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Considering One Of The Hot Tubs For Sale Palos Verdes Has Available? If You Have Chronic Pain, You Should


If you have chronic pain like arthritis, back pain, or fibromyalgia, then you likely already know that heat can be a great addition to your treatment plan.  But have you ever considered all the hot tubs for sale has to offer?  Many people find significant short-term relief from their symptoms with regular hot tub or spa use.  Here’s a few reasons why, and a few precautions to keep in mind.

  1. Improves Circulation

Why does heat help treat pain?  Heat therapy increases blood flow, encourages relaxation, and, in the case of rheumatoid arthritis, often decreases stiffness.  Check with your doctor: if you’re given the green light, why not try the safe, comfortable warmth of a hot tub to enhance your circulation?

  1. Enables Stretching

With the circulation-enhancing effects of hot water, many people find that after a few minutes in the spa they can do the gentle stretches recommended by their doctor or physical therapist.  Stretching can encourage tight muscles to relax and improve your flexibility, and while stretching many people experience profound relief.  As with all recommendations in this article, talk with your doctor or physical therapist about which stretches are safe for you, and proper methods for doing them.

  1. Promotes Sleep

Did you know that insomnia can cause worsened pain all by itself?  This is bad news for some people with chronic pain, who often find that their pain keeps them from sleeping!  Is there a way to escape this vicious cycle?  For many people, a relaxing, 10-20 minute soak in a hot tub or spa helps them to sleep.  Sleep often begets healing, and pain reduction.  If your pain is keeping you up at night, a soak might be just what you need to slip off to dreamland.

  1. Protect Your Nerves

A final word of caution: if your pain disorder is one that involves a significant nervous system component, like fibromyalgia or sciatica, be careful not to stay in the hot tub or spa for longer than recommended.  Often the relief experienced in hot water can be so wonderful that it’s tempting to disregard the 10-20 minute time limit and not take breaks.  However, prolonged use can cause the tissues around nerve cells to swell, which can paradoxically increase the sensation of pain.  To protect your nerves, set a timer and abide by it.  The relaxing effects of a spa are so profound that you can gain most of the benefits in 10 minutes, anyway.

If you deal with chronic pain, you know that building as much relief into your day as possible is important to enable you to live the life you want.  Why be a slave to poor sleep, pain, and tense, uncomfortable muscles?  Talk to your doctor today about whether a hot tub or spa would be a valuable addition to your treatment routine, and start to live with freedom from pain.


Hot Tubs And Fibromyalgia – www.softub.com

How To Use A Hot Tub For Back Pain Relief – www.spasandstuff.com