When the weather is this nice, we think about jumping in the pool instead of the hot tub! But hot tubs have amazing health benefits no matter the season. To some of us this means to boycott the hot tub, right?! On the contrary. A hot tub can be a good place in which to relax with family and friends. You can spend time together sipping a drink or simply having a meaningful conversation. Hot tubs today provide significant health benefits in addition to fun and relaxation.
Soaking in warm water is one of the oldest forms of therapy, dating back to the Romans. Even then, people knew that soaking in a hot bath could effectively treat pain and other ailments. Modern hot tubs have taken this ancient principle and perfected it, adding therapeutic massage jets to increase the healing effects of soaking in hot water.
While hot tubs are great simply for relaxing or unwinding after a long day, they can also provide relief from many common ailments like headaches or back pain. They do this with a combination of heat, buoyancy and massage therapy. Here are just a few of the many benefits of having your own spa:
It can help reduce headaches
Between the dilated blood vessels, relaxation, and warmth, spa baths can also help reduce headaches. By dilating the blood vessels, it can decrease pressure in your head which helps get rid of headaches while general relaxation and warmth continue the process. If you suffer from headaches then some good soaks in a spa bath can help you fix it.
It may help diabetes and weight loss
People with diabetes who take regular spa baths can reduce their blood sugar and blood glucose levels. People who take a spa bath for 30 minutes, six days a week lost four pounds in a month without making a single change to their diet or exercise.
It can improve your self-esteem and confidence
When you feel good, you have good thoughts. Since spa baths can do all these amazing things for you, the mental benefit is pretty tangible. When you get into a spa bath feeling bad and the bath makes you feel better, it’ll make you feel better about yourself and when you feel good, you feel more confident. A good soak before a big event can help you relax, have more confidence in yourself, and help you be more prepared mentally.
Decreased Anxiety and Stress
How much of your day do you spend feeling stressed out? The hectic routines of everyday modern life can be a big source of anxiety: waking to an alarm, dealing with commuter traffic or overcrowded trains, fielding calls and emails at work, paying bills, taking care of the kids, putting dinner on the table, repairing your home, repairing your car, repairing your relationships… Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to let it all go?
Before you leave for work in the morning, soaking in your spa for fifteen or twenty minutes can help you begin your day feeling rested and focused. At night, it can help you unwind and leave the stresses of the long day behind you. The use of hydrotherapy can lead to an improved psychological and emotional state. The combination of warm water and soothing massage jets help work the tension out of your muscles. Your water-induced buoyancy also helps relieve muscle strain, allowing your body to relax as you float. Taking a little time each day to ground yourself in a soothing, comfortable place away from life’s many distractions allows you to focus and helps relieve symptoms of your anxiety.
Relieves muscle tension and soothes joints
From the moment your skin hits the water, there’s no denying the immediate sense of relaxation and healing. The combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage help create a wonderful hydrotherapy experience. The heat dilates blood vessels to increase blood flow to sore or damaged tissue Buoyancy reduces body weight by 90%, alleviating pressure on joints and muscles. And massage performs the ultimate spa mission, relaxing muscles and relieving pressure on nerves. It also boosts circulation and accelerates the body’s natural healing process.
Having a hot tub makes your life better. Soaking regularly in your spa can improve your health, your sense of well-being, and your personal relationships with friends and family. Call or stop into one of our locations at Performance Pool and Spa to find the perfect spa for you and your family’s improved wellness.