A high-quality hot tub can improve your life in ways you may not have considered before. Hot tubs bring your family closer together, and they give you a reason to invite your friends and neighbours over for a visit. Whether you’re staying up late to watch a meteor shower in the backyard or waking early to watch the sun rise, your hot tub helps you connect with the natural world around you. Incorporating hot tub usage into your daily routine can also help improve your general well-being.
Improved range of motion
As we age, we lose our range of motion. This process is gradual for some and swift for others, depending upon factors such as genetics, activity level, injuries, and the presence of any medical conditions like arthritis. Through regular usage, your jacuzzi bathtub can help you restore lost flexibility and slow the natural stiffening that comes with age. The warm water of your spa works to create hydrostatic pressure the pressure caused by the weight of fluids—on the body. This reduces joint inflammation, which in turn aids mobility. The buoyancy experienced in a spa relieves muscle tension, allowing your joints and muscles to relax and become more pliable. While soaking, you can take advantage of your relaxed state and your water-induced buoyancy to gently practice flexibility exercises. This video offers some suggestions for gentle stretches that may be done in your hot tub.
Relief from the Symptoms of Arthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
Arthritis is a common yet painful malady characterized by joint pain and swelling, accompanied by a decreased range of motion. Osteoarthritis, the most prevalent form, results from a loss of cartilage between bones, leading to pain caused by friction. Rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that can cause widespread pain throughout the body, occurs when a person’s own immune system mistakenly attacks their joints, resulting in swelling and stiffness. These conditions can cause chronic pain and reduce the quality of life. Fortunately for sufferers of arthritis, spending time in your hot tub may provide temporary relief from arthritic joint pain.