Benefits of Spatherapy on Mental health
In recent years the depression has become a priority in public health due to its high prevalence and consequences that originate on society in terms of mortality, morbidity and economic and social costs. Depression affects significantly to physical, mental and social functions and is associated with an increased risk of premature death. Depending on its severity, can impede the person’s ability to perform basic activities of daily living, causing a big deterioration in its usual operation and their quality of life.
In a recent review of the global situation of the mental health, it has been estimated that depression produces a greater decrease in health compared to other chronic diseases like angina, arthritis, asthma and diabetes. Thus, depression is one of the leading causes of disease burden in Europe and in the world in terms of disability adjusted life years, and the World Health Organization (who) foresees that in 2020 is the second leading cause of disability in the world, after cardiovascular disease.
But the depression affects both patients and the whole of society, since it has an economic impact on the community that goes beyond the direct costs associated with the use of health services. Depression affects the individual’s job performance and implies high costs arising from the loss of productivity and absenteeism from work. In addition, there are other intangible costs, such as, for example, which are derived from the lost opportunities for individuals who suffer from mental illnesses and their families.
It is a disease that unites us and we have to work all in one direction.
In Zujar Spa we can contribute to improve this situation, by the effect that on the nervous system and emotional level our waters.
One of the minerals that water is calcium, this cation has sedative, dimmer type of neuromuscular excitability and antiphlogistic effects, this in turn conveys a State of relaxation, which helps us in depressive States.
Our water emergency temperature is 39 ° to 40 °, with the application of adequate water at this temperature we got effects very benefits for our emotional system by the relaxation that we may get, this increases when we add the hydromassage, for example, in the jacuzzi or whirlpool baths.
Others of our facilities as they are the preassure Jet and Sauna are indicated in depressive States, for its relaxing effects as a result of release of tension. In the case of the higher pressure Jet achieved effects similar to a massage.
Massages have an anti-stress effect, relieve emotional stress, the person experiences a sense of calm and tranquility. Specialist hand contact with our body gives comfort, also regulates and relieves tension psycho-physics.
One of our thermal pools is outside with the area of solarium where you can practice Heliotherapy, it is a therapy that is based on the use of solar rays to treat different conditions. Heliotherapy holds that the sun is fundamental to life, and that cures or sunbathing can help heal some pains as long as they are applied correctly and taking the necessary precautions. Contributes to the production of endorphins: Substances that make us feel “good”, and therefore is antidepressant and induces positivism.
From his knowledge, Mineromedicinal Waters and in this case the Spa of Zújar have demonstrated their therapeutic capacity in mental illnesses such as depression, demonstrating significant improvements and increasing the quality of life of all affected.
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