1) Reduces Stress & Assists in Relaxation.
Relaxing in your very own hot tub after a hard day is a great reward to yourself and has been proven to reduce stress levels. Stress naturally results in muscle tension, headaches, fatigue and soreness. Regular hot tub use, through a combination of buoyancy, heat and therapeutic massages from hot tub jets has been shown to help you relax your body and mind, relieving tension and stress.
2) Can Be Used All Year Round.
Taking a dip in a hot tub is normally associated with the summer months. However, across the rest of the world, especially in countries where colder weather is the norm, the use of hot tubs are seen as a brilliant and relaxing way to enjoy the cold weather!
3) Soothes Aches & Pains.
The American Heart Association reports that hot tubs cause the dilation of blood vessels, increasing the flow and pressure of blood throughout the body. This helps people with muscle or joint pain by delivering oxygen and enzymes to the site of an ache.
A recent study of patients who had undergone knee replacement surgery found that not only did they experience less pain, but their recovery time was faster than for non-soakers. Their range of motion improved significantly faster and they used less pain medication than did the non-soakers.
4) Drift into a Deeper, More Relaxing Sleep.
According to the National Institute of Health, more than 70 million+ people suffer from mild to chronic insomnia and other sleep disorders. A recent study in the scientific journal Sleep showed that soaking in a hot tub prior to bedtime can help insomniacs achieve a deeper, more relaxing sleep.
Taking a soak in 38-39 degree water 2-3 hours before bedtime will relax you and re-set your body thermostat making it easier to both fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
5) Weight Loss.
Did you know on average a 150-pound person would burn about 17 calories sitting in a hot tub for 15 minutes! So if you’re looking for a less strenuous work out alternative, a hot tub can be a brilliant and relaxing option to explore.
Always check with your doctor before taking a soak in a hot tub, especially if you’re pregnant, elderly, have cardiovascular problems or another serious illness, to be sure the practice is safe for you.