Stress & Sleep Stress comes in all forms.

We have stress from work, school, relationships, family issues and so much more. Stress causes sleepless nights, stress related pains, and over anxious behavior.

Luckily, hydrotherapy has been a main outlet for people who suffer from these symptoms. Hydrotherapy involves three main components: heat, buoyancy, and massage. To many people that might seem insignificant, but in actuality it is not at all. Heat helps create endorphins in the body, which help you become more relaxed. Endorphins are natural pain relievers, and when your body produces them, you feel better inside.
They also help when your sleeping patterns are not normal. When massage is included, blood vessels dilate, reducing headaches and other arthritis type pains. The massage also allows you to loosen up your bones when the water pressure hits the skin. Buoyancy helps your body feel weightless. When working a full 8 hour day, 40 hour a week schedule, your body tends to feel overworked more often. But when soaking in water, your body weighs a significant amount less, which forces you to relax, meaning you will not have to work as hard in water as on land. For the work-a-holics of the world, this means there actually is a cure for feeling worn out. When using a spa, the jets are usually centered toward the middle of your back. Hydrotherapy, or the use of jets, has been making people feel relaxed for many years.

Now, doctors recommend dipping in a spa before bed to ensure a full night’s sleep, in fact, the National Sleep Foundation (http://www.sleepfoundation.org) concludes that soaking in hot water before bed insures a full night of heavy sleep. In fact, a study done at the University of Sao Paulo found that hydrotherapy helps sleep and reduces nap time for fibromyalgia patients and anyone else who has any form of sleeping issues. Hydrotherapy stimulates the immune system, making your insides feel stronger and healthier. Each individual cell changes when you enter a spa, causing you to utilize your nutrition and rebuild your metabolism. Most people forget, but being in warm water, feeling weightless and totally relaxing speeds up metabolism.

The warm water helps improve digestion. Being relaxed, sleeping, and getting healthy will make all the difference with such a busy schedule, and no time in between. Before bed is the best time to use a spa or bathtub to revive your energy level for the next day.