From relaxation to pain relief, hot tubs have always been enjoyed for their therapeutic qualities. Although not frequently prescribed by doctors, a nice soak in a hot tub can help you decrease stress, reduce joint and muscle pain and ultimately help you minimise anxiety and tension.
Here are 5 ways a hot tub can improve your life:
- Muscle pain and tightness
Whether you lead a relatively sedentary life (sat in the office for 8-9 hours a day) or you are fairly active, the truth is we all have at some point experienced muscle pain, back pain, joint pain or even the discomfort of our own bad posture. The warmth of the water has the same impact as a hot pack on a sore muscle. Rather than radiant heat, the warm water engulfs the entire body and loosens any muscle tightness. Even a daily twenty minute dip in the hot tub can dramatically decrease tension and pain.
- Increase blood flow
It is a well known and proven fact that hot tubs cause the dilation of blood vessels, increasing the flow and pressure of blood throughout the body. This helps people with muscle or joint pain by delivering oxygen and enzymes to the site of an ache.
- Enjoy a better night’s sleep
If you struggle to nod off and would like to find a way to relax your body and mind, why not consider getting a Hot Tub!
The science behind this is quite clear. Your temperature naturally dips at night, starting two hours before sleep and bottoming out at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m. When you soak in a hot tub, your temperature rises—and the rapid cool-down period immediately afterwards relaxes you.
For a good night sleep, why not try soaking in the tub for 20 or 30 minutes, up to 2 hours before going to bed.
- Relax your body after a workout
If you like to run, cycle, or practice any kind of sport really, then you would appreciate a hot tub for a long post-workout soak. The hot water will help to rejuvenate and soothe all those tired and aching muscles and joints. And if you’ve practised outside, well there simply isn’t a better way to warm up than getting in a hot tub.
- Type 3 Diabetes
The New England Journal of Medicine reported on a study (08-16-1999) regarding the benefits of physical exercise and therapy from the use of hot tub spas. As reported, patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus were studied using a hot tub 30 minutes a day, 6 days per week. After only 10 days, patients required reduced doses of insulin, lost weight, showed distinct decreases in plasma glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin, and benefited from improved sleep and an increased general sense of well-being.
More than home-improvement or entertainment, a hot tub is an investment in your health and well-being. Our owners say that they have more energy, sleep better, and can do more with their day.
To try out one of our hot tubs or to speak to us about what hot tub is best for you, contact us today!