Can a Hot Tub Help To Ease Headache Pain? Here’s What You Need To Know


Do you own an outdoor hot tub?

If so, you’re likely all too familiar with the many health benefits and improvements that soaking in the jet-driven water can offer.

While it may help your back, legs, and arms to feel better, can a relaxing hydrotherapy session help to ease or eliminate headache pain? The answer is, yes!

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how s0aking in a hot tub can help ease your headache pain and hopefully prevent them in the future.

Eased Muscle Tension

Tension headaches are a result of tight and uncomfortable muscles in the back, shoulders, and neck. This stiffness can result in the muscles pulling on each other repeatedly, which can lead to a stress or tension headache.

When you soak in a hot tub, a water-based therapeutic technique known as hydrotherapy can help to ease and often eliminate this built-up tension. The combination of buoyancy, heat and massage can help to lift pressure from your sore and tense muscles, help them to relax, and then work away at the tension that is causing your stress headache.

To ease tension headaches and prevent them from reoccurring in the future, we recommend soaking in your hot tub several days a week, if not every day, for at least 20-30 minutes each time.

Stress Relief

Do you carry your stress physically? If your shoulders, back, and neck tend to stiffen up when you are stressed or overwhelmed, this may be a cause of your headaches. As we mentioned above, tension headaches can be eased if not eliminated completely with a regular soak in the hot tub.

Not only that but soaking in the hot tub regularly may also help to reduce your feelings of stress, too. So not only will soaking in the hot tub help to loosen up your muscles and ease your tension headaches, but it can also help to ease the stress that is causing them altogether.

By targeting the source of stress directly, which could be a lack of relaxation and self-care, you can take another preventative and effective approach to your headache pain.

Aromatherapy and Chromotherapy

Hydrotherapy isn’t the only therapeutic technique that you can enjoy within the means of your hot tub. Aromatherapy and chromotherapy are two other techniques that have been shown to help ease headache pain, reduce muscle tension, and offer numerous other health benefits.

Let’s take a closer look…


Aromatherapy harnesses the power of scent and essential oils to offer you a wealth of health benefits and improvements. When in the hot tub, it’s important that only spa-friendly aromatherapy products are used.

To help ease headache pain, relax and relieve tension, we recommend the following scents:

  • Lavender
  • Rosemary
  • Peppermint
  • Chamomile
  • Eucalyptus

For a wide selection of hot tub aromatherapy scents, visit Sundance Spas of Edmonton today.


Chromotherapy utilizes the power of light and colour to offer a range of health benefits and improvements. To ease headache pain, help you relax and release muscle tension, we recommend setting the LED lights within your hot tub to the green light setting.

Some colours that have been known to trigger headaches and should be avoided include:

  • White
  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Red

For more information about chromotherapy and your hot tub, contact us today.

Best Hot Tubs at Sundance Spas of Edmonton

For more information about some of the best hot tubs in Edmonton, visit our Sundance® Spas dealership today!

At Sundance Spas of Edmonton, we have a wide selection of hot tubs and hot tub accessories for sale, ranging from smaller units that can accommodate up to three or four people, all the way to 6-person hot tubs that can make the perfect addition to just about any home or backyard space.

Visit or contact Sundance Spas of Edmonton today to get started.

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