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Top 5 health benefits of a whirlpool bath

Whirlpool baths have long been associated with relaxation. But did you know, they also offer a multitude of other health benefits?

As well as reducing stress, they have been found to improve circulation, sleep, and even relieve pain. That’s down to warm water being directed through multiple jets, positioned in the base and sides of the bathtub.

Depending on your unique requirements, these can be placed to target specific areas on the body – whether it be focusing more on the back, or legs and feet. Regardless of what you’re looking for from your whirlpool experience, we can design a configuration that offers an optimum range of health benefits specifically for you.

Here, we share some of the key health benefits a whirlpool bath has to offer. Some may well surprise you…

  1. Massages tired muscles

To reap the benefits of a massage, you might normally have to visit a spa or beauticians. However, with a whirlpool bath, you can achieve similar results without having to leave the comfort of your own home.

Directing pressurised jets of warm water at tired muscles will gently massage them, loosening knots and tension in the process. The result of making this a part of your ongoing routine is a feeling of greater ease and less discomfort in your movement day-to-day.

  1. Improves circulation

As well as easing aches and pains, whirlpool spa systems have been found to promote circulation and blood flow.

A study published on the National Library of Medicine found that hydrotherapy improved cardiovascular function in patients. Jacuzzi baths have also been found to help lower blood pressure.

  1. Promotes better sleep

A warm bath before bed can help you wind down in preparation for getting some shut eye. Add the functionalities of a whirlpool bath into the mix, and the relaxation potential increases tenfold.

From the custom-placed jets targeting any recurring aches and pains, to LED lights, which can be switched from calming blues, to warming reds and uplifting yellows, and even a built-in Bluetooth speaker, making your whirlpool, quite literally, a sound bath, every part of your experience can be tailored to your needs at all times of the day, or night.

  1. Offers pain relief

For some, the root of an ache or pain is inflammation. So, when soaking in a whirlpool bath, the heat from the water, and the pressure from the jets, increases blood flow which then decreases stored up tension and any inflammation held in the muscles and joints.

In a study on the effects of a warm whirlpool bath on pain and stiffness in patients with chronic knee osteoarthritis, “immersion of the lower extremities in a whirlpool bath” was found to be “beneficial”.

  1. Relieves stress

Considering all the benefits highlighted in this blog post, it’s perhaps now pretty clear that whirlpool baths possess the ability to relieve stress.

Hydrotherapy has been used for years as a form of physical therapy. And now, with whirlpool baths being readily available for installation in homes and hotels alike, the stresses of daily life can too be washed away.

With whirlpool, a multitude of benefits for improved health, happiness, and wellbeing are available to you on tap.

To discuss how we can create a whirlpool bath that’s built specifically to your health and wellbeing needs, please get in touch.

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