5 Surprising Health Benefits of Hot Tubs
Did you know that taking a dip in a hot tub can prove therapeutic?
Although rarely prescribed by doctors, a dip in a hot tub can do you the world of good! From reducing stress, muscle pain, and tightness, to increasing blood flow and lowering blood pressure, hot tubs provide a wealth of unexpected health benefits that might surprise you. Keep reading to learn how taking a soak in warm water, one of the of oldest forms of alternative therapy can work wonders on your body and soul.
Relieves Pain and Tension
Research has shown that soaking in warm water, between 92 degrees and 100 degrees, with or without minerals works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal complaints, including fibromyalgia, and low back pain. If you’re one of 40 million Americans affected by arthritis, soaking in your hot tub could be just what you need! Because of the buoyancy of the water, body weight is decreased by 90%, and this greatly reduces joint inflammation and increases your mobility.
Relaxes Your Mind
A 20-minute hot tub soak each day can help you relax and feel empowered! In fact, experts agree that soaking in warm water has been identified as helping to release the hormone called dopamine, which helps our bodies fight stress. When you combine this with the soothing jets, aromatherapy and mood lighting your stress will melt away in next to no time.
Improves Blood Flow
Who knew that something as simple as relaxing in your hot tub could temporarily improve your circulation? Experts say that taking a warm bath will cause your arteries and veins to expand, which gives more space for blood to flow and lowers your blood pressure. If you suffer from poor blood circulation, you may experience symptoms such as fatigue, pain, shortness of breath and even numbness. If you suspect you have poor circulation, consult a physician as these conditions could worsen or become serious.
Cleanses the Skin
This might not be the most obvious benefit. But it’s true! Soaking in a hot tub can revitalize and cleanse your skin. The warm water causes your body to perspire, which helps to remove dead skin cells while cleaning your pores from the inside out. Hot tubs can also increase your circulation and allow for easier blood flow to all your organs, including your biggest one, your skin!
Better Night’s Sleep
Not getting enough sleep? A relaxing 20-minute soak in your hot tub, an hour before bedtime can help you go from tossing and turning to getting sound, quality sleep. Warm water elevates your body temperature and the rapid-cool down you experience after you leave the hot tub, helps you fall asleep faster and deeper, without the groggy feeling caused by prescription drugs.
Are you ready to experience these amazing benefits? If you don’t already own a hot tub, but would like more information, then why not contact us or visit our showroom? We have three convenient locations in San Diego, Vista, or Orange County, and our dedicated team will be more than happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.