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Hydrotherapy Benefits of a Hot Tub: Enhancing Health and Wellness through Water Relaxation
Hydrotherapy Benefits of a Hot Tub: Enhancing Health and Wellness through Water Relaxation
Written by Kimberly Giraldo
Updated over a week ago

If you’re interested in purchasing a hot tub, you’re likely doing so in search of the many hydrotherapy benefits it can provide. Water relaxation can help enhance your health and wellness in a variety of ways.

This article will answer the question, “What is hydrotherapy?” It will also help you understand the benefits of hydrotherapy.

As you read on, the article will also discuss the true hydrotherapy benefits that Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs provide. Jacuzzi® products are designed for relaxation and wellness through the power of water. Finally, this article will go into detail about how Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed to provide you with the best hydrotherapy experience.

What is hydrotherapy?

According to a 2022 article on the Cleveland Clinic’s website, hydrotherapy is defined as “any method that uses water to treat a variety of symptoms throughout your body.” In this article, the Cleveland Clinic states hydrotherapy is also called water therapy, aquatic therapy, pool therapy, or balneotherapy.

The article cites examples of hydrotherapy being “as simple as taking a warm bath at home, or you might use a special tank or pool. The term hydrotherapy also includes the use of pressurized jets, hot and cold temperatures and ice packs.”

What are the benefits of hydrotherapy?

As you might already know, hot tubs utilize pressurized jets combined with warm water to create a hydrotherapy experience, taking the benefits of warm water to the next level with the combination of air and water jets. An article on the Mayo Clinic Health System website supports the use of warm water for aquatic therapy.

“Water provides buoyancy and warmth, which supports joints in the spine and limbs to decrease pain and stiffness during exercise. Aquatic therapy is appropriate for patients who have osteoarthritis or chronic pain, are recovering from surgery or injury or have a neurological condition such as stroke.”

The previously mentioned article by the Cleveland Clinic states that hydrotherapy is “primarily used to relieve symptoms like pain and stiffness.” It lists other symptoms that hydrotherapy can assist in relieving including muscle pain and swelling.”

While the article clearly explains that hydrotherapy doesn’t cure the following conditions, it does state that hydrotherapy “can provide symptomatic relief” to people with:



-Parkinson’s disease


-Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

-Multiple sclerosis (MS)

-Cerebral palsy

There are other wonderful, yet non-scientific, benefits of a soak in a hot tub such as spending time bonding with family and enjoying a social soak with friends. Hydrotherapy can bring people together for a relaxing, soothing, and entertaining experience. Your spa can also serve as a quiet place to find your inner calm.

What are the hydrotherapy benefits of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs?

Your experience can depend on the type of hydrotherapy in which you indulge. For example, Jacuzzi® products are specifically designed for wellness through the power of water. The innovation of the company’s entire family of products was inspired out of love. When Ken Jacuzzi was two years old, he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

To help relieve his son’s pain, Ken’s father invented the world’s first portable pump to provide pain-relieving hydromassage. Since then, the Jacuzzi® company has introduced the power of hot, bubbly water into millions of homes around the world.

Today, Jacuzzi® products are designed and built with the same care. Through its decades of research and development, the Jacuzzi® company introduces breakthrough products that engage the senses, nurture the body, and restore the mind.

Designed to restore balance and heighten the pleasurable sensations and benefits of hydromassage, Jacuzzi® products are enjoyed in more than 100 countries around the world. A Jacuzzi® hydromassage distinctively combines heat, buoyancy, and optimal massage for your relaxation, pleasure, and well-being.

To further provide you with the best hydrotherapy experience, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are distinctly designed to fit your body, by studying human dimensions. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed based on the average proportions of 90% of the population. This ensures that your hot tub confirms to you. Jacuzzi® Hot Tub seats are sculpted with an ergonomic focus to cradle the contours of your body.

As previously mentioned, hydromassage jets are a key component of hydrotherapy. Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets are recessed for your complete comfort and thoughtfully positioned to effectively target key muscles. They are developed with an emphasis on a 360-degree air induction to provide you with a unique high-volume, low-pressure massage. This distinct Jacuzzi® Aqualibrium® technique provides the perfect balance of air and water. It has the power to deliver a deeper, more intense massage in a gentle way.

Since everyone likes their hydromassage a little differently, customization is a key part of your hydrotherapy experience. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs allow you to pinpoint the intensity and placement of every touchpoint for a truly personalized massage while strategically placed jets target specific muscle groups. Versatile Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets deliver a range of massages, from robust and stimulating to gentle and rejuvenating. This allows you to adjust your hydromassage for targeted relief wherever you need it most.

