You know that soaking in your hot tub is a great way to unwind and relax. But did you know a hot tub wellness routine can provide benefits beyond relaxation?
In this article, we look at how to relieve pain and improve your quality of life.
Your hot tub can help ease pain and stiffness. It can help your muscles recover and even prepare for exercise. Your spa can also give you temporary relief from the symptoms of arthritis and fibromyalgia. Plus, your hot tub can help you sleep better.
If you are one of the millions of sufferers of pain, you know it can get in the way of everyday life. Pain from illness or injury can keep you from living your fullest source. Yet, there is something that may help. Using your hot tub, you can customize a routine to help you be your best self.
What are the Benefits of Hot Tub Hydrotherapy?
People for centuries have recognized hydrotherapy as an alternative therapy recognized for temporary pain relief of ailments such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle, and joint pain, fibromyalgia, and aches and discomfort following exercise.
Studies show the benefits of spa therapy result from a combination of chemical, mechanical, and thermal factors at work. But remember, while hot tubs are recommended for many pain sufferers, you should always consult your physician for health advice.
When you soak in your hot tub, buoyancy decreases stress on your muscles and joints. This allows for a period of recovery.
Water immersion contributes to that recovery by helping relax your mind and body. Warm water immersion may also serve to reduce muscle spasms and diminish the experience of pain. We hear from hot tub owners all the time about how warm water soaking improves their life.
To maximize your hydrotherapy benefits, you want to make your warm water soak part of your daily routine. Soaking one time each day can be a source of wellness for you and help relieve pain.
If you’re ready to use your tub regularly, here are some tips:
Use the Jets
Hot Spring designed its hot tubs to deliver a premium massage experience. With innovative and patented jets, you can target specific muscle groups.
With the SmartJet® System, you can direct water flow to different jet groups and seats throughout the spa. The Comfort Control® feature lets you dial in your ideal mix of air and water to control the intensity of your massage ranging from a powerful massage to a soft touch.
Find the Right Temperature
Tune your hot tub for comfort and pain relief that suits you. We don’t recommend that your spa water ever exceed 104°F, but you may want to start with a lower temperature (for example, between 98° and 100°) and find the right level. The key is to reach a point where your muscles are relaxed without overheating you.
Use the Water for Increased Comfort
You can use the time you spend in your hot tub to do some low-impact exercise and stimulate your muscles and joints. You can become more flexible with just 15 or 20 minutes a day. As an added bonus, the buoyancy of the water takes some of the weight and pressure off of your joints as you move, making it easier to stay fit and pain-free.
Soaking in warm water raises your body temperature. You’re likely to sweat, especially if you decide to do some light stretching or exercise. As healthy as that habit is, following it up with proper hydration is important.
When you soak, drink plenty of water to regulate your body temperature and further aid your recovery.
Final Thoughts on Improving Your Quality of Life
The best part about using hydrotherapy it’s easy to work into your daily routine. Whether it’s a morning, mid-day, or evening soak, you’ll find that you can always make time for 15 minutes in your hot tub.
While you’re using hydrotherapy to relieve pain and feel better, invite a family member to soak with you. It will be great to catch up and relieve stress together.
Ready to experience the daily routine that relieves pain and maximizes well-being? Having a Hot Spring® spa at home makes it simple and convenient to incorporate wellness into every day. We’d love to chat with you about hot tub ownership, quality of life, and how a hot tub can improve your overall wellness. Come see us today!