Soaking in a Hot Tub Can Release Your Body’s Endorphins – And That’s Good!
These days, we all need a reason to feel good. Although we get pleasure from the little things- chocolate, a good movie maybe even a great steak, there’s always room for more pleasure and less pain. If you’re lucky enough to own a hot tub, you’re already experiencing the therapeutic benefits associated with a quick dip. You may be enjoying better sleep, relaxed muscles and improved health.
The pain relieving benefits of a hot tub are well known. If you experience muscle or joint pain, have arthritis or even fibromyalgia, soaking in a hot tub can relieve your tired, achy muscles. However, did you know a soak in the hot tub releases your body’s endorphins or natural pain relievers?
What are Endorphins? - Technically, endorphins are small protein molecules produced by the cells in your body. In a more general sense, they are responsible for making us feel good. Endorphins work with sedative receptors located in the brain, spinal cord and nerve endings that relieve common pain. In addition to reducing painful sensation, they have been shown to control stress and frustration and even reduce symptoms associated with certain eating disorders.
Endorphins are made by the body and are completely natural. As a polypeptide, they contain amino acids and certain hormones associated with relieving stress- think cortisol or adrenaline. The role of the endorphin is to naturally block pain experienced by the central nervous system.
Bottom line? Endorphins are good for you. They enhance the immune system, relieve pain, reduce stress and reduce the signs of ageing.
A Hot Tub Stimulates Endorphin Production - Endorphins are produced by a variety of activities including but not limited to meditation, acupuncture, even eating spicy foods. However, one of the most effective ways of increasing natural endorphin production is by soaking in a hot tub. The body feels the warm, bubbly water of a hot tub and knows the sensation is great- the brain responds by releasing endorphins. It’s a therapeutic solution for improving well-being and feeling great.
Technically, it’s called hydrotherapy and has been used for years by sports enthusiasts and health care providers to relieve pain associated with everything from muscle fatigue to arthritis to fibromyalgia.
Hydrotherapy relies on the combination of heated water, massage and buoyancy to increase blood flow and decrease blood pressure. Buoyancy takes pressure off the heart and other organs, giving them a chance to relax, stress levels decrease and the body responds by increasing production of pain killing endorphins.
The therapeutic benefits of a hot tub are undeniable. A soak even a few nights a week can relieve achy, tired muscles and joints, leaving you feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to face what lies ahead. Now, with the hot tub as a tool, there’s an even better reason to soak- with hydrotherapy as your guide, relax and unwind as your body naturally increases endorphin production helping you look great and feel great for years to come.
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Posted on Wed, March 21, 2012
by Connie Peterson