Since almost the beginning of time people have been using hot water therapy to treat a whole host of ailments. Of course the ancient Greeks and Romans didn’t get the enjoyment of a Caldera hot tub, but it’s well documented that they used hot springs and other hot water sources to ease their aches and pains. We would argue that hot tubs are good for whatever ails you, but which claims are backed by research? Here’s a sampling of some of the ailments that can be improved with daily hot tub use.
The heat of the water loosens the joints and eases the pain that those who suffer from arthritis live with daily. The amazing thing is that these effects last even after the patient gets out of the tub. Many experience relief for several hours after their soak. Daily soaks can even provide long-term results.
Daily hot tub use can relieve many of the symptoms experienced by those with Fibromyalgia. From the aches and pains, to the lack of sleep, a hot tub can help. The results of hot tub use for fibromyalgia sufferers are so amazing that a review published in 2008 from Rheumatology International confirmed that hydrotherapy is a strong candidate for managing Fibromyalgia symptoms.
Although it’s not a substitute for diabetes medication, soaking in a hot tub can bring many benefits to diabetics. The hot water causes the blood vessels to open, allowing more nutrient-rich blood to reach the muscles. The increased blood flow helps the body process glucose more efficiently. These benefits even helped some patients lower their blood sugar levels. Diabetics should consult their doctor before using a hot tub, since there can be some risks.
Hot tubs increase the production of “feel good” hormones in the body. This creates that relaxing, almost euphoric result that you feel after after your soak. Timing your 20-minute soak about 90 minutes before bed also helps to alter your body temperature so you feel ready to rest. The combination of feel good hormones and altered body temperature is a great treatment for insomnia.
No matter what ails you, finding relief for your symptoms is a priority in your life – and we want to help! If you’re ready to start feeling better, call or come by so we can help you choose the perfect hot tub and set you on the path to relief!