Improved Sleep


Whether it’s a healthy diet, consistent sleep habits, help from a Medical Spa™ or all of the above, it’s extremely important to do whatever you can to achieve a deep sleep 7 days a week. The Medical Spa™ series was created to help with your sleep. The warm water combined with multiple therapies and additional features are engineered well beyond other hot tubs to give you a consistent routine to help your body and mind relax during the night without interruption.

Why is assistance in a healthy sleep routine important? According to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing.* The way you feel while you're awake depends in part on what happens while you're sleeping.* When you experience great sleep, your body achieves better physical and mental health to assist you in your daytime performance.

Harvard Health says 75% of us experience sleep difficulties at least a few nights per week.* There are many ways a Medical Spa™ can counteract negative sleeping habits or difficulties sleeping; for instance, they help to relieve stress and anxiety, relax muscles, send signals to your brain that prompt sleep, and induces the body's natural sleep mechanics.*

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:

*"Why Sleep Is Important." American Psychological Association. American Psychological Association, n.d. Web

*"Why Is Sleep Important?" National Institutes of Health. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Feb.-Mar. 2012. Web.

*Publications, Harvard Health. "Importance of Sleep : Six Reasons Not to Scrimp on Sleep." Harvard Health. Harvard Medical School, n.d. Web.


Relaxation – Department of Anesthesiology and Applied Physiology

Clinical Study

Research:

Can heat, as a common tool be used in the treatment of muscular disorders such as stiffness or myalgia. Clinical data as well as in vitro experiments demonstrate that increased temperatures lead to a head-related myofacial relaxation. Investigating the differential effects of the skeletal muscle fibers and the facial structures.

Results:

The increased temperature leads to an enhancement in the functional properties of skeletal muscle in terms of accelerated contraction and relaxation parameters. There is a direct fascial relaxation that contributes to heat-induced relaxation. This supports the notion that the regulation of fascial stiffness plays a major part in resting muscle tone.

Link to Study

"The Role of Fascia in Resting Muscle Tone and Heat Induced Relaxation." Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, Department of Anesthesiology and Applied Physiology 12.4 (2008)


Fatigue and Sleep Disturbance – Sleep Medicine

Clinical Study

Research:

To compare hydrotherapy (HT) and conventional physiotherapy (CP) in the treatment of fibromyalgia (FM), regarding quality of life (QOL), total sleep time (TST), and total nap time (TNT).

Results:

All hydrotherapy patients increased 1 hour in total sleep time compared to CP patients. TNT decreased in the HT group. HT is more effective than CP to improve TST and to decrease TNT in FM patients.

Link to Study

Vitorino, Debora Fernandes De Melo, Luciane Bizari Coin De Carvalho, and Gilmar Fernandes Do Prado. "Hydrotherapy and Conventional Physiotherapy Improve Total Sleep Time and Quality of Life of Fibromyalgia Patients: Randomized Clinical Trial." Sleep Medicine 7.3 (2006)