So many medical issues are so difficult to treat that people have to live with nagging ailments. For those who do have persistent issues, medication can be undesirable for a whole host of different reasons.

Why Medication Might Be a Problem

For many people, medications for afflictions can cause complications. Sometimes, certain medicines interact with each other making one or multiple medications ineffective. Or, depending on which medications you are using, they can interact and cause complications that compound the already existing problems. Some people complain about the side effects of medicines. These side effects can be common and annoying such as fatigue, dry mouth, itchy eyes, redness, and swelling. These are fairly common side effects that might just prove annoying to deal with. However, some medications have much more damaging side effects that prevent you from using them effectively.

The Health Benefits Of A Portable Spa

How a Hot Tub Could Help

A Sapphire Portable Spa can provide three basic benefits that aid in alleviating pain and symptoms without drug interactions. These three benefits are heat, buoyancy, and massage. These three factors have been shown to relieve pain and alleviate symptoms for certain persistent afflictions.


Arthritis is a joint disease that affects millions of people around the world and thousands of people in Australia. The disease is characterized by inflammation in one or more joints. It is very common in hands, knees, and other joints that are used quite often. Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, is the most common form, but there are over a hundred different kinds of arthritis. Because of the different mechanisms and effects of the different kinds of the disease, it is very difficult to treat.  Heat, buoyancy, and massage are very effective in temporarily relieving the pain of arthritis.

Buoyancy is very effective in helping with joint pain because so much of the pain is caused by pressure. This pressure comes from the weight. In load bearing joints such as the knees, decreasing the weight helps reduce pain. This weight is reduced by the buoyancy one experiences in water.

Heat causes muscles to relax. When muscles around joints relax, the pressure on the joint is reduced. So when combined with buoyancy, relaxed muscles also help reduce the pain in joints. In addition to heat, the massaging action of the jets works the muscles causing them to relax.


One of the more surprising benefits of hot tubs are their beneficial effects reducing insomnia. Insomnia is an affliction characterized by the inability to fall asleep and/or stay asleep. However, recent data has shown that decreasing the body temperature helps one fall asleep, stay asleep, and fall into deeper stages of sleep. Soaking in one hundred and three-degree water can help you lower your body temperature after you get out, making it easier to sleep.

Also, the heat, buoyancy, and massage relax the muscles, lower the heart rate, and calm the mind. All of these factors make it so much easier for a person to fall asleep. Studies suggest that soaking ninety minutes before going to sleep for as little as fifteen minutes can yield these benefits.

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