How Can a Hot Tub Help with Back Pain?

If you’re tired of living with back pain, hot tub hydrotherapy could be just what the doctor ordered. Hydrotherapy, an ancient practice that uses water immersion for healing, is a good way to deal with pain naturally. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to treat musculoskeletal conditions such as low back pain, according to the Arthritis Foundation.

The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Soaking in the heated water of your spa increases blood circulation to injured muscles and joints. The increased blood flow eases muscle spasms, decreases swelling and inflammation and helps improve flexibility. Pain relief often goes beyond the actual period of water immersion, making regular hot tub use a great way to manage back issues.

If your back pain is limiting your range of motion, your spa can help with that too. As the heated water warms your muscles, they gain added flexibility.

Water Exercise

All of that added flexibility makes hot tub exercising a natural choice. When done regularly, it can improve your overall mobility.

Whether you have a back injury, chronic back pain or arthritis, water yoga, toning exercising and stretches can help. Hot tub exercise takes advantage of the added buoyancy your limbs have in the water. It enables you to do more than you would normally be capable of because water eliminates the restrictions imposed by gravity.

If you enjoy yoga, you can do some simple moves while in your spa. You can also perform strengthening exercises, using the water’s resistance to challenge your muscles. Before ending, be sure to take some time to stretch while your muscles are warm and pliable.

Aromatherapy

Taking advantage of your spa’s aromatherapy technology can enhance your overall relaxation experience. And, the more you relax, the better your muscles feel. Some of the best scents for easing muscle pain and encouraging relaxation are lavender, peppermint, lemongrass and chamomile.

Be sure to only use aromatherapy products that are specifically designed to interact with your spa’s water care system.

Choosing the Right Spa

If you decide to purchase a hot tub for hydrotherapy, be sure to consult with an expert at your local dealership on the best spa for easing back pain. Jet type, quantity and position are key to receiving the pain relief that you seek. It’s important to choose a spa with jets that can be positioned directly onto your back. Depending upon how much pressure you like, you can choose between jets that move back and forth or jets that provide water pressure on focused areas.

Other key features to examine are seating and water pressure. You’ll want to make sure the seats are comfortable for you and that the pressure of the water is right for your needs.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Southeastern PA

If you’re ready to enjoy daily hydrotherapy, we can help. Our staff at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Southeastern PA is well-versed in the therapeutic benefits of the spas we sell and can help you find the model that’s perfect for you. We have everything you need in-store from hot tubs to hot tub accessories. Visit one of our showrooms today or send us a message. We are always on-hand to help our customers.

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