It’s no myth that hydrotherapy is a proven method to help improve your mental and physical health. It can also be prescribed as treatments for a range of conditions such as arthritis and other joint conditions. Hydrotherapy is the process of using water to help aid in treating certain conditions and can include either swimming or simply lounging in warm water, such as lying in a hot tub. If you are curious to know how a hot tub can potentially improve your physical health and mental wellbeing, we’ve answered a few of our frequently asked questions to help you determine if a hot tub is a good investment for your lifestyle.
Can A Hot Tub Help Ease Pain In Sore Muscles and Joints?
One of the main benefits of using a hot tub on a regular basis is the potential to help ease pain and tension in muscles and joints. This can be a core benefit for people who suffer from physical conditions such as arthritis. The buoyancy of the water takes the pressure of joints, coupled with the warm temperature to help tense muscles to relax and unwind.
Our range of hot tubs at Better Living Outdoors also come with powerful massage jets. These jets are integrated in the hot tub in different formations to target specific muscle groups and are also optimised to where you are sitting in the hot tub. For instance a captain’s chair will have a different jet formation to a lounger to help target muscles for when you are sitting or lying down.
The different jet formations means that the water can be directed to specific muscle groups, delivering an invigorating massage to areas of your body that need the hydrotherapy the most.
Can Using A Hot Tub Help Improve My Sleep?
If you do suffer from physical pain that keeps you up at night, then you probably will see a difference in your quality of sleep when you start using a hot tub on a regular basis. Using the hot tub later in the evening before you go to bed means you can lie in bed with your entire body more relaxed and can potentially improve your sleep.
Even if you don’t suffer from any physical pain, but find that your quality of sleep is poor, then you might find that lounging in a hot tub before going to bed can help. Firstly, lounging in a hot tub and experiencing the sensation of the massage jets allows all the tension built up in your muscles to melt away, meaning you can go to bed feeling physically relaxed.
Secondly, spending time in the hot tub gives your mind a chance to unwind from the stresses and worries of the day. If you’re someone who struggles to switch off your mind before you go to sleep, you might find that spending just 30 minutes in a hot tub before you go to bed can lead to better quality sleep.
Remember, Consistency Is Key
Something we stress to everyone who is wanting a hot tub for their health, is that you will reap the benefits if you use your hot tub consistently. You also don’t need to spend hours in your hot tub each time either! Even as little as 30 minutes on a regular basis can see you experience the physical and mental health benefits.