You may associate taking a soak in a hot tub only as a way to relax after a stressful day. However, taking a soak in a hot tub has many health benefits. One of these benefits is pain relief for people suffering from back pain, various muscle pain, and even arthritis. Using a hot tub for its health benefits is known as hydrotherapy.
What Is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a therapy method that utilizes warm, flowing water. Most forms of hydrotherapy utilize warm water, rather than cold water or room temp water. Physicians around the world have used hydrotherapy to ease the pain for a very long time. Most often, people engage in routine pain-mitigating hydrotherapy sessions within a specialized clinic. However, it’s possible to conduct your very own hydrotherapy routine with a hot tub at home.
How Does Hydrotherapy Work?
There are many factors that contribute to the effectiveness of hot tub hydrotherapy. For people suffering from muscle pain, the warm water of a hot tub helps relax tense muscles. This reduces the amount of inflammation and tension in the muscles, resulting in less pain. For people with arthritis, hydrotherapy is also effective. When you take a soak in warm water, it helps increase blood flow. One reason people with arthritis experience pain throughout the day is a lack of blood flow, and this increased blood flow helps arthritis sufferers gain back mobility. Arthritis sufferers who take a 15-minute daily soak often experience increased mobility and less pain throughout the day.
Are There Other Benefits?
Besides helping with muscle pain and arthritis, hot tubs have additional benefits. One of those benefits is their ability to perform reflexology. Reflexology is a study of therapy where a trained specialist massages certain points on the feet, hands, and ears. Many hot tub models have specialized jets to hit reflexology zones on the feet, located within the footwell of the spa. People who commit to reflexology often experience positive benefits for their overall well-being. Reflexology is used in conjunction with traditional medicine to decrease anxiety, reduce headache and migraine frequency, and is sometimes used in conjunction with other long-term health treatments.
The Affordability of Hot Tubs
By now, you may be considering investing in a hot tub for hydrotherapy or reflexology. However, you may be wondering about the price of a hot tub. Fortunately, hot tubs come in at all different price points. Even a mid-level hot tub is very affordable, especially compared to the cost of seeing a traditional physician on a long-term basis. With a physician, you can expect to pay continuously over the course of your treatment, while a hot tub is just a one-time purchase. Plus, you won’t even need to drive to your hot tub!
Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs at Wulf Brothers
If you are ready to slip into the soothing comfort of your own hot tub and start enjoying all the benefits of a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, please stop in our showroom in Sturgeon Bay and we can help you find the perfect tub for your needs.