PROUD SPONSORS OF THE NATIONAL ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION
Hot Spring Spas has become an official “Proud Sponsor” of the National Arthritis Foundation.
One in six Americans-about 43 million people-has some form of arthritis. Although there are over 100 different kinds of arthritis, most are characterised by inflammation of the joints which causes swelling, pain and stiffness, often resulting in loss of joint movement or function.
Many people affected by arthritis seek relief by soaking in the warm soothing waters of a spa. A hot tub can provide the warmth, massage and buoyancy needed to both relax and exercise joints and muscles in the convenience and comfort of your own backyard. Relaxed muscles create an overall feeling of comfort which can then make it easier to perform exercise and carry out daily tasks.
If you know someone who is affected by the pain and discomfort of arthritis, a spa may bring the relief they need. A HotSpring Spa is the ultimate way to soothe stiff, sore muscles and joints through state-of-the-art hydromassage.
SLEEPLESS NIGHTS? SOAK YOURSELF INTO SLUMBER WITH A HOT SPRING® SPA.
Sure, spas help ease muscle and joint pain. But did you know they can help you get a good night’s sleep as well? According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 132 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders including mild to chronic insomnia, pauses in breathing and snoring. The poll found that 48% of women and 38% of men suffer from insomnia more than one night a week.
So how can you help your body enter a deep sleep? According to recent studies, a drop in body temperature can help to ease your body into a deeper, more relaxing sleep. Therefore it is suggested that you soak in very hot water (103° F) approximately 90 minutes before bedtime. This causes the body’s internal thermostat to pull your temperature down, enabling sleep to set in with more ease. An ideal way to achieve this is to take a 15-minute soak in a spa. This therapeutic use of warm water is called hydromassage. The beauty of a spa-induced sleep is that it is a natural remedy.
DIABETIC ? HOT TUB THERAPY WITH A HOTSPRING SPA CAN HELP
For the more than 16 million people who have diabetes, help may be as close to hand as the nearest hot tub. A recent study published in the New England Medical Journal highlights the benefits of hot tub therapy and sheds new light on the advantages of spa ownership. According to the study, soaking in a hot tub can be a beneficial treatment for people suffering from type two diabetes mellitus.
With this type of diabetes, people can often control their condition with regular exercise and a good diet. Unfortunately, many diabetics are physically unable to endure rigorous activity and maintain a steady weight. In a recent study conducted by Dr. Philip Hooper at the McKee Medical Centre in Colorado, eight people with type two diabetes were placed in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day for three consecutive weeks. The results indicated that patients reported a 13% reduction in blood sugar levels, improved sleep and an overall increase in their sense of wellbeing. Further benefits were reported for patients that were unable to exercise in the study. The patients benefited from increased blood flow to skeletal muscles.
If you or someone you know is affected by diabetes, relaxing in a spa might bring needed relief. A HotSpring Spa is the ultimate way to relax, unwind and relieve tension through state of the art massage.