Why do some of the busiest people begin each day seemingly refreshed and with a “bubbly” attitude? How do active people stay on the go even when they have minor aches and pains? Could it be that these people have discovered the hot tub health benefits of hydromassage?
Warm water, or “hydro” therapy can promote relaxation, pain relief and improved sleep habits as the heat, buoyancy and massage work together to clear your mind, reduce stress and soothe overworked muscles. Heat improves circulation and warms muscles and joints. Buoyancy lifts the pressure of weight from joints and muscles. Hydromassage stimulates muscles, healing and soothing soreness, which also helps to ease pain surrounding joints. Read on to learn more about the benefits of hydrotherapy.
People have always been naturally drawn to water as a source of comfort—the soothing sounds of a bubbling brook, the relaxing steam of a natural hot spring. Water therapy in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub combines all the best calming features of water: opening the blood vessels to improve circulation, relaxing the muscles and providing an escape from the pressures of daily life.
Exercise is important for health and well-being, but no one wants the sore, overworked muscles that sometimes come along with it. Hydromassage gently warms and stimulates the muscles and joints, expediting recovery to the benefit of those with injuries and muscle pain.
Targeted pain relief
Hydromassage has many pain-relieving benefits. It reduces pain levels in those with arthritis by opening the blood vessels and increasing range of movement, and reduces muscle tension and overall discomfort resulting from fibromyalgia. And for those who suffer from lower-back pain, a 2012 article in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Research found that hydrotherapy provides more potential benefits when compared to land-based exercises.
Improved sleep habits
With all these amazing hot tub benefits, you won’t be surprised to learn that a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can also help you sleep! The National Institutes of Health estimates that 30 percent of Americans suffer from sleep disruption. All the benefits of immersing yourself in warm water—tension relief, improved circulation and more—also help create healthy sleep habits, according to the Better Sleep Council. Raising your internal temperature by soaking in a hot tub two hours before bedtime, and then having your body naturally return to normal temperature after you exit your spa, creates a gentle transition that improves sleep.
Whether you’re juggling work and family, recovering from a joint or muscle injury or simply need to unwind from the day’s stresses, hot tub therapy provides relaxation, healing effects and nourishing rejuvenation. In addition, a hot tub is a natural place to get together with family and friends, so you could say that better communication and having fun socializing are also benefits of hydrotherapy.