Using Your Spa to Feel Better

We all know that hot tubs are a wonderful way to relax. They’re great for social gatherings, spending time with family, quality time with your spouse, and all of those common uses.

But have you considered how a hot tub can improve your health? If you suffer from chronic aches and pains related to injuries, repetitive stress, or even soreness from exercise, spending time in the hot tub can reduce symptoms and keep you feeling your best!

Whether you’re an athlete, sore from daily activities, or just noticing more aches and pains as you get older, a hot tub can help!

Repetitive Stress

Problems like tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and even “text neck” are the result of repeated actions that put undue stress on your joints and muscles. While these injuries can be quite serious, and require other forms of treatment, a soak in the hot tub can provide welcome relief.

The hot water helps you relax body tension, the buoyancy helps reduce pressure, and the “looseness” will help you stretch out after!

While localized heat can be bad for injuries, causing swelling, the immersive heat from the hot tub can offer relief without causing too much blood flow to one area.

Sore Muscles

If you’re hitting the gym hard, playing sports, or doing extra work around the house, sore muscles can make life miserable. Fortunately, spending time in a hot tub can work wonders!

Hydrotherapy and hot water can reduce lactic acid in the muscles (that causes soreness). Additionally, warmth and the massaging sensation from the jets can help stimulate your muscle fibers for quicker repair and recovery.

Other studies have even found that a soak in the hot tub before strenuous activity can reduce the chance of injury and minimize muscle damage!

Knee Pain

Aching knees are all too common, especially as people get older. One of the best ways to reduce knee pain is by strengthening the muscles in your legs, especially the quadriceps. Unfortunately, the exercises that help can be difficult with aching knees!

The good news is that you can perform low impact leg exercises in the hot tub! Not only will you enjoy the benefits of reduced inflammation and increased flexibility, you can also do leg lifts and other exercises without putting much pressure on your knees!

These are but a few ways that spending time in the hot tub can help you feel your best. The same principles apply to other types of stress related injuries, low impact exercises, and so on. If you experience chronic aches and pains, see if a soak makes you feel better!

To explore our wide selection of hot tubs and hot tub accessories, and talk to our expert staff about all the benefits you can enjoy, stop in or contact Emerald Leisure Source today!