Do you suffer from headaches? No matter how frequently you experience a headache, the pain can be extremely overwhelming. With a painful and persistent headache, it seems as though we are willing to try just about anything to get rid of it. But what if we were to tell you that an all-natural solution is available to you, and it might already be sitting in your backyard? That’s right, soaking in a hot tub can help to ease and prevent headache pain. In this article, we’re going to take a look at how you can ease your headaches and prevent more in the future.
Stress and Tension Headaches
Those who suffer from stress and tension headaches may be able to benefit from regular soaks in the hot tub. These kinds of headaches are a result of tight and stiff muscles, generally located in the shoulders, neck and upper back. The longer these muscles are tense for, the more likely you are to suffer from tension headaches, not to mention pain and soreness in general.
As the buoyancy lifts pressure from your tight muscles, the heat combined with motion and gentle massage from the jets will help to reduce the tension throughout your body, especially your upper back, shoulders and neck. As the tension is reduced and more time is spent relaxing in the hot tub, the less pain you are likely to experience from tension headaches, not to mention the reduced frequency overall.
Hot Tub Therapies
There are three therapeutic techniques that can be enjoyed within the means of your hot tub to help reduce, if not eliminate, the pain you are experiencing from a headache.
Hydrotherapy is the combination of buoyancy, heat and massage from the water inside a hot tub. First, the buoyancy helps to relieve pressure from your sore muscles. Next, the heat helps to improve your circulation to help promote the flow of oxygen throughout your body and the production of positive endorphins, all while helping you relax. Lastly, the massage from the jets works away at built-up tension in the muscles, effectively helping to reduce your headache pain and prevent it from reoccurring.
Aromatherapy utilizes the power of scent to promote physical and emotional healing. Certain scents can trigger positive memories, helping to improve both your emotional and mental health. In fact, scents like lavender, eucalyptus and peppermint can all help to reduce pain, ease stress and even improve your sleep patterns, which can all help to reduce tension and ease headache pain.
The jets located in the footwell of your hot tub can help to promote a water-based therapeutic technique known as reflexology. Your feet have many nerve endings and pressure points, all which can help to ease pain throughout the body with gentle massage. As the jets in the footwell of your hot tub target pressure points and massage nerve endings in the feet, you may notice an improvement in how you feel physically, along with reduced headache pain.
Many find that a common side effect of stress is headaches. Lucky for you, if you have a hot tub sitting in your backyard, your answer to stress relief is closer than you may have thought. Soaking in a hot tub can help to ease not only physical tension, but emotional stress, too. Whether you soak alone, with a loved one or in the good company of close friends, the jet-driven waters of your spa can offer the benefits all the same.
Other activities that you can enjoy inside the hot tub to help promote stress relief even further can include:
• Reading a book
• Yoga or meditation
• Listening to music
• Watching a movie or television show
What will you do to relieve your stress?
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If you suffer from headaches, migraines, pain, or stress, we highly suggest speaking with your doctor to ensure your best health. For more helpful information, visit our blog or visit our showroom today. One of our experts would be more than happy to assist you.
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