Hot Tub Soaking Relieves Fibromyalgia Pain

October 8, 2009

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition for many people.  Some real relief may result from using a hot tub. There’s hope for sufferers who use a hot tub regularly.

Those in pain inadvertently clench their muscles in response to the pain which invariably leads to more pain.  I’s a vicious cycle.  Blood flow to the areas most in need is cut off, and the tension just starts all over again.

For those with fibromyalgia, today’s typical lifestyle of working like crazy then coming home to relax on the couch is doubly bad, as blood flow to the organs and to the muscles is severely affected by too little exercise.  All this leads to the increase of pain over time.

Hot tub soaking is a great way to increase blood flow to constricted muscles. Taking a hot tub is far better than a hot bath because you can control the temperature for constant heat and have the benefit of jets for additional stimulation of your circulation.

Exercise, too, will serve to ease the pain. It’s just that getting over the pain in order to physically move, to walk or bike, can be a tough hurdle.  The increase in one’s pulse rate is a key.  Just a few minutes a day, walking or stretching will do wonders, and one way to ease the tension in order to be able to perform any sort of exercise is to soak for a few minutes in a hot tub. Hot tubs today, like Hot Spring Spas are energy efficient, easy to use and care for and come in a wide variety, at very affordable prices. Hot tub soaking can be a first step towards a journey of living with less pain.

As one soaks in hot water, the blood flow increases and the muscles begin to loosen up on their own.  Afterward, it is much easier to stretch out muscles that are already warmed up.  Once the body is loosened, walking or biking is much easier and much less painful of an activity.  Another way that water is helpful with those so inflicted, is through the regular practice of water exerciseswhich are gentle and low impact.  The impact of such exercise is greatly reduced by the effect of buoyancy the water creates.
Stress on the body, especially on the joints is reduced, but still provides the benefits of a work out that will increase the pulse and so increase the flow of blood to the essential parts of the body.  This is just one of the many ways to alleviate the pain of fibromyalgia and to move towards the healing process and towards a life that is less painful. Many of our Olympic Hot Tub customers suffer from fibromyalgia and report that soaking in their Hot Spring Spas has made their lives immeasurably better.

SANUM PER AQUA. Latin for Health through Water.