According to history, warm water therapy has been around since about 600 B.C., with the first hot tub/spa being chiseled from a solid granite boulder for King Phraotes. The King’s hot tub was a giant caldera in which sizzling stones were placed in the water to heat it.
Soaking in warm water is also known to be one of the oldest forms of physical therapy. Research has shown that soaking in warm water has many health benefits including easing the symptoms of lower back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and a host of other musculoskeletal ailments.
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There are many reasons why soaking in warm water works. Warm water has been shown to decrease swelling and inflammation, as well as increase circulation. By reducing the force of gravity, it offers relief on sore joints and offers 360-degree support for sore limbs.
Warm water has also been shown to improve blood circulation. When the body is submerged in warm water, the heart works harder and faster so your body can disperse the excess heat. During this process, your increased blood flow is producing extra oxygen and your cells are being revitalized, making you feel better almost immediately.
Water temperatures between 92-101 degrees are considered to be in the healthy range. If you have an existing heart condition, it is important not to go over 101 degrees because it can put stress on the heart. In conclusion, it has been proven warm water has the ability to work wonders on anyone. It not only helps with pain management but also gives you a better sense of well-being, as well as amazing sleep!