Hot tubs are an iconic symbol of relaxation and healing. One that is truly known around the globe, but some may ask: what exactly helps heal the body while relaxing inside of a hot tub? Well, hot tubs offer a water-based therapeutic technique known as hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy can help your mind and body truly relax and unwind, especially at the end of a long day or week. The benefits of this enhanced relaxation technique, combined with a variety of other factors, can be felt long after users exit the spa.
Let’s take a look at some of these benefits and learn more about hydrotherapy, shall we?
How Hydrotherapy Works
Hydrotherapy is a water-based technique that is popularly used by physiotherapists around the world. Hydrotherapy uses the combined effects of temperature, jets, and buoyancy to help improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of the people who use them regularly.
First, the buoyancy of the water helps to relieve pressure from aching muscles and joints. Lifting this weight from your body can truly allow you to relax, as you begin to float and release tension. This built-up tension is further released as the heat of the water and pressure from the jets begin to have a physical effect.
Sundance Spas hot tubs are built specifically to target pressure points by aligning the jets with your body structure. The jets work hard to apply pressure to stress-prone areas of your body, such as the neck, shoulders, and back – relieving tension and helping you feel better in general.
The warmth of the water can feel so invigorating. From the moment that you immerse yourself, you can feel the soothing relief of the water throughout your body.
Not to mention that this environment can help improve blood circulation, which helps promote the production of positive endorphins that help you to feel better, both physically and emotionally.
The Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Regular hydrotherapy sessions can result in a wide variety of short-term and long-term health benefits.
Some of these health benefits of hydrotherapy can include:
- Eased muscle tension
- Soothed joints
- Less stress
- Improved sleep patterns
- Fewer aches and pains
- An improvement in arthritic conditions
- Improved feelings of anxiety
Hydrotherapy can also prove to be beneficial for those with muscle or joint injuries. It can help to speed along the healing process and relax injured muscles and joints, for more effective results and even an improved range of motion.
Spending time in a hot tub can even provide you with an opportunity to complete low-intensity exercises, helping you to strengthen and tone your body. Thus, preventing future injury.
Learn More About the Benefits of Hot Tubs
Sundance® Spas hot tubs offer so many benefits, hydrotherapy is only the beginning!
Users can simply spend time relaxing during a hydrotherapy session, add fragrances for an invigorating aromatherapy treatment, or participate in some hot tub exercises!
Low-intensity exercises and hot tub yoga can easily be performed within the soothing atmosphere of a backyard hot tub. Although, users should always check with a doctor first before they begin any sort of exercise regimen!
To learn more about the benefits of hot tubs, or for additional information about hydrotherapy, browse the All Seasons Pools & Spas website!