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Relaxing in a hot tub on a regular basis can offer many wonderful health benefits. From improved sleep and reduced stress, to weight maintenance, and more! But, what is the root of all these remarkable health benefits? How does sitting in warm water offer my body a spa-like treatment? It all comes down to hydrotherapy. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at what hydrotherapy is, the history, how it works, and more!

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that is widely used by physiotherapists worldwide. It’s mainly used to help athletes and patients heal after an injury, treat long-term mobility issues, and to help reduce the symptoms of conditions that cause muscle or joint pain, such as arthritis.

Hydrotherapy dates back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. They used the restorative power of hot, swirling water to heal sore muscles and soothe aching joints. That practice has been modernized using technology featured inside hot tubs and swim spas.

How Does It Work?

Hydrotherapy utilizes the healing properties of water, combined with the powerful jets and other features integrated into Dimension One Spas.


The hydrotherapy healing process begins with the heat of the water. As your body slowly becomes immersed into the heat of the crystal-clear water, you can almost feel as the tension and stress fades away.

The heat helps your muscles and mind to relax. Once relaxed, it’s much easier to enjoy the experience and truly benefit from all the wonderful benefits of hydrotherapy.


The buoyancy of the water helps to lift added pressure from your body. In fact, while in the hot tub the buoyancy of the water lifts 90% of your body weight. Lifting pressure from already sore joints and muscles can make for a very comfortable experience.

Between the heat and buoyancy, your body finally has a chance to physically relax and truly let go of built-up tension and stress.


Now that your body is in a state of pure relaxation, the powerful hot tub jets can really start to take effect. The jets are strategically integrated throughout each Dimension One Spas hot tub, so they can target and massage the most stress-prone areas of your body. This includes your upper back, shoulders, and neck.

What are the Benefits of Hot Tub Hydrotherapy?

Engaging in regular hot tub hydrotherapy sessions can result in a multitude of health benefits, including:

  • Eased muscle tension
  • Soothed arthritic joints
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Reduced stress
  • Quicker recovery rates

Hydrotherapy offers a wonderful variety of benefits that can be helpful for those who have suffered minor muscle or joint injuries, are currently rehabilitating after a larger injury or surgery, are exercising or training their muscles, suffer from arthritis or other health conditions that affect mobility and/or suffers from chronic pain.

How to Get Started

The best way to engage in and benefit from hydrotherapy is by relaxing in a hot tub or a swim spa on a regular basis. It’s as simple as getting into the spa, relaxing your body, and turning on the invigorating jets.

Maximize your hydrotherapy session by creating an outdoor oasis surrounding your spa that caters to your every need. You could include a bounty of floral arrangements and greenery, a lounge area consisting of a beautiful gazebo and comfortable patio furniture, scented candles and even soothing exterior lighting.

Is it time to get started? Contact our experts at California Custom Hot Tubs to learn more about the amazing benefits of hydrotherapy, or browse our wide selection of hot tubs and swim spas for sale in Sonoma.