Whether it is for work, online shopping, entertainment, social media or texting, we are typing more than ever. With this in mind, it is no great surprise that more and more people are finding themselves suffering from the effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) or Texter’s Thumb.
Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the palm of the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist.
CTS is the itchy, burning or numb feelings you feel in your fingers, which can also manifest as a shooting pain in your arm.
It is often caused by repetitive-motion stress on the nerve and tendons where your wrist meets your hand.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or the relatively new condition Texter’s Thumb, can sometimes cause you to wake up at night with a pins-and-needles type feeling in your hand.
How Can a Sundance Hot Tub Help?
Soaking in a hot tub by Sundance Spas can help relieve the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and help you get a better nights sleep. In a study published in the The Clinical Journal of Pain, seventy-seven people with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome were divided into two groups.
One group ingested prednisone every day, and the other underwent hydrotherapy every day.
The study lasted four weeks, and it was found that in terms of numbness, tingling and weakness, both groups experienced a similar amount of relief.
In terms of night-time waking and motor function, the group that undertook hydrotherapy actually did better. Soaking in a Sundance Spa can lead to you getting a great night’s sleep.
Here are some other ways hydrotherapy can help:
The muscle relaxation and joint loosening benefits of Hydrotherapy in a Sundance hot tub can help those with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or Texter’s Thumb and also Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Tendonitis, Scoliosis and Bursitis.
The clean, clear, hot water of a Sundance Spa warm’s your blood, which causes your vessels to expand. This helps ease muscle pain by easing any pinching of nerves or blood vessels and by helping your muscles detox themselves from lactic acid and other metabolic wastes.
Soaking in the heat of a hot tub also provides pain relief by increasing your body’s production of endorphins – Your brains feel-good chemical which also act as a natural pain killer and stress reliever.
The buoyancy you experience while you soak in a Sundance Spa reduces your body weight by 85-90%, which increases your mobility and ability to move around, while relieving pressure on your joints, spine, ligaments, and muscles.
To help enhance the level of relaxation that your body is experiencing, the buoyancy of the water helps lift pressure from your sore muscles and joints.
This means that they don’t need to bare any extra weight or pressure while in this luxurious and therapeutic environment, truly allowing your body and mind to relax and rejuvenate.
Stretch out your arms and let the healing waters do their work – It’s hard to describe how good it feels as the aches and strains that hinder us are washed away!
The jet action found in a Sundance hot tub can promote healing by increasing oxygen levels to the painful area to a greater degree than simply bathing in warm water alone.
Sundance Hot Tubs have a wide variety of patented hydrotherapy jets that are designed to hit specific joints and muscle groups in a number of different massage styles.
The massage action from these hydrotherapy jets can raise the level of antibodies and white blood cells delivered to a specific area, which promotes the destruction of bad cells and stimulates the formation of new tissue.
All Sundance Spas are equipped with jets that can help with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and some models have jets that are specifically designed and positioned to massage your hands and wrists to combat symptoms of CTS.
Patented Fluidix Pulsator
Sundance’s patented Fluidix Pulsator Wrist Jets are strategically placed to massage fine muscles and joint areas.
They target acupressure points in your hands and wrists to provide therapeutic relief from the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with a pulsing massage action.
These fully adjustable, pulsing jets are the perfect way to respond to the damaging effects of CTS and other repetitive motion disorders by providing a massage at just the right amount of pressure for your body’s needs.
All Sundance Spas 980 & 880 Series hot tubs come equipped with the Pulsator Wrist Jets as standard.
As with all of the patented Fluidix Jets, the Pulsator has no moving parts, which equals a longer life and less wear and tear on your Hot Tub, so that you can get the relief you need for years to come, hassle free!
Silent Air Injector Jets
All 980 & Series models are also equipped with our patented SilentAir Aromatherapy blower system as standard. The powerful SilentAir Injector jets quietly sends thousands of soothing bubbles throughout the spa.
Distinct from the regular hot tub jets, these air injectors create a warm effervescent stream of bubbles, giving you a gentle soft tissue massage.
The gentle, tingling sensation people experience on the skin from the presence of many tiny air bubbles in the water causes certain neural reflexes to activate, resulting in beneficial chemical reactions that promote muscle relaxation and a sense of contentment.
In addition the gentle massage action, the SilentAir injectors also act as an aromatherapy delivery system with Sundance Spas exclusive SunScents fragrance beads.
Sit back, relax, let the beautiful aroma of SunScents envelop you and stretch out as you let the bubbles burst around your wrists and hands, it is a really unique massage experience!
To find out more about the many health and wellness benefits of a Sundance hot tub, and to see our hydrotherapy jets in action please visit any of our 6 locations (Burlington, Hamilton, Mississauga, Oakville, St. Catharines, Vaughan).