5 Benefits of Hydrotherapy You Never Knew About
If you love hot-tubbing, you’re probably already familiar with many of the benefits it brings, like lower stress and relief from muscle aches. But, here are 5 hydrotherapy benefits your hot tub provides that may surprise you.
Increases Range of Motion
Don’t believe the myth that everyone is destined to lose flexibility and their range of motion as they age. It’s actually more a case of “use it or lose it” when it comes to flexibility. So, if you keep stretching and using your joints and muscles, you can stay limber as you age. And your hot tub can help! The buoyancy relieves pressure on your joints while the heat of the water warms up your muscles, making them more pliable. This helps you stretch stiffened joints. With regular hot tub soaks and stretching, you can get your flexibility back!
Hydrotherapy Increases Circulation
Symptoms of poor circulation include fatigue, pain, numbness in extremities, and even shortness of breath. While your doctor may recommend medication, lifestyle, or diet changes, hot-tubbing could help, too! The warm water causes your blood vessels to open, lowers your blood pressure, and increases blood flow. Regular hot tub soaks can ease many of the symptoms of poor circulation. Check with your doctor to see if using a hot tub could help in your case.
A good night’s sleep is vital! If you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from sleep disorders, the answer might be in your own backyard…your hot tub! In the evening, our body’s core temperature naturally lowers. This signals our body that it’s time to sleep. When you enjoy a hot tub soak about 90 minutes before bed, it will raise your core temperature. Then, as your temperature falls, it amplifies the body’s natural tendency to cool down when it’s time to sleep. This reaction will help you fall asleep easier and sleep better. So you wake in the morning feeling refreshed.
Reduces Lactic Acid
You’re probably familiar with DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). It’s the pain that sets in 24-48 hours after a particularly tough workout. Part of that pain is caused by an excess of lactic acid in your muscles. Lactic acid build-up also commonly happens after visiting a chiropractor, physical therapist, or masseuse. In any of the instances, turn to your hot tub! Warm water hydrotherapy will break down the lactic acid so you recover faster.
Fosters Deeper Connections
Are you looking for a way to get more quality time with your family? Look no further than your hot tub. When everyone puts aside their technical devices and climbs into the water together, you get a chance to focus on each other with no distractions. The time you spend relaxing, splashing, and playing games will deepen your bond. Plus, every member of the family is sure to enjoy the activity!
Hydrotherapy offers so many benefits…but you can’t reap those benefits if you don’t have a hot tub! We carry a full range of hot tubs, so we’re sure to have one that fits your needs and budget. Plus, we offer financing so nothing has to stand between you and your backyard oasis! Visit us and we’ll help you find your perfect Hot Spring® or Freeflow® Spa.