As seniors age, the younger population becomes increasingly concerned about their health and any risks they might encounter. Hot tubs and spas are generally cited as dangerous for several reasons, including the hot water, the potential for falls, and hot tub rashes or infections. However, hot tubs carry a plethora of benefits for seniors that SpaCap.com hopes to illuminate today.
As we age, we get more wrinkles and liver spots, or age spots. Seniors have these concerns, but are also susceptible to a variety of skin diseases because the epidermis weakens with age. Seniors may suffer from eczema, rosacea, or bullous pemphigoid, a rare skin condition in which the layer between the epidermis and dermis breaks down. When that happens, cells can become inflamed and large, painful blisters form all over the skin. Facials help the face’s muscles relax and moisten the skin while drawing toxins away. Seniors may especially enjoy facial masks made with lavender, green or chamomile teas, or lemon.
Like the rest of us, seniors experience stress and anxiety. In these tough economic times, seniors may be more anxious than ever because they may not have the funds they feel they need. Both Swedish and Thai massage can help here. Swedish massage is the most traditional type and involves lying on a raised, flat surface while pressure points in the back, neck, shoulders, and face are massaged. Thai massage, also called “passive yoga,” may attract seniors who are more active. Thai massage involves stretching muscles and increasing endurance. The therapist uses the back, elbows, and feet as well as the hands to complete the massage. Thai massage can be done through clothing, so it may also benefit those uncomfortable with nudity.
Using a hot tub for set periods can decrease problems from sore or tight muscles, arthritis, and other bone or muscle conditions. Heat naturally relaxes sore muscles, so frequent exposure to a hot tub may help “reteach” them to relax, to a point. Hydrotherapy can also help weak or shaky muscles affected by Parkinson’s and other diseases. The water helps the muscles rest, giving seniors a break from trying to control them.
Ease of Access
In order to get the maximum benefit from any routine it needs to be convenient and accessible. Having a Hot Tub at home is an important part but not if the cover is too cumbersome for a senior to use by themselves. SpaCap Hot Tub Covers are designed to be light and easy to use for this very reason. Order one today for yourself or the senior in your life.