Benefits of Hydrotherapy


While it’s true that relaxation is a common benefit of spas, your Softub® spa was designed for true, even hydrotherapy. From our jet positioning to the barrier free seating, Softub® provides total free movement for your hydrotherapy routine. We didn’t invent hydrotherapy…we just made it better!


ARTHRITIS
With over 40 million people affected by arthritis, a warm soak in a Softub® spa relieves the pain of muscle and joint stiffness, improves blood circulation and releases endorphins which is a natural pain reliever. Buoyancy of water reduces 90% of body weight, making it easy to move around comfortably.


FIBROMYALGIA
Hydrotherapy appears to be particularly effective for those suffering from FMS by reducing muscle pain in the ligaments and tendons. In one study, fibromyalgia patients were given therapeutic whirlpool baths twice a week for six weeks. Upon conclusion of the study, the patients involved had better muscle and joint function, reduced pain symptoms and improved sleep quality.


CHRONIC PAIN CONDITIONS
With more knowledge coming forward on the health concerns of opioids and long term pain medications, people are looking for a more homeopathic approach to managing chronic pain. A warm soak in a Softub® spa relieves the pain of muscle and joint stiffness in four ways; Buoyancy of water, reduces 90% of body weight, improves blood circulation, brain releases endorphins into the blood stream, which is a natural pain reliever. The dilation of blood vessels, increasing the flow and pressure, helps peoples with muscle or joint pain by delivering oxygen and enzymes to the site of pain


DIABETES
With the vast increase of Type 2 diabetes, also referred to as “adult onset diabetes.” Watching our weight and moderate exercise is an essential part of managing Type 2 diabetes. There are many ways that managing diabetes can improve through hydrotherapy in a Softub® Spa. Exercise, using water aerobics in a barrier free seating Softub® spa. Limited joint mobility is improved with hydrotherapeutic massage. Hydrotherapy’s positive effect on blood circulation can be especially helpful for diabetics who are unable to participate in traditional forms of exercise.


ANXIETY AND STRESS REDUCTION
Gentle massage created by the Softub® spa jets aids in loosening knots of tension and enhances the muscle’s range of motion. With increased blood flow, the brain releases endorphins into the blood stream, a natural form of pain relief for tension in the body.


SLEEP DISORDERS
Lack of sleep has been linked to numerous negative effects. Luckily enough the answer might be waiting in your own back yard. The National Sleep Foundation states that “soaking in hot water, such as a hot tub before retiring can ease the transition into a deeper sleep.” Here is the science behind it: soaking in water approximately 90 minutes before going to bed triggers your body’s internal thermostat to lower your body temperature. A gradual reduction in body temperature induces drowsiness, leaving you more prepared for sleep.

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