Hot Tub Life Articles
your Spa and Coffee!
At first glance, it does not seem that Hot Tub Spas
and coffee would ever go together. One relaxes you and the other gets you going. However
if you sometimes suffer from stress headaches and ibuprofen is your pain reliever
of choice, you may be interested in the new research coming from the Diamond Headache
Clinic in Chicago.
We all know that soaking in a Hot Tub can help to
relieve tension and stress that can sometimes cause headaches. Also, a combination of
and ibuprofen appears to bring faster and longer lasting relief from tension headaches
than either substance alone. Although its well known that caffeine helps pain
relievers work better, this is the first clinical study to show that caffeine alone can
work as an analgesic.
Researchers gave volunteers either ibuprofen,
ibuprofen and caffeine, or a dummy pill. In the first hour and a half, the group taking
caffeine alone had just as much pain relief as the ibuprofen/caffeine group, indicating
that initially, caffeine was responsible for the actual analgesic effect.
A number of pain medications contain caffeine, but
for now, no manufacturers make an ibuprofen/caffeine combination drug. It seems that you
can get the same effect by taking your ibuprofen pills while having a cup of coffee or
two. Combine that with a short soak in your tub and you are healed !