Health Benefits of Hot Tubs
Soaking in a hot tub has many health benefits. Ranging from physical to emotional relief, a hot tub can bring your health into focus. Bathing in hot water has been a tradition since ancient times, and has been practiced by the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. They used it for therapy and relaxation. Today’s hot tubs have changed dramatically since the days of soaking in natural mineral spas. Having a hot tub at home and using it has significant health benefits.
Relief from Arthritis Pain
As part of a comprehensive treatment for chronic arthritis pain, doctors recommend hydrotherapy (soaking in warm water). When sitting in a hot tub, the natural buoyancy of the water supports approximately 90% of our weight. It reduces pressure on all joints, encouraging free movement. Regular sessions in the hot tub for arthritis keep patients joints moving with minimal exertion. The warm water makes it a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness.
Soaking in a hot tub about 90 minutes before bedtime lowers your temperature and relaxes you. It helps relieve stress and anxiety, and induces a more restful sleep.
Soaking in a hot tub helps bring you to a more relaxed state. It releases the body’s natural endorphins elevating your mood. It can help lower high blood pressure. The massage experience in the hot tub relieves tension and relaxes the muscles.
Relaxing in a hot tub simulates exercise. It increases the heart rate, resulting in better circulation and blood flow.
Hot tubs are designed to target particular portions of your body. They come equipped with nozzles of various sizes, pressures, configurations and quantities. A hot tub’s hydro massage jets target pain precisely. Smaller groups of jets target muscles around your neck, jets in the foot well alleviates pain in your ankles and feet.
Knee Pain Relief
A recent study showed that patients who had undergone knee replacement surgery and used hot tubs experienced lesser pain and faster recovery than those who did not use hot tubs.
A study conducted on Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus patients showed that when a patient uses a hot tub for 30 minutes a day, 6 days per week for 10 days, it reduces doses of insulin, and distinctively decreases plasma glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin. The patients also experience improved sleep and an increased general sense of well-being.
Banish Back Pain
Hot tub therapy has both short and long-term benefits for people with lower back pain. Hot tub treatments give increased back flexibility, reduced pain duration and lessened use of analgesics and anti-inflammatory drugs.
Blood flow increases when the body absorbs heat. With the warming of the blood, the blood vessels dilate and reduces blood pressure. The hot water also causes muscle relaxation as heat from the water is carried deep into your muscles.
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