Friday, 17 March 2017 14:04

Icelandic Pools The Key To Happiness

Iceland’s Water Cure

From The New York Times Magazine

There is hydrotherapy, and then there is what takes place in Reykjavik, Iceland.  This post from the New York Times posits that the country's happiness can be directly tied to its communal pools located in nature reserves.  Delving further into the culture of Iceland reveals that man made pools also play a large role in their society.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

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Immediately Soothe Your Sore Muscles in a Hot Tub

From Swim University

Soaking in super heated water has been a popular therapy for milennia.  According to this post by Matt Giovanisci of Swim University, the ancient Greeks and Romans understood the healing powers and benefits of a hot tub.  This post explains why this is the case, and the modes that are at use in doing so.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

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Spas and Hot Tubs for Fibromyalgia Relief

From Hot Tub Works

The Hot Tub has probably gotten a pretty bad rap over the years.  While rap stars sing about them as a partying accoutrement, and news stories talk about diseases that are spread form them, we tend to lose sight of the fact that the Hot Tub can have a theraputic effect on pain sufferers.  This post from Hot Tub Works talks about Fibromyalgia sufferers, and what they can do to get relief from their pain by utilizing hot water therapy in a hot tub.  

Here is an excerpt from the post:

A study at the University of Maryland found that many of their subjects found some relief in warm water therapy, such as that found in a bubbling hot tub or spa.

And I myself, as I have aged, have found myself victim to aches and pains in my joints, but also sometimes in odd areas, like my heels or mid-thigh. It sometimes starts just as a low numbness, but can tighten itself up into a pinching sharp pain.

Hot water and gentle movements restores blood flow to an area under blood constriction. Blood flow brings oxygen, and by just soaking, breathing and stretching, I can feel the pain slowly give up. A few times a month, my spa sessions are just like that – more therapy than anything else. I always find relief in my tub, and usually for the rest of the night, so I can sleep peacefully, without restless legs, or just feeling achy all over. That's what it's like sometimes.

It helps me to imagine that while I am taking deep, slow breaths in the hot tub, that I am directing the breath to the sore areas; that I am actually breathing the air all the way down to the painful area, whether it's near my nose – in my neck, or down in my feet.

Rheumatologists have different ways of responding to fibromyalgia, and may include treatment in the following

Pharmaceuticals for pain management

Physical therapy and movement therapy

Massage or Hydrotherapy

Nutritional and Sleep analysis

Acupuncture or Network chiropractic

Click here to read the entire post

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Spas and Hot Tubs for Fibromyalgia Relief

From Hot Tub Works

The Hot Tub has probably gotten a pretty bad rap over the years.  While rap stars sing about them as a partying accoutrement, and news stories talk about diseases that are spread form them, we tend to lose sight of the fact that the Hot Tub can have a theraputic effect on pain sufferers.  This post from Hot Tub Works talks about Fibromyalgia sufferers, and what they can do to get relief from their pain by utilizing hot water therapy in a hot tub.  

Here is an excerpt from the post:

A study at the University of Maryland found that many of their subjects found some relief in warm water therapy, such as that found in a bubbling hot tub or spa.

And I myself, as I have aged, have found myself victim to aches and pains in my joints, but also sometimes in odd areas, like my heels or mid-thigh. It sometimes starts just as a low numbness, but can tighten itself up into a pinching sharp pain.

Hot water and gentle movements restores blood flow to an area under blood constriction. Blood flow brings oxygen, and by just soaking, breathing and stretching, I can feel the pain slowly give up. A few times a month, my spa sessions are just like that – more therapy than anything else. I always find relief in my tub, and usually for the rest of the night, so I can sleep peacefully, without restless legs, or just feeling achy all over. That's what it's like sometimes.

It helps me to imagine that while I am taking deep, slow breaths in the hot tub, that I am directing the breath to the sore areas; that I am actually breathing the air all the way down to the painful area, whether it's near my nose – in my neck, or down in my feet.

