More than just bubbles: The benefits of hydromassage

More than just bubbles: The benefits of hydromassage

You may well have seen photographs of well-known sports personalities sitting around in Jacuzzi® hot tubs. Whether it was your favourite rugby players or the stars of British athletics, what you may not be aware of is that sitting in a Jacuzzi® hot tub offers far more than an opportunity to simply relax and enjoy yourself.

For beneath the bubbles, high-powered water jets deliver a hydromassage, massaging your skin and improving your circulation.

Hydromassage is a fundamental tool for any athlete to get the best out of their performance, aiding recovery after muscular effort so that their body is ready to face the next challenge.

It is not only beneficial for professional athletes though. As well as post-exercise recovery, research supports the benefits of hydromassage for stress, lower back pain, sleeplessness, post-exercise recovery, leg cramps, arthritis and fibromyalgia.

Amongst others, hydromassage has these main benefits:

Post-exercise recovery

Hydromassage is scientifically proven to aid in the healing of sore and achy muscles.


Relief from stress and anxiety

Immersing the body in warm water can reduce the secretion of various hormones associated with stress, reducing both physical tension and mental stress.


Improving sleep patterns

As well as the relaxing benefits of a massage, because the body temperature rises during hydrotherapy then reduces afterwards, this triggers the body to get ready to sleep. This helps reduce insomnia and promotes restful sleep.



Improved circulation and pain reduction in chronic conditions

Hydromassage can help reduce the chronic pain caused by arthritis, fibromyalgia and other conditions*. The way it does this is threefold:

  • By massaging injured, tense or sore areas
  • By improving circulation, vital to delivering oxygen and essential nutrients to muscle tissue
  • By taking the weight off inflamed limbs and joints during water immersion.

Cardio care

Heart conditions* can also benefit from water immersion and hydromassage as the heart rate is increased without a corresponding increase in blood pressure. It also improves the efficiency of the heart’s pumping muscles.


Even better, hydromassage doesn’t need to be delivered by a person but can be accessible at all hours with a Jacuzzi® hot tub.

Starting their hydromassage developments in 1956, Jacuzzi® are now one of the leading brands in hydromassage innovation and set the standard by which all hot tubs are measured. Their ergonomic design is engineered to create harmony between the human body and the water, which along with Jacuzzi’s® versatile PowerPro® jets, delivers a hydromassage that feels like none other.  An investment in one doesn’t just offer exceptional hydromassage technology but an experience scientifically found to offer authentic, all-around well-being.


Dr Bruce Becker, MD, MS, FACSM, Director of the National Aquatics & Sports Medicine Institute and Clinical Professor at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine, is a leading researcher in hydromassage and has been quoted saying that he is ‘amazed’ at the effect of water on the human body –

‘I was one of the team physicians for the Nike-sponsored Olympic development program Athletics West, in Eugene Oregon. We used the aquatic environment for cross-training, and regularly for injury rehabilitation. The speed with which these athletes recovered was amazing to me and I began using the aquatic environment for general clinical rehabilitation in patients with fractures, spinal cord injury and other neurologic diseases with great success.’


Powerpools is the official supplier of Jacuzzi® hot tubs for South West Wales. Whether for personal use or a business environment, our knowledgeable staff can help you pick out the right Jacuzzi® hot tub for you from its extensive range whatever your hydromassage needs, design preferences and budget.


If you’d like to know a little more of the science behind some of the reasons hydrotherapy works you may like to watch Dr Bruce Becker speaking on ‘The Science Behind Why We Say “Ahhh” in Hot Water


*Please always consult with a doctor if you have a health concern or undiagnosed sign or symptom.

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