Bathtub and Shower Health Benefits
Hydro Therapeutic Benefits:
There are three key factors at work in a whirlpool spa: heat, buoyancy and massage. Together, they create a relaxing, soothing experience that can´t be replicated anywhere else. Walk in Tubs Immersion in hot water raises the body temperature and causes the blood vessels to dilate, increasing circulation. The buoyancy of the water reduces body weight by approximately 90%, which relieves pressure on joints and muscles and creates the relaxing sensation of weightlessness.
The massaging action of a spa is created by sending a mixture of warm water and air through the many spa jets. The heat and massaging action of the water work together to help improve circulation, relieve muscle tension and stiffness, release trigger points, increase motion range, release pressure on the nerves and overall promotes general relaxations. This supercharged stream of water loosens tight muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.
Over 70 million people have some form of arthritis. Although there are over 100 different kinds of arthritis, most are characterized by inflammation of the joints, which causes swelling, pain and stiffness, often resulting in loss of joint movement or function.
For many, although by no means everyone, arthritis seems to be an inevitable part of the aging process, and there are no signs of real cures in the immediate future. On the positive side, advances in both conventional medical treatment and alternative therapies like our walk-in tubs with spa jets make living with arthritis more bearable.
Many people affected by arthritis seek relief by soaking in the warm, soothing waters of a spa. A walk-in tub spa can provide the warmth, massage and buoyancy needed to both relax and exercise joints and muscles in the convenience and comfort of your own backyard. Relaxed muscles create an overall feeling of rejuvenation which can then make it easier to perform exercises and carry out daily tasks.
For the more than 16 million people who have diabetes, help may be as close as the nearest Walk-in Bathtub. A study by a Colorado researcher published in the New England Journal of Medicine brings to light the benefits of hot tub therapy to the surface and sheds new light on the advantages of spa therapy. According to the study, soaking in a hot tub can be beneficial for people who are affected with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.
With this type of diabetes, people can often control their condition with regular exercise and a healthy diet. Unfortunately, many diabetics are physically unable to endure rigorous activity and maintain a steady weight. In a recent study conducted by Dr. Philip Hooper at the McKee Medical Center in Colorado, eight people with Type 2 Diabetes were placed in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day for three consecutive weeks. The results indicated that patients reported a 13% reduction in blood sugar levels, improved sleep and an increase in their overall sense of well-being.
Sure, Whirlpool jets help ease muscle and joint pain. But were you aware they could help you get a good night’s sleep as well? According to a poll by the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 132 million people suffer from sleep disorders including mild to chronic insomnia, pauses in breathing and snoring. The poll found that 48% of women and 38% of men suffer from insomnia more than one night a week. This number is on the rise as evidenced by the growing number of sleep disorder centers across the nation (approximately 3,000 in the U.S. today). According to a sleep therapy center in Louisville, KY, insomnia is the second most prevalent reason people go to the doctor (after pain).
Sleep researchers believe that many cases of insomnia can be traced to hectic, stressful lifestyles lived by basically healthy and elderly people. The results of sleep deprivation are varied and may cause battered nerves, grogginess, and lapses in memory, depression, and erratic mood swings.
So how can you help your body enter a deep sleep? According to a recent study in the scientific journal, a drop in body temperature can help to ease your body into a deeper, more relaxing sleep.
Therefore it is suggested that you soak in your walk-In tub approximately 90 minutes before bedtime. This causes the body’s internal thermostat to pull your temperature down, enabling sleep to set in with more ease. An ideal way to achieve this is to take a 15-minute soak in a whirlpool walk in bathtub.
The beauty of a spa-induced sleep is that it is a natural remedy, unlike alternative sleeping aids such as prescription drugs, over-the-counter remedies and alcohol-all of which can make you feel groggy and have other adverse side effects.
Whether it’s to unwind from the complexities of everyday life or to rejuvenate sore muscles and joints, the hydro whirlpool massage will make you feel like a new person.
Bathtub and Shower Safety
Why a Safe Bathroom is Necessary to Prevent Slip & Falls:
Each year, more than 11 million senior citizens fall - that is one out of every three people older than 65 years of age. Treatment of the injuries and complications associated with falls costs the U.S. more than $20.2 billion annually.
What Are the Medical Risk Factors for a fall?
* Impaired musculoskeletal function, gait abnormality, osteoporosis.
* Cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat), blood pressure fluctuation.
* Depression, Alzheimer’s disease and senility.
* Arthritis, hip weakness or imbalance.
* Neurological conditions, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis.
* Urinary and bladder dysfunction.
* Vision or hearing loss.
* Cancer that affects bones.
Falls in the home can cause fatal injuries. Falls are the leading cause of accidental death for the elderly. They account for about half of all accidental deaths in the home.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
* One in 3 adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States.
* Every 18 seconds, an older adult is treated for a fall, and every 35 minutes someone in the United States dies as a result of his or her injuries.
* More than 90% of hip fractures among adult´s ages 65 and older are caused by falls.
* Older adults are hospitalized for fall-related injuries five times more often than they are for injuries from other causes
* Falls are often due to hazards that are easy to overlook but easy to fix.
-Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard to live independently.
-Falls can increase the chances of early death.
-A fear of falling can limit activity, which can decrease muscle strength and flexibility and increase the chances of another fall.