Three-Speed Control Hydrotherapy Jet System With Push Button Controllers
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 adjustable pulsation control enables
you to choose how much is best for you. 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.
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, hydrotherapy is fast becoming a popular and beneficial home
health treatment, especially among seniors.
The gentle 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 toxins. 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 partial 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.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Individuals Diagnosed with Diabetes
There is no cure for diabetes...
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
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 conducted
by Dr. Philip Hooper at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, CO, 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. Exercise
helps control blood sugar, weight loss, and high blood pressure. People
with diabetes who exercise are less likely to experience a heart attack
or stroke than those who do not exercise regularly. Doctors have also
noticed that these patients who use hydrotherapy have an easier time controlling
their weight and have a greater range of motion. 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. Donna Aust, Owner and President of Best Buy Walk-In
Tubs, 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 Best Buy Walk in Tubs, 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.
It is very important that you consult your physician before starting hydrotherapy
treatments, or any other new treatment, to be sure the treatment is right
for you. Once you and your doctor have agreed upon a treatment, be sure
to monitor your progress and report any issues that may arise to your
doctor. This allows your doctor to make any necessary adjustments to your
treatment and protects your health and safety. If you would like additional
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Article written by: Suzanne Burleson