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Top 8 Benefits of Owning a Hot Tub

We know what you’re thinking.

And you’re right. It is time to revamp your backyard. What better way to do that, than with a complete hot tub installation? Introducing a hot tub into your backyard opens the window to so many wonderful benefits. A hot tub can improve your social life, physical well-being, and even your emotional health. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most prominent benefits of owning a hot tub.

1. Spend Time with Family

Hot tubs create a great environment to spend quality time with family. From children and parents, to grandparents, uncles, cousins, and everyone else in between – everyone can benefit from a good soak. Not only is soaking in the hot tub great for relaxing muscles, it makes a great setting to talk amongst each other.

2. Better Sleep

Having trouble falling asleep at night? Soaking in a hot tub before you go to bed might be the answer to your problem. Relaxing in a hot tub does just that, it relaxes both your body and mind. The invigorating heat combined with the soothing rocking motion of the water is exactly what your body needs to prepare for a restful and uninterrupted night’s rest.

3. Weight Loss

The water can create a much more comfortable environment for those who suffer from joint pain or muscle soreness. The buoyancy of the water lifts some of the pressure from aching joints, as the heat and massage help to relieve tension and soothe the pain.

Incidentally, this creates a great opportunity to burn some calories without putting added stress on your body. Those who suffer from aches and pains or conditions like arthritis can greatly benefit from some water-based exercise inside of a hot tub. Regular exercise is crucial to weight loss and long-term healthy living.

Some basic exercises could include:

  • Flutter kicks
  • Reverse crunches
  • Squats
  • Tricep dips

What will you add to your hot tub workout?

4. Less Stress

Soak your worries away. Sitting in a hot tub on a regular basis can greatly help reduce stress. Use the time to process the day, plan your week, or simply just let your mind wander. The physical effect that the water has on your body can also help reduce stress.

Relieving the tension in your neck, shoulders and throughout your body can help relieve or eliminate tension headaches, while the heat of the jet-driven water helps to naturally stimulate the production of positive endorphins. These endorphins can help reduce feelings of pain and anxiety, thus helping relieve stress.

5. Self Care

Pamper yourself! You need time to rejuvenate to function at your best. The addition of a hot tub provides you with a chance to have an at-home spa therapy session – whenever you like! Take some time by yourself at the end of a stressful day and allow your body to relax. Combine your hot tub session with a good book, your favorite music, a hot cup of tea, and even a little mani-pedi!

You deserve it.

6. Muscle Relief

Do you suffer from aches and pains? Soaking in a hot tub can greatly help reduce the impact that the weight of the world has on your body. The combination of heat, massage, and buoyancy is referred to as a term popularly known as hydrotherapy.

Hydrotherapy is used by physiotherapists all around the world. Especially for those who suffer from arthritis. It has many wonderful benefits, one of which is pain relief and soothing muscle tension. The buoyancy works to lift pressure from your body, as the massaging action of the jets and heat of the water help your body to relax. The powerful hydrotherapy jets are strategically placed in most hot tubs to target the most stress-prone areas of your body, including the neck, shoulders, and upper back.

7. Injury Recovery

Not only do physiotherapists use hydrotherapy to soothe sore muscles, but it can also help improve the recovery process. The increased blood flow and positive endorphins we talked about earlier can help muscles and joints to recover faster and enable a better-quality recovery. Not only that, the water can help you strengthen your muscles in an essentially risk-free environment, reducing the risk of future injury.

8. At-Home Therapy

There are several different therapeutic techniques that can be performed in the hot tub. These water-based therapies can be very beneficial to your health and overall quality of life. Hydrotherapy is one of the most common hot tub therapies, but you should also be aware of aromatherapy, chromotherapy, and reflexology. These therapies utilize scent, sight, and massaging of the feet.

To learn more about these additional therapies, speak with one of our experts at Ace Swim & Leisure!

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