I think we can all agree – hot tubs feel good. They are a source of both relaxation and recreation with friends, family or by yourself after long day. While spas have been around for hundreds of years, it isn’t until recently that scientists discovered several hot tub health benefits based on consistent use. Who said you couldn’t have your cake and eat it too?

Here are just a few examples:

Joint and Muscle Pain

People who suffer from chronic muscle issues, arthritis or body pain in general, often find relief after spending time in a hot tub. The high-water temperature causes veins to dilate, which allows the blood to flow freely to all parts of the body – alleviating pain, pressure and muscle tightness. In a hot tub, bodies can experience increased flexibility and a wider range of motion. That’s why stretching both before and after can increase the health benefits experienced.

If you suffer from chronic pain, hot tub therapy may alleviate pain and stiffness associated with your condition. In an article by Arthritis.org,

“Research has shown warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and low back pain. It reduces the force of gravity that’s compressing the joint, offers 360-degree support for sore limbs, can decrease swelling and inflammation and increase circulation.” 

Stress and Sleep

Besides the physically therapeutic benefits a hot tub provides, people also tend to enjoy reduced levels of stress, due to the relaxing nature of hot water at the right temperature. Many hot tub owners benefit mentally and emotionally from incorporating time in the hot tub regularly into their schedules. Taking an evening dip into a hot tub can also improve your ability to fall asleep quickly and stay asleep. When your body is cold, it’s easy to disturb sleeping patterns, but when it is comfortably warm, you tend to fall asleep fast and rest soundly through the night.

Taking time for you can provide mental clarity and stress relief necessary for a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle. In an article published by HealthGuidance.org,

“Our psychological and physical health are closely tied together, and simply taking regular time out can be enough to help strengthen our immune system and avoid contracting colds or other problems.” 

Physical Fitness

So much of our physical and mental health depends on our ability to regularly exercise. Unfortunately, some people are unable to move easily. The use of a hot tub allows people to move without issue or discomfort. While in the hot tub, low impact strength and cardio movements coupled with the massage benefits of water jets will do wonders. They also help you sweat. Sweating can help the body rid itself of toxins improving skin tone and appearance. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) 100 degrees is an ideal temperature for healthy adults.

Interested in relieving muscle fatigue? How about sleeping better and improving your fitness routine? If the answer is yes, then we see a hot tub in your future.

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