Warm water, steam and massage have been used for thousands of years to promote physical and mental balance. Indigenous cultures from the Orient to Europe have used hot springs and other forms of natural hydrotherapy to restore equilibrium. And now, technological innovations in water care, ergonomics and hydrodynamics have advanced hydrotherapy into the modern age.
Whereas equilibrium creates emotional balance, stress causes a lack of ease. Interestingly, the English word disease (or, “dis-ease”) literally means “a lack of ease.” Whether the cause is economic or social, professional or domestic, stress adds up quickly and can prove fatal. Experts refer to this as “allostatic load,” the wear and tear that accumulates on organs, tissues and body systems when you are exposed to repeated stress. The result is a cycle of chronic pain, stress and more pain.
According to the publication Relieving Pain in America: A Blueprint for Transforming Prevention, Care, Education and Research, “The negative emotional [parallels] of chronic pain frequently become more apparent the longer pain persists, even for individuals who wish to be “positive.” For example, emotional distress may be compounded as pain interferes with work, with important social and recreational activities, and with family and social relations.”
Fortunately, Marquis hot tub hydrotherapy is designed to relieve stress and restore the body’s natural equilibrium. Plus, adding spa therapy benefits like aromatherapy, chromotherapy, music therapy and oxygen skin therapy facilitates even more relaxation. Research indicates that females in particular stand to benefit from a holistic approach to stress relief.
Women cope with economic, social, professional and family stress as much as men. But women’s health experts highlight specific biological stressors like premenstrual syndrome, post-partum depression and menopause. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, “Studies show that women are more likely than men to experience symptoms of stress,” adding that “women who are stressed are more likely… to experience depression and anxiety.” Evidently, “Experts do not fully know the reason for the differences, but it may be related to how men’s and women’s bodies process stress hormones.” Serious health risks related to stress include breast and ovarian cancer.
Whatever your gender, it is vital to manage your stress. Otherwise, your quality of life will suffer and it may even reduce your lifespan. Marquis hot tub hydrotherapy is designed to be a sanctuary from stress. For many it has become a daily ritual and their reward at the end of a long week.