Hot Tub Health Benefits
Relaxation & Stress Relief
The soothing, warm water of the hot tub is a great way to achieve relaxation. The hot tub’s warm water, calming waterfall, and mood lighting all can help you relax, while the heat helps ease tension in your muscles.
Studies have proven that just 10 minutes in a hot tub can produce “increased feelings of well-being and decreased anxiety.”
The average person spends around one-third of their life at work. Stress levels are high and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by deadlines and other stresses from work. A hot tub provides a place where you can escape from your work worries and enjoy some relaxation time with friends or family.
As New York-based dermatologist Dr. Bobby Buka told Healthline, “your skin releases endorphins in response to the soothing warm water the same way that endorphins are released when you feel the sun on your skin.”
Every time you take a dip in a hot tub, your body will begin automatically releasing endorphins, resulting in a near-instantaneous reduction in stress.
Muscle Pain Relief
A hot tub is the ultimate luxury for any homeowner who wants to have a little bit of pampering on their own time. Having a hot tub in your own backyard is like having unlimited access to a personal masseuse. Anytime your back aches, your neck hurts, or you feel worn out, step into your spa and enjoy its powerful jet massages.
A hot tub can help with muscle pain relief by reducing inflammation, easing tension, and improving blood circulation. It also helps people who suffer from chronic pain conditions like arthritis or fibromyalgia.
Hot tubs have strategically placed jet massages to target your back, neck, shoulder, and leg muscles. A hot tub can be just what you’re looking for to help you feel pain-free again.
Taking a warm bath before bed has been known to help you sleep better at night. A hot tub brings that up a level with its massaging jets and ambient lighting giving you a true recipe for a good night’s sleep.
A study published by the NCBI indicated that warm water immersion led to “significant increases in sleepiness at bed-time, slow wave sleep, and stage 4 sleep.”
A study conducted at the Kyushu Institute of Design in Japan found that bathing before bed results in improved sleep. Even subjects who only soaked their feet in hot water enjoyed a better night sleep than those who didn’t.
Consider adding a hot tub to your night-time routine if you aren’t getting the quality sleep you need.
Joint Pain Relief
If you have arthritis, fibromyalgia, or other joint and bone pain, it can be hard to perform routine daily tasks, stay active, and get the exercise you need.
Warm water therapy has been used for years as an alternative therapy to help you stay loose and active. Bill T. said, “I have arthritis in my knees and feet and my spa has been great in the evening when it flares up.”
If you have a chronic condition like fibromyalgia, arthritis, or lower back pain, try heating things up. Soaking in warm water or applying a heated compress is one of the oldest, cheapest, and safest forms of complementary therapy. Research has shown that heat treatments can loosen stiff joints and relieve achy muscles.
Here is how it works. When you warm up a sore joint or tired muscle, your blood vessels get bigger. This allows more blood, oxygen, and nutrients to be delivered to the injured tissues. Better circulation means more relaxation for those stiff muscles and joints. ” – arthritis.org
Improved Heart Health
Heart disease is the leading cause of death every year in the United States. Taking care of our heart should be our number one health objective.
Combined with a healthy diet and exercise, soaking in a hot tub can be a great supplement to support your heart health.
Dr. Bruce Becker wrote, “During warm-water immersion, heart rate and blood pressure typically drop, peripheral circulation increases, and the efficiency of the cardiovascular system improves.” This means, that while using a hot tub, it is easier for blood to flow through the arteries and veins. In addition, your heart is able to pump more blood with the same amount of effort. This is like giving your heart a rest and can contribute to long-term heart health.
If you have any prior heart issues, be sure to consult with a doctor before using a hot tub.” – BullFrog
“As you immerse yourself in a hot tub of water your heart begins working harder in order to disperse the body heat. Your body increases blood flow and then starts producing more oxygen, and this revitalizes your cells.
There can be an initial increase in blood pressure levels, but as your body starts getting warmer, your cells begin dilating, and then the blood pressure levels also can also start getting lower.”- lifestyleoutdoor.com
Research continues to dive into the many health benefits of owning a hot tub. Though some research hasn’t been done to extensively the benefits seem to keep poping up about how beneficial a brief dip into a hot tub can be for everyone.
Improved insulin sensitivity. In a small study researchers found that “Regular thermal therapy may promote insulin sensitivity while boosting expression of endothelial nitric oxide synthase” – National Library of Medicine.
Calorie Burn. In this study researchers were looking at the number of calories burned while sitting in a hot tub and the answer may surprise you! It was the same amount of calories that the individual would burn by going on a 30minute walk! With that said, soaking in a hot tub should never replace your workout but its a pretty easier way to burn a couple extra calories.
Relief from symptoms of Fibromyalgia. In this study patients found temporary improvement in functionality, sleep, ability to do their job, as well as reduced pain, less anxiety, less fatigue and even helped with depression.
Experience your own health and wellness benefits with your new hot tub from Superior Health Spa and & Leisure. With our certified staff and continued support on your purchase, you will be able to enjoy the many benefits of your own spa for a long time to come. Our certified and highly trained staff we will be with you on every step of your purchase and to answer all your questions.