Ease Joint Pain Caused by Arthritis, Injuries, Degeneration, Fibromyalgia, or Joint Replacement Surgery with Regular Hot Tub Soaks

Hydrotherapy is a time-honored treatment for joint pain. With a hot tub, its many therapeutic health benefits can be realized in the comfort of your own backyard. This article explores all the types of joint pain that can be eased with a relaxing soak or gentle movement in a hot tub. 

What Is Hot Tub Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a trifecta of pain relief from sore muscles and stiff joints: warm water immersion, therapeutic massage, and buoyancy. Recorded use of this type of therapy has been found to date back thousands of years for the treatment of a variety of conditions.

Today, hot tub hydrotherapy has been proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate, while increasing circulation and relieving stress and tension throughout your body. 

Woman enjoying her hot tub

What Types of Body Pain Can Hot Tub Hydrotherapy Soothe? 

While hot tub hydrotherapy can’t cure what ails you, it can certainly ease pains associated with many conditions. Types of pain that hydrotherapy is often prescribed for include arthritis or other rheumatic symptoms, nerve damage, injury, joint replacement recovery and more.   

Through the use of your very own home spa, you can experience the many health benefits of hydrotherapy for these conditions. 


The combination of heat and massage help ease the pain and stiffness of arthritis. It also provides a better environment for exercising painful joints to keep the stiffness at bay, with the gentle resistance of the water that simultaneously warms and soothes the muscles being worked. 

Back, neck, sciatica aches

Whether a result of injury, exertion or tension, the heat and massage of the hot tub increases blood flow, to promote healing and ease tension. In addition, the buoyancy of the water removes the pressure of gravity, giving the muscles a rest, and provides a calming effect that extends to a better night’s sleep, which also helps with recovery. Sciatic pain caused by inflamed muscles can also be eased as the muscles relax. 


Fibromyalgia is a disorder with many symptoms, with the primary one being widespread musculoskeletal pain. The stressful effects of fibromyalgia include disturbed sleep, fatigue, physical stiffness, and cognitive difficulty. 

Many people struggle finding ways to manage the pain and symptoms associated with this condition. We already know that hot tubs can help you sleep better, but they can also ease muscular stiffness, improve blood flow and tension, and reduce stress — one of the main triggers of fibromyalgia flare-ups.

Joint Pain from Injuries

Hot tub hydrotherapy provides an effective and enjoyable treatment for strained muscles and tendons. Most hot tubs have powerful jets that give healing massages to targeted areas. In addition, adding a regular hot tub routine to your daily workouts can reduce post-workout soreness.

Joint Replacement Recovery

More and more people are enjoying a new lease on life with replacement joints. While the surgery may help them to get back to a more active lifestyle, this kind of procedure does require a period of recovery. 

Hydrotherapy is often prescribed as a post-operative recovery aid for joint replacement surgery for the same reasons that make it an ideal therapy for arthritic pain. In addition, it helps with balance, post hip or knee replacement. 

What Should I Look for in a Hot Tub for Hydrotherapy? 

Most modern hot tubs have a variety of adjustments to tailor its hydrotherapy to your needs. Before choosing the right hot tub for your needs, think about who else in your household may use it, how many will likely enjoy it at the same time, and how much space you have available. Here is Creative Energy’s 2022 list of best 2-4 person hot tubs, to get you started.  

Adding hot tub hydromassage to your wellness routine goes beyond relieving body pain. Daily soaks in your own personal spa can reduce stress, improve your sleep quality, and much more. Give yourself the break you deserve by adding routine hot tub hydromassage sessions to your health practice.

Our hot tub experts at Creative Energy are eager to help you find the perfect hot tub for your needs and budget. Visit one of our Bay Area showrooms in San Rafael, San Mateo, and Concord, or contact our hot tub experts online today with any questions.