What is hydrotherapy?
While most people associate hot tubs with relaxation and relief for stress, your Artesian Spa actually provides you with far more benefits than just this. Hydrotherapy, an age-old practice of using water immersion for pain relief, is a well-known way to deal with aches and pains. The heat from the water relaxes the body and increases blood flow, while the powerful massage jets loosen muscle tension and soothe sore joints. Being submerged in water removes up to 90% of your body’s weight, making you feel lighter and more relaxed.
The soothing benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy
Sit back, relax and let your Artesian spa take your hydrotherapy experience to another level. Sitting in a hot tub for as little as 20 minutes a day, several times a week, has many benefits to the mind and body. Here are just a few:
- Improved quality of sleep
- Reduced stress levels
- Eased muscle tension
- Soothed joint pain
- Improved circulation
As you can see relaxing in a spa can have many positive effects on your body, but please consult a doctor if you are interested in using a spa for pain relief.
Soaking in tub of warm water, or even taking just taking a warm bath prior to bedtime greatly improves the quality of sleep as your body unwinds and your muscles become more relaxed. The effect on the body carries over even after you’ve stepped out of warm water. Your body’s temperature will be increased which encourages a deeper and more relaxed sleep.
For most of us, stress can be avoidable part of our daily routine. At some point, most people have felt worn out or overwhelmed. Whether caused by work, education, family or other commitments, stress can have negative effects on your body. No one chooses to feel this way, however, there are steps that you can take to combat these feelings before they get worse. One of which is to allow your muscles to relax. What is more relaxing than your very own tranquil retreat that is an Artesian Spa? While soaking in a spa you can close your eyes, let the jets massage your muscles and take time to both mentally and physically relax.
Eased muscle tension
If you suffer from sore or tense muscles, daily soaks in your spa can really help. The jet massage acts as your own private masseuse, targeting trigger points and tense areas to relieve soreness and help your body relax. Our unique Helix jet, has been designed to provide a truly remarkable hydro-massage exclusive to our Artesian Elite, Island Spas and TidalFit lines. Each jet has been strategically placed to maximise your massage experience. Engineered from the concept of the double helix, the jets use a right-directional spiral on the inside of the cylinder. This causes water to spiral out in a twisting manner, providing jet pulsation and great massaging pressure. Combined with maximum flow rate, these jets provide the very best in hydro-massage.
Arthritic pain relief
Arthritis causes swelling in the joints and can lead to pain and stiffness which typically worsens with age, leaving many people feeling uncomfortable during their daily lives. Studies have found that soaking in warm water can lead to looser joints which reduces pain and has effects that last even after leaving the water. The Arthritis Research Campaign recommends, just a 20 minute morning soak can warm up your joints and make movements easier throughout the day. (resource link www.arc.org.uk)
A good soak in your hot tub can improve heart and cardiovascular health. The heat of the water works to raise your body temperature which in turn helps to lower your blood pressure and increase your heart rate. This may explain why you might feel sleepy after a long soak. As always, if you have known medical issues with high blood pressure or any other existing health concerns, please consult with your doctor before soaking.
Improved mental health
Hot water immersion is a safe way to unwind, reduce anxiety, and cope more effectively with the challenges of daily life. Immersing yourself in warm water reduces the hormones related to stress, and causes physical changes to your body resulting in relaxation and reduced levels of anxiety. By regularly soaking in warm water, it’s possible to reduce the effects of stress and improve your overall mental health.
The effects of soaking in a spa are highly beneficial, and is as simple as turning on your hot tub and jumping right in