Sure, a hot tub can provide you with hours of relaxation and enjoyment. But did you realize it can also provide you with a range of health benefits? Hydrotherapy, the use of water for the treatment of health conditions, has been in practice for thousands of years and is recognized as being extremely beneficial.
Health Benefits of Using a Hot Tub
While there are numerous health benefits of using a hot tub, here we have listed our top five:
1. Improves Circulation
If you suffer from poor circulation, spending time in your hot tub may be just what you need. The high temperature of the hot tub’s water causes your blood vessels to dilate, and your heart rate and blood flow to increase.
2. Aids in Recovery and Rehabilitation
If you have sore muscles or joints, a nice long soak in a hot tub can aid you in your recovery. The warm water helps your muscles, joints, and tendons to relax, facilitating recuperation. Rehabilitative exercises can be performed easily in the water, allowing you to regain strength and flexibility. In the event of an injury, the use of water therapy has been proven to speed up both recovery and rehabilitation time.
3. Relieves Stress and Anxiety
Hydrotherapy has also been shown to be beneficial to mental health and well-being. Soaking in warm water lowers the hormone cortisol, effectively lowering your stress level. The hot tub’s soothing warm water and massaging jet action relaxes muscles and eases tensions, so your worries can simply melt away. After a tough day, you should make your hot tub your first stop.
4. Provides Relief from Arthritis and Fibromyalgia
Another of the many health benefits offered by using a hot tub includes relief from conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. Rheumatic conditions such as these cause pain and inflammation in the muscles, joints, and fibrous tissue of the body. Spas can help ease the discomfort caused by these conditions as the weightlessness of the water relieves pressure or tension on the body. The warm water also helps to relax muscles, joints, and tendons, reducing pain and stiffness.
5. Helps with Insomnia
If you’re struggling to get enough sleep, an evening soak in the hot tub can help you get a better night’s rest. During the time before bed, your body’s core temperature drops 1-2 degrees, preparing you for sleep. After soaking in a hot tub and exiting the hot water, your body’s temperature likewise drops, simulating the same conditions. Soaking in warm water before bed can, therefore, help you reach a deeper sleep and help reduce occurrences of insomnia.
Visit Our Swim Spa Showroom
If you’re ready to start experiencing some of these amazing hot tub health benefits for yourself, visit Blue Lagoon’s showroom in Fair Oaks today. Our expertly trained staff can show you a range of spas and swim spas to suit any space or budget.