Hot Tub Therapy
It's easy to think of hot tubs and spas as an unnecessary luxury, but they can actually be a wonderful asset to your health in quite a few ways. The best hot tubs can not only be relaxing for your mind, but can be good for your physical well-being as well. The right hot tub accessories can give you a better, more rejuvenating experience. Something as simple as a better experience can have a dramatic impact on your health, as you’ll be more relaxed, well rested, and more inclined to hop back in the water for another round of soothing hydrotherapy. Used by ancient civilizations and in modern day, hydrotherapy can help:
- Improve sleep patterns
- Reduce stress
- Ease muscle tension
- Soothe sore joints
- Help you heal following an injury
- Improve symptoms of arthritis
Those health benefits are merely the beginning. Did you know that spending time in a hot tub can even help with weight maintenance? Engaging in some low-impact exercise, water yoga, or simply stretching your muscles on a regular basis can help improve your balance, flexibility, and mobility, all while toning your muscles and helping you become a healthier, happier you.
Too much time on the couch?
A hot tub soak can revive and increase your energy level.
Stiff arthritic joints?
From "simply relaxing" to "physically therapeutic" for medical conditions.
Too much stress?
An effective way to reduce stress and get more sleep.
STRESS RELIEF & SLEEP
Not in the mood?
Perk up and add an evocative fragrance to your hot tub water.
The Health Benefits of Owning a Hot Tub
Pain ReliefThe combination heat, massage and buoyancy of a hot tub can help to soothe muscle tension, nerve pain, and stiff joints, meaning it can be a great help to almost everyone. If you're recovering from a muscle strain or have a herniated disc, there's nothing better than a nice long soak in the hot tub. People who have muscle spasms or difficulty moving around might find that soaking in a spa regularly can help them recover some of their flexibility, balance and overall mobility. If you suffer from arthritis, resting in a hot tub can do wonders for pain and stiffness. Even though a hot tub can't cure any of these conditions, it can most definitely help you to achieve a better quality of life.
Backyard ExperienceIf you want to get the most out of your hot tub, it's important that you create an environment that’s perfect for healing and rejuvenation. Hot tub accessories like spa steps can help improve safety by providing easier access to the spa and reducing the chance of slipping and falling, while supportive neck pillows can keep you well supported while enjoying the heat. Additional hot tub accessories like aromatherapy spa scents, exterior lighting, spa stereos, tiki torches, and drink trays can also help to create a more welcoming and calming environment, maximizing your health benefits while inside the spa.
Stress ReliefSoaking in a hot tub can help to relax both your body and mind, easing stress. Put simply, just about everyone likes to be covered in warm water and surrounded by the powerful jets. Whether you’ve had a stressful day or a really long week, soaking in a hot tub can provide you with a few moments alone to decompress and let the stress of the day fade away. Solo or with a friend, the combination of massage, buoyancy and heat can also take some of the physical stress away from your body as well, which in turn just might be one of the reasons you feel stressed mentally as well.
Social LifeWhen you're thinking about being healthy in a hot tub, don't forget that you can go in with friends. You can bring games, cup holders, and specially-made music players into the hot tub with you. Having fun with your friends is another great way to improve your health, because happiness is a benefit of its own. If that's the only reason you ever go into a hot tub, it'll still be worthwhile. There's really no downside to going into a hot tub.
Hot Tub SafetyAlways remember to use a hot tub safely to get the best health benefits. It's not healthy to be in a hot tub if the temperature is over 104 degrees, which is why we recommend keeping your hot tub around 100 degrees for an optimal experience. Some people should express caution before entering a hot tub, including small children, pregnant women, or those who suffer from various health conditions. If you plan to use a hot tub but fear it may interfere with your health, speak with a physician first to ensure that you get the most out of your spa. Have fun, be safe, and enjoy the many health benefits of hot tubs and spas!
Sleep BetterDo you have trouble falling asleep at night? Perhaps it’s staying asleep that provides difficulty? Either way, getting a full night of rest and relaxation is imperative to your health and wellbeing. Without adequate sleep, which we would consider to be around eight uninterrupted hours per night, you might find that it’s harder to focus, you can’t stay alert, you’re gaining weight, you feel stressed, or simply that you’re feeling quite irritable. Those symptoms are only the beginning of sleep deprivation. The solution to getting a full night of sleep naturally might be sitting in your own backyard. Soaking in a hot tub as a part of your nightly bedtime routine can help ease stress and prepare your body to go to sleep. Not to mention that any improved aches or pains won’t be keeping you up at night, meaning you’ll likely fall asleep quickly and stay asleep longer.