For hundreds of years people have enjoyed the age old Japanese style of tubbing. Not only is it a deeply relaxing and therapeutic experience it can also have a number of health benefits, and can help to relieve pain and symptoms from a variety of medical conditions.
Arthritis is a condition that is generally associated with elderly people, although it can affect anyone at any age. Sufferers usually feel stiffness in their joints such as their knees, hips and hands. It can be incredibly painful and frustrating and can cause great difficulty in daily life. The warm water can relieve some of this pain by helping the muscles around the joints to relax, relieving some of the tension and improving flexibility. Affected areas often become inflamed resulting in more pain, the addition of jets to your tub can soothe inflamed areas adding further relief.
Breathing in the warm steam as it rises for the tub is great for respiratory health. The fresh vapours open and clear the airways leaving you feeling revitalized and refreshed. This may be particularly beneficial to those who suffer from hay fever or sinus complaints.
We lead busy lives and with so much to think about and so much to do, many of us struggle to find time for ourselves. This constant pressure often leads to tension headaches that can be painful and distracting. Relaxing in a hot tub at the end of a difficult day can be the perfect way to unwind and de-stress. The warm water will soothe your body and your mind, clearing your thoughts leaving you calm and focused.
Warm water therapy is a common treatment method used by many sports trainers and therapists. It can help in a number of ways such as relieving pain following an injury or by soothing muscles following a training session to prevent aches and pains from developing. As warm water therapy increases the heart rate and causes blood pressure to decrease it can also be used to improve cardio health.