A hot tub is a great place to relax and unwind but it can be much more. Hot tubs offer multiple physical and mental health benefits that can improve your daily life.
Much like soaking in a warm bath, hot tubs offer therapeutic benefits. The water flow created by the jets take this experience to the next level by giving your body a gentle massage.
Soaking in a hot tub routinely can contribute to your quality of life in a variety of ways.
1. A spa eases aches and pains
The buoyancy offered by the large volume of water in a hot tub takes the pressure off your joints, alleviates aching, and reduces inflammation. Time in a warm spa has been known to help people suffering from arthritis. Regular use facilitates muscle relaxation and eases joint stiffness which in turn makes it easier to carry out your daily activities and get on with life.
2. Warmth can be healing
As far back as ancient Rome, soaking in warm water was considered to be healing. The Romans often used this technique to deal with minor ailments and ease pain. Modern day hot tubs operate on a similar principle to the ancient practice, and the jets add to the benefits.
Heat improves blood circulation in the body. This promotes the flow of oxygen and among other things, it heals damaged and sore muscle tissue.
3. A soak in your hot tub can help relieve stress
You often carry your stress in certain parts of your body, commonly your shoulders or as a knot in your back. You may also experience stress headaches as a result of this muscle tightness. A combination of warmth and the buoyancy of water in the tub relaxes your muscles so you feel soothed and comforted. The massage facilitated by the jets of the hot tub encourages the release of endorphins which is your body’s own way of dulling pain. As well as this, the areas being massaged see increased blood flow which clears out toxins or cortisol that may have built up there.
4. Steam can help clear headaches
The warm water and steam work together to clear congestion, helping you feel lighter and helping you breathe easier. This has been known to ease sinus headaches. Dilated blood vessels reduce the pressure built up in your head and consequently, the symptoms of a headache. Just make sure you stay hydrated.
5. A warm soak can you sleep better
Soaking in warm water about an hour before going to bed helps prepare your body for rest. When you soak in the hot tub, your core body temp also rises and when you step out it begins cooling itself. This is very similar to the temperature fluctuations that we experience in a REM cycle. Having a restful night’s sleep is a great way to ease stress and anxiety.
6. It burns calories (a small amount)
A study conducted by Dr. Steve Faulkner from Loughborough University found that soaking in a hot tub burns off a few calories – an hour in the water burns up to 140 calories which is roughly equal to what you would use on a 30-minute walk. While soaking in a hot tub certainly can’t replace your exercise regimen, it’s a great way to shave off a few calories.
7. Time in your spa offers you peace of mind
Some of the benefits of a hot tub can’t be measured but can go on to becoming a valuable part of your day. For instance, it offers you a relaxing setting to spend quality time with your family – far from screens and electronic distractions. A soak in the tub is an excellent way to be present and have a meaningful conversation with your loved ones.
It also gives you a reason to invite friends over. Sharing a laugh with another couple or your neighbours gives you a warm sense of community and belonging.
And finally, there’s nothing like being able to connect with nature from the comfort of your hot tub. Whether it’s enjoying a summer evening or watching the sunset in peace.
Sutton Spas for superior service
When you order a hot tub from Sutton Spas, you will not only receive a well-designed, long-lasting spa but also excellent customer service that will enable you to make the most of your purchase. Our BISHTA trained team is adept in matching the models available to your individual requirements. After installation, we also offer you an orientation course on testing and balancing the chemicals of your hot tub water.
Carefully designed, our hot tub models are made to be long-lasting and eco-friendly. Maintained well, they should last you a lifetime. As well as offering you a long warranty and quality workmanship, our spas are made to be easily portable, making delivery and installation a breeze. These models also have built in insulation which helps with energy efficiency. If you decide to upgrade or replace your hot tub in the future, our spas are recyclable, so there’s minimum impact on the environment.
Call us on 0121 827 1868 to find the right hot tub for your life, and start experiencing the health benefits yourself.