Some people view hot tubs as luxury items that offer a getaway from everyday life. While it’s true that hot tubs provide a great way to relax after a hard day’s work, they can also offer therapeutic benefits that can ease a multitude of ailments. Using a hot tub therapeutically is referred to as hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy has been proven to aid in lowering blood pressure and can even benefit the pores of your skin. Additionally, hydrotherapy has proven useful in treating headaches.
Hot Tubs and Headaches, How They’re Related
Headaches stem from multiple sources. Some headaches are caused by neurological complications or other physical conditions. But for the rest of us, headaches can be a sign of stress. When a person is stressed, they tend to tighten their muscles throughout the day without even realizing it. Constant tightening of muscles in the back, shoulders, and neck can eventually cause headaches due to muscle tension and pressure put on the nerves in the spinal column. Headaches caused by stress are often referred to as tension headaches because of this.
Some of the best hot tubs can aid in easing headache pain by relieving stress and relaxing muscles. This is because hot tubs are equipped with pressure jets that apply even pressure in the places that cause tension headaches. The gentle massage of a pressure jet combined with the warm temperature of a hot tub can help to relax tense muscles, unlike many other temporary methods for headache pain. Moreover, the massaging action and warmth of a hot tub make it easier to stretch tight muscles and help you to physically relax, helping to prevent further headache pain in the future. Many people find that adding light exercise, yoga or stretching to their hydrotherapy session helpful as well. This is due to the increased balance, flexibility and overall mobility of the body following regular hydrotherapy and exercise sessions.
Are There Other Methods to Reduce Headache Pain in a Hot Tub?
While hydrotherapy can be very effective in tension reduction and pain management, combining with other therapeutic techniques such as aromatherapy can further maximize the benefits. Studies have proven that certain aromatherapy fragrances, like rosemary and lavender, can help to reduce stress, improve sleeping habits, and increase poor circulation—all things related to headache pain. The best thing about incorporating aromatherapy into your hot tub routine is that there is no extra equipment involved. Aromatherapy products designed specifically for hot tubs are easily added to the water and don’t cause an upset to the filtration system. In addition to the wonderful scents, many of them help create a clearer, more even, and softer complexion.
Hot Tubs and Hot Tub Accessories in CALIFORNIA
We’re always happy to help anyone who suffers from chronic headache pain. If you would like to learn more about the therapeutic benefits of hot tubs, check out our blog where we discuss other great reasons for owning a hot tub. If you’re interested in being the proud owner of a superior quality hot tub, please come visit us. Our team at Spa Land in Cotati and American Canyon would love to meet you and help you pick out the best hot tub for your lifestyle! We also offer installation services, so there’s no need to worry about ongoing maintenance or the odd repair!