Suffering from Back Pain – Maybe a Hot Tub Can Help
Those who suffer from chronic back pain are afraid of exploring new treatments and therapies because they fear it will worsen their symptoms. You don’t have to worry about using a hot tub. For thousands of years, ancient Russians, Japanese, and Greeks used hot tubs to relieve back pain. Spas were also used to improve blood circulation, reduce pain, and promote relaxation. Are they effective?
Read on and find out how a hot tub can reduce your back pain.
Buoyancy for support
Back pain increases every time you use back muscles, and the outcome is more stiffness and pain. Water reduces weight by up to 90% and increases buoyancy, giving you the support needed to reduce back pain.
Heat for muscle relaxation
Using a hot tub is an effective way of applying more heat to more significant parts of the body at once. The heat reaches all areas of the upper and lower back, not to mention shoulders, neck, thighs, and legs. Whether you are experiencing back pain due to exerting yourself at work or playing hardcore sports, soaking in a hot tub soak can relax painful muscles and give you much-needed relief. Also, it improves circulation and delivers crucial nutrients to affected areas for quick healing.
Massage for pain relief
A hot tub offers on-demand relief for your back any time you need it – in the morning, afternoon, or late at night. Given the variety of jets in a hot tub, you can be sure that a half-hour dip will provide instant pain relief. You can enjoy a customized massage to relieve pain and increase mobility and back flexibility, all while reducing the need for anti-inflammatory medication.
Features to look for
If you are shopping for a hot tub specifically for hydrotherapy purposes, you should pay attention to its features. The jets should be positioned well for use on your the back and target the area in pain. Jet varieties include whirlpool jets, which concentrate water pressure on the affected area, and massage jets that move back and forth. Moldable plastic shells have paved the way for customizable jets.
Other features to look for include pumps, heating controls, and water pressure. As for seating, we recommend lounge-style seats. These combined with full immersion and strategically placed jets provide ultimate relaxation.
It is important to note that while hot tubs are great for back pain, you should talk to a physician before using a spa for medical purposes. Be careful not to exceed the recommended temperature and avoid taking any medication that may make you drowsy before getting in the hot tub.
Go ahead and take a soak
Hot tub hydrotherapy is a great way to treat pain and relax muscles. It soothes your mind, promotes tissue healing, reduces muscle spasms, and improves overall well-being. So, why not take a soak? You deserve it. If you don’t already have a hot tub, at Smith Pools, we have an excellent selection and can help you find the perfect match for your needs.