After a few minutes in the tub, blood vessels dilate, which lowers blood pressure and muscles relax, relieving pain. Doctors, trainers & physical therapists routinely prescribe hydrotherapy to alleviate the symptoms of muscle strains, sprains & other injuries.
Relaxing in hot water for 15 minutes, approximately 90 minutes before bedtime causes the body’s internal thermostat to pull your temperature down, enabling you to drift into a deeper, more relaxing sleep. The National Sleep Foundation suggests that soaking in a hot tub before you go to bed can ease the transition into a deeper, more fulfilling and healing sleep.
Seek relief by soaking in the warm, soothing water of a hot tub. The Arthritis Foundation endorses hot tubs as a major source of treatment for arthritis. By increasing buoyancy, your organs actually weigh less which reduces stress on your joints, muscles and tendons.
Suffering from an old injury? One of the main reasons people want a hot tub is for pain relief. Hot Tub therapy is recognized as one of the best and most natural pain reducers.
The link between stress and illness should be of interest to anyone concerned with their health. We all have stress in our daily lives relating to work, family and society. Mental tensions, frustrations and insecurity are among the most damaging types of stress.