Relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
With so much of modern life focused on the keyboard or Smart Phone– work, shopping, entertainment, social media and texting – more and more people are suffering from the effects of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). 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 can sometimes cause you to wake up at night with a pins-and-needles type feeling in your hand.
Soaking in a Hot Tub by Sundance Spas can help relieve the symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. 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 the same amount of relief. In terms of night-time waking and motor function, the group that had hydrotherapy actually did better.
The muscle relaxation and joint loosening benefits of Hydrotherapy in a Sundance Hot Tub can help those with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, as well as the more recent variety known as “Text Claw” and also Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Tendonitis, Scoliosis and Bursitis. The clean, clear, warm waters of a Sundance Hot Tub warm’s your blood, which then reaches deeper and deeper into your muscles, causing the vessels to expand. This helps deaden 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 a Sundance Hot Tub provides pain relief as the combination of heat, buoyancy and massage, known as Hydrotherapy, increases the body’s production of endorphins – Your brains feel-good chemicals which also act as a natural pain killer and stress reliever.
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 has 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 heat and pressure 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 Hot Tubs are equipped with Hydrotherapy 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.
Sundance Hot Tubs 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.
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!
The Sundance 680 Series Peyton Hot Tub has two DV Wrist Jets built in to its comfortable full body lounger, which also incorporates jets for your back, calves and feet for a wonderful all over massage.
For more information on how a Sundance Hot Tub can help you with Carpal Tunnel or any other joint and muscle issues, please visit one of our four locations serving the GTA and Niagara regions, we would love to help you find the relaxation and relief you deserve!