In an excerpt from my book, Butternut to Bionic, I discuss several ways that I managed pain before, during, and after hip replacement surgery. One of the methods I enjoy as often as possible are therapeutic soaks in natural mineral pools....my favorite soaking place is Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
In Chapter 4 of my book I write, "The Arthritis Foundation recommends soaking in mineral pools to ease pain, loosen joints, and manage musculoskeletal conditions. Soaking in these pools is a good place for physical therapy--the buoyancy takes pressure off the joints and water is a perfect partner for gentle forms of exercise. All of the exercises you learn during physical therapy are usually much easier in the pool. When you practice your fitness routine in a mineral pool, it's like exercise on steroids. You receive twice the benefit!"
Be Well! ~Tiffany