How a hot Tub Can Relieve Your Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is one of the most widespread health conditions for adults. According to a health study at Harvard, seven out of ten adults will have experienced neck pain at some point in their life. The existence of smartphones and tablets have exacerbated this epidemic, giving birth to the term “tech neck”. Furthermore, long sitting hours in the office also contributes to the accumulation of strain to our neck. There is no doubt that many adults are looking for relief from their neck pains. Luckily, one of the easy home remedies you can use to relieve your neck pain is to soak in your hot tub. This post will discuss the cause of neck pain and how your hot tub can help you relieve it.
As one of the most common health condition, the root causes of neck pain have been rigorously researched on. In this modern times, neck pain could be easily caused by overconsumption of technology. ‘Tech neck’ refers to neck pain that occurs when an individual puts extreme strain on their neck by constantly looking down to check their smartphones or tablets. Similarly, over usage of computers at work or at home could lead to severe neck pain if proper seat or inclination is not set. Sports injury or repetitive motions during a sport activity could also cause neck pain over time. Additionally, sleeping in the wrong position also leads to a chronic neck pain if it is not corrected. Last but not least, other factors such as age and habits could also make an individual more prone to getting neck pain. While all of these factors might be preventable, continuous strains could lead to a long-lasting pain that cannot be ignored.
While going to a doctor would certainly help to overcome a severe neck pain, do not underestimate the effectiveness of home remedy. On top of your treatment, a good soak in a hot tub at home could definitely help. Neck pain caused by any of the causes mentioned above is generally caused by the contraction, cramps, or overexertion of your neck muscles. Soaking in a hot tub will allow you to benefit from heat therapy (also called hydrotherapy) as the hot water will help your muscle to relax and recover from any damages or tears faster. Heat will penetrate a few inches into your muscles and increases its temperature, leading to improved blood circulation and faster healing process. Furthermore, the water pressure from the jet could also help massage your neck pain and helps your muscles to relax. The buoyancy of the water would also alleviate the pressure that you apply to your muscles, allowing your muscles to rest while reaping the benefits from the heat and massage.
Neck pain is a health condition that should be addressed as soon as possible to prevent it from becoming permanent. At Seaway Pools & Tubs, we are fully devoted in helping our clients to find the best remedies for their individual needs. We offer a variety of tub interiors that are adjustable and customizable for those who suffer neck pain. If you are looking for more information or if you want to book a free consultation, call us at 905-294-8030 or email us at

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