Illnesses and Disorders that can be Treated with Hot Tub Therapy

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The history of warm water therapy dates all the way back to Roman times. You may have known that your hot tub helps relieve stress and helps you relax but did you know that your hot tub has the power to help treat many different illnesses and disorders as well? The list is very extensive and there are many studies that have been performed showing that continued hot tub therapy is very successful!

Insomnia

While most Americans suffer from insomnia, the answer is awaiting them in their hot tub. Relaxing in your hot tub for 20 minutes at a temperature between 100-104, two hours before your bedtime can be a game changer in your sleep habits. Emerging your body in the warm waters will help raise your core temperature and the gradual cool down afterward causes your body to create endorphins. The endorphins help your brain to relax, ensuring you a great night’s sleep. Add hot tub friendly oils to enhance your experience, like lavender and chamomile. 

Arthritis

The inflammation and pain that comes with arthritis can be unbearable for those who suffer from it. With as little as 20 minutes of soaking in your hot tub, you will be able to see the difference warm water can do for the inflammation! Set your hot tub temperature between 92-100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Cerebral Palsy

This life-changing disease can cause the body to be brittle and rigid. The warm waters of your hot tub can bring relief to the stiffness that accompanies cerebral palsy. The gentle movement from the jets in your hot tub can provide gentle movement for the muscles and the warm water can reduce the pain and help circulation. Soak 20 minutes 2-3 times a week at a temperature between 92-100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fibromyalgia

Many studies have found that the relief that fibromyalgia sufferers need is lying in their hot tubs! Twenty minutes of relaxing in their hot tub set at a lower temperature between 91- 94 degrees Fahrenheit can help ease the pain that accompanies fibromyalgia.

These are just a few of the illnesses and disorders that can be treated with hot tub therapy! The list goes on and on…everything from asthma to Parkinson disease can be relieved with the aid of your hot tub! Always check with your doctor before using a hot tub.