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What Are the Benefits of Sitting in a Jacuzzi?

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author image Tammy Dray
Tammy Dray has been writing since 1996. She specializes in health, wellness and travel topics and has credits in various publications including Woman's Day, Marie Claire, Adirondack Life and Self. She is also a seasoned independent traveler and a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant. Dray is pursuing a criminal justice degree at Penn Foster College.
What Are the Benefits of Sitting in a Jacuzzi?
A Jacuzzi offers a number of health benefits. Photo Credit jacuzzi al polo image by paologo from Fotolia.com

Overview

A Jacuzzi is more than a luxurious accessory for your home. According to the medical website SteadyHealth.com, sitting in a Jacuzzi for a period of time has a number of benefits, both physical and mental. In fact, Jacuzzis can be used to help people with osteoporosis, as the buoyancy obtained in a Jacuzzi, along with light exercise performed underwater, can increase mobility and strength. Make certain to follow all cautions, as high water temperatures can pose health risks for certain individuals.

Reduce Stress

A Jacuzzi can be a good place in which to relax with family and friends. You can spend time together sipping a drink or simply having a chat. The bubbling of the Jacuzzi is particularly soothing and will help you relax not only mentally but also physically. You can use your time in a Jacuzzi to get a reflexology massage by placing your feet directly in front of the water jets. Your feet contain thousands of nerve endings, and their stimulation can improve your overall well-being and mood.

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Ease Muscle Pain

A Jacuzzi can be an effective way to treat sore muscles and joints. The water jets inside the tub allow for a high-pressure hydro massage that you direct to specific parts of your body simply by moving around and adjusting your body to receive the full force of the water. When running at full intensity, the jets can provide something akin to a deep-tissue massage, soothing aches and pains. Sitting in a Jacuzzi can help heal sports injuries, as the heat can soothe muscle spasms and speed up recovery time.

Improve Circulation

The hot water and bubbling of a Jacuzzi will cause body temperature to rise, which in turn will dilate blood vessels. This improves circulation, especially to the extremities, and can help people with arthritis have better movement and less pain in their joints. A soak in a Jacuzzi can leave you feeling invigorated and improve the health of your lungs and heart, according to SteadyHealth.com.

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