As our world becomes more-fast paced and schedules fill up more and more, millions of people suffer from frequent tension headaches and even migraines. Popping pain meds on a daily basis can be hard on our bodies and lead to more serious complications. But, don’t despair.
Here are three ways to naturally relieve headaches in a hot tub.
Soaking helps release feel-good endorphins
Stress is one of the biggest causes of headaches and even migraines. Hectic schedules, work or school pressure build up in our bodies and manifest as head pain. Studies show that soaking in bubbly, swirling hot water triggers your brain to release endorphins that not only relieve stress by boosting our moods, but block the pain receptors in our brains that allow for head pain. If you suffer from frequent stress headaches, a daily soak of just 15-20 minutes may help bring relief.
Enjoy a massage in a hot tub
Stress headaches often start at the base of our necks and in our upper backs. As our shoulders and neck tense up, muscle pain makes its way up into our skulls, turning into nasty headaches. A warm, jet stream hot tub massage can be set to target your upper back, shoulder, and neck muscles. As tense muscles relax, head pain dissolves. Just a 20-minute jet stream massage in your hot tub may help prevent your headache from getting worse.
Get a better night’s sleep by using a hot tub
When we’re tired, stressors often seem like a bigger deal. As stress builds up, so does tension, resulting in tension headaches. Focusing on deep, quality sleep is key for head pain prevention. A hot tub offers the perfect environment for helping your body let go of the day and prepare for a restful sleep.
As hot, bubbly water releases feel-good endorphins into our bodies, our bodies relax. At the same time, water heat raises our body temperatures. When you exit your hot tub, you’ve let go of the day’s stressors and your body temperature drops, mimicking the very conditions that trigger a deep, restful, and healing sleep.
So, Go Ahead, Take a Soak, You Deserve It!
It’s fast, fun and relaxing. Not only that, it’s good for the body, soothes the mind and can improve your overall health and well-being.
To encourage local residents to check out the benefits of using a hot tub to help improve their overall health and well-being, Backyard Retreat is providing free test soaks at our 2 showrooms.
We do recommend, however, that people wanting to schedule their free 30-minute soak call us ahead of time to reserve their spot.