Trévi invites you to discover balneotherapy. Relatively unknown in North America, balneotherapy combines all care and treatment that can be performed in a spa. When bathing in a Trévi Balnéo spa, the body is submitted to water jets of variable intensity and temperature according to the desired effect, either therapeutic or relaxing. To rapidly feel the benefits of balneotherapy on your health, simply sit in your spa for 20 minutes, three times a week and simply relax. Combined with a healthy diet and some physical activities, this simple healthy life habit will provide positive, noticeable and durable effects on your day-to-day well-being. Here are some of these effects.
Relaxation and Stress Management
To fight stress, there is nothing like meditation. However, according to the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, spending 20 minutes in a spa has the same effect on the nervous system. Bathing in hot water influences the body sympathovagal balance and regulates the autonomic nervous system. In addition to improving short-term memory and attention spans, bathing reduces anxiety and stress.
Back Ache and Lumbar Pain
Back ache is the evil of the century! Approximately 8 out of 10 Canadians will suffer from back aches during their lifetime. Studies show that hot water and the hydro-massage jets of a spa have a significant effect of lumbar pain. According to the Journal of Rheumatology, when combining immersion in a spa and proper medication, patients with chronic lumbar pain experienced a pain reduction after three weeks, and could decrease their medication after six months.
Joint and Muscle Pain
According to the European Journal of Applied Physiology, immersion in a hot-water spa accelerates recovery after an intense physical effort, by releasing toxins from muscles into the blood stream. Also, according to the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, hot water and hydro-massage jets can alleviate chronic pain like the one caused by knee arthrosis.
Regular immersion in a spa helps maintain joint mobility and alleviates sore muscles.
Effects on sleep
Sleep disorders have major effects on day-to-day health. They are associated with depression and even overweight. According to the science magazine Sleep, immersion in a spa for 30 minutes a few hours before going to bed promotes better sleep. The body temperature increases in the spa and then lowers to improve sleep onset and the quality of deep sleep phases during which the body regenerates itself.
Unknowingly, a simple immersion in a spa works your cardio because hot water decreases blood pressure and increases heart rhythm. This prompts Dr. Thomas G. Allison of the Mayo Clinic that spa sessions can provide much of the benefits of physical exercise, with no associated stress to the heart. According to a study published in the International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, bathing in a spa can regulate the autonomic nervous system, lowering blood pressure.
From now on, follow the trend and adopt balneotherapy! A winning option for your health!