Easing Headache Pain with a Hot Tub

Do you have a headache?

Headache pain can range from tolerable to unmanageable, with some even being categorized as a tension headache or even a migraine. The good news is that if you have a hot tub, there is an all-natural solution to headache pain relief waiting for you in the comfort of your garden. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how soaking in an outdoor hot tub can help ease, if not eliminate, headache pain.

Reduced Tension

Many headaches are due to muscle tension. If muscle tension isn’t the cause, it most definitely won’t help when trying to ease the pain of a headache. All of the tight muscles in your head, neck, shoulders, and upper back can lead to stiffness throughout your body. This stiffness is no good for when it comes time to get rid of your headache. Luckily, during a hydrotherapy session, the jets in your hot tub are strategically placed to target and apply soothing pressure to many of your stress points. All while the heat of the water helps you to relax and buoyancy works to lift pressure.

If you’re really suffering with headache pain, invite your significant other into the hot tub with you. Turn down the lights and play some soothing music, while your partner gives you a gentle neck and shoulder massage. This can help to ease the tension even further, helping you to maximize the headache-relieving benefits of soaking in your spa.

Improved Sleep

Are you getting enough sleep at night? If not, this may be a contributing factor to your headache. When your body is deprived of sleep or has endured an uncomfortable sleep, it can sometimes lead to a headache or migraine.

By taking as little as 20 minutes several times a week to soak in your hot tub, you may experience improved sleep patterns. This is often due to a combination of eased muscle tension, fewer feelings of stress and anxiety, and simply by having more time to rest and relax, especially before bed. The gentle motion of the hot tub jets combined with the warm water creates the perfect environment for relaxation, which can help you prepare for a full night of rest.

Aromatherapy

If you’re suffering from a headache, there’s nothing quite like the soothing relief of aromatherapy. Spa-friendly fragrances can be found at your local hot tub store and then added to the water. To help ease headache pain, we recommend the following scents:

  • Lavender
  • Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Frankincense
  • Patchouli
  • Eucalyptus

If you don’t have access to spa-friendly aromatherapy products but have essential oils on hand, bring your diffuser outside and place it near the hot tub. You can enjoy the therapeutic benefits of aromatherapy, without harming the spa with products that could clog the filters or upset the water chemistry.

Euphoria Lifestyle

If you found the information in this article helpful, visit our blog for more just like it! If you’re new to the hot tub lifestyle or would like to bring one to your garden, visit Euphoria Lifestyle today. Our team of garden leisure specialists would be more than happy to assist you in finding the right hot tub for your home and lifestyle.