Throughout history, humankind has sought relief from the working day through relaxation and fellowship. For centuries, one of the most refreshing and healthy ways of combining the two has traditionally been through the utilization of a spa. From ancient communal baths to modern jetted tubs, the healing power of water has been harnessed to relieve stress and provide a setting for relaxed interaction and renewal. You can be assured that the moments of relaxation you spend in your South Seas spa will be matched by the knowledge that you purchased the finest home hydrotherapy product available on the market.
Hydrotherapy is based on three simple principles: heat, buoyancy and water movement, or hydromassage.
Heat dilates the blood vessels and increases circulation in the body, thus speeding up the removal of metabolic waste. Heat also helps endorphins (the body’s natural pain relievers) to work more rapidly so that areas of the body such as muscles and joints that have been strained, injured or stressed are relieved more quickly.
Since the body weighs 90% less when suspended in water, the effect of buoyancy on the body is a simple physics issue. When specific gravity is reduced, pressure on the spine, muscle groups, ligaments and joints is significantly eased.
Hydromassage, the delivery of moving water to various parts of the body, is the final and critical ingredient to the hydrotherapy process. Stress, injury and poor posture can cause muscle spasms and pain in muscles, and as a result, all body systems can benefit from hydromassage. Specifically directed jets of water stimulate and relax trigger points – highly sensitive hot tub relaxation ”nodules” in the spasming muscle. Massage has also been shown to improve flexibility, increase circulation and provide restorative benefits.
Hydrotherapy is more than just a way of relieving stress and stress-related conditions such as high blood pressure, headaches and chronic pain. Every part of the body can benefit, including the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, neuromuscular and digestive systems. Hydrotherapy has been proven to be especially effective in reducing the pain of arthritis, tendonitis, bursitis and inflammation resulting from sports injuries and overexertion. The moist heat is extremely beneficial to those suffering from respiratory ailments such as congestion, chronic bronchitis and asthma.
Increased circulation derived from hydromassage improves digestive processes; waste and metabolic by-products are more easily eliminated, and lymph is moved more efficiently through the body, strengthening the immune system. With hydrotherapy, it isn’t simply the case that you feel relaxed while in the spa for those precious few minutes; in fact you have an experience that will have far-reaching effects on the quality of your life.
Rarely do health and pleasure come together like they do in a South Seas spa. While many may think of hydrotherapy tubs as a luxury item, reserved for those who have the means to enjoy the fine life, for others a hydrotherapy tub is an indispensable part of making it through the day. The scientifically proven benefits associated with regular therapeutic hot tub use are beyond dispute and are even prescribed by doctors for the treatment of specific ailments. Conditions such as stress, arthritic pain, fibromyalgia, restless sleep, and type 2 diabetes, have all been treated with hydrotherapy.
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