The Healing, Therapeutic Effects of Warm Water
The healing properties of warm water immersion and massage have been celebrated and practiced for centuries. Today, many hospitals and physical therapists use warm water immersion and massage therapies to provide comfort and help alleviate a range of ailments. With our focus on enhancing the self-care benefits of a spa through careful design and engineering, a hot tub can accomplish more than ever before.
A Deeper, More Relaxed Sleep
The deep, relaxing sensation you get from time spent soaking in a spa helps release tension and starts you on a path to a restful sleep. Once you’re in a warm spa, your body’s temperature is raised, which increases blood circulation. When you leave the spa, your core temperature lowers slowly, which signals the body that it’s time to sleep.
Natural Pain Relief from Arthritis
According to the Arthritis Foundation, time in a hot tub creates a helpful environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. Heated water raises body temperature, increases blood circulation and water’s buoyancy relieves stress on joints and muscles to encourage better movement. When jets are used, the warm water massage relaxes muscles, ligaments and tendons and stimulates the release of endorphins–the body’s natural pain reliever.
An Arthritis Foundation publication related to spas, pools and arthritis states “Regular sessions in your hot tub keep joints moving. It restores and preserves strength and flexibility, and also protects your joints from further damage.”
Muscle Recovery and Faster Healing
Medical professionals suggest warmth to increase circulation and assist healing. Time in a warm spa, especially those equipped with soothing jets, helps increase circulation so the blood can supply nutrients to help cells and tissues regenerate. According to the textbook Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy by Drs. Bruce Becker and Andrew Cole, “immersion in warm water can lead to a faster and longer-lasting recovery. An environment which is less prone to cause pain, and is even pleasurable, makes immersion in warm water a unique healing environment.”
Overall stress relief
People have soaked in warm water for centuries to relax. These days, hot tub owners are quick to tell us about how soothing their spa feels and how recuperative it is. Studies show the soothing effects, too. For instance, blood pressure drops after time spent in a spa.
In fact, nearly everyone logically understands that a spa helps you relax. But not everyone has felt it. There’s simply an amazing sense of calm and release after you’ve spent time getting a soothing massage in a spa.
So rather than stacking up even more facts about how a spa feels, we invite you to feel it for yourself.
Hot Tub Circuit Therapy
At times, you use a hot tub to relax quietly, possibly just to soak with no jets on. Other times, you want an active, penetrating massage that can release tension from tight muscles or quicken the recovery of sore overworked muscles. In most spas, the seats and jets have been carefully and strategically designed to provide a whole-body, holistic approach. Each seat or position in the spa is intended to work a different muscle group, providing a deep massage where you need it most. You’re able to work on your neck and shoulders, the large muscles of your back, lower back, hamstrings, calves and feet. By adjusting the jets, you can also control the intensity of the jets—ranging from a deep, penetrating massage to a soothing, relaxing, light touch. You emerge transformed, head to toe, tension released from all areas of your mind and body.