Did you know one of the best ways to relieve pain can be found right in your backyard? Your hot tub is a great natural tool to deal with a number of aches and ailments from chronic pain to injuries. Heated water has healing properties that have been used for thousands of years. Known as hydrotherapy, water immersion for healing is used today by many health-care providers.
What is Hydrotherapy?
The heat of the water in your hot tub strengthens the circulation of blood throughout the body to injured muscles and joints. As blood flow increases, muscle tightness, swelling and inflammation are reduced. Incredibly, the pain relief you experience when in your spa is often extended beyond the actual period of water immersion.
Who Should Try Hot Tub Therapy?
1. Those With Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Hydrotherapy lessens the force of gravity that puts pressure on your joints while the buoyancy offered by the water supports your arms and legs. The heated jet massage intensifies blood flow through the body easing tension, swelling and inflammation.
2. Those With Back Pain or Sciatica
If pain is keeping you from moving freely, your spa can help. As you relax in the heated, agitated water of your spa, your muscles will warm giving you a greater range of motion. This is an ideal time to do some light stretching to rid your body of stiffness.
3. Those Recovering From an Injury
When you’re injured, it often means having to move about differently. And that means other parts of your body are picking up the slack for your injury. That can translate into pain in other areas as those muscles and tendons work harder than normal. Regular dips in your spa can ease tension and soreness in overworked muscles while sending healing blood flow to your injured area.
4. Those with Tension and Tight Muscles
Muscle tightness often goes hand-in-hand with stress. So if you’ve had a hard day — or week— you may be feeling tight and achy. Your hot tub is the perfect way to deal with that. As you relax and de-stress, the hot water and jet massage will soothe away tension and soreness.
Magnify Hot Tub Therapy With Exercise
Did you know you can exercise in your hot tub? Yoga, strengthening moves and stretching are all a great way to maximize the benefits your hot tub can offer. The buoyancy of the water gives your limbs a feeling of weightlessness then enables you to move more freely. As an added benefit, in the water, there’s no impact on your joints, so you may be able to push yourself beyond what you could normally do.
Mountain Leisure Hot Tubs
Are you interested in learning more about the health benefits a spa can offer? Come visit us at Mountain Leisure Hot Tubs, your No. 1 source for high-quality hot tubs and spas and hot tub supplies. Drop into our Arden hot tub store and talk to one of our experts about our hot tub installations. We’d be happy to help you find the perfect spa for your home and budget.