What Are the Benefits of a Jacuzzi?

While you shop for a Jacuzzi in a showroom, you can't help but be struck by the number and various sizes of the jets -- all designed to target various muscles and parts of the body. The configuration can look curious indeed when you're looking at an empty tub. But once a Jacuzzi is filled with water and turned on, you will experience the benefits that it is designed to deliver.

Heat and Buoyancy Benefits

A woman wrapped in a towel relaxing in a jacuzzi.

Enthusiasts often tout the relaxing nature of a Jacuzzi.  Here's why: A Jacuzzi's hot, pulsating water stimulates blood flow, which in turn causes the blood vessels to dilate and blood pressure to fall.

A Jacuzzi's buoyancy quotient also helps to suspend the majority of a person's body weight -- triggering a calming feeling of floating ever so slightly in the water.  The buoyancy factor, combined with the hotness of the water, improve circulation and provide relief to muscles and joints racked by stiffness or pain.

Hydrotherapy Benefits

Numerous studies -- including one published in the British Journal of Rheumatology -- have underscored the value of spa therapy for people who suffer from neck, shoulder and back pain.  In some cases, study participants have reported greater flexibility, a reduction in pain and less dependence on medications after regular sessions in a Jacuzzi.

About the Author

With education, health care and small business marketing as her core interests, M.T. Wroblewski has penned pieces for Woman's Day, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal and many newspapers and magazines. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.

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