When you think of the world of fitness, you probably think about professional athletes. And, you might think of people who exercise to lose weight and those who work out to bulk up.
But, today, the world view of athletes has expanded to include everyday Americans just like you and me. That does come with its challenges, though.
Most athletes, both everyday and professional have post-workout soreness and discomfort. We do have some solutions. Let’s look at spa therapy for everyday athletes.
Improve Your Health and Well-Being
If you’re looking to balance cardio and other fitness routines like swimming for weight loss, health, core training, or strength training, you want the best results possible.
Yet, everyday athletes of all ages and ability levels may suffer from aches and pains from their workout routine. Some may even leave their exercises because they hurt too bad.
Spa therapy, both hot and cold, can help soothe your aches and soreness while you work to improve your health and well-being. Soaking in your hot tub can keep you on track with your overall wellness program.
Hot Water Therapy Soothes Muscles
You probably know that a soak in a hot tub gives you a power jet massage. It’s relaxing and rejuvenating.
Bruce E. Becker, MD, director of the National Aquatics & Sports Medicine Institute at Washington State University, says warm water “Makes the joints looser…reduces pain, and it seems to have a somewhat prolonged effect that goes beyond the period of immersion.”
As an everyday athlete, you want to increase your strength and stamina. This means a hard workout. Hot water therapy can provide your muscles some relief.
Cold Water Therapy Aids Performance and Muscle Recovery
While experts are mixed on whether or not cold water soaks help athletic performance and muscle recovery, there are athletes all over who recommend it. They say soaking in cold water after their workout helps them feel better and prevent injury.
Some even say that cold soaks diminish their feelings of soreness after their workout. If a cold soak relieves your perception of pain, you may be more likely to maintain your exercise program and stick to it.
(Note: always consult a physician before starting a new workout program or adding spa therapy before or after.)
Leverage Hot and Cold Water Therapy
For both seasoned athletes and novice ones, hot and cold water therapy combined with a hot tub’s massaging jets can give you an edge. It may help take you to the next level while helping you feel better and less sore everyday.
The toughest part of working out is getting started. The next toughest is continuing to persevere. Sometimes muscles soreness and joint stiffness gets in the way.
But, if you use a hot tub for hot water therapy and massage, you can work through the soreness and the stiff muscles to propel your workout routine.
Enjoying the full benefits of both hot and cold water spa therapy can help you stick to your fitness plan, stay motivated, and make progress toward your goals.
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