Benefits of Hydrotherapy:
Hydrotherapy jets bring relief from the muscle stiffness, and aches from rheumatism and arthritis. The hydrotherapy jets give the body maximum coverage, ensuring maximum benefit. Our tubs allow you to choose a setting that fits your needs. Our hydrotherapy jets are push button controlled enabling ease of use for those with diminished strength in their hands, limited eyesight, or are arthritic. As little as 15 minutes of hydrotherapy jet relaxation a day can greatly improve the way you feel.
Hydrotherapy is the treatment of illness and injury through the use of water, both hot and cold. Hydrotherapy treatments help your body get rid of toxins that may be causing joint pain and inflammation, help relax muscles, and help relieve pressure on joints and bones. It also relaxes you, both mentally and physically.
Our Walk in Bathtubs are used to treat common ailments like muscle cramps, muscle weakness, diabetes, circulatory diseases, arthritis, osteoarthritis, back pain, muscle, bone and connective tissue injuries, balance disorders, stress and stress-related disorders, dry skin, skin irritations, hydrotherapy is fast becoming a popular and beneficial home health treatment, especially among seniors.
The tingling sensation of air bubbles and the massage-like motion of water jets create beneficial chemical reactions in your skin and tissues. This leads to increased circulation, which helps oxygenate tissues and evacuate toxinsthough the release of endorphines. In water, your body weighs only 10% of its normal weight, so there is a large amount of physical stress removed from your joints and bones, helping to relieve pain and discomfort. This weightlessness also helps relax the body, because muscles don't have to work as hard to keep the body in position and are given a chance to relax.
Reflexology is based on the belief that there are reflexes in the feet and hands that correspond to every part of the body. Massaging jets directed to pressure points in the feet can increase circulation and promote specific joint and muscular functions.
Aromatherapy uses evaporating plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. Specific scents can have beneficial effects on your mind and body.
Chromatherapy uses various colors of light to help calm or rejuvenate your spirit. Your body reacts to specific colors in positive ways, helping ease the pains and pressures of everyday life. Our Walk in Bathtubs offer all of these relaxing amenities.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Individuals Diagnosed with Diabetes
Diabetes has no cure..According to the American Diabetes Association 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8% of the population have diabetes. This disease is growing at an alarming rate – there are 1.6 million new cases of diabetes diagnosed in adults each year. Have you started getting concerned? Did you know that 12.2 million, or 23.1%, of all people who are 60 years or age or older have diabetes? Well how about the fact that diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates and the number one cause of limb amputation? Do I have your attention? Maybe money is what really “grabs your attention.” The total cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2007 was $174 billion ($116 billion for direct medical costs and $58 billion for indirect costs of disability, work loss and premature mortality). Factoring in the additional costs of undiagnosed diabetes, pre-diabetes, and gestational diabetes brings the total cost of diabetes to $218 billion in the United States alone. I know I have to have your attention now.
Medications to treat diabetes include insulin and glucose-lowering pills. People with Type 1 Diabetes cannot make their own insulin and therefore need daily insulin injections. Injections are generally needed one to four times per day. Unlike Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes may respond to treatment with exercise, diet and medicines taken by mouth. According to the American Diabetes Association after adjusting for population age, gender and average medical expenditures among people with diagnosed diabetes were 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the same individual without diabetes.
Natural methods of treatment are known as Naturopathy. Naturopathy is the system of healing in which diseases are cured by means of natural remedies such as light, water, air, heat, exercise, diet and other physiological measures. Many individuals have begun to experience a shift in their philosophy regarding medication. More is not necessarily better and some medications such as antibiotics and pain relievers often do more harm than good. Naturopathy helps to prevent and control many common diseases such as diabetes, headaches, the common cold, hypertension, peptic ulcers, and many other diseases associated with aging.
In this natural method of treating diabetes, the water, or hydrotherapy, is used. It is one of the oldest therapeutic methods used for managing physical dysfunctions in the body. Ancient bath houses were the center of social interaction in ancient Rome and hydrotherapy spas are still especially popular in Europe, where many were built in large estates during the 18th and 19th centuries. Natural hot springs throughout the world, bring people to bathe and relax in their water.
The solvent property of water with its ability to absorb and conduct heat has a beneficial effect on the human body. Studies have been conducted which show that the regular use of hydrotherapy provides many benefits for individuals suffering from Type 2 Diabetes. Its benefits include better and improved sleep, reduced blood sugar levels in the body, boosted morale and a sense of general well being in diabetic patients. In a study, after soaking in a hot tub for thirty minutes a day, six days a week for three weeks, patients average blood sugar levels were reduced by an average of 13% Reductions in insulin were advised for some of the patients.
Regular exercise is especially important for people with diabetes. Soaking in water increases the blood flow to your arms and legs and therefore is a useful way to stimulate circulation in people who suffer from diabetes and vascular conditions. Moreover, soaking in warm water will speed up your metabolism, allowing your body to heal muscles and tissues at a faster rate.
Hydrotherapy also provides support to individuals who find exercise difficult. When you take a bath, buoyancy lifts 90% of your body weight from your joints. The weightless feeling you get is real, and so is the therapeutic alleviation of aches and pain in your joints and skeletal system. Every day activities like walking, standing and sitting put stress on your joints, and this daily strain builds up over time to stiffen your joints and causes aches and pain. These aches and pains only get worse as you get older, but any small changes to your routine can have a huge cumulative impact on your well being.
People with diabetes are more likely to have foot problems. Diabetes can damage blood vessels and nerves and decrease the body’s ability to fight infection. The main reason why people get neuropathy in their feet is because of diabetes. It is one of the complications of having diabetes. The diabetes makes it hard for sores and wounds to heal. The tissue will become infected because of the open wounds. When the infection reaches the nerve tissues, neuropathy in the feet occurs. Neuropathy responds well to hydrotherapy. Steven Akers of Camden Enterprises has long been well aware of the benefits associated with Walk-In Tubs and neuropathy and have recommended her clients, family and friends with diabetes to use the tub to help cut down problems with their feet. At Camden Enterprises Walk-in Bathtubs, initial interviews conducted always try to cover all benefits of walk-in tubs and hydrotherapy.
An anecdotal use of hydrotherapy to help individuals with Type 2 Diabetes is the combination of hydrotherapy and chromo therapy. Chromo therapy is a natural method of treatment of various diseases, which makes use of color, to help the body and mind to find a natural balance. Each color has a specific curative property. Chromo therapists generally believe that diabetes is caused by a deficiency of orange, green and yellow colors in the body. Lemon yellow is the color of the pancreas. Green is nature’s color and activates the pituitary gland which in turn stimulates the thyroid gland which helps in the elimination of the toxic matter. The color orange is known to be beneficial in the treatment of diabetes. Chromo therapy works best as a supporting therapy and lights can be added as a feature to some walk in bath tubs. This will allow an all over exposure of the prescribed colors in a relaxing fashion. When using chromo therapy as a natural method of treatment for diabetes, radiate colors at least once per day, one after the other all over the body: green and/or orange-thirty minutes followed by yellow – fifteen minutes.