landscape. Don’t just use your hot tub, personalize it and add that final touch to your dream oasis. Make your hot tub an addition to your backyard with these easy tips and tricks: Placement of your Hot Tub It is important to consider the topography of your backyard. Make sure to place your spa in a flat area, that is not near dirt or leaves. Although a cover will prevent pieces of debris and dirt collecting in your hot tub, it will not provide the same...read more
Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes muscle and connective tissue pain. Although the cause of Fibromyalgia is unknown, the pain is still very real. Most people with Fibromyalgia suffer from chronic pain, severe fatigue, muscle spasms, and weakness in the limbs. The treatment for this disorder varies from aerobic exercise to prescribed medicine. Surprisingly, however, people who have fibromyalgia have been known to utilize water to alleviate pain and muscle spasms. According Aquatic Therapy Journal, “an aquatic environment is an ideal...read more
Stress comes in all forms. We feel stress from work, school, relationships, family issues, and so much more. Stress causes sleepless nights, stress-related pain, and anxious behavior. Luckily, hydrotherapy has been a main source of relief for people who suffer from these symptoms. Hydrotherapy involves three main components: heat, buoyancy, and massage. These elements have a greater impact than many people may realize. Heat helps the body produce endorphins, which are natural pain relievers, and when your body produces them, you feel more...read more