Everyone knows the wonderful feeling of stepping into a hot tub and feeling their muscles relax. What you might not know about is the sort of pain relief a hot tub can provide.
As long as it is used correctly, a hot tub is very good at relieving all sorts of chronic pain.
The reason why a hot tub works so well on pain that affects the back, shoulders, neck, knees, feet, hips, legs and joints in general is that the hot water and jets work together to truly relax your muscles. Most of the chronic pain that you feel in those areas is due to way your muscles can't relax. No matter how hard you try to relax your muscles, they are still going to be causing you pain. Enter, hot tub.
How It Works
A hot tub is great at relaxing muscles in most of your body and so helping you to manage and deal with chronic pain. The first ingredient in this pain relief is the effect of very hot water. When your muscles are put in a very hot place, such as a hot tub, they have no choice but to relax because they can't remain tense in very hot situations. Next, we have the jets of hot water that push against the affected areas. This act as mini massagers, and create situations in which your muscles are actually worked on by an outside force. The combination of these two things allows you to simply relax, the way it allows your muscles to relax. Once they have relaxed, you are going to find that your pain has gone too. The hot tub is a fantastic way for you to truly find temporary relief from the chronic pain that you may be suffering on a daily basis.