Soaking in the water of a hot springs, hot tub or spa is also known to provide hydrotherapy benefits, including treatment of migraine headaches, restless leg syndrome, and insomnia and muscle tension.
Increasing our internal body temperature increases circulation of blood and lymph fluid for increased function and detoxification. Combining these two therapies can prove to be a healthy, fun and relaxing experience.
Hot Tub Yoga is a “natural” in the fluid, buoyant and enjoyable environment of hot water. Increased body temperature dilates blood vessels so we can stretch more easily with warmed up connective tissue and muscle fibers. The heat also encourages the release of natural endogenous opioid peptides into our system, those “feel good” endorphins. No wonder we emerge refreshed and renewed!
Mature populations appreciate Hot Tub Yoga for stiff joints and tight muscles. Athletes benefit from stretching in hot water as it aids in the removal of lactic acid build-up in the muscles for less soreness after a hard work-out.