How Hot Tubs Can Help Your Sore Muscles
As you probably know, there are many people out there who rave about the health benefits of their hot tub. Relaxing in a hot tub regularly is relaxing, soothing and can help you to de-stress, but it’s not just about recharging your batteries. Hot tubs can indeed help you heal sore muscles, reduce chronic pain and even fight the symptoms of arthritis, among many other outstanding physical benefits. Read on to find out more how it works and why are hot tubs so effective when it comes to helping sore muscles!
The Remarkable Properties of Water
People have always enjoyed the remarkable and rewarding benefits of hot water.
What we now know as “hydrotherapy” is actually a form of physical therapy that has been known since the times of the ancient Greeks and Romans. They would bathe in thermal waters to heal their body, mind and soul. Maybe they didn’t quite comprehend the science behind the benefits at the time, but today, we know a lot more about why hot water has so many positive effects on our bodies.
Buoyancy is a fascinating natural property of water. Buoyancy helps to lift weight and pressure from your body, which can help sore muscles and joints to finally relax. When performing exercises or simply resting in the water, the buoyancy of the water will reduce the strain of your muscles and joints, giving them a little less of a job to do when it comes to sustaining your entire body weight. This can contribute to a reduction of pain and inflammation.
Most hot tubs are equipped with massage jets, which can help you direct a flow of strong water directly to certain specific “problem” areas in your body. These stress-prone areas include places such as your neck, upper back and shoulders. Through a powerful and luxurious jet massage, you will be able to soothe pain, reduce inflammation and allows your entire body to relax.
The sheer temperature of the water also offers many other benefits. While contributing to reducing inflammation as well, it also helps oxygen flow through your system with improved circulation. This improved circulation can help the production and distribution of positive endorphins as well, helping to ease the feelings of both pain and anxiety. As if that wasn’t enough, hot water can even help cleanse your skin, opening up your pores and expelling toxins.
Relaxation and Stress Relief
Hot tubs offer so many astonishing physical benefits that they actually translate into the mental and emotional realm. Physical relaxation generates endorphins, which in turn, contribute to reduce stress and to a sense of enhanced wellness.
Resting in a hot tub before bed can even help to improve your sleep. Chances are, spending some time in the hot tub before bed will help to make you feel sleepy, reduce tension in your muscles, and help you to feel relaxed. This will help you get comfortable quickly, fall asleep sooner, and stay asleep longer.
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