Hot Tubs and Spas Relax and Rejuvenate Weary Bodies
Meet former golf pro and current TV analyst Val Skinner (on the right). Skinner competed on the LPGA Tour for 21 years (six-time winner), boasts 15 professional victories worldwide, and serves as an on course reporter on the LPGA Tour. Last month, while on the tour, Skinner interviewed two important people in the golf world: current LPGA player Brittany Lincicome and immediate past president of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and renowned orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Andrews.
The topic of conversation:
The benefits active people can receive from hot tubs and spas.
As a former LPGA golfer, Skinner chatted with current LPGA player Brittany Lincicome about the social and relaxation aspects of spas and hydrotherapy. Brittany has a Jacuzzi® brand whirlpool bath in her master bathroom at home and loves to use it when she is on break from the tour. Finding ways to de-stress during down time is imperative to attaining optimal well-being. The idea of a relaxing soak in hot water is by no means a new one. Throughout history people from many cultures have enjoyed this practice. From naturally occurring thermal springs to elaborately constructed bath houses, the benefits of hydrotherapy are well established. The Romans took it a step further by incorporating these thermal waters into their
communities. For centuries, people have sought warm water therapies for socialization and relaxation.
Dr. James Andrews, a noted orthopedic surgeon in sports also chatted with Skinner about the benefits of hydrotherapy for his patients who are amateur and professional athletes alike. Hot tubs are known for delivering soothing and stimulating hydrotherapy. The warm water and massage elements in a spa can help soothe overworked muscles, which is particularly important to athletes. Whether you’re recovering from a joint or muscle injury, or simply needing to unwind from the day’s stresses, massage, heat and buoyancy provide healing effects and nourishing rejuvenation.