People have used spa therapies for many years as an effective alternative treatment for various chronic conditions.
For example, one of the most common complaints of today is chronic low back pain. We weren't made for sitting in an office chair most of our lives and to make things worse, the medical profession has no real answer for the problem.
Perhaps this is the reason for medical researchers' interest in the benefits of spa therapy; as documented in the world's leading medical journals.
A study published in the British Journal of Rheumatology (1994; 33: 148-151) presented evidence that spa treatments have both short and long-term benefits for people with lower back pain.
More recently, a study in The Clinical Journal of Pain (2002; 18:5; 302-309) reported "significant improvement" in the participants' health status within all measured categories: general pain, back pain, negative mood and satisfaction with health. Their therapy consisted of two to four spa treatments per day and included mud applications, carbondioxide baths, massage and hydrotherapy, to name but a few.
Your body is your home, look after it well, for if you wear it out where are you going to live?