Fibromyalgia and Hydrotherapy Treatments


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Fibromyalgia is a scary word on its own, but understanding the symptoms and problems that accompany this disorder only add to the fear. When simplified, fibromyalgia is pervasive pain that affects the muscular and skeletal system, and is often accompanied by fatigue, as well as memory, mood, and sleep issues.

Unfortunately there is no known cure for fibromyalgia, but there are many ways to treat it and help alleviate the symptoms. Medications, such as pain relievers and antidepressants are often used, but what if there was an easier and more holistic approach to relieving the effects of fibromyalgia? Physical therapy is an obvious option to help relieve bodily pain of any kind, but recently it has been found that hydrotherapy, more specifically swimming, is proven to be more effective in the treatment of reducing fibromyalgia than regular exercise. A study by the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil concluded that swimming was more effective in the treatment of fibromyalgia compared to walking. Women in the study who swam rather than walked reported much more reduced pain than their counterparts. The researchers of the study found that the natural buoyancy of water allows for a lower-impact, aerobic exercise than eases the widespread pain that the disorder causes far better than regular exercise.

Hot Tubs & Spas have been proven to alleviate pain and stress in the past, and now they could help treat disorders such as fibromyalgia. Why bother with medications and other testy treatments when you can treat your problems with a relaxing spa session? A Sundance Spas can help people with sleep problems, stress problems, and now even fibromyalgia symptoms, so why not try it for yourself today?

For more information give us a call at Graves Pools & Spas. We have a wide selection of Sundance Spas in our showroom and can help you find one that fits your needs and budget.