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Hot Tub Therapy Benefits

Hydrotherapy Hot Tubs

Our ancestors realized the benefits of hydrotherapy or "water therapy" very early. Since 1500 B.C, the Greeks and the Romans have used natural thermal springs as a method both of hygiene and rejuvenation. Spas are also common across the whole of Europe, with towns like Bath in England and the eponymous Spa in erstwhile Belgium dedicated entirely to providing thermal and mineral baths to visitors. These historical practices gave rise to the concept of the modern hot tubs.

The earliest saunas were nothing but pools of water with sizzling stones in them to heat the water to the desired temperature. For multiple common ailments, water healing has been used effectively for centuries, and today, with the evolution of the equipment used, the application and benefits of hydrotherapy just keep growing.

How it works

Hydrotherapy uses the body's reaction to different ranges of water temperature and the pressure applied by focused streams of water to help alleviate problems. Heat soothes the body and slows down the activity of internal organs while cold is used to invigorate the organs and hasten the circulation.

Hot tubs and Jacuzzis use a combination of pumps and jets to create a stream of air and water which provide a soothing massage which targets specific parts of the body and positively affect your condition and reduce any cramps, pain or tightness you may have. Also, the buoyancy factor of water reduces the work load on the muscles and reduces the wear and tear caused by the pull of gravity.

Mental and physical health - A hot tub targets both

Hydrotherapy hot tubs treatments are used often for patients who are suffering from-

Arthritis Sleeping disorders Headaches Cramps High levels of stress Muscle and nerve problems Stomach and abdominal problems Diabetes

Apart from these issues, water therapy is used as a tool for maintaining general health and physical conditioning, and as a treatment for chronic pain. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts use hot tubs to keep their body in peak condition and help muscles regenerate after exercise.

Benefits

Aids in detoxification of the body and waste elimination Relaxes the muscles Hydration of the body Stimulating blood supply to organs Bolstering the immune system Improving the rate of metabolism

There are of course certain restrictions on use of hydrotherapy tubs, by people with heart conditions, unsupervised children and pregnant women for example. Also, the extremely elderly and people under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances or medication should steer clear of hydrotherapy saunas as well.

What was once a luxury available to only the elite has now become more accessible, and there are variants available in various configurations and sizes to suit every pocket. In the hustle and bustle of modern life, there are far too few occasions where we can truly unwind and de stress, and hot tubs allow you the opportunity do just that, in the privacy of your own home and with your loved ones, so go ahead and get hydrated.

Original article published on amazines.com

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