Relief from arthritis using a hot tub


Relaxing in a hot tub can help relieve the pain of arthritis

Painful or inflamed joints cause muscles to tense in an effort to protect them. Warm water and hydrotherapy help relax the muscles and allow greater range of motion in the joints. Pain from arthritis is often reduced, even after leaving the spa.

According to a publication from The Arthritis Foundation, Spas, Pools, and Arthritis“Regular sessions in your hot tub help keep joints moving. It restores and preserves strength and flexibility, and also protects your joints from further damage. Exercise can also improve a person’s coordination, endurance, and the ability to perform daily tasks, and can lead to an enhanced sense of self-esteem and accomplishment.”

“A hot tub fulfills the need perfectly . . . providing the warmth, massage, and buoyancy that is so necessary to the well-being of arthritis sufferers. The buoyancy of the water supports and lessens stress on the joints and encourages freer movement. Water exercises may even act as a resistance to help build muscle strength.”

Canadian Spa have a range of hot tubs including portable spas, swim spas, sport pools and hot tubs that can seat from 2-7 people.