Sallie’s Story – Fibromyalgia

After suffering from severe back and joint pain for over 20+years, Sallie was referred to a Rheumatologist by her doctor, who diagnosed her with Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder, Degenerative Disc Disease and Fibromyalgia.

Sallie was also within weeks diagnosed by a cardiologist with a mitral valve prolapse, dysautonomia and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome.

As you can imagine, being suddenly diagnosed with a whole range of health issues came as quite a shock even though Sallie had suffered many of the symptoms for years. 

Of course, there are medications which can help relieve some of the symptoms but Sallie was also interested to seek solutions which were more natural. Taking supplements helped and continuing to practice yoga regularly has also been a help, but Sallie felt that she needed something more to help her relax at home, to relieve the aches and pains and get a better nights sleep. So she discussed the idea of purchasing a hot tub with her husband and teenage son and they all agreed that a hot tub at home could bring benefits to all of their lives.

Sallie commented “I work for BISHTA, and in my time working with the trade association, I have learnt so much about the health benefits of hydrotherapy, I am therefore so pleased that I have now been able to purchase my own hot tub. Not only has it helped with my muscle and joint pain, but it also helps me to relax and unwind after a busy day. However, owning a hot tub has also added to our family life, we have some great conversations in our hot tub, there are no distractions from electrical devices so its just great family time”. Sallie continues “Plus it was very exciting to see the hot tub delivered by crane, it certainly got the neighbours talking and now they are all eager to be invited over to take a dip in the tub!”.