Just as the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians believed in the healing power of hydrotherapy, we know that the relaxing heat and jet-driven water or Jacuzzi (בריכות ספא) does wonders to relieve physical burdens while decreasing stress levels.
Of course, physical discomfort is often caused by high stress levels, but the reverse can occur as well. The key to overall wellness is to ensure a healthy mind and body, and hot tub hydrotherapy has provided an effective means of taking care of both. While soothing sore muscles and joints, a 20 minute hydrotherapeutic session in a portable spa (ג׳קוזי) can ease headaches and promote relaxation. Many portable spas offer hot water massage elements that stimulate natural, stress-relieving endorphins.
Aromatherapy uses aromatic evaporating plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. When added to a portable spa, specific scents can have therapeutic stress-relieving effects on the mind and body. The steam created by the portable spa allows the essential oils to be inhaled, and can relieve stress headaches.
Hydrotherapeutic sessions can also promote better sleep. In fact, studies have shown that people struggling with sleep fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer after hot tub (בריכות ספא) emersion. The rapid eye movement cycle is also observed to be more refreshing after the rejuvenating effects of a hydrotherapy session.