Do you suffer from regular aches, pains, or even arthritis? Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed strategically to help with the healing of the human body and mind. There are many therapeutic techniques that can be utilized within a hot tub, including hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy has been shown to help improve how you feel both physically and emotionally. You can utilize your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub for so much more than just a comfortable place to relax. There is a wide variety of health benefits that you can experience from regular use of a hot tub.
Keep reading to learn about the basics and benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy!
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a water-based technique to help improve both your physical and emotional health. Widely used by physiotherapists, this therapeutic technique utilizes various components of your spa to improve your health. A combination of heat, buoyancy, and pressure can help to relieve tight muscles and soothe sore joints. Hydrotherapy dates back hundreds of years to the Ancient Greeks and Romans, who utilized hot springs for physical relief and healing.
To learn more about the different components of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs that contribute towards healing hydrotherapy, contact our team of experts at Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs of Calgary today!
How Does Hydrotherapy Work?
Now that you know what hydrotherapy is, you’re probably wondering how it works.
First, the buoyancy of the water helps to relieve pressure from your muscles and joints. Gravity can take a physical toll on your body, especially if you live a physically demanding lifestyle. The buoyancy can truly help your body to relax, like other components of the hot tub help you to heal.
The heat of the water can feel extremely soothing, especially if your muscles are tight and sore. The temperature can also help to increase your circulation, which encourages the production and distribution of positive endorphins. These endorphins can help to reduce feelings of pain and anxiety as you relax, and even after you exit the hot tub.
The powerful jets found in Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed and engineered to apply pressure strategically. By applying consistent pressure to stress-prone areas, like your neck and shoulders, tension can be reduced and your body can really begin to relax. These components combined can help to promote long-term health benefits and even help to heal certain injuries.
The Health Benefits
The first thing you might notice about using a hot tub is that it feels good. The jets are relaxing, the high temperatures are soothing, and with accessories like exterior lighting and sound systems, the atmosphere is extremely inviting. What you might not notice at first, is the health benefits that can come along with regular use. Using a hot tub once or several times a week can truly help promote healing benefits, both physically and mentally.
Hydrotherapy can help to reduce your stress and improve sleep patterns. As your muscles relax, tension throughout your body is likely to begin fading away. This, combined with improved circulation, can help to reduce feelings of physical pain and tightness, and even reduce tension headaches caused by stress by boosting endorphins. When your body begins to feel better, you might notice that you’re having a better rest at night. Chances are, it might be easier for you to get comfortable and fall asleep, and you might be waking up less throughout the night because of discomfort.
Regular hydrotherapy treatments can also be beneficial to those who suffer from arthritis. Arthritis is a health condition caused by the inflammation of joints, resulting in pain, swelling, and decreased range of motion. Hot tubs are physically therapeutic, which can help with regular pain management. Low-intensity exercises in the hot tub can help to strengthen bones and muscles, which ultimately can help protect joints by reducing the risk of injury.
You can keep learning about the benefits of hydrotherapy with the help of our hot tub experts. We can help you explore the health benefits of our spas, contact us today!