How Soaking In a Hot Tub Can Help Ease Aches & Pains

Nothing beats coming home after a long, stressful day.

The only thing better would be to come home to your very own hot tub. A hot tub is a great investment in your own health and wellness.

The benefits of soaking in hot water have been known by ancient cultures for centuries.

Technically called “hydrotherapy”, enjoying time in your hot tub has been known to decrease joint pain, ease tense muscles and create a sense of total relaxation.

Why Soaking & Hydrotherapy Actually Work?

Hydrotherapy and soaking work because of 3 simple factors:

  • heat,
  • buoyancy, and
  • massage.

The heat of the water helps to improve the circulation of your blood and stimulates the release of endorphins. These “feel good” hormones provide for an elevated mood and help to relieve stress.

Buoyancy is a natural effect of water. Buoyancy allows for your body to take up to 90% of your weight off your tired achy joints. With this stress gone, your sore joints and muscles can relax, and begin to heal. The healing continues with the massage feature.

When you are totally relaxed, with tension off your muscles, the jets in your home spa can become truly effective. Usually positioned to target your most painful areas, the rhythmic massage of the water helps to work out knots and other stress-induced pain.

Once your body is soaking and is enjoying the pain relief at home spa has to offer, it’s time to consider the other benefits.  It is important to note, that at first, you may only be able to stay in your hot tub for a few moments. Listen to your body and allow yourself to take breaks from the heat.

A patio set provides extra seating and allows users to take a break while still being part of the conversation. As you use your tub, your tolerance will increase.

A Number Of Positive Benefits From Soaking

Besides a decrease in your aches and pains, you may notice that you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. An increase in your body temperature, stimulated by the hot tub is to credit.

After leaving the hot tub, your body temperature starts to naturally decrease, allowing your body to slip into the best state for sleep.

The reduction of aches and pains will help you to stay asleep longer. The hot tub soaking can also help you to stimulate healing following an injury.

Due in part to the improved circulation, your injury is allowed to heal at an expedited rate, ensuring your downtime is minimal.


Swim World in Chelan offers a huge selection of items to help you further enjoy your backyard space.

Outdoor seating, grills, and décor are just some of the products they have to help you make your backyard oasis a bit more personalized.

Having been in business for over forty years, they are your hot tub experts. Their friendly and helpful staff can work with you, to ensure you get as much enjoyment from your personal spa as possible.

They know the benefits of hydrotherapy, stop in and let the share them with you! Extra tips and tricks can be viewed on our blog!

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