It is not a secret that a whirlpool can be beneficial to your health. It has been shown that soaking in a bath of hot water loosens stiff joints, eases soreness and allows them to move with greater freedom. Whether it’s an injury or that you have simply over done it in sport or doing the gardening, immersing yourself in warm water feels like the utmost in luxury at the end of the day. Having that temperature maintained without having to top up the hot water with your toes feels decadent, now if you add in massing jets, you can see why for many, a whirlpool spa is nothing short of a slice of heaven.
People with arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other conditions that affect the range of physical movements are able to be more mobile by reducing tension in the muscles when enjoying a spa. The warm water increases circulation to aching joints and this helps to reduce inflammation. The zero gravity effect of the water adds buoyancy helps to relax the muscles.
Hydrotherapy also helps relieve back pain by reducing stress and stiffness. Medical research in the UK indicates that four out of five of us will suffer from chronic back pain at some point in our adult lives. A whirlpool spa can massage and alleviate that pain in a natural way without the risk of any side effects.
For breathing conditions, a whirlpool bath can assist as well as the steam from the water surface can open the nasal and bronchial passages allowing for better oxygen flow and oxygenisation of your blood.
With stress being a major disease in the UK it can manifest in a number of ways yet we still know the easiest cure it to aim for relaxation. Stress causes related conditions such as panic attacks, anxiety and insomnia. Sometimes something simple as taking some time out to immerse ourselves in hot water is the ideal thing as it helps to relax your entire body while increasing your body temperature which, according to various leading sleep researchers allows you to sleep better.
Many people do not see the physical health benefits that can be derived from a whirlpool. A recent study at the Mayo Clinic found that soaking in a hot tub provides several health benefits produced by exercise without stress on the heart. Hot water increases your heart rate while lowering your blood pressure rather than increase, as do most of the exercises. It’s natural, it’s easy and the benefits are almost endless, add to that, having a whirlpool is outright fun.