Yes, hot tubs and spas can help you cope with the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation recommends warm-water therapy, and research confirms its benefits.
Hot tubs and spas provide a type of hydrotherapy that is more effective than simply soaking in a warm bath. But not all tubs are created equal. Here are three ways Jacuzzi hydrotherapy helps arthritis sufferers:
1) Patented jets with full adjustability allow you to change the intensity of the hydro- massage for sensitive joints and muscles.
2) We design certain hot tubs and spas to be easier to get into and out of than typical models. You can add non-slip steps with handrails for safer accessibility.
3) Our seating is engineered to support the body comfortably in a variety of positions; from full-lounge seats to bench seating that allows you to sit upright with feet squarely on the bottom of the hot tub.
With Jacuzzi hydrotherapy, three elements – heat, buoyancy and massage – join forces to provide an effective hydrotherapy experience. Heat stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and joints to help reduce inflammation and pain. Buoyancy, which lifts the effects of gravity on the body, takes the pressure off joints and offers support that makes it easier to move frozen joints. Massage loosens tightness and helps soothe the discomfort caused by arthritis.
To quote an article in Arthritis Today, the magazine of the Arthritis Foundation, “Research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal complaints, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain.” Hydrotherapy can also help you stay active, sleep better and fight depression –important benefits for many of us, including arthritis sufferers.
For more information about how a Jacuzzi hot tub can help improve your health and well-being, download our free brochure.