hot tub thumbnail imageHot tubs are modern inventions meant to simulate the beneficial health effects of natural hot springs. Hot baths, which combine hot waters with high-pressure jets promote muscle relaxation, enhance circulation to the extremities, support healing of soft tissues and reduce stress. Individuals who suffer with joint stiffness will experience less discomfort and improved movement after spending time in the hot tub. Individuals seeking to gain additional benefits should consider alternating their hot tub treatment with immersion in the cold plunge.