Ease the Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis with a Hot Tub
Say the word ‘arthritis’ and your mind probably conjures up images of the elderly, but arthritis can affect younger people too. Joint swelling, pain and even restrictions to your lifestyle are common in sufferers of the condition.
As with most chronic pain conditions, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be difficult to find effective pain relief. Heat therapy is commonly cited as an effective complementary therapy to easing joint pain, and RA sufferers are no exception. Unlike other pain medication, soaking in warm water has none of the nasty side effects – only leaving you feeling relaxed, refreshed and more like your old self.
How does a Hot Tub Ease RA Symptoms?
Before we answer this, it’s important to know that your doctor will most likely recommend weight loss & exercise and encourage a positive mental attitude to help you manage the pain of Arthritis.
Of course, if you do suffer from Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis, you should speak to your doctor before using Hot Tubs as a pain-relief therapy.
|Our Hot Tub Manufacturer, Coast Spas, is a proud sponser of the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada. All of our Hot Tubs focus on delivering an uncompromising hydrotherapy experience - perfectly suited to people with chronic pain conditions such as arthritis.|
Hot Tubs are renowned for their hydrotherapy massage. Carefully placed massage jets will palpate specific areas on your body, leading to a release of endorphins – the body’s natural painkiller.
Hot Tubs are exactly that: Hot! Soaking in warm water is a type of heat therapy, which is recommended for people with RA. Warmth helps to alleviate joint stiffness as well as improving circulation.
If you’ve ever been in a Hot Tub, Swimming pool or even just a bath, you’ll know that being in water gives you the feeling of weightlessness. The buoyancy of the water relieves pressure on your joints, which will ultimately reduce pain. You’ll never want to leave your Hot Tub!
Just like the Doctor ordered, you’ll be able to stretch and exercise as comfortably as possible in a Hot Tub. The natural resistance of the water alongside the gentle endurance from the massage jets will improve your circulation, reduce stiffness and help with weight loss.
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Okay, we may have just made that one up, but the theory is still true! Regular soaking in a Hot Tub leads to higher endorphin release, better quality sleep, and improved mood. This will lead to a more positive outlook which will help with pain relief – trust us!
The thought of drugs being your only source of pain relief is enough to make anyone despair. People with RA are fully entitled to have the highest quality of life possible despite the pain, and our Hot Tubs from Coast Spas make this possible!