Health Benefits of Hot Tubs and Hydrotherapy
In case you needed another reason to incorporate hydrotherapy into your daily routine—beyond relaxation and enjoyment—here are the scientifically proven (and amazing) health benefits of a hot tub or hydrotherapy can provide.
Reducing stress is all about quieting your mind and letting relaxation take over. Hydromassage jets can help work out the tension that manifests itself in physical form. When combined with deep breathing and a calm setting, hydrotherapy can be your stress-free haven.
Recovery From Exercise
Immersing yourself in warm water, enhanced by the powerful massaging pulse of the jets, can relieve post-workout aches and pains and help release lactic acid (the cause of muscle soreness). You can even target specific areas like your legs after a long run or your shoulders after a day of weight training.
More Health Benefits of Hot Tubs and Hydrotherapy
The search for arthritis relief is what inspired the original Jacuzzi® in-home hydrotherapy pump. That’s because the warm water stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and tender joints, and allows arthritis sufferers to do some gentle stretching. In addition to reducing pain overall, studies have shown that hydromassage even helps some people with arthritis increase grip strength. The benefits of Jacuzzi® hydrotherapy provides the added benefit of ergonomic seating, while allowing you to enjoy time alone or with family.
Relieve Lower Back Pain
This all-too-common—and irksome—issue affects many people regardless of age or fitness level. One non-medicinal way to cope is with hydrotherapy. The buoyancy and warmth of the water helps bring relief to sore muscles, while hydromassage jets provide concentrated treatment on the lower back.
Calm Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps
If you’ve had leg cramps or you suffer from restless leg syndrome, you understand the frustrating inability to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Relaxing in a hot tub or bathtub before bed can help calm those feelings and is one of our favorte hot tub benefits, with doctors reporting that changes in temperature has additional healing benefits as well.
Natural Pain Relief
Although it’s still somewhat of a medical mystery, fibromyalgia has the major symptoms of musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and mood changes. Sitting in hot water has been found to help those with fibromyalgia not only relax, but also take away some of the pain in joints. The same benefits of Jacuzzi can apply for many aches and pains of the body.
A good night’s rest is essential, but many people have trouble achieving the amount of sleep their bodies need. Experts recommend establishing a bedtime ritual—which can include 20 minutes in a hot tub—to promote relaxation and prepare your body for sleep. Besides the calming feel of hydrotherapy, when you exit the warm water, your body temperature cools, which signals your brain that it’s time to head to bed.
Me Time, Family Time, and Entertainment
Spending quality time alone is essential to your happiness and well-being. Whether in a bathtub, hot tub, or sauna, allowing yourself alone time makes you happier, healthier, and actually enhances relationships. When you’re ready to spend time with family, research indicates that parents spend real quality time with their kids in their hot tubs—without the distractions of phones and computers. It’s also a perfect place to get together with friends and neighbors and to connect with your partner.
Why Hydrotherapy Makes You Feel Better™
- Up to 104ºF - Hot water relaxing, promotes sleep by inducing drowsiness
- 93ºF - 100ºF - Water at body temperature reduces tension, adding Epsom salt facilitates sweating to cleanse the skin and help eliminate lactic acid
- 81ºF - 92ºF - Lukewarm water helps eliminate water retention
- 65ºF - 81ºF - Cool water alleviates fatigue
- Below 65ºF - Cold water aids muscle recovery from physical exertion
Hydromassage Soothes Fatigue
- Relieves tension and prevents back strain
- Energizes circulation after sitting for long periods
- Promotes flexibility in hard-working calf muscles
- Sends massaging warmth to joints and sore feet