Hot tubs: the relief you're craving from aching "tech neck"

Hot tubs: the relief you’re craving from aching “tech neck”


If you’re like many of us, you spend a lot of time sitting at a computer or looking down at your phone for hours a day. And you neck can really feel it. Between a hunched posture and work/life stress, that tension can build up day after day,  resulting in constant aches and discomfort.

One of the best ways to counteract the effects of technology on the body and mind is a proactive and soothing regimen of flowing movement, stretches, and heat therapy.  And a hot tub offers all of these great benefits in a single warm water soak!  

So let your spa be the cure for neck pain, shoulder stiffness, and tension. Your body and mind will breathe a sigh of welcome relief! 

Here are a few easy tips for integrating a hot tub into your day:

  • 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. You can also take time out for hot tub hydrotherapy in the morning and evening to better integrate self-care with your productive work life.
  • 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 commit to being present for your experience of true self-care.
  • Set your spa jets to target areas that most need relief. Jets in many spas 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, all you have to do is dial-in the massage you need in that moment for neck and shoulder pain relief.