Stress Relief/Relaxation


Because of the environment, attraction, and overall design of our spas, Medical Spas™ helps you achieve a more relaxed state than any other hot tub can offer. Regular users have reported overcoming their stress and even avoiding it all together due to the positive affects of a Medical Spa™. Relieving this stress is important because if untreated, it can lead to a number of different physical and mental health problems including, insomnia, high blood pressure, anxiety, hygiene issues, heart problems and more.

So what causes all of our stress? According to an annual survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, and statistics reported by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, many different sources in our lives caused a variety of stress levels to negatively affect our health.* What’s more alarming is that the percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress is upwards of 77%. See the corresponding chart which breaks down the causes of stress.*

Not only does Medical Spas™ help lower stress levels, they also lower harmful health risks associated with stress, most importantly high blood pressure. Along with all that Medical Spas™ has to offer in regards to relieving stress, the organic nature of a spa invites more ways for you to feel relax such as the use of aroma therapy and massage therapy.

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:

*http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/stress/2015/snapshot.aspx

*http://www.statisticbrain.com/stress-statistics/


*Chart provided by Brain Research Institute
Top Causes of Stress in the U.S. Factors  
1 Job Pressure Co-worker Tension,bosses, work Overload
2 Money Loss of Job, Reduced Retirement, Medical Expenses
3 Health Health Crisis, Terminal or Chronic Illness
4 Relationships Divorce, Death of Spouse, Arguments with Friends, Loneliness
5 Poor Nutrition Inadequate Nutrition, Caffeine, Processed Foods, Refined Sugars
6 Media Overload Television, Radio, Internet, E-Mail, Social Networking
7 Media Overload Inability to release adrenaline and other stress hormones
U.S. Stress Statistics Data
Percent of people who regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress 77 %
Regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress 73 %
Feel they are living with extreme stress 33 %
Feel their stress has increased over the past five years 48 %
Cited money and work as the leading cause of their stress 76%
Reported lying awake at night due to stress 48%
Stress Impact Statistics  
Percent who say stress has a negative impact on their personal and professional life 48%
Employed adults who say they have difficulty managing work and family responsibilities. 31%
Percent who cited jobs interfering with their family or personal time as a significant source of stress. 35%
Perccent who said stress has caused them to fight with people close to them 54%
Reported being alienated from a friend or family member because of stress 26%
Annual costs to employers in stress related health care and missed work. $300 Billion
Percent who say they are "always" or "often" under stress at work 30%
People who cited physical symptoms experienced the following  
Fatigue 51 %
Headache 44%
Upset stomach 34%
Muscle tension 30%
Change in appetite 23%
Teeth grinding 17%
Change in sex drive 15%
Feeling dizzy 13%
People who cited psychological symptoms experienced the following  
Irritability or anger 50 %
Feeling nervous 45 %
Lack of energy 45 %
Feeling as though you could cry 35 %


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)


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)