Hot Tubs and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory joint disorder causing painful swelling that can make it difficult or impossible to go about daily activities.  There is no cure for RA.  Medications can reduce pain and inflammation and slow joint damage.  However, many of the treatment drugs have potentially serious side effects.  Our focus here is to discuss lifestyle and home remedies as they relate to owning a hot tub.  Gentle exercise helps strengthen muscles around your joints and may lessen the fatigue you feel.  The natural buoyancy you experience in a spa makes simple flexibility exercises easier and less stressful.  Soothing hot water  found in our spas is proven to ease pain,  relax tense muscles, and reduce stress.  Strategies for coping with RA and how it affects your daily life can also include a therapeutic soak in your hot tub.  Connecting with family and friends in your spa is a relaxing and comfortable place to share feelings and support.  A private soak just before bedtime to take time for yourself to relieve stress and initiate a good night’s sleep is another way to help manage your arthritis and take some control of your treatment in the comfort of your own home.   We have several spas hot, clean and ready for “test-soaks” here at All Seasons Spas.  Why not schedule your soak today to see how good you can feel ?