Warm water therapy is a proven method for successfully dealing with the stiffness and pain experienced by those who have a musculoskeletal condition. The therapy involves gently moving through the water. The water level is at chest height. The water supports the body so you can exercise virtually pain free. The exercise has the benefit of keeping the joints moving and reduces stiffness.
According to a publication from The Arthritis Foundation, Spas, Pools, and Arthritis, “Regular sessions in your hot tub helps keep joints moving. It restores and preserves strength and flexibility, and also protects your joints from further damage. Exercise can also improve a person’s coordination, endurance, and the ability to perform daily tasks, and can lead to an enhanced sense of self-esteem and accomplishment… A hot tub fulfills the need perfectly… providing the warmth, massage, and buoyancy that is so necessary to the well-being of arthritis sufferers. The buoyancy of the water supports and lessens stress on the joints and encourages freer movement. Water exercises may even act as a resistance to help build muscle strength.”
According to a pamphlet printed by The Arthritis Foundation, Exercise and Your Arthritis, “Doctors and therapists know that people with Arthritis can improve their health and fitness through exercise without hurting their joints.” The Arthritis Foundation further states that “Doctors frequently prescribe soaking in a hot tub first thing in the morning, before beginning daily activities. Many arthritis sufferers find this time of day to be most painful and stiffness is at its worst.” A quick dip in your hot tub will help you to move through the rest of your day with comfort and ease.
Owning a hot tub could mean 365 days of relief from those who suffer from Arthritis… it’s like having your own personal masseuse!