Soak Your Way to Good Health

Centuries ago the Egyptians and the Greeks used hot water to soothe their bodies and heal their pains by either natural springs of hot water or by submerging hot rocks into pools of water. Today if you have rheumatism, arthritis, sore muscles, or joint pain you can get quick relief by soaking in a whirlpool and enjoying the benefits of the bubbles and warm water circulating over and around your body. It’s a soothing process that releases endorphins that make you feel relaxed as your tired body heals itself naturally. Let’s look at some of the ways that sitting in a warm whirlpool will help you soak your way to good health.

  • If you have trouble getting to sleep at night, or your sleep isn’t deep and peaceful, you’ll find that whirlpool baths can help you to relax. Soaking in a whirlpool bath increases your body temperature, relieves your stress, and soothes you just before you go to bed for the evening. Refrain from eating any food before using your whirlpool, but you can drink some liquids to keep yourself hydrated.

  • The buoyancy and warmth of water in a whirlpool can also help to relieve arthritis. When you’re soaking in a tub, your body temperature rises, blood vessels dilate, and your circulation will increase. This promotes less pain and swelling and helps to increase your mobility. If you gently move your fingers, wrists, or knees that are impacted with arthritis as the warm water bubbles around them you will help to increase your range of motion and the sore joints will simply feel better.

  • According to the experts at, sitting in a whirlpool bath can help you to relax and will promote pain control in a natural way. If you’ve been injured, overworked your muscles and joints, or have had surgery, your doctor may suggest some hydrotherapy that can help to ease your pain and improve your mood. The massaging effect of the jets on your sore and stiff legs and arms can soothe and heal your body without having to work with a therapist which can cost a great deal of money.

  • Another health benefit of soaking in a whirlpool is lowered blood pressure, which is great for your heart. If you are at risk of heart disease you may want to consult your healthcare provider to ascertain if soaking in a hot tub periodically can help reduce your risk of heart attack or stroke. When you’re soaking in a tub of hot water your heart rate is raised, which is equivalent to getting other forms of exercise such as cycling.

As you sit amid the bubbles and warm water of your whirlpool bath, you can reduce the aches and pains that you feel all over your body in a natural way without having to use harsh medications to reduce your stress and alleviate your pains.

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