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Hot Tub Therapy for Technology Use Pain

Whether you’re working in a not-so comfortable chair, or you spend too much time staring at your smartphone or tablet, this article on technology use pain is for you.

While working from home certainly has its benefits, there are also a few drawbacks. One of those is that your work station may not be as ergonomically friendly as your space in your work office. Plus, you may find yourself spending more time on your phone with your laptop in your lap.

Or, if you are working in the office, you may be have the same issues with an uncomfortable work area. If you are suffering some technology pain, you aren’t alone.

If you spend a lot of time sitting at a computer or using a laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, your neck and shoulder muscles can develop tension from constantly reaching your arms, upper body, and attention toward a keyboard.

You may also find that your hunched posture and daily stress accumulates in your shoulders. This may even cause daily pain and discomfort that makes sleep and activity difficult.

In this article, we look at hot tub therapy for technology use pain. Here are some helpful solutions.

Stretching Your Neck and Shoulders

Healthy blood flow makes your muscles feel great. So, to counteract the uncomfortable effects of too much technology, you need active, flowing movement as well as stretching, rest and heat therapy.

This is where your hot tub comes in. A warm water soak is your antidote for shoulder stiffness, tension and neck pain. Learn more in this video.

Stretching Your Chest and Shoulders

Here’s another spot triggered by technology usage.

How to Use a Hot Tub for Neck and Shoulder Pain

Our friends at Caldera Spas provide some great tips for integrating your hot tub into your day for better work-life balance and pain relief:

  • Plan at least one 20-minute hot tub soak each day. Soak in the morning to warm and loosen your muscles for the day, or in the evening to refresh your body and refocus after a day at work. Go for the best and soak morning and evening.
  • Create a relaxing home spa environment. When it’s time for your hot tub soak, set aside distractions, including your phone. Enjoy the quiet or some peaceful music and enjoy your time.
  • Set your spa jets to target areas that most need relief. Caldera jets are designed to target one unique muscle group at a time for focused and effective hydrotherapy. Spend time getting to know your spa and the many options for jet massage. Then, when you’re ready for your 20-minute soak, dial-in the massage you need for neck and shoulder pain relief.
  • Stretch in your hot tub for ultimate benefit. Sometimes, all you want is to sit back and relax in your spa, but it’s good to occasionally take advantage of stretching in the warm water. You can expand your range of motion and lengthen your muscles by committing to gentle movements and stretches of your neck, shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands once a day in your hot tub. This can help prevent further tension from building up in your muscles.

Hot Tub Therapy for Pain Caused by Technology Use

Final Thoughts

Don’t feel limited by your neck and shoulder pain.

A daily soak in your hot tub helps relieve pain, reduce stress and help you find balance.

If you have a spa, recommit to your daily soak. If you don’t please contact us today to learn more about how to fit a hot tub into your life!