How to Heal Your Sore Muscles with Hydrotherapy

Woman holding her sore neck while laying in bed.

In this day and age, sore muscles are pretty much inevitable.

Think about the things that you do and feel on a daily basis. From sitting in an uncomfortable driver’s seat and spending your day in a stiff office chair, to feeling stressed out and overwhelmed after a long, busy day, there are so many factors that can contribute to feeling sore and uncomfortable.

The good news is, you don’t have to suffer alone. By spending some time relaxing in your hot tub regularly, your sore muscles can greatly benefit from a water-based therapeutic technique known as hydrotherapy.

Read on to learn more about hydrotherapy, how it works, and how you can benefit!

What is Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is a simple therapeutic technique that utilizes the warm water inside your hot tub to help heal your sore, tired muscles and joints. Hydrotherapy works by utilizing a combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage to help improve the way you feel both physically as well as emotionally.

How Hydrotherapy Helps Sore Muscles

Let’s take a closer look at how hydrotherapy can help heal and/or ease sore muscles.


The heat will help relieve sore muscles by helping your body to relax. From the moment you immerse your body in the water, the heat will have a wonderful effect on tense and stiff muscles and joints. The more your body and mind relax, the more likely you are going to benefit from your hot tub session.


The natural properties of the water will help to lift pressure from your body. This is due to the buoyancy of the water, which can actually lift up to 90% of your body weight when completely submerged. Not only does this feel extremely soothing while in the water, but once you exit as well. Giving your body a break from the weight of the world is exactly what your sore muscles need during the first stages of recovery. Buoyancy is especially helpful for those who are healing following a physical injury, as weight is removed from the affected area.


Once your body has entered a state of pure relaxation, the powerful hot tub jets can really work their magic. The jets in each Sundance® Spas hot tub are strategically placed throughout the tank to target some of the most stress-prone areas. The jets will apply gentle and constant pressure to areas such as the neck, shoulders, upper back, and feet to help promote relaxation and ease tension.

How Often Should I Soak?

Although one hydrotherapy session will most likely help you to feel refreshed and rejuvenated, chances are it won’t be the most effective long-term. If you’re looking to help ease sore muscles and reduce muscle tension on a longer-term basis, you should aim to soak in your hot tub at least two to three times a week for at least 20-30 minutes.

Before you look to hydrotherapy as your main source of pain relief for sore muscles, we highly recommend that you speak with a physician first to ensure your best health.

Additional Benefits of Water Therapy

Hydrotherapy offers many incredible benefits, including:

Among these additional benefits is also faster recovery times following an injury. The heat inside your hot tub will help improve your blood circulation, meaning that blood and oxygen will reach the affected area quickly and more frequently. Not to mention the improved production of stress-reducing and pain-relieving endorphins.

Hot Tubs in Kalispell

Do these benefits seem like something that can help enhance your quality of life? The addition of a hot tub in your backyard might be the solution you’ve been looking for. We have a wide selection of high-quality Sundance® Spas hot tubs for sale at our Kalispell hot tub store. For more information or to discover some of the best deals on outdoor hot tubs, get in touch with us or visit us in person!