According to the American Chiropractic Association, worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities. In fact, back pain counts for more than 264 million lost work days in one year.
What’s more, experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will have back pain at some time in their lives.
With these staggering statistics, we decided it was time to look at how to deal with lower back pain so we can all live better lives.
If you, like many of us, find it hard to even get out of bed, let alone go to work, because your lower back it hurts, it’s nice to know you aren’t alone. The even better news is that you may be able to lessen your pain and improve your quality of life by spending time in a hot tub.
Take a listen to Lou’s story and see how he actually found relief in his own spa.
How Does a Spa Help?
Many people find that hot tubs can ease their lower back pain because the warm water, buoyancy, and massaging jets encourage their muscles to relax.
You might find that soaking in the morning before you begin your day and/or before bed at the end of the day can improve your quality of life by easing your pain. Here’s why:
- The warm water in your hot tub raises your body temperature. In turn, this enhances your circulation, improves blood flow and promotes relaxation. As your muscles relax, you’ll have less tension and less pain.
- Because of the buoyancy of the water, your body weight is reduced by 90%. This means less pressure on your bones, joints, and muscles. This means less pain in your lower back.
- The best hot tubs use powerful jets to massage major muscle groups. This hydromassage kneads knots and tension out of muscles, helping them relax in the warm water. You’ll find relief from over-tightness. If you are looking for the best massage, you want to look for hot tub models that specifically target this problem area. Do keep in mind when you’re comparing massage options is that the hot tub with the most jets does not necessarily provide the best massage. The jets must be powered by a strong jet pump to have a significant effect, and they must be aimed accurately to massage the right parts of your body.
Hot Spring Spas Moto-MassageⓇ DX jet provides the best massage because the system uses two moving streams of warm water to work up and down a person’s back, easing stress as they go. Check out a short video of the Moto-Massage DX jet in action:
When you suffer from back pain, you do everything in your power to alleviate its symptoms. Sometimes what you’re doing just isn’t enough, and you need to add the power of a hot tub to help.
The hot tubs you’ll find at Townley Pool and Spas are designed for superior massage and hydrotherapy. Every one of the Highlife Collection spa models feature the Moto-Massage DX jet. They are all well-equipped to give you the maximum in heat, buoyancy, and massage to ease your pain.
So how do you know which one is right for you? First, you want to stop by and see our hot tubs in person. Then, we can discuss your many options with you. Some things to consider in addition to your massage needs are how big of a spa you need, what you want it to look like, if you want entertainment options, and more.
We can help you put together the best option for your family, your needs, and your budget. In addition, we invite you to take a test soak so you can experience the jets and the massage first-hand. Finding the right hot tub for your back pain is our ultimate goal!