3 Ways a Hot Tub Can Ease Headache Pain

woman suffering from a headache

Did you know that stress is a major cause of headaches? A common type of headache that people experience is called a tension headache.

Tension headaches are typically a symptom of being over-stressed or overworked. Fortunately, stress-induced headaches can be helped and even avoided by taking a soothing soak in a hot tub.

Hot Tubs and Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that utilizes water to relax a patient’s muscles and reduce stress. Since tension headaches are primarily caused by stress in a person’s life, hydrotherapy assisted by a hot tub can help drastically reduce their occurrences and severity.

The reason hot tubs are beneficial to people who suffer from tension headaches is because stress causes these people to tense up their muscles throughout the day.

After hours of tensing and relaxing the back muscles, they become fatigued and put a strain on sensitive nerves triggering the tension headaches. Most hot tub models offer jets that gently massage the back, which release the pressure put on nerves from fatigued muscles.

Hot Tubs and Chromotherapy

Chromotherapy, also known as colour therapy, is a therapeutic technique that utilizes the combination of colour and light. Many hot tub models have accent lighting, which cycles through soft colours that can aid in fighting off headaches.

Chromotherapy is used in many medical situations around the country, and it achieves powerful results. Lighting in hot tubs can actually perform the same chromotherapy that many people have to go out of their way to receive!

It works by allowing a person to relax and unwind. All a person needs to do to benefit from the chromotherapy of a hot tub is focus on the changing lights. Chromotherapy also works in conjunction with the other functions of a hot tub to help people relax and unwind from a stressful day.

Hot Tubs and Sleep

Many people face stress due to a lack of sleep. Life gets busy sometimes, and occasionally you have to burn the midnight oil to get a job done. However, doing this too often can have negative effects. While a hot tub can’t change your work deadlines, it will help you get a better night’s rest.

You can receive the sleep benefits of a hot tub simply by soaking for 20 to 30 minutes before bedtime. While soaking in the hot tub, you can also use spa-friendly aromatherapy products, which will get you to sleep even faster. Just make sure not to fall asleep in the hot tub!

Headache Aid in Calgary

SunSpa in Calgary, Alberta can help you with your headache troubles! We will assist you in finding a hot tub model that fits what you need, and we can also aid in your hot tub installation!

We have many resources for hot tub related information. Take a look at our blog if you have any more questions or just give us a visit. We’ll be waiting for you with a team of professionals with the information you need about hot tubs!

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