Hot tubs provide relief for general aches and pains, carpal tunnel, and numerous inflammatory processes such as arthritis, bursitis, fibromyalgia, gout, and tendonitis. They are also excellent for injury prevention.
The buoyancy of water and the air bubbles generated by the hot tub’s jets reduce body weight by approximately 90%–taking pressure off joints and muscles. The hot tub’s heat increases blood circulation, which relaxes tight muscles and removes inflammation from joints. This leads to increased strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Those who suffer from back or knee pain may see tremendous benefits from hydrotherapy.
|“The water takes some weight off painful joints, making it easier to exercise. It helps relax tense muscles and relieve pain.”
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMSD)
|“Gentle movement may help build strength, relax stiff joints and sore muscles. Water buoyancy greatly reduces the pressure on joints, making it easier to perform range of motion exercises.”
American Pain Foundation
|“Hydrotherapy has been used to treat arthritis and joint injuries or replacements.”
The American Geriatrics Society
|“The warm water helps those with joint problems/replacements, back problems, arthritis, fibromyalgia…For this reason more and more doctors are recommending that their patients try it because of the buoyancy and resistance properties of the water. Rehabilitative water exercises improve overall fitness levels by increasing flexibility (range of motion) and muscular strength.”
Cynthia Brooks in Water Exercises Improve Fitness, Manage Pain in Springfield News-Sun