Spending some time outside in the winter is not always easy. Some days, it might simply be too cold to really enjoy being outside. On the other hand, if you have a swim spa or hot tub, you can comfortably relax outside without feeling the uncomfortable effects of a cold day. The contrast between the heat of the water and the cold outside weather feels simply remarkable, among many other benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the perks of using an outdoor spa in the wintertime.
ESCAPE THE COLD AND SNOW
With such low temperatures, spending time outside can be really uncomfortable, resulting in many of us staying indoors. Unfortunately, this can quickly result in us feeling like we’re cooped up and might lead to a stir-crazy feeling.
Luckily for those who love being outdoors, a hot tub or swim spa provides the perfect excuse to get out of the house. You can shed your winter layers and still stay warm, with standard hot tubs boasting an average temperature of 100°F.
REDUCE SEASONAL STRESS
The hectic end-of-the-year routine can undoubtedly cause stress, ultimately leading to an increase in muscle tension, inconsistent sleep patterns, anxiety, and even deep-tissue pain. With snowy roads and stressful driving conditions, to holiday shopping and traveling to see family, it’s no wonder so many of us feel an increase of stress during the winter season.
Thankfully, spa therapy is widely used and highly recommended as a popular technique to decrease tension and improve muscle pain related to stress. Not only does taking a long soak in a hot tub help improve how you feel physically, but spending time away from technology to your mind can make a huge difference to your stress levels.
HEAL AFTER WINTER ACTIVITIES
With snow and colder temperatures, comes outdoor winter sports. These outdoor activities can range from skiing and sledding to skating, hockey, and more! The common trend between all of these vigorous activities is that they can take a toll on your body.
Combined with shoveling snow and the effect that the sheer below freezing temperatures can have on your body, it’s a miracle that we can leave our warm and toasty beds in the morning. Lucky for you, the hot tub provides the best environment to heal your body following winter activities.
While in the hot tub, a therapeutic water-based technique called hydrotherapy takes place. Essentially, hydrotherapy utilized a combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage to alleviate the pressure from your body, help your muscles let go of build-up tension, soothe your sore joints, and ultimately help your body relax. In fact, hydrotherapy is used by physiotherapists all around the world to help professional athletes recover following a minor muscle or joint injury, as it can help speed along the process and result in an improved recovery.
QUALITY TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Who said backyard parties are only for the summertime?
This winter, invite your friends and family members over for some quality time. Use your swim spa or hot tub to throw a nice winter backyard party, and treat your loved ones to a fun-filled and relaxing time.
Spending time in your spa is also a great excuse to get away from technology and really spend time with your family. Spending time in the jet-driven water can help encourage long conversations with loved ones, catching up with old friends and creating new memories.
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