Throughout history, human kind has sought relief from the work day through relaxation and fellowship. For centuries, one of the most refreshing and healthy ways of combining the two has traditionally been through the utilization of the spa. From ancient communal baths to modern, jetted tubs, the healing power of water has been harnessed to relieve stress and provide a setting for relaxed interaction and renewal. You can be assured that the moments of relaxation you spend in your Artesian spa will be matched by the knowledge that you purchased the finest home hydrotherapy product available on the market.
Hydrotherapy is an age-old form of healing and stress relief. It is based on three simple principles: heat, buoyancy and water movement, or hydro-massage.
Heat dilates the blood vessels and increases circulation in the body. This helps enzymes and endorphins (the body’s natural pain relievers) work more rapidly and efficiently on areas of the body, such as muscles and joints, that have been strained, injured or stressed. Heat also helps cells more easily get rid of metabolic waste, which is replaced by oxygen and the body’s natural nutrients.
Buoyancy is a simple physics issue. The body weighs 90 percent less when suspended in water. Specific gravity is reduced, and pressure on the spine, muscle groups, ligaments and joints is significantly eased.
Hydro-massage, the delivery of moving water to various parts of the body, is the final and critical ingredient to this process. All body systems benefit from hydro-massage. Stress, injury and poor posture can all cause muscle spasms and pain. Specifically directed jets of water stimulate and relax trigger points, which are highly sensitive “nodules” in the spasming muscle. Massage has also been shown to improve flexibility, increase circulation, and provide restorative benefits.
Hydrotherapy is more than an unparalleled method of relieving stress and stress-related conditions, such as high blood pressure, headaches and chronic pain. It benefits every part of the body, including the skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, neuromuscular, and digestive systems.
Hydrotherapy has been proven to be especially effective in reducing the pain of arthritis, tendonitis / bursitis and inflammation resulting from sports injuries and overexertion. The moist heat is extremely beneficially to those suffering from respiratory ailments, such as congestion, chronic bronchitis and asthma.
Increased circulation derived from hydro-massage improves digestive processes; waste and metabolic by-products are more easily eliminated, and lymph is moved more efficiently through the body, strengthening the immune system. With hydrotherapy, it isn’t simply a matter of grabbing a relaxing few minutes that are over as soon as you climb out of the spa; you get an experience that will have far-reaching effects on the quality of your life.
Rarely do health and pleasure come together like they do in an Artesian spa. While many may think of hydrotherapy tubs as a luxury item, reserved for those who have the means to enjoy the fine life, for others a hydrotherapy tub is an indispensable part of making it through the day. The scientifically proven benefits associated with regular therapeutic hot tub use are beyond dispute and even prescribed by doctors for treatment of specific ailments. Aliments such as stress, arthritic pain, fibromyalgia, restless sleep, and type 2 diabetes, have all been treated with hydrotherapy.
Your Artesian spa is literally your own personal mechanical masseuse, at your beck and call whenever you need it. The added benefits of heat for better blood flow and buoyancy to relieve the strain of gravity on your frame make the spa an ideal treatment for both arthritis and fibromyalgia.
Regular hydrotherapy can help relieve symptoms of arthritis. The heat from the water relaxes the body and increases blood flow. The powerful massage jets loosen muscle tension and soothe sore joints. The buoyancy of the water removes up to 90 percent of your body’s weight, making you feel lighter.
There are physiological as well as psychological reasons that a spa so successfully relieves stress and helps you unwind during tense times. Hydrotherapy, combined with heat therapy and buoyancy of being submerged in water, all work together to let your body release tension, loosen stiff muscles, and make the blood flow more freely.
Do you suffer from stress headaches? Effective hydrotherapy increases blood circulation, which can relieve tension headaches caused by stress. Massage jets, such as the ones in an Artesian spa, can directly soothe tightness in stress-prone areas like the neck, shoulders and lower back. The Helix jets in the Artesian spas are specially placed to massage major pressure points for the ultimate in massage therapy. Let the powerful massage soothe your aching muscles and relieve your stress.