Every Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is expertly engineered to nurture your well-being. With that in mind, the company recently introduced its latest innovation — Infrared and Red Light therapy in a hot tub application.

Innovation of IR and Red Light Therapy

The new Jacuzzi® J-LX® Collection features the exclusive FX-IR seat which combines Infrared and Red Light therapy with hydromassage. The FX-IR seat is strategically positioned to target deep tissue within the lumbar region of the lower back, delivering the healing power of Infrared plus the rejuvenating and regenerative qualities of Red Light therapy.

These work together deep beneath your skin’s surface to elevate the healing benefits of hydrotherapy. The combination of Infrared and Red Light therapy is only available in the new Jacuzzi® J-LX® Collection, which features two distinct models. The Jacuzzi® J-LX® model features open seating for six to seven bathers while the J-LXL® model with lounger and seating for five to six bathers. Three unique aspects of both models include:

Recovery — Relieve muscle pain, reduce inflammation, and spur cell regeneration.

Range of Motion — Light energy warms deep muscle tissue, improving muscle elasticity and flexibility.

Rejuvenation — Therapy penetrates the epidermal layers to boost blood circulation.

In addition to hydrotherapy, infrared has its own unique benefits. First, it’s important to understand how the combination of Infrared and Red Light therapy is applied in Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs. The decision to include Infrared and Red Light therapy in Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs was fueled by the success of Jacuzzi® Infrared Saunas, which have been providing users with the benefits of IR therapy for years.

Upon seeing these benefits, the Jacuzzi® team partnered with a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic to develop a research white paper on this technology and its benefits in an underwater application for a hot tub. They then teamed up with an experienced development partner to identify the exact wavelength output requirements for the near IR (NIR) and the Red Light therapy in the underwater application.

The new Jacuzzi® J-LX® Collection is the result of this research. The combination of Infrared and Red Light therapy in these models specifically targets lower back pain, which is a common pain that many people around the world experience.

The application of near IR to the lower back muscles specifically promotes healing and recovery with consistent use of the therapy. These near IR waves penetrate below the skin into deeper muscle tissue specifically in the lower back area. The FX-IR seat in the J-LX® Collection models also combines full-back and neck hydromassage.

This technology has been studied for its safe use, to give you peace of mind while you sink into your hydrotherapy soak. The Jacuzzi® company has tested this product to the IEC 62471 Photobiological Safety Standard in both a wet and a dry application in a third-party laboratory.

It’s also important to note that you can control your hydrotherapy experience. Simply select the IR and Red Light therapy session from the topside control and it will run for a 20-minute cycle. Thus, overuse should not be a concern.

If you are seeking a hot tub specifically to experience hydrotherapy benefits, choosing the right hot tub brand and model is essential. As you’ve learned in this article, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are distinctly engineered and designed to deliver the best and most innovative approaches to hydrotherapy.

Whether through a unique combination of specialized Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Jets or the newest introduction of IR and Red Light therapy in the new Jacuzzi® J-LX® Collection models, there is a Jacuzzi® model that can deliver exactly what you want when it comes to your hydrotherapy needs.

Beyond the benefits of hydrotherapy, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed to be durable, energy efficient, and easy to use. Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs are designed to perform for years with minimal care and are built with durable materials that are made to last and withstand the elements.

All Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs exceed strict California Energy Commission standards for spa energy consumption. The insulation of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs completely surrounds the shell and fills the cabinet, helping to lower operating costs, ensure quieter operation, and provide you with reliability and peace of mind even in the coldest climates. Jacuzzi® Hot Tub’s ProTouch™ Control panels and compatibility with the optional Jacuzzi® SmartTub® System make managing and monitoring your hot tub easy and comprehensive.

If you are interested in exploring all the benefits of a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub and the top-notch features that make them so enjoyable, visit an authorized spa dealer near you. Their professionals can help guide you as you select the hot tub of your dreams that can provide you with years of hydrotherapy, enjoyment, entertainment, fun, and memories.

Affiliations: Jacuzzi® is a registered trademark of Jacuzzi Group. All rights reserved.

Medical disclaimer: This information is not intended to prescribe a particular diagnosis or course of action. We are not medical professionals. Please contact your GP or other medical professional for advice if you have any concerns about your current health or well-being.

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