Chronic back pain can be a massive issue for some people, and despite medication and therapy, you may still be looking for other methods to cope. One of the recommended ways to help lessen the discomfort you may be experiencing is to spend time in a hot tub. Hot water therapy has actually been used for back pain relief for centuries, and in a hot tub, you can enjoy the warmth, buoyancy, and massage jets.
What is hydrotherapy?
Otherwise known as water therapy, hydrotherapy is a form of physiotherapy that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. By just spending time in your hot tub, you can reap the benefits, as it increases circulation, which in turn soothes sore muscles and helps to relieve painful symptoms faster. Hydrotherapy has also been shown to boost spinal flexibility, assisting with spine stiffness which is commonly identified as the main factor that contributed to lower back pain. Merely being in the water frequently can make a huge difference to someone’s life.
How does a hot tub help with lower back pain?
As we have already mentioned, spending time in a hot tub enhances circulation, improving your blood flow and promotes relaxation. This is because of the heat, which will help to raise your body’s temperature. Just in general, the warmth of the water allows your muscles to relax and eases the pain in all of your joints. In the longer term, you can reduce your reliance on anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers, which may also have adverse side effects.
One of the great things about hot tubs is powerful jets, which can provide you with excellent massaging benefits. This not only feels good but increases blood flow to the areas being massaged, clearing out toxins that build up and reducing pain and inflammation.
In some hot tubs, the jets are actually placed at different heights so you can use them on specific parts of your body – including your lower back. For example, Hydropool hot tubs have been designed with the best placement and jet range to deliver a luxury massage experience. There are also a number of wellness programs available on our Platinum Self Cleaning models so users can select massage programs for their individual needs such as back pain.
- Seating considerations
By purchasing a hot tub that offers a different jet arrangement in each seat will provide the widest range of massage possibilities. As we have already mentioned, to combat your back pain you can make sure the jets match up to the specific body parts that you are seeking to gain pain relief. When trying to find the best hot tub for lower back pain, it is important to consider your shape so you can find the perfect seating configuration for your body. Many hot tub models even come with a lounge seat that puts your body in a reclining position.
The buoyancy provided by the water reduces body weight by 90 per cent. When immersed in water, the pressure is taken off a person’s bones, joints, and muscles, taking the pressure off of your lower back and making you feel weightless. Your water-induced buoyancy also helps relieve muscle strain, allowing your body to relax as you float, preventing any further strain on your lower back.
Would you like to buy a hot tub to help with lower back pain?
Here at Hydropool Surrey, we can help you choose the perfect hot tub which suits your needs. With some of the Hydropool hot tubs, you have access to various wellness programs which are included with your purchase. These hydrotherapy programs touch upon various focus areas, including stress relief. This stress relief program is 25 minutes long, uses two zones and is clearly outlined for you to follow.
If you would like to find out more about how we can help you, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our team. We will gladly answer any questions that you may have and provide you with all of the additional information you require.