The spa is a location that is rich in mineral spring waters, which are used to give medical baths. People also go to the spa to calm and relax their bodies and minds. Spa towns or spa resorts typically offer different types of health treatments which is referred to as balneotherapy.
Increase In The Number Of Child Drowning
The belief in curative power goes back to prehistoric times. It is believed that this mineral-rich spring water has the capability to cure so many complications. These spa treatments were first originated in Europe and Japan. They also offer different types of personalized treatments. They also offer different types of massages that calm the soul and mind and body.
It is also believed that these spa resorts have many amenities such as pools, massage booths, and indoor games. As per the recent reports, in the United States of America, pools and spas drowning death rates of the children in the United States of America and the restrictions are related to the covid-19 pandemic may also mean that only fewer kids are getting the swimming lessons that might keep them safe, the Consumer Protection Safety Commission warns. According to the data collected from the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, on average, there were about 400 reported pool or spa drowning deaths among children younger than age 15 years each year from 2016 to the year 2018.
As per the data, about three-quarters of deaths involved deaths of children below the age of 5 and it was also reported that 83% of the cases occurred in the residential pools. As per the reports of the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, the drowning death of children is reported as one of the major reasons for unintentional deaths caused in the United States between the age group 1 to 4 years. The present chairperson of the Consumer Protection Safety Commission states that as the summer is starting, parents and the caretakers should keep in mind that because of the pandemic, their children’s swimming ability and water safety skills have been impacted.
As per the recent reports of the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, most of the children are drowning due to the limited exposure around the water due to the recent social distancing which is caused due to the pandemic and their children are at a greater risk of drowning. Only fewer children attended the swimming lessons during the past year, it is critical to refresh these and other lifesaving skills while practicing increased vigilance both anywhere children are swimming and during non-swim times as well.
From 2018 to 2020, nearly 8 in 10 nonfatal deaths injuries were due to the drowning that occurred among children who were below five years of age. As per the data collected from the Consumer Protection Safety Commission, the number of pool or spa-related nonfatal injury treatment which was rushed to the emergency department fell from 2019 to 2020, but the decline is not significant. The agency mentioned that the lower number of drowning deaths is due to the pandemic as there was social distancing and limited summer activities, including group or public swimming during the covid-19 pandemic.
Some of the safety tips that were offered to the parents are as mentioned below,
- Never leave the child unattended in or near the pool or water. The parents or the caretakers are not supposed to use a mobile phone in or while watching the kids in the pool or near the waters. They should be alert and should not get distracted. This advice applies to bathtubs, buckets, decorative ponds, and fountains.
- If the parent owns a pool, then batteries have to be installed to prevent the unsupervised child from falling into the pool or any waters.
- Learn how to perform CPR
- Learn how to swim and teach your children how to swim at a very young age