Are pain and discomfort getting in the way of living your life to the fullest? Do you struggle to be active because of sore muscles and joints? If acute or chronic pain is disrupting your daily routine and overall health, it might be time to invest in an outdoor hot tub.
In this article, we uncover the incredible therapeutic and healing benefits that hot tubs provide for people suffering from pain. But first, let’s examine the differences between acute and chronic pain.
Acute Pain vs. Chronic Pain
Pain that typically comes on suddenly, doesn’t last too long and is often a result of soft tissue damage is known as acute pain. Chronic pain, on the other hand, can last for weeks, months or even years after the injury or illness that caused it has healed or gone away.
Causes of acute pain can include surgery, broken bones, dental work, burns or cuts, whereas chronic pain is linked to conditions such as headaches, nerve pain, back pain, and fibromyalgia pain.
How Outdoor Hot Tubs Relieve Pain
Hot baths have been used for thousands of years, as early as the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians, to reduce pain, encourage blood flow and circulation, and promote relaxation. The therapeutic effects provided by hot-water immersion is called hydrotherapy, and it’s one of the major benefits of owning a hot tub.
Warm water helps to relieve built-up tension, reducing how much pain you feel, which is great news for sufferers of chronic pain who are often tense. Blood circulation also begins to improve, as the muscles and nerves become more relaxed, moving into areas where pain is felt, and gradually relieving discomfort.
Best of all, the jetted massage of your Sundance® spa hot tub can help you pinpoint problem areas in your back, neck, and muscles to provide a whole-body massage, which raises levels of endorphins to create a sense of wellbeing.
Pain Relief in 20 Minutes a Day
If you’re a hot tub owner and aren’t already utilizing hydrotherapy for pain relief regularly, we recommend taking 20 minutes a day to help you enjoy the life you deserve in four simple steps.
- Choose a comfortable temperature that doesn’t exceed 104 degrees
- Adjust controls to personalize your experience by experimenting with the jet settings
- Take advantage of buoyancy to stimulate your joints and limbs with low impact exercise
- Hydrate before and after your outdoor hot tub soak to regulate your body temperature
Precautions for outdoor hot tub use
To conclude here a few precautions to observe:
- Do not use a hot tub for any medical condition without reviewing it with a physician
- Do not use a hot tub if you are taking drugs that could make you sleepy or drowsy
- Do not exceed the time limit or temperature recommended by your outdoor hot tub manufacturer
If you consider these factors, your pain relief could be just a soak away!
Outdoor Hot Tubs for Sale in San Francisco Bay Area
Are you suffering from pain? Why not start looking for a hot tub that will help you feel better today!
Speak with a Paradise Valley Spas specialist who can help assess your outdoor hot tub needs.
We have many locations in San Francisco Bay Area, California, and we’re more than happy to help find the best hot tub for you.