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About Arthritis and Whirlpool Therapy

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The definition of arthritis is: "joint inflammation."

Arthritis (from Greek arthro-, joint + -itis, inflammation; plural: arthritides) is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body.

You know it hurts. You should know that there are different types - and there are more natural ways to ease the pain. Now lets learn a bit more.

Types of Arthritis:

What is Hydrotherapy?

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Simply, it is using water to revitalize and restore health.

Hydrotherapy is the use of water to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. When we think of hydrotherapy, we typically envision whirlpools, spas, hot tubs, saunas, steam baths, foot baths and hot water compresses. Water healing is one of the oldest, least expensive and safest ways to treat many ailments.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy:  Increased Flexibility • Reduced Stress • Improved Circulation • Relaxation

You know how you feel after soaking in a tub of hot water. Add the whirlpool, the jets (DTS) and it is perfect after a stress filled day.

Fibromyalgia Cost Alternative

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You can spend thousands of dollars on natural, or pharmaceutical treatments for Fibromyalgia.

Today we look to the drug manufacturers to cure our ills when often times their solution is only symptom relief. Fibromyalgia is one of those conditions. Little is known about the cause and less is known about a cure.

Although the advertising for Fibromyalgia prescription drugs is new, the condition is not new. There are many names for this condition given all around the world and over hundreds of years of medicine. There is a tremendous controversy over its existence, and even more over it’s criteria for diagnosis. Our aging population is seeing more of this condition and their basic symptoms. Being concerned about drug costs leads one to want to spend your dollars of specific remedies with overall health benefits.

Read more about the costs for symptom relief and an alternative that has few - if any - side effects - a Nordic Hot Tub:

Fibromyalgia Hot Tub Treatment

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition of overall pain and may make it difficult to work or to perform your normal activities.
man-woman-relaxing-2Symptoms for this condition vary and the underlying causes are not yet well understood.
Most people with fibromyalgia report symptoms which may include:
  • Pain and Stiffness
  • Fatigue
  • Poor Circulation
  • Digestive Troubles
  • Irritable Bowel / Bladder
In all cases, health care providers recommend basic treatment by working on flexibility and improving blood flow - prime effects from soaking in a Nordic Hot Tub with our exclusive DTS™!. 

Circulation, Stress & Flexibility

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Soaking in a hot tub is a well established treatment for many ailments.

Many health care providers recommend the following for maladies and conditions that are both chronic and acute:
  • Improve Circulation
  • Reduce Stress
  • Increase Flexibility
If you look at any body of medical literature or research, one of the most common recommendation is to Reduce Stress. How many times to you hear about a practitioner suggesting you improve your life habits and eliminate stress for: heart ailments, arthritis, fibromyalgia, head aches, migraines, nervous disorders, tinnitus, and general anxiety.

You can learn more by searching these key words:
  • anxiety disorders
  • stress induced health issues
  • reducing stress naturally
  • fibromyalgia and stress
  • arthritis and relaxation
  • common anxiety treatments
  • non-drug treatment for stress
  • low cost stress reduction

Health Benefits of Hot Tubs

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NORDIC Retreat Athlete TherapyHot tubbing is a wonderful way to enjoy the afternoon or evening with a friends and family or may be a romantic interlude with your husband or wife. You may be surprised to know, however, that hot tubs are prescribed to people suffering from a number of ailments like diabetes and high blood pressure because a hot tub can have a wonderful effect on your health.

Physical Benefits

Sitting in a whirlpool or hot tub is essentially Hydrotherapy for the whole body. The jets and warm moving water helps remove tension from muscles and moves your whole body into a state of relaxation. This complete immersion increases circulation throughout the body and helps to detoxify the body.

Treating Back Pain Naturally

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Pain in the Neck? or Back?

There are a number of different ways you can treat your back pain naturally: vitamins, minerals, herbs, nutrition, and homeopathy medicine, and home hydrotherapy.

Some will help heal your back pain and others are dangerous, so it's best to consult with a physician or nurse practitioner before taking anything and never, ever exceed recommended dosages.

The FDA has no control over natural supplements, so it does not recommend them.

Circulation Problems

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Problems with Circulation

Circulatory system problems arise when there is limited blood flow to the legs, hands, heart and rest of the body. The blood vessels become blocked as a fatty substance called plaque builds up and hardens and constricts the walls of the arteries and veins. This interrupts the normal flow of blood through the vessels and results in poor circulation.

A variety of conditions can be brought on by poor circulation such as high blood pressure, hypertension, stroke, varicose veins, peripheral artery disease, heart disease, kidney damage, aneurysms, arteriosclerosis, Raynaud’s disease and phlebitis.

Back Pain Relief

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Tips to help relieve your back pain

Back-Pain-Relief-in-a-Hot-Tub-from-NordicChronic back pain can come from an injury, a disorder, or from aging:  muscle strain or spasm, sprains of ligaments (attaches bone to bone), joint problems or a "slipped disk."  Of all problems, the most common cause for back pain is using your back muscles in activities you're not used to, lifting something heavy or maybe yard work.

"We believe Nordic has the Best Hot Tubs for Back pain on the market today."

An aching back nags what ever you do. Your back moves when you walk, sit, stand and breathe, so what ever you do seems to aggravate the pain in your back. The most common area of the back is lower back pain and then pain in the shoulders and neck.

From Arthritis to Depression

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Health Benefits of Hot Tubs

Source: Dyna Body By Lee

Below are a good examples of what can be helped when you soak in a Nordic Hot Tub.  Our spas have whirlpool jets AND massage jets giving you whole body relief - not just where you sit.

Hydrotherapy, or warm water therapy in hot tub spas, consists of three main healing ingredients; heat, buoyancy, and massage. Together, they create an experience that is both relaxing and healthy. Hot tub hydrotherapy on a regular basis provides physical health benefits that go much deeper than just relaxation and pleasure. Water is so pure and simple, yet it can do the most amazing things. Whether you are experiencing joint or muscle pain, having trouble sleeping, or are just plain stressed out, spending time in hot tub spas can provide therapeutic benefits for just about everyone.

Polymyalgia Rhuematica

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A reader recently wrote in requesting more information about a condition called Polymyalgia Rhuematica. My article ideas often come from the readers who would like the readership to be aware of a certain condition or would like to know more information on a certain topic.

A diagnosis of Polymyalgia Rheumatica is more certain than that of fibromyalgia (FMS) because its characteristics are more certain, even though they have many of the same symptoms.

Similarities include facial pain, pain in the joints, unintentional weight loss, fatigue (lack of energy), and malaise (general discomfort).

Tips on Coping with Arthritis

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Arthritis is the name given to a group of related diseases, which include osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis), rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus and fibromyalgia. In its various forms, arthritis affects the young and old, both sexes and all races. Although there are over 100 kinds of arthritis, they share one thing: they all rob otherwise healthy people of their quality of life by making even the simplest of movements painful. This pain is caused by inflammation of the lining of the body's joints.

How do we treat the illness that affects so many people? On answer is with drugs, such as the "NSAIDs."

Various Sources

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From medical centers around the world about Arthritis and Hot Tubs

Here are a collection of responses from clinics, medical facilities, universities, and hospitals that treat Arthritis. They contain their information and links to their sites.