How Hot Tubs Can Help Ease the Symptoms of Arthritis

Woman easing her arthritis in a Sundance Spas hot tub.

If you’re struggling with arthritis, hot tub hydrotherapy can help. There’s nothing like warm water to alleviate the stiffness, joint pain, and inflammation that are often associated with arthritis.

If you suffer from the uncomfortable or painful symptoms of arthritis, here is how hot tub hydrotherapy may be able to help.

Hot Tub Therapy for Arthritis

If you suffer from joint pain from arthritis, the warm water can help your body to relax. This relaxation is the first step to letting go of muscle tension, leading to more flexibility and the better flow of oxygen through the blood stream. Soaking in the jet-driven water can also help ease many of the symptoms due to the warmth and buoyancy of the water.

The symptoms of arthritis that can be mitigated with hot tub hydrotherapy include:

  • Stiff joints
  • Tense muscles
  • Poor flexibility and range of motion
  • Pain and soreness

If you gently exercise while you’re in your hot tub, you can even improve your muscle strength and your circulation because the water provides resistance.

If you want to try exercising in your hot tub or spa, start off slowly until you find your comfort level. This will prevent you from having pain flare-ups. For example, you could try straight leg raises, leg kicks, and marching on the spot.

While hot tub hydrotherapy can help to ease some of the direct symptoms of arthritis, many are not aware of the indirect health benefits that can help to further promote better health. These can include better sleep patterns, fewer feelings of stress, improved muscle recovery, and even improved mental wellness through self-care, relaxation and more time spent with loved ones.

How to Make the Most of Your Hot Tub Therapy

Medical experts recommend soaking in the warm water for anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. How long you soak in a hot tub will depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to your health, climate and personal preferences. You may want to speak with your doctor first to ensure hydrotherapy is right for you and how to best use it when treating the symptoms of arthritis.

If you’re using your hot tub for joint pain, the water temperature should be between 98 and 102 degrees Fahrenheit.

You can maximize your hot tub therapy by using the jets. This gentle massage boosts your circulation, eases tension, and relaxes your muscles. The combination of massage and warm water softens your soft tissues, making them more flexible, so movement becomes easier. Warm water also helps increase blood flow to stiff joints and muscles and can reduce swelling and inflammation.

Relaxing your Mind

When you are living with chronic pain, it’s not just your body that needs to relax, but also your mind.

Just sitting in your hot tub, listing to the gentle bubbling of the water, and breathing slowly can provide you with the perfect opportunity to meditate.

There’s nothing better than the combination of meditation and soothing warm water to help your tension melt away, so you can deeply relax.

Ease the Symptoms of Arthritis with Sundance® Spas

Owning a hot tub isn’t just great for leisure, but it can also improve your health! So if you suffer from joint pain, arthritis or you simply want to relax, contact your local Sundance® Spas dealership in the Netherlands today. Your local dealership would be more than happy to help you pick the perfect model so you can soak the day away!

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