With most people leading busier lives than just a few decades ago, it’s no surprise that more of us are experiencing stress headaches as part of everyday life. More intense than a common headache, a stress headache comes on quick, without much warning and is at best, a disruption, at worst, completely debilitating. In addition to traditional medication, you might be surprised to learn that using a hot tub is an effective way to find relief fast. Here’s why soaking in the bubbly may be the answer to stress headache relief.
Massage Stimulates Muscles – One of the key characteristics of the hot tub is massage. People enjoy soaking because of the powerful jets that push streams of warm water anywhere you position them. With a variety of moveable jets, it’s easy to target stiff, painful neck muscles. Turning the head from side-to-side as massaging water penetrates deep under the skin releases lactic acid, which decreases pain. High-powered jets reach the arms, legs, back and shoulders, relaxing every muscle in the body. After only ten minutes of soaking, the body releases endorphins, which decrease pain even more.
Heat Improves Circulation, Dulls Pain – Another great benefit that comes from sitting in the heated water of a hot tub is improved circulation. High heat dilates blood vessels, causing blood to move faster. With a headache, the faster blood can deliver oxygen and nutrients to your head and surrounding area, the less pain you experience. Sitting in the hot tub can also maximize the effects of over-the-counter pain relievers as they move more efficiently through the blood stream. There is evidence to suggest that combining caffeine with ibuprofen prior to sitting in the hot tub can optimize pain relief, bringing you the satisfaction you need even quicker.
Soaking Reduces Stress – Soaking in a hot tub is an easy way to relax tight muscles and joints. The tight, uncomfortable feeling that causes headache pain begins to fade as soon as heated water makes contact. From the head to the toes, all-over body relaxation occurs, which soothes away stress instantly. Overall stress reduction decreases the severity of a headache and is enhanced through massaging jets which work out knots and areas of tightness in the shoulders, lower back and neck that cause headaches. Using a hot tub on a regular basis is a smart and healthy way to manage stress.
Stress headaches are no fun. And while over-the-counter medications may provide temporary relief, using a hot tub is an easy, convenient and super effective way to bring about long lasting, true relief. With targeted massage, improved blood circulation and reduced stress, finding relief is as simple as relaxing with a long soak in the warm water.
“To help local residents understand how portable spas, hot tubs and swim spas can help improve overall health and well-being, Southwest Spas will provide free hot tub test soaks during the entire month,” said Melinda Dalacas, owner at Southwest Spas. “We want to encourage local residents to check out the benefits of a relaxing soak in the soothing waters of a hot tub for themselves.”
Consumers wanting to learn more about hot tubs or about the $500 Wellness package (Massage Certificate/Health and Beauty Items) with the purchase of hot tub or swim spa this month are encouraged to visit the company website at http://www.SouthwestSpas.com
About Southwest Spas
In 1983, Southwest Spas was founded as a family owned and operated business. Originally established as a pool, spa and patio supply company. The desire to help people in need of therapy, stress relief and family time motivated us to focus our efforts on spas. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality spa line in the industry along with exceptional customer service.
Southwest Spas has achieved elite status with Dimension 1 Spas along with multiple “Dealer of the Year” awards for sales and service. Our business is still owned and operated and sales are based mostly on referrals. We have changed thousands of people’s lives by providing state of the art product that relieves pain, stress and brings friends and family together. We’d love for you to be a part of our growing family. We look forward to making you a part of our family.
To learn more, pick up a copy of our free report “First Time Spa Buyers Most Frequently Asked Questions.” Just go to http://www.SouthwestSpas.com or call 480-969-6224