Soaking in a spa is commonly known to have many health benefits. One that is often overlooked is the relief of headaches. If you have frequent headaches, at Goodall Pool & Spas, we suggest you check with your doctor to be sure there is no underlying health issues causing your headache. Then, you will be free to use your hot tub as a way of overcoming your headache pain.
Hot Tubs Can Relieve Headache Pain
Studies show that many headaches are caused by stress, which in turns causes the tightening of muscles in the neck. Soaking in the hot tub, with the hot tub jets stimulating your back and neck muscles, can help to reduce muscle tension that causes headaches.
Water pressure, temperature, and jets all act together to contribute to the therapeutic nature of soaking in your spa. The water should be at a minimum of 99.5 degrees but no hotter than 104 degrees.
The buoyancy of the water takes pressure off the joints. This gives the body a chance to rewind form the struggle against gravity and allows relaxation of muscles.
Additional features like waterfalls, fountains, calm lighting, and the ability to play music can enhance your relaxation. This enhanced relaxation helps to reduce stress and can provide headache relief. For certain individuals who suffer frequent headaches, sitting in the spa for 10 to 20 minutes every day can be a beneficial part of their health and wellness regiment and not just a luxury.
When a person slides into their spa at the end of a stressful day, they leave their computers and cell phones behind. This distances them from their work responsibilities and the stress that comes with them. The soaking time gives the mind a chance to slow down and distance itself from the workday pressures and tension causing stress.
Medical studies show that not getting enough sleep can also cause tension headaches. A simple routine of a 20-minute soak in the warm water of your spa about an hour before you go to bed will help you ease into sleep. This in turn allows you to wake up refreshed which reduces or completely eliminates your headache.
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