Easing Headache Pain with a Hot Tub

Are you suffering from a headache or chronic headache pain?

Whether you experience headache pain regularly or once in a while, you can likely relate that the pain associated can simply ruin your day. It’s hard to escape the symptoms that come along with a headache, from the constant thudding sound and muscle tension, to nausea and trouble concentrating.

If you happen to have a hot tub in your backyard, soaking in it may be able to help ease the symptoms of your headache pain or get rid of it altogether. Let’s find out how!

Eased Muscle Tension

One of the best reasons to soak in a hot tub regularly is reduced muscle tension. As you immerse your body into the warm, jet-driven water, you can’t deny the feelings of pain relief and relaxation as they wash over you. The longer and more frequently that you soak in a hot tub, the more tension will be eased from your muscles and joints.

This is due to a therapeutic technique known as hydrotherapy. The buoyancy of the water in your hot tub helps to lift pressure from your body, really allowing your muscles and joints to benefit from the soothing properties of the warm water and powerful jets.

By soaking in this soothing and healing environment on a regular basis, you can help to ease muscle tension long-term, resulting in fewer headaches.

If you’re suffering from headache pain, first turn the temperature down a few notches to ensure it’s nice and comfortable. Bring a reusable bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated and go for a soak.

By hydrating yourself and allowing your back, neck and shoulders to relax, you can help to ease and release tension.

Improved Sleep Patterns

Did you know that soaking in a hot tub can help to improve your sleep patterns? Not only that, but better sleep can often help ease headache pain and result in fewer headaches.

Soaking in a hot tub promotes relaxation, pain relief and reduced stress, all things that can negatively affect sleep patterns if not addressed properly.

When you soak in a hot tub regularly, which may be about 30 minutes several times a week, you may notice an improvement in your sleep patterns, including how you fall asleep and how long you stay asleep.

Some find that not getting enough sleep or having poor sleep habits, in general, can actually trigger headaches and migraines. Along with the many other ways that a hot tub can help ease headache pain, improving your sleep patterns might just do the trick.


Did you know that you can engage in a healing aromatherapy session within the comfort of your hot tub? That’s right, by adding some of your favourite spa-friendly aromatherapy scents, you can combine the positive effects of both aromatherapy and hydrotherapy at the same time, one of which may include reduced headache pain.

The more you relax and clear your mind, the less likely you are to carry over headache pain. Lavender is highly regarded for the calming effect that it can have, which can help you to relax, ease muscle tension, sleep better, and ultimately, ditch your headache pain.

Other aromatherapy fragrances that may help ease your headache pain include:

  • Chamomile
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Frankincense
  • Patchouli
  • Eucalyptus

For more information about using aromatherapy products in your hot tub, especially to relieve headache pain, speak with one of the experts at your local hot tub store today.

Our team at Sundance Spas of Kitchener-Waterloo would be more than happy to assist you.


Similar to aromatherapy, chromotherapy is another all-natural therapeutic technique that can be used in conjunction with hydrotherapy to help ease headache pain. Also known as “colour therapy”, chromotherapy uses the effects of certain colours to improve your mood and improve your health.

If you are suffering from a headache or migraine, using the following colours within your hot tub may help alleviate the pain:

  • Blue
  • Strong blue
  • Purple
  • White
  • Green

Use the intelligent control system of your Sundance® Spas hot tub to control the LED lights in your spa.

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