How Hot Tubs Can Help Sore and Stiff Muscles

To some, a hot tub may be considered a luxury item, but we assure you, they are actually quite beneficial for our health.

Ask anybody that has soaked in a hot tub for a relaxing use of their free time and they will tell you how amazing and stress-free they felt afterward.

In fact, soaking in a hot tub is widely used to help treat sore and stiff muscles. Let’s take a look at how the hot, jet-driven water of a hot tub can help your body feel better and help you get back to your daily life.

Relief from Sore Muscles

Even though most hot tubs should do the trick in helping you find relief from sore muscles, Jacuzzi® Brand Hot Tubs are especially effective. This is due to high-powered jets that are strategically placed to target your most stress-prone areas, combined with other features like ergonomic seats and soothing spa stereo systems.

Typically, warm water feels good on the body. Most feel considerably refreshed after they have had a nice long soak in their outdoor hot tub.

For those who suffer from sore and stiff muscles, relaxing in a hot tub on a regular basis can help relieve the discomfort. This is due to a combination of the heat, buoyancy, and massage inside the spa, which is known as hydrotherapy.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a popular water-based technique used by many physical therapists around the world. It works with a combination of massage, heat, and buoyancy of the water.


The heat of the water will help your body to relax. From the moment you immerse your body in the water, the heat stimulates your body inside and out. This is mainly due to the improvement of your blood circulation and the natural production of stress-relieving endorphins.


The natural buoyancy of the water will help to relieve up to 90% of your body weight from sore muscles and joints. This new-found freedom that your body is the key to providing your sore and stiff body some relief from added pressure. Your body can take this time to really relax and allow the healing properties of the hot tub water to take effect.


Lastly, massage from the high-powered spa jets found inside your hot tub is the final kicker in helping relieve stress and soreness from your body. Once you’ve entered a state of pure relaxation, the massaging action of the jets can really take effect.

As mentioned above, the jets are strategically placed throughout your spa to hit the most stress-prone areas of your body, which include the neck, shoulders, and upper back.

If you’re intrigued about hydrotherapy and excited to learn about how it can benefit your quality of life, it’s your lucky day! We’ve gathered some of the top benefits of hydrotherapy besides relieving muscle soreness and listed them below.

  • Relaxation
  • Stress relief
  • Boosted immune system
  • Improved sleep
  • Better skin
  • Improved post-injury healing
  • Weight maintenance

These are only the beginning of the many health benefits that hot tubs offer. If you suffer from muscle soreness, a lack of sleep, too much stress, or even if you feel like your quality of life could use a boost, you might want to consider the addition of a hot tub in your life, or further utilizing your existing hot tub installation.

For more information about our wide selection of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs for sale in Prince George, please get in touch with our backyard living specialists at Eden Spas today.

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