What Is Hot Tub Reflexology?

If you often spend all day on your feet or suffer from foot pain, regular dips in the hot tub is just what the doctor ordered. Have you heard of hot tub foot therapy? Traditionally known as reflexology, hot tub foot therapy is a treatment that offers slow and steady benefits over time. That means one soak will not cure all that ails your feet — but regular hot tub use can have a substantial impact on how your feet and entire body feel.


Your feet, together, have more than 14,000 nerve endings with each being linked to a different part of your body. In fact, your feet contain more sensitive nerve endings per square centimetre than any other part of your body, according to the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM). Each foot also has a network of more than 120 tendons, muscles, and ligaments.

No body part withstands more pressure or wear and tear than your feet. In fact, the CFPM notes that every step you take puts pressure on your feet that exceeds your body weight. When you run, that pressure can be as much as four times your weight. Standing for an extended period of time is even harder on your feet than walking, however, because of the demand it places on the same muscles for a prolonged period.

Now that you know just how much your feet do for you each day, don’t you think a little hot tub reflexology is in order?


The foot jets in high-quality hot tub models, which can be found at a reliable dealer like Sundance Spas of Edmonton, are perfect for a reflexology massage. The foot therapy jets offer acupressure-like pressure to your soles and a deep tissue massage to your entire foot.

All Sundance models have either built-in foot jets or a reflexology foot massage dome. Both configurations provide you with a healing foot massage from any seat in your spa.


The combination of massage with heated water will decrease muscle pain, spasms, and stiffness while reducing stress on all 33 joints in each foot. The heat of the water and reflexology massage can also relieve tension, improve circulation and enhance your body’s powers of detoxification.

Problems with your feet can cause several health issues including back pain, headaches, and indigestion, to name a few — so regular hot tub reflexology can go a long way toward improving your overall health. Aside from treating physical conditions, reflexology also relieves stress and anxiety while elevating energy levels.


Keep your water clean and free of germs with a high-quality hot tub filter. Ensuring your water is contaminant-free enhances the benefits of hot tub therapy and reflexology.


Sundance Spas of Edmonton can help you choose the perfect hot tub for your reflexology needs. Located in Alberta’s capital city, Sundance Spas of Edmonton has been serving its community for more than 40 years.  Drop into our showroom or call us at 780-451-5542 for more information or to purchase essential hot tub accessories and hot tub chemicals.

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