When colder weather hits, you’ll often hear more people complain about ailments that suddenly seem to appear from nowhere. However, whilst coughs and colds are obvious reasons for feeling ropey, there are a number of other conditions that can be exacerbated by colder weather, such as arthritis, stress and even digestion. Here, we take a look at the benefits of hydrotherapy spa treatments for these conditions this winter.
Coughs, colds and flu
By using a heated spa in winter, you’ll be able to get rid of some of the toxins within the body that can lead to the usual winter coughs, colds and flues. If you’re too late, and you’ve already contracted some symptoms, then getting in a heated spa can help not only with relieving those symptoms, but it will also remind you to drink some much needed water – a must-do for a quick recovery.
Hydrotherapy has long been touted as a helpful treatment for digestion issues. At this time of year, with unhealthy treats too hard to resist, a soak in a hydrotherapy spa can help to alleviate pain and discomfort and have you ready for that next slice of Christmas cake before you know it. Many digestive issues are exacerbated by stress too, so you might find the next paragraph even more interesting reading.
Whether it’s choosing the perfect present for loved ones, trying to get work done before the Christmas break, or juggling visits from relatives with running the house, preparing for the holidays and looking after the kids, it’s no wonder that Christmas, often thought of as ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ can also be the most stressful time of the year. Hydrotherapy has both long term and short term benefits for those suffering from stress, as well as helping you get a good night’s sleep, allowing you to wake more rested for another day dealing with all the extra work Christmas entails.
According to Arthritis research, hydrotherapy treatments for arthritis, which often flares up at this time of year, can help greatly to relieve symptoms. Not only can warm water relaxation help sufferers feel more relaxes and supple, swimming and gentle resistance exercises can help promote a better range of movement.
With all this in mind, whether you’re stressed, snuffly, or suffering with winter pain, considering installing a spa could really help ease your winter blues, making winter time your new favorite season.