Rheumatologists have different ways of responding to fibromyalgia, and may include treatment in the following

Pharmaceuticals for pain management

Physical therapy and movement therapy

Massage or Hydrotherapy

Nutritional and Sleep analysis

Acupuncture or Network chiropractic

Click here to read the entire post

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014 15:13

Hot Tubs Can Improve Runner Recovery Time

Hot Tubs Can Improve Runner Recovery Time

Originally posted by Swim University

The benefits of soaking in a hot tub are well documented.  Hydrotheraphy can claim such benefits as lower blood pressure, pain relief, and relaxation. In this posting from Swim University, writer Matt Giovanisci posits the amazing benefits that hot water therapy provides specifically to runners:

Hot tubs have so many health benefits it’ll make your head spin, but they can also aid your workouts and help your muscles recover faster. This is especially useful for runners.

Although I'm not a runner myself, I've heard a lot about how runners are benefiting from soaking in a hot tub, pre and post workout. That's why I decided to reach out to some professional runners and get their take on using a hot tub to improve their recovery time.

Soaking in a Hot Tub BEFORE a Run

It made sense to me that soaking in a hot tub before a run would help loosen your body and make the run a little bit easier at the start. It turns out my hunch was right!

Click here to read the entire post

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Can You Lose Weight By Sitting In A Hot Tub?

From Losingweightresource

The benefits of soaking in a hot tub either after a workout or for rehabilitation purposes are well-documented.  Most people agree that they feel better, have improved circulation, and recover more quickly after a hot water soak.  What most people didn't necessarily realize is that soaking in hot water can actually have a direct effect on weight loss, according to the New England Journal of medicine.  While the actual weight loss is modest compared to actual exercise, every little bit helps!

Click here to read about weight loss by soaking in a hot tub

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10 Tips to Make Your Winter Sauna Session Even Better

From Olympic Hot Tub

There is nothing quite like the theraputic heat of a sauna to refresh and invigorate.  Contrasted with the harsh cold temperatures of Winter, the Sauna becomes even more enjoyable.  Olympic Hot Tubs tells us 10 ways to improve on this experience utilizing techniques that stimulate the senses!

Click here to read about hot to optimize winter sauna sessions

Friday, 20 December 2013 15:05

Hot water therapy has some amazing benefits

Hyperthermia

Body Detox and Cleansing Using Body Heat

From The Natural Path

The ancients knew the benefits of heat therapy well.  As this article quotes, "A great healer once said, 'Give me the power to create a fever and I can cure any disease'."  One of the best ways to super heat the body and create Hyperthermia is using a hot tub or spa.  The benefits are legion: eliminate toxins, kill viruses, clean the pores and skin, increase circulation and boost the immune system.  In this age of big pharma and prescription-based medical protocols, many people are turning to homeopathic methods such as Hyperthermia to cure many ailments.

Click here to read about the benefits of Hyperthermia

Arthritis Hand & Wrist Exercises While in Your Hot Tub

Arthritis Hand & Wrist Exercises As You Soak

From Bathtub Yoga

Joint pain, especially in the hands, can be a debilitating aspect of Arthritis.  According to this article from Bathtub Yoga, 1 in 5 Americans are affected by Arthritis, making it the leading cause of disability in the U.S.  Additionally, repetitive stress disorders such as Carpal Tunnel syndrome affects the wrists of between 4 and 10 million Americans, says the article.  If you are a sufferer of the aforementioned afflictions, watch this video for some hot water therapy in your hot tub to help alleviate the symptoms of these painful diseases.

Click here for hand and wrist hot tub exercises

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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 13:49

Thinking about getting a hot tub? Start here.

HOT TUBS

Hot Tubs Add Excitement and So Much More

From Swimmingpool.com

Hot tubs have so many benefits both physicall and mentally that it is hard to catalogue in one place.  From the relaxation, theraputic, and swimming pool season-extending benefits, the hot tub is tough to beat as an outdoor living amenity.  In this article from swimmingpool.com, the many facets of purchasing and owning a hot tub are examined and catalogued for those people looking to educate themselves.

Click here to read all about hot tubs

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