Hot water therapy has been used for centuries to promote health and well-being. With all the therapeutic benefits they offer, it’s no wonder why hot tubs are such a popular backyard feature. If you haven’t given much thought to how a hot tub can improve your life, read on as we list five benefits that hot tub soaking can provide.
Relieves Pain and Tension
Regular soaking in your hot tub can drastically reduce muscle aches and pains. The heat works to relax your muscles while the jets work to massage those tense areas. By relieving muscle tension, you can prevent headaches and reduce inflammation. Soaking in your tub is an excellent way to soothe arthritic pain and increase the overall circulation in your body.
Improves Cardiovascular Well-Being
A good soak in your hot tub can improve heart and cardiovascular health. The heat of the water works to raise your body temperature. This helps to lower your blood pressure and increase your heart rate. Ultimately, it’s a great way to get a little heart exercise while relaxing at the same time. As always if you have known medical issues with high blood pressure, please consult with your doctor before soaking!
Reduces Lactic Acid
If you’re an athlete then you’ll be familiar with how the build-up of lactic acid during intense workouts can create a burning sensation in your muscles. It can really put a damper on your athletic ability by slowing you down. You can reduce lactic acid build up by taking a nice soothing soak in a hot tub. The increased blood circulation that you experience from the heat counters the build-up of the lactic acid in your muscles.
Relaxes Your Mind
Your body isn’t the only thing that benefits from a hot tub – your mind can too. If you’ve experienced a stressful day or are suffering from higher than normal levels of stress recently, a hot tub soak can help you relax. Soaking in warm water has been identified as helping to release the hormone called dopamine, which helps our bodies fight stress. When you factor in the mood lighting, soothing jets and aromatherapy that can surround you in a quality hot tub, several elements will help you feel more calm and tranquil.
Helps You Sleep
If you have been experiencing problems with sleeping, your hot tub can help. As it works to raise your internal body temperature, when you step out, the cooling effect works to relax you. If you soak in a hot tub for 20 minutes about two hours before bedtime, you will be able to fall asleep quicker and easier.
The next time you’re enjoying a hot tub soak, remember all the benefits it can provide for your health – from physical pain relief to emotional release – it’s easy to find incentive and reason to take a dip. Ready to buy a hot tub? Browse our hot tub specials or visit Purewater in store to explore your options.