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Hot Tubs and Spas Are Good for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Posted by Matt Fichera on Oct 28 2019

Hot Tubs and Spas Are Good for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Hydrotherapy is really nothing new. It’s been being used for literally thousands of years. No, the ancient Greeks didn’t have Strong Spas, but they did recognize the health benefits of hydrotherapy. Hippocrates, a prominent figure in medicine was known to have written extensively about the benefits of using water to promote physical well-being and to lessen discomfort. Hippocrates was actually quoted as writing that a good hot bath “soothes the pain in the side, chest and back,” he also said that improved respiration, soother sore joints, was great for the skin and removed “heaviness of the head”.

Moving to the Romans, hydrotherapy was elevated to an incredibly new level. Roman citizens who were wealthy would commonly leave money for public baths to be erected. These soaks in a heated bath were both restorative and soothing but also were a staple in many Roman cities some 2,000 years ago.

Flash forward to the current times where a good soak in a heated tub does not require you to travel into town to be on full display. Strong Spas, and many other brands deliver the benefits of hydrotherapy conveniently right at your home. No sharing of public tubs, no special trips into town. Just look how far we’ve come.

Some of the very valuable health benefits that  Strong Spas supply include the following:

Sleep:

It is estimated that 50 to 70 million American have sleep disorders. This very surprising number can actually be positively impacted by hydrotherapy. We’ve heard of many studies where a soak of at least 20 to 30 minutes can help people get to sleep faster and stay asleep while also lightening the symptoms of depression and improving the quality of sleep as well.

Muscle Soreness:

Sore muscles are not just for people who work physically demanding jobs. Really any type of repetitive work or even sitting in a chair behind a desk all day can lead to sore muscles. This is a great example of how investing in a Strong Spa is beneficial all of the way around. The hot water massages and the buoyancy of the water lessens the load that tires muscles and joints have to bear. You then throw in the pressure of the jets directed at key muscles and joints and the expertly crafted Strong Spa can go to work reducing swelling and relaxing. There’s also a link between hydrotherapy and pain relief.

Lower Back Pain

Many, many people are suffering from lower back pain. This is a very common complaint which can vary in degree. It can impact the quality of life especially for those over the age of 45. It has in fact been proven that hydrotherapy can go really far in alleviating symptoms of low back pain.

Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

Arthritis is another very common debilitating condition that impacts people of all ages. It causing joint wear, and joint inflammation and can cause people to not want to participate in physical activities. Luckily, hydrotherapy has also been known to alleviate the severe effects of both arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The stiffness and the swelling combined with restricted joint motion are really no fun. Therapeutic hydrotherapy is a great way to treat these unfortunate conditions. One study showed that hydrotherapy produced the greatest improvement in relief of rheumatoid arthritis as compared to exercise. The improvements came after just two 30-minute soaks a week over the course of several months.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that cause widespread muscle pain all over the body in which the muscles and even joints can be tender to the touch. It also can cause severe fatigue and sleep issues. An estimated 8 percent of the population over the age of 40 have fibromyalgia and 75 percent of those suffer from poor sleep quality, according to the National Institutes of Health.

In a study of 30 female patients with fibromyalgia between the ages of 30 and 65, hydrotherapy was shown to improve sleep quality, physical function, professional status, psychological disorders and physical symptoms.

Fibromyalgia is still very much an unknown in the medical field but what is in fact known is that it’s chronic and can be widespread with muscle pain all over the body. It even goes as far as the muscles and joints being tender to the touch. Severe fatigue and sleep issues are ties to it with a truly mind-boggling 8 percent of the population over 40 having fibromyalgia in one way or another.

Stress and Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are probably not strangers to anyone these days. The daily grind of life and dealing with things such as your job, commuting, deadlines, alarm clocks, emails, bills, family life, keeping up with friends etc. One study by the American Psychological Association even found a link between technology use and stress.

A Strong Spas hot tub is an excellent way to soak away stress and anxiety. The combination of hot water, strategically placed, soothing jets that massage your body, expertly designed and manufactured built-in amenities such as cup holders and ice buckets, and ease of use of your Strong Spas hot tub, make for an exceedingly pleasant and relaxing end of your day.

Strong Spas Makes It Easy for You

Strong Spas have some amazing health benefits that go really far in improving your quality of life. It’s a great time to become acquainted with the benefits of hydrotherapy and Strong Spas overall. You really can count on the superior design and handcrafted quality of a Strong Spas hot tub to help improve your health and wellness.

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