Why Buy a Hot Tub?
Health. Wellbeing. Socialisation. Relaxation.
Hot Tub Benefits
For many years, hot tubs and home spas were the exclusive luxuries of the wealthy. They were expensive to buy, expensive to operate and not very reliable.
With the onset of better manufacturing and better materials, and lower prices, however, the popularity of hot tubs and home spas began to soar.
As medical science has advanced, there has been an increased awareness of the benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy. Many medical conditions, injuries and other health problems can be eased or improved with regular hydrotherapy tre
For example, people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, paralysis and other conditions that involve deteriorating range of motion benefit from time spent in a hot tub. The warm water helps ease aches and pains, while loosening joints and making them easier to move and keep mobile.
Joint problems, chronic back pain and other painful conditions resulting from injuries are also helped with regular hot tub hydrotherapy.
Those seeking stress relief, general relaxation, and quiet opportunities for conversation commonly experience significant hot tub benefits as well.
Over the past few years it has become evident that the health professionals endorse the use of hot tubs and spas as a way of healing the body.
Many doctors strongly recommend hydrotherapy as part of a comprehensive treatment for chronic arthritis pain. Just 10 to 15 minutes per day in water temperatures between 36 and 40’C (98F to 104F) can significantly improve your body’s coordination and flexibility.
Adults aged 18 to 65+ are supposed to sleep 7 to 9 hours a day. A relaxing daily spa session can help you get the greatest benefits from the sleep you need which is vital for optimal health and a strong immune system.
Removes Toxins from the Body
Immersing yourself in a spa is an effective way to sweat out the impurities from your pores. At the same time, the water in the spa washes away the sweat produced helping you wash away toxins absorbed during the day.
The heat from a hot tub stimulates blood circulation and calms the nervous system. It also lowers blood pressure and cortisol levels, the stress hormone, which in turn physically aids the body to relax.
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Soaking in a spa can help increase your heart rate and lower blood pressure. Having your body underwater makes your heart work harder helping it stay in shape. Hot water can cause body temperature to rise which cause blood vessels to dilate, resulting in improved circulation.
Helps Manage Type 2 Diabetes
Being in a spa reduces peak blood sugar levels by hot water encouraging the release of heat shock proteins, which could help lower blood sugar levels by helping control insulin controlled glucose uptake.
Helps Prostate Health
Sitting in a hot tub for 20 minutesat a time, three times a day, has been recommended to help reduce prostate swelling and promote healing by relaxing the pelvic muscles.
Extend Personal Independence
Unlike exercising on land, which forces your muscles and joints to fight against gravity, exercising in the near-weightlessness of a spa requires minimal energy and strength. Continued exercise helps play a big part in extending your personal independence in your later years.
Ease Muscle Pains
Hot tubs have a relaxing effect on tight joints and muscles after a strenuous workout. Blood circulation is improved acting as a catalyst to help the pain.
It’s still not clear what causes tension headaches, but it’s believed they’re caused by muscle contractions in the neck and head. The heat of a hot tub can release the tension of these muscles and ease your headache.
Increase Fitness Level
Coast Spas’ line of Wellness Series offers the soaker a cardiovascular challenge with its swim spa lines. Exercise bands and an submersible stationary bicycle are also available for resistance training to improve muscle tone.
Whether it’s taking the time at the end of the day with your children to catch up with everyone’s hectic day or relaxing with friends, a hot tub creates a stillness in time where conversation and bonding is brought to the forefront in an age of constant distraction and isolation.