Arthritis Sufferers Use Hot Tub Therapy for Pain Relief

arthritis pain reliefRecently, I have been reading chatter on various social media networks regarding arthritis pain relief. So, I put out the following question to our Twitter and Facebook followers:

Have you used massage and/or hot water therapy for arthritis pain relief? Tell us your experience.

We received several replies from people suffering from arthritis of various forms and severity. Responses praised hot water therapy as a highly effective way to relieve joint pain, stiffness, swelling and inflammation from this chronic condition. Jacuzzi® Office Manager and IT Administrator, Nancy Powers, has suffered from osteoarthritis for several years, so I asked her to talk about it.

“Out of all the methods I have used including deep tissue massage, a heating pad around various parts of my body, etc., hot tub therapy works best, hands down. Chronic pain is exhausting. Warm water jets are reviving; they provide fast and relaxing arthritis pain relief. Being in massaging hot water is like heaven for my joints. My arthritis is not only in one part of my body, it’s all over, so being able to submerge my entire body in invigorating hot water is an extremely desirable method of arthritis pain relief for me.”


She continued, “Prior to Jacuzzi, I worked for a neurosurgeon for six years. Patients would ask for a hot tub prescription. The doctor of course could not provide that, but it was definitely a common request for arthritis pain relief.”

Actually, arthritis played a significant role in the Jacuzzi brothers’ invention of the legendary J-300™ aerating pump. In 1956, when a young Jacuzzi family member was stricken with rheumatoid arthritis, the Jacuzzi brothers created the J-300 pump, designed to be submerged in a bathtub to provide hydrotherapeutic arthritis pain relief. The J-300 portable pump would turn any normal bath tub into a relaxing and rejuvenating hydro-therapeutic spa. An idea that started a niche market created the opportunity for Jacuzzi to become a household name.

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