Hot tub for Arthritis Benefits

Hot tub for Arthritis Benefits

The warm water and massaging jets of your Hot Spring® spa can deliver wellness benefits that reach beyond relaxation. Hot tubbing can improve the quality of sleep, increase circulation, and manage pain – and research shows that making time for a daily soak can be good for arthritis.

If you are one of the 46 million Americans affected by arthritis, a Hot Spring® spa might be just what the doctor ordered. Joint inflammation from arthritis causes swelling, pain and stiffness, often resulting in the loss of joint movement or function and making exercise difficult and uncomfortable. Immersion in warm water produces hydrostatic pressure on the body that results in reduced joint inflammation – loosening joints, reducing pain and increasing mobility.

If arthritis is holding you back from the active lifestyle you crave, try adding a soak in your Hot Spring® spa to your daily routine to help get you moving again.

Twenty minutes of hot tub therapy at the beginning and end of each day can help reduce the pain and stiffness of arthritis and increase mobility. To make the most of your hot tub time, keep these tips in mind:

  • Get warmed up. When starting out, set your spa temperature at around 100°F
  • Take advantage of the warm water to try some gentle stretching. The flexibility benefits last after you leave the hot tub, so add a few additional stretches right after you soak.
  • After you’ve stretched, you might want to try some simple hot tub exercises. The buoyancy of the water will take some of the pressure off your joints while adding resistance.
  • Stay hydrated. Make sure to drink some water before entering the hot tub and keep a bottle of cold water nearby as you soak.
  • Consult your physician before starting your hot tub therapy routine. Begin gradually, doing what you are comfortable with on a given day.

Spas provide soothing warm water and buoyancy that release tension and improve your quality of life. These benefits and more can help those affected by arthritis. With a hot tub at home, you can customize a routine of warm water therapy and immersive movement to meet your wellness needs. To experience the comfort of Hot Spring’s ergonomic seats and massaging jets first hand, contact your local dealer to schedule a test soak.

A Hot Spring spa provides the absolute best hot tub ownership experience, and will be ready when you are, morning and night.

For more information regarding arthritis and the health benefits of hot tubs, visit the Arthritis Foundation website.