Hydrotherapy Benefits for Diabetes
The New England Journal of Medicine suggested that the benefits of exercise and the use of hydro therapy from the use of spas had positive affects on diabetes in the September 16, 1999 issue.
Patients with Type 2 Diabetes soaked in a spa or hot tub for 30 minutes a day for six days a week in the study. Some of the results were positive in which patients lost weight, showed distinct decreases in plasma glucose levels and required reduced doses of insulin.
Further benefits were reported for patients that were unable to exercise in the study. The patients benefited from increased blood flow to skeletal muscles.
Always consult with your physician about a physical therapy regimen when considering hydrotherapy for diabetes.