Spending time in a hot tub is so much more than just rest and relaxation. The healing properties of the crystal-clear water can have a profound effect on your physical, mental, and emotional health. Soaking in a hot tub on a regular basis can undoubtedly have a wonderful effect on your overall quality of living. We promise, you’ll feel the delightful benefits long after you’ve gotten out of the luxurious, jet-driven water.
Let’s take a closer look at the many health benefits of using a hot tub on a regular basis.
ENJOY A BETTER SLEEP
Regular soaks in your hot tub can have many wonderful effects on your health. One of them is better sleep patterns. Getting a good sleep at night can result in a full list of health benefits. According to WebMD, some of those benefits include less chronic pain, lower risk of injury, improved mood, better weight control, clearer thinking, improved memory, a stronger immunity, and an overall improved health[i].
Relaxing in a hot tub at the end of the day can help prepare you for a night of uninterrupted and restful sleep. The gentle motion of the water can help you prepare for bed naturally, during a nightly routine. A hot tub can help improve your sleep by helping you relax and let go of built-up tension. Once your mind and body are relaxed, it’s much easier to fall asleep. By reducing the built-up tension and soothing the aches and pains in your muscles and joints, it will be much easier for your body to get comfortable and stay comfortable throughout the night.
So, you can enjoy a deep and uninterrupted sleep.
Spending time in a hot tub can help reduce stress in many amazing ways.
For starters, a hot tub provides you with a relaxing environment where you can focus on yourself. Regardless if you’ve had a troubled day at work, are having family drama, or just aren’t feeling yourself, a hot tub can offer you a place that’s just your own. Immerse your body in the heat of the luxurious water, and simply relax as your stress seamlessly fades away.
Thanks to science, we have even more proof that hot tubs can help reduce stress. Not only does soaking in the water feel good, but hot tub hydrotherapy has the power to help increase circulation. An improved circulation can help ease stress-causing tension headaches, soothe tightness in the most stress-prone areas of your body, and boost the natural production of endorphins. These trusty endorphins can help reduce feelings of both pain and anxiety, thus helping relieve stress.
NO MORE ACHES AND PAINS
Well, soaking in a hot tub might not get rid of your aches and pains completely, but it sure can help reduce them. Hydrotherapy is a significant part of the healing process, especially if you’re looking to reduce aches and pains or suffer from arthritis. A combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage can greatly help how you feel physically, long after you’ve gotten out of the spa.
The first thing you’ll notice is the heat of the water, as most hot tubs are operated between 100-104°F. This heat can help your body enter a state of pure relaxation. Once relaxed, it makes it much easier to let go of built-up tension and/or heal from injuries, all while soothing your sore and tender muscles.
The buoyancy of the water is quite useful while trying to rid your body of aches and pains. Essentially, the buoyancy helps to lift pressure and added weight from your body. This new-found freedom can allow your muscles and joints to finally relax, so they can truly benefit from the healing properties of the jet-driven water.
Last, but most certainly not least, the massaging-action from the jets completes the hydrotherapy process. Sundance® Spas hot tub jets are placed strategically throughout the system to target the most stress-prone areas of the human body. These areas include the shoulders, upper back, and neck. Once your body is completely relaxed and free of added pressure, is when the jets can do their best work.
Weight management and healthy living are often overlooked when reviewing the many health benefits of hot tubs. A spa provides a comfortable environment for those who suffer from aches and pains or arthritis to workout. As mentioned before, the buoyancy of the water can help lift added pressure from sore joints, which can help make a workout much more achievable and less painful.
Not only that, what better motivation to complete a dry-land workout, than the promise of a soak in a Sundance® Spas hot tub? After you return from the gym or get back from a run, take a quick shower to rid your skin of debris and then jump in the hot tub! Not only will the heat help your body to keep sweating out the toxins and rev your metabolism – but the heat is also wonderful for post-exercise healing and rejuvenation!
EMOTIONAL HEALTH BENEFITS
Feeling stressed out? Need to talk to a friend? Or maybe spend some time with the family? Well, there’s no better place than your outdoor spa! You can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere, all while spending time with those who you love most.
Vent to your friends about a stressful day, spend some quality time with your significant other, or simply learn about the day your children had at school. You’d be surprised at how a little positive social interaction can impact your emotional health.
Hot tub hydrotherapy is used by physiotherapists all around the world to help professional and everyday athletes recover from an injury. Regardless if you’re dealing with a minor muscle or joint injury, or if it’s something a little more life-altering, spending some time healing and relaxing in your hot tub can prove to be highly beneficial.
Not only can it help speed the healing process and get you back to your normal routine in no time at all, soaking in a hot tub can actually improve the quality of your healed body. If that’s not enough, the refreshing water inside your spa can even help reduce the chance of future injury.
The list goes on and on! To learn more about how your health and quality of life can benefit from a hot tub, contact our experts at SunSpa in Calgary. Visit our dealership to see some of the industry’s finest hot tubs on display and speak with an expert today!
[i] “9 Surprising Reasons to Get More Sleep | WebMD” [Online]. Available: https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/9-reasons-to-sleep-more#1. [Accessed: 2018-03-08].