At first, a hot tub installation may appear simply for fun and leisure. It won’t be long before you realize the true magic behind soaking in warm water regularly.
A hot tub can positively impact your life in many ways, from eased muscle pain and reduced stress to weight management, headache relief, and more.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the wonderful ways a hot tub can improve your life.
1. Less Stress
Stress is a relatively normal part of life. Feelings of anger, frustration, and anxiety can lead to stress in your life. A little stress from time to time is expected, but it’s the long-term stress you need to worry about. It can lead to an increased risk of diseases like heart disease and various mental health illnesses.
Relaxing in a hot tub on a regular basis can help ease stress. The healing properties of jet-driven water increase the production and circulation of positive endorphins that reduce feelings of pain and anxiety.
Combined with the relaxing environment that an outdoor hot tub provides, you’ll be on your way to stress relief in no time at all.
2. Eased Muscle Pain
Sit back and relax as the powerful hydrotherapy jets give you a wonderful water massage. Soaking in a hot tub on a regular basis can do wonders for those who suffer from aches and pains.
A therapeutic hydrotherapy session is just what you need to ease muscle pain.
The water’s buoyancy helps lift weight and pressure from your sore muscles, as the heat and massaging action from the jets help to relax your body and reduce built-up tension.
3. Improved Circulation
Relaxing in a hot tub can help improve your circulation. The heat will help the dilation of your blood vessels and improve the circulation of your bloodstream.
This improved circulation can help relieve aches and pains, heal injuries, and bring you to a more relaxed state.
4. Headache Relief
Are you familiar with the term “tension headaches”? Well, if you suffer from headaches on a regular basis, chances you are! The built-up tension in your muscles can lead to horrible tension headaches.
By sitting in a hot tub on a regular basis, you can help relieve the muscle tension that leads to these headaches.
In Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs, for example, the jets are strategically placed throughout the spa to hit the most stress-prone areas with ease. Some of these areas include the upper back, neck, and shoulders.
5. Soothed Arthritic Joints
Those who suffer from arthritis can find relief from the symptoms by relaxing in a hot tub. As mentioned before, the buoyancy of the water helps to lift pressure from aching arthritic joints. With this new range of freedom and utter relief, it’s much easier to benefit from the wonders of the hot water and massaging jets.
This environment offers the user a comfortable place to perform low-impact exercises. Regular movement and exercise can help stretch the muscles and joints, while reducing the risk of future injury by strengthening them too.
6. Improved Sleep
Relaxing in a hot tub can help improve your sleep patterns in a few different ways.
For starters, hot tubs can help reduce feelings of anxiety. When you relax in a hot tub shortly before bed, the soothing rocking action of the spa helps bring you to a more relaxed, anxiety-free state. Once you’re in the mood to sleep, chances are you’ll find it much easier to fall asleep.
Falling asleep is only the first part, it’s staying asleep that is the issue for some of us. Luckily, soaking in a hot tub can help relieve muscle tension and soreness. Often, aches and pains can make it hard for us to get comfortable and stay comfortable throughout the night. You can enjoy a much more restful sleep by reducing the impact of these aches and pains on your body.
7. Weight Maintenance
Did someone say hot tub exercise?
Yes, we did! A hot tub offers a great environment for water-based exercise. Especially for those who find it difficult to exercise due to muscle pain, stiff joints, arthritis, diabetes, or other conditions that can affect your physical ability.
With the approval of a physician, try adding some of the following to your hot tub workout:
- Flutter kicks
- Reverse crunches
- Torso twists
- Tricep dips
The buoyancy lifts added pressure and weight from your body, improving your range of motion and making it much easier to perform some of these low-impact exercises.
8. Get Away From Technology
There’s no doubt about it, it can be difficult to escape modern technology. It’s all around us, from mobile devices and tablets to televisions, computers, and everything in between! Lucky for you, a hot tub provides the perfect escape from modern technology. After all, you wouldn’t want to risk dropping your tablet or cell phone into the bubbling hot tub water, right?
The time away from modern technology only adds to the relaxing and rejuvenating experience inside of your hot tub. Simply play some relaxing music, turn up the jets, and even add some aromatherapy scents for added entertainment.
9. Healing & Self-care
An outdoor hot tub can offer you the perfect place for some well-deserved rest and relaxation. As you immerse your body in the luxurious heat of the jet-driven water, it’s almost as if you can feel your stress and tension seamlessly fade away.
It’s extremely important to your happiness and overall quality of life that you focus on yourself from time to time. If that means taking 30 minutes at the end of a long day to enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature from the warmth of your hot tub, then so be it!
10. Social Life
What better way to spend quality time with family and friends than in the comfort of your hot tub? Just about everyone jumps at the opportunity to soak in a spa.
Especially if it means having some quality time to catch up with their loved ones, inviting family and friends to soak their worries away in your hot tub with you is the perfect motivation to see each other.
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