Arthritis and Hydrotherapy Spas
Last month, I learned October 12th is World Arthritis Day. World Arthritis Day was first celebrated in 1996 by Arthritis Rheumatism International giving a voice to those suffering with arthritis around the world. This year, several activities took place on this day. Many people wore blue to support increased awareness and the steps to take so arthritis doesn’t interfere with daily life. Others, like me, participated in the Twitter party hosted by The Arthritis Foundation. Questions were asked about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of arthritis and related conditions. I was happy to hear arthritis sufferers suggest a hot tub for arthritis relief.
My co-worker, whose husband suffers from chronic arthritis in his hip and knees, recommends hot tub jets for arthritis. She says often times, in the middle of the night, she would hear the hot tub jets go on in the backyard, and know her husband’s pain was so bad, he had to get out of bed and into the spa for arthritis relief.
Why a spa for arthritis pain relief?
- The heat from the warm water relaxes the entire body as it increases blood flow.
- The massaging action of the jets loosens muscle tension and soothes sore joints.
- The water’s buoyancy makes you feel lighter, with up to 90% of your body weight lifted.
Water is used in physiotherapy to help the muscles around arthritic joints relax, and promote the flow of endorphins.
For more information on using a hot tub for arthritis relief, visit our anti-arthritis page on sundancespas.com.