Soaking in your hot tub can be a good way to relieve stress and relax, especially after a long day of work. But did you know that there are physical health benefits associated with a soak in hot tubs and spas?
Almost 45% of hot tub and spa owners will take a nightly soak before heading to bed, and there are reasons behind this practice. Not only is it relaxing, but it can also aid in getting a good night’s sleep. It’s one of the little-known health benefits of a spa.
But if you’re looking for more than just a good night’s sleep, here are some health benefits you could have if you take regular soaks in the hot tub:
Reduces Stress And Anxiety
Along with making you feel relaxed and sleep better, studies show that the hot water and massage of the jets, combined with the feeling of weightlessness, can have a positive effect on your mind. That means you can feel both physical and mental stress decrease.
Decreases Chronic Pain
For people suffering from ailments like arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and other such aches and pains, a hot tub can be largely beneficial. You can experience some much-needed relief after just a 30 minute-long soak. This is a result of buoyancy from the bubbles present, which can make you feel like all of your weight has suddenly disappeared. In addition, your blood circulation increases with the heat, and the tightness in your muscles is relaxed. All of this can lead to less inflammation in the joints, heightened flexibility, and a wider range of motion.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Relaxing in the hot tub can have a positive effect on your blood pressure, reducing it significantly. This is because of the heat, which makes your heart work harder and faster to disperse excess temperatures. In the process, your blood flow is providing extra oxygen to cells and revitalizing your body. The increased warmth also aids in reducing resistance and lowering your overall blood pressure. You want to avoid going from hot and cold again and again, however, as this can actually lead to higher blood pressure.
These are just some of the more common benefits to your health that you can experience by soaking in a hot tub. Not many know about these benefits, but they can be a good thing to keep in mind when you’re stressed in the midst of your routine spa service and maintenance.