Soaking in a hot tub as the jets provide a powerful yet gentle massage, loosening your muscles and easing your stress away, can be a welcoming way to end your busy day.
But did you know that hot tubs offer so much more than simply an extraordinary relaxation experience?
Hot tubs have been proven to support people’s health, lifestyle, and possibly most importantly, their pain levels!
Chronic pain can have wide-reaching effects on your life, causing you to take extra time off work, avoid enjoyable activities, and overall reduce the quality of your life.
Finding a natural way to help promote pain relief is essential, especially if you can make that pain relief last long term!
That’s where Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs come in!
Hot tubs use something called hydrotherapy to help support and heal the body, and it can create lasting relief from a variety of ailments, including chronic back pain, arthritis pain, and even pain associated with fibromyalgia!
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a long-standing therapeutic technique that uses water to treat the body.
This can be done with warm or cold water and sometimes even with steam.
Warm water has been found to have more profound relaxation and pain relief effects on the body, allowing it to release the tensions it’s been holding and reduce the pain throughout your entire body in a variety of ways.
Hydrotherapy can provide you with many benefits. Some of the most popular include:
- Decreased stress
- Reduced inflammation
- Increased range of motion
- Reduction of pain
- Improved circulation
- Reducing tension in the body
When you include this in your regular routine, it can have profound effects on the body.
Some studies have even shown that floating in water at least twice a week provided relief from chronic back pain and even had positive effects on sleep quality, and mood-affecting disorders, like depression and anxiety.
When you combine hydrotherapy with hydromassage, as Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs have done, you’ll experience long-lasting pain relief, allowing you to get back to the exciting life you should be living!
How Do Hot Tubs Help With Neck Pain?
Have you ever woken up only to realize you’ve developed a kink in your neck?
You end up spending all day trying to stretch it out, awkwardly massaging it but never quite being able to reach the right spots.
It’s a common occurrence and can make daily functioning particularly difficult, with each time you turn your head resulting in pain shooting down your neck!
Spending time in a hot tub can be an easy way to treat this pain, giving you fast, easy relief without needing to resort to bribing your massage therapist to fit you into their already busy schedule.
More often than not, neck pain isn’t only caused by the muscles in your neck. Your upper back and shoulder muscles are often the culprit behind the pain, making it even more difficult to manage by yourself!
This is why a hot tub can be such a powerful tool for relieving neck pain and minimizing the chances of it recurring in the future.
The heat from the water will help release the muscles that are causing the pain, while the jets can target the areas that need extra relief, making massaging those hard-to-reach places easy!
How Do Hot Tubs Help With Back Pain?
Back pain is a growing concern and has quickly become one of Canada’s most common chronic pain experiences, with “chronic” officially being defined as any pain that lasts longer than three months.
Some surveys have even shown that half of all Canadians suffer from back pain, with estimated medical costs ranging between 6 -12 billion dollars each year!
With so many people suffering from back pain and massage and chiropractic costs on the rise, finding a natural, accessible way to treat it from home is essential.
Hot tubs can provide relief after just one session, and when used as part of a regular pain management routine, you can experience lasting relief, letting you get back to the activities you love!
There are a few different ways that using hot tubs results in lasting pain relief.
Over the day, your lower back and joints experience a constant amount of pressure. This causes tight, compressed muscles that pull your body out of alignment.
Spending time soaking in your hot tub will help remove the weight off your joints and lower back, giving your body much-needed rest.
This will allow your joints to move more easily with the pressure being lifted and will help reduce the inflammation caused by the pressure.
The muscles in our backs are not only under pressure all day, but they are influenced by nearly every other muscle in our body and can cause pain that radiates throughout the entire body when not treated.
As mentioned above, tight muscles are a large cause of pain, and hot tubs provide the perfect way for you to get a deep tissue massage anytime you’d like.
The precision jets in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub will target your sore muscles, massaging them to promote relaxation and eventually helping them loosen and release.
When your muscles can finally release and stretch out, you’ll be able to realign your body and experience less stiffness and tightness throughout your body long term, especially in your back.
Using your hot tub regularly, as little as 20-30 minutes each day, can help maintain the newfound relaxation of your muscles and can combat stress and tightness in the future, leading to lasting pain relief.
3. Calms Spasms
Many people who report having chronic back pain also experience muscle spasms, causing additional inflammation and increasing their pain level throughout the spasm.
Spasms often occur from muscles being too tight for extended periods or from a lack of circulation.
Spending time in a hot tub helps promote better blood flow in the body, allowing your muscles to receive the oxygenation they need for proper functioning and reducing inflammation.
When you pair this with the muscle relaxation from the heat and personal massage, your spasms will occur much less frequently.
Additionally, when you include regular hot tub use in your pain management regime, you’ll begin maintaining a more relaxed state throughout your days and reducing the risk of spasms occurring in the future.
How Do Hot Tubs Help With Headaches?
Headaches and migraines can remove all quality of life for hours, and sometimes even days on end if you cannot find relief.
Hot tubs can be a welcome treatment for headaches, offering a natural solution that provides immediate pain relief and can reduce their reoccurrence when used regularly.
One of the most common causes of headaches is tension in the body. Hot tubs can help your body release the tension it’s been holding, naturally reducing your headache.
If your headache is too severe to use the jets, you’ll still be able to experience relief simply from being in the hot water as it relaxes your body and helps you release tension.
Additionally, headaches can be caused by poor circulation because of the lack of oxygenation throughout your body.
The warm water of a hot tub helps dilate your blood vessels, promoting better circulation and allowing your body to oxygenate itself more efficiently, relieving your headache in as little as 10 minutes!
Stress headaches are also common and can become debilitating if the stress is left untreated. Hot tubs offer a powerful way to manage stress both in the body and mind.
When you soak in a hot tub, the water provides gentle, warm compression around your entire body. This compression helps your body release feel-good endorphins that will bring you feelings of comfort and relaxation, much like a weighted blanket.
This greatly decreases your stress levels, however, the warm water and the inclusion of powerful jets providing a full body massage, help maximize that stress release.
This calms your mind and finally helps you drop your shoulders as your entire body relaxes and releases the tension it’s been holding.
Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs In British Columbia
Living with chronic pain in your neck and back or suffering from recurring headaches can become debilitating, reducing your quality of life. This can quickly result in you passing over opportunities or experiences you otherwise may have been excited to take part in or have a negative impact on your career or family life.
Investing in your health has become more important than ever, with daily stressors on the rise. Including a way to treat your pain at home and create long-lasting relief can give you your life back.
Our Sun Valley Pools & Spas team is proud to provide relaxation to our British Columbia communities with locations in Duncan and Nanaimo.
With industry-leading brands and over 30 years of experience, our experts can help you find everything you need to design your at-home escape and help you discover the hot tub that would offer the most support and relief in your daily life.
Visit your local showroom, or contact us today to take the first step in managing your pain in the most natural and relaxing way possible!