A Hot Tub Can Help Improve Headaches And Migraines
With hot tubs, it’s important to understand that most science-based evidence doesn’t present any harmful heath effects. Naturally, overdoing it in a hot tub isn’t going to be good for anyone, but overall, the evidence demonstrates no negative effects after a 10-minute soak. In fact, studies do show that body pains, headaches and even migraines can benefit from the moderate hot tub use.For those who suffer from tension headaches, a hot tub soak can actually be good. These types of headaches usually stem from muscle tightness in various parts of the body, and that tightness can cause headache pain or neck pain. Soaking in a hot tub, with the powerful water jets stimulating the muscles in the back and neck, allows for muscle relaxation and serves to ease headache pain.
For those who struggle with migraines, a hot tub soak can provide a good dose of stress relief and a good night’s sleep, both of which are of great benefit. Needless to say, migraine treatment must be doctor-monitored, although there is little argument about the therapeutic benefits of soaking in the hot tub. Additionally, it’s very important not to overdo the temperature or soaking time.
Headaches can be due to many factors, and some scientific studies suggest that hot tubbing gives the cardiovascular system a “workout”. It means that blood circulation is improved and deep tissues are warmed. In fact, at medical facilities like the Mayo Clinic, hot hydrotherapy has proven itself to be particularly beneficial with all kinds of body pains, headaches, and cardio issues.
Generally, the nervous system seems to experience positive results when the body is soaking in warm/hot water. Amongst several health benefits, the nervous system responds to the warm/hot water in the same way that meditation reduces stress. Consequently, soaking in a hot tub offers a type of stress reduction that benefits body aches, headaches, and blood pressure levels.
By any definition, and regardless of the health issue, soaking time and hot tub temperature must be properly monitored. Industry standards recommend that hot tub temperature should range from 37.5C° to 39.0C° (99.5°F to 102.0°F). It means that 40C° (104F°) is the absolute maximum for health safety. And like anything, moderation is best (temperature and soaking time).
For a better understanding of the benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy, the team at Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs can demonstrate very effectively. The knowledgeable staff can explain how water jets, water pressure, and water temperature can contribute to therapeutic hot tubbing. In fact, new customers can try out a hot tub in the showroom, and experience the effects personally.
Many of the benefits of hot tubbing go far beyond relaxation and stress-relief. For many, it’s more than just a luxury – it’s actually part of a personal health and wellness regimen. Once installed, the benefits are readily evident, and the therapeutic effects are immediately noticeable. Winter or summer, a personal hot tub can set the stage for better health and wellness year round.