We know how it feels. Suffering from joint pain and sore muscles is no way to live. The constant aches and pains, the limitations in mobility, and the effects that it can have on your social life. In fact, after a while, your overall quality of life can begin to suffer. It’s important that you take your health and wellness into your own hands and find a solution to help you feel better before your physical discomfort begins to take a toll on your emotional health too.
A hot tub might just be the answer you’ve been looking for all along. Let’s take a look at how you can quickly and effectively heal sore muscles in a spa.
HOW HYDROTHERAPY HELPS SORE MUSCLES
Hydrotherapy is a form of healing that has been used since ancient times. The traditional use of hot water to heal sore muscles has been modernized over the years, now popularly used by physiotherapists around the world to help heal the human body.
A hot tub is the perfect place to take part in an all-healing hydrotherapy session. Here’s how it works:
- The heat of the water helps your body to relax and enjoy the calming atmosphere of the spa.
- The buoyancy of the water lifts 90% of the body weight and added pressure from sore muscles and joints, allowing your body to further relax and rejuvenate.
- The massage jets target the most stress-prone areas of your body, including the upper back, neck, and shoulder areas.
Once your body has entered a state of pure relaxation, it’s much easier for the jets to take effect on your body, leaving you feeling refreshed and restored, long after you exit the warmth of the jet-driven water. When practiced on a regular basis, hydrotherapy can have a significant effect on sore muscles and joints.
RELEASE BUILT-UP TENSION
Sore muscles often harbor lots of built-up tension. This tension can be a result of poor posture, stress, bad sleep patterns, strenuous activity, not stretching after a workout, and so much more. Once you’ve determined the source of your tense muscles, it can be helpful to resolve or ease the cause.
In the meantime, relaxing in a hot tub can help release the built-up tension in your muscles. You can really stretch out your body inside the spa, getting comfortable as the swirling, pulsating, and massaging actions of the hot tub help loosen up your body and reduce the built-up tension that’s causing your body pain.
STRETCHING & YOGA
Stretching can be a great activity to help reduce muscle soreness. Stretching can help release lactic acid, which when built up in your body can result in muscle cramps, muscle pain, or feelings of weakness and exhaustion.
Yoga is a wonderful activity to practice regularly. It can help to strengthen and tone your muscles, while helping reduce your risk of injury. It can prove to be very beneficial for both your body and mind. It also has the same effect on built-up lactic acid as stretching does.
Of course, stretching and practicing yoga inside the hot tub can prove to be much more comfortable and beneficial for most. The hot tub offers a safe and comfortable environment for sore muscles and aching joints to perform physical activity.
Are your muscles feeling particularly sore? Why not indulge in a lavish water massage? Simply immerse your sore and aching body into the heat of the jet-infused water, set the jets to your favorite massage setting, and let the hot tub do the rest. You might be surprised at just how refreshed and rejuvenated you feel when you exit the crystal-clear water.
PERKS OF BUOYANCY
Is the weight of the world on your shoulders causing muscle soreness? Remove the added pressure by taking a soak in the hot tub. As mentioned earlier, when you enter the water inside your spa, the buoyancy lifts to 90% of your body weight from muscles and joints. This can provide your sore body with as little as 20 minutes to relax and enjoy when gravity isn’t taking its toll.
Hot tub hydrotherapy can prove to be very effective for healing muscles and joints following minor injuries. Not only can engaging in regular hydrotherapy sessions help speed along the healing process, but it can also ensure a better quality of healing. This can help how you feel during the recovery process, and long after your muscles and/or joints have healed.
RELAXATION & LONG-TERM HEALING
The convenience of having a hot tub right in the comfort of your own backyard is a feeling like no other. The moment your muscles begin to feel sore, you can head right outside and take a soak in the hot tub.