Hydrotherapy is a warm water massage that offers physical and mental relaxation. The winning combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage helps create feelings of calmness as it relaxes muscles throughout the body while relieving pressure on nerve endings. This allows you to take time off from work-related worries or concerns about multitasking in life at large since relaxation goes hand in hand with hydrotherapy sessions when spent enjoying your hot tub experience.
Hot water, the PowerPro™ jets’ massage, and the weightless feeling of sitting in a hot tub are effective in the reduction of stress and anxiety. As the hot tub water relieves the gravity effects on your body, you develop a weightless feeling. At the same time, the water gently kneads your body providing a hydrostatic effect and a massage-like feeling.
Soaking in a hot tub on a regular basis may help to reduce some types of headaches. As you have an overall feeling of being relaxed when sitting in a hot tub, there is little chance of suffering from a tension-triggered headache. This is partly because your muscles aren’t contracted, and your pains and aches go away.
Another aspect of improving your health by relaxing in a hot tub is the lowering of your blood pressure. This is because as your body strives to disperse the excess heat of the hot tub, your heart works faster and harder. This increases your blood flow and produces extra oxygen. As a result, your cells become revitalized. Your cells will dilate due to the increased warmth and decreased resistance against your heart. Your overall blood pressure will then be lowered. However, you should avoid going back and forth between the pool and hot tub as that would increase your blood pressure.
Spending time in a hot tub provides relief for a person suffering from arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, and bodily pains and aches. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the pain and stiffness caused by arthritis can be relieved by the water therapy provided by hot tubs. Hot tubs are also a perfect environment for the safe exercise of painful and aching muscles and joints due to free movement and increased circulation in the hot water.
Your circulation and heart rate are increased by the heat from your hot tub. By using your hot tub on a regular basis, the increased exertion strengthens your heart.
Evening soaks in a hot tub will release endorphins that will help relax your body and calm your mind making it easier to get comfortable and fall asleep faster.
The heat generated from a hot tub can lead to vasodilation. Vasodilation is a process in which blood vessels widen. As your blood vessels widen or expand, pain and tension also loosen their grip on your body. According to the AARP, the soothing properties of hot water are enhanced by essential oils aromatherapy.