Therapeutic hot SPA benefits
A study in the North American Journal of Medical Sciences outlined the therapeutic benefits of using a Spa, which range from relieving pain points from the bottoms of your feet to the strained muscles of your neck to healing certain health issues. Some therapeutic benefits of hot spas include:
1. Minimizing arthritis pain: The most common symptoms of arthritis are pain, inflammation and stiffness of the joints, ligaments or tendons. The controlled
temperature and pressure of spas offer a natural option to minimize those symptoms and relax muscles without the side effects of medication.
2. Lowering blood sugar levels: The heat in hot spa helps dilate blood vessels to improve blood flow so more nutrient-rich blood reaches your muscles, effectively
reducing your blood sugar level. The increase in blood flow is especially beneficial for people with diabetes, as some studies have shown that regular dips in a hot spa actually reduced blood glucose levels for some patients.
3. Relieving fibromyalgia pain: Spas jets stimulate circulation. As blood flow increases, the muscles begin to loosen, which makes it much less painful to move around.
4. Reducing stress and anxiety: Spending time relaxing alone or with close friends or loved ones can help with concentration and the release of endorphins, known to be mood elevators, that reduce anxiety.
5. Improving sleep quality: Hot water decompresses your joints, increases your circulation and lowers your blood pressure and heart rate. You begin to become
drowsy as your body temperature gradually drops after a soak, setting the tone for a tranquil pre-sleep state leading to perfect sleep.
6. Reducing pain and promoting healing: In a hot spa, the water supports approximately 90 percent of your body weight, making you feel weightless and relieving stress from your muscles and joints. Warm water is especially helpful for people with chronic back pain. Back pain is usually caused by strained muscles and
ligaments supporting the spine. A spa dip counters the force of gravity that’s compressing the joints and ligaments. It promotes the healing of swollen and
inflamed muscles that are causing pain.
7. Benefiting athletes: Soaking in a spa before and after you work out helps loosen your muscles and reduce the risk of injury. It also prevents muscle soreness and
stiffness, helps treat existing injury and improves your sleep quality, especially after extreme exercise.