Heart Health


Medical Spas™ Hydro Smart Heater™ is the industry leader in providing a full range of health benefits, including improved blood circulation throughout your body. With the assisted therapies in a Medical Spa™, your blood vessels will dilate, resulting in increased circulation and blood flow.

A well researched benefit of improved circulation from Medical Spa™ use is the relief of muscle soreness after a busy day along with muscle spasms, joint flexibility, damaged nerves and inflammation.* This important discovery helps all people find relief with a faster recovery process after workouts and activities.

According to Bruce Becker, M.D., immersing yourself in water in general up to your neck gives you a cardiac workout.* Thomas Allison, M.P.H., PhD did a study that shows that sitting in a spa bath can lower your blood pressure.* This is great for those who are at risk for heart disease or suffer from hypertension.

Other benefits of healthy blood circulation are related to how your organs function and how healthy your skin look and feels.* Many diseases like diabetes and obesity can cause poor circulation throughout your body so it’s important to be aware of the risks and health concerns along with helpful tools to counteract poor circulation, like a Medical Spa™.*

Medical Spas™ are more than just spas. They were designed to help heal your body. Because of all the doctors that came together to help make Medical Spas™ possible, and the over 100+ years of combined experience they all provided, there are lots of medical benefits you will receive by using it daily.

Because Medical Spas™ are based purely on documented studies; we have included the appropriate studies below with links for further research and verification.

Reference:

*"Systemic Circulation - National Library of Medicine - PubMed Health." National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web.

*"The Health Effects of Overweight and Obesity." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 05 June 2015. Web.

*"The Heart and Circulation of Blood." The Circulatory System. University of Colorado, n.d. Web.

*"Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors." Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors, World Heart Foundation, n.d. Web.

* Myers, Jonathan. "Exercise and Cardiovascular Health." Circulation. American Heart Association, Inc., 07 Jan. 2003. Web.



Microvascular Function – The Physiological Society

Clinical Study

Research:

Heat therapy increased flow-mediated dilatation, reduced arterial stiffness, reduced mean arterial and diastolic blood pressure, and reduced carotid intimae media thickness, with changes all on par or greater than what is typically observed in sedentary subjects with exercise training.

Results:

Results show for the first time that heat therapy has widespread and robust effects on vascular function, and as such, could be a viable treatment option for improving cardiovascular health in a variety of patient populations, particularly those with limited exercise tolerance and/or capabilities.

Link to Study

Brunt, Vienna E., Matthew J. Howard, Michael A. Francisco, Brett R. Ely, and Christopher T. Minson. "Passive Heat Therapy Improves Endothelial Function, Arterial Stiffness and Blood Pressure in Sedentary Humans." The Journal of Physiology 594.18 (2016)


Senior Health - Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy

Clinical Study

Research:

Balance training in the aquatic environment is often used in rehabilitation practice to improve static and dynamic balance. Although aquatic therapy is widely used in clinical practice, we still lack evidence on how immersion in water actually impacts postural control. Older adults with balance deficits often fear falling and limit their mobility. Poor balance is multi-factorial, influenced by medication interactions, musculoskeletal and sensory system changes, and poor neuromuscular response to changes in body positions. Aquatic physical therapy is an intervention used to improve balance and decrease falls.

Results:

The Physical balance measures, Berg Balance Scale and Timed Up and Go, showed significant improvement after aquatic therapy. The increased postural instability and the change in postural control strategies that the aquatic environment offers may be a beneficial stimulus for improving balance control. Physical outcome measures improved with Aquatic therapy.

Link to Study

Covill, Laura G., Cynthia Utley, and Cheryl Hochstein. "Comparison of Ai Chi and Impairment-Based Aquatic Therapy for Older Adults With Balance Problems." Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy (2016)