What are the benefits of a hot tub? The therapeutic benefits of a hot tub that the owner enjoys are vast from physical to emotional stress relief to relief from symptoms of arthritis.
“Hot Tubs can bring your health into focus”
Hydrotherapy and hot tubs benefit you by helping with with sleep, relieving aches and pains and helps you find quality time for yourself or loved ones. This article covers the main benefits that owning and using a hot tub can bring to you and your family in the comfort of your own home.
Plan to escape the demands of the day and leave your phone behind, the warmth of the water and pulsating jets provide a wonderful massage experience for pain management and soothing sore muscles relieving tension and providing the ultimate relaxation. The benefits of owning a hot tub include:-
- Stress Relief
- Pain Problems
- Improved ‘Quality’ Time
A hot tub can be a great stress reliever for Mind, Body and Spirit
In America the leading health problem is stress. An estimated 75-90% of all doctor visits in the USA are stress related. Here in the UK its is a similar picture in 2014 the Labour Force Survey by the Health and Safety Executive reported 39% of all work-related illnesses were stress, depression or anxiety related.
Stress is a leading cause of other health related issues which have been linked to stress, including:
- Heart Attack
- Immune System Deficiency
- Auto Immune (Arthritis and MS)
In addition stress can have a direct effect on the skin, gastro intestinal system and contribute to sleep disorders. In fact its hard to think of any disease that stress does not play an aggravating role. One of the benefits of a hot tub is to help you relax and de-stress giving you the space to unwind and recharge, the effect of both the warm water and hydrotherapy jets also contribute to de-stressing.
In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis which affects all ages including children. This article from the Arthritis Foundation covers how Hot Tubs can help alleviate the pain associated with several types including:
- Polymyalgia rheumatica
The soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water makes it a safe and ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness
“The research shows our ancestors got it right. It makes you feel better. It makes the joints looser. It reduces pain and it seems to have a somewhat prolonged effect that goes beyond the period of immersion,” Bruce E. Becker, MD, director of the National Aquatics & Sports Medicine Institute at Washington State University in Spokane.
Soaking in a hot water is of the oldest forms of medicine, it can provide relief for a variety of medical conditions starting with the basics of hydrotherapy when you immerse your body into warm water it raises body temperature causing the bloody vessels to dilate and increase circulation. When warmed up in the water you can add movement to limber up stiff joints and worn muscles. The water supports joints to encourage free movement and provides resistance to build muscle strength.
The hot tub jet nozzles release warm water and air to massage your body to help relax tight muscles and deliver heat into the muscles
Hydrotherapy and hot tubs has been said to be beneficial in reducing the side effects which often occur with Arthritis, depression and fatigue.
We are a sleep deprived society, we work long hours and juggle multiple responsibilities and are always on the go – But if we are this busy why can’t we sleep?
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, about 40 million people in the United States suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders each year and an additional 20 million people experience occasional sleep problems. In the UK a survey by the Daily Mirror found 30% are severely sleep deprived.
The cumulative long term effects of sleep loss and stress disorders have been associated with a wide range of health issues including:
- Heart Attack and Strokes
Nothing better than a goods night sleep, but so many of us can’t get it naturally and have turned to sleeping aids for help. An excellent alternative to sleeping pills is soaking in a hot tub, it induces the body’s natural sleep mechanics. Just 20 minutes in a hot tub before bed helps relieve stress and anxiety thus making is easier to fall asleep. In addition it induces a more restful sleep. Using aromatherapy in a hot tub may also aid stress relief and relaxation benefits.
Ease the Pain
US Department Health and Human Services reports pain affects more people than diabetes, heart disease and cancer combined. Pain is cited as the most common cause for using the health care system. Its a leading cause of disability and major contributor to health care costs.
National Centre for Health Stats – 2006 – 76.2 million – 1 in 4 americans have suffered from pain lasting more than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain. Chronic pain is a common cause of long term disability.
Previous injury, chronic joint or muscle pain or even the daily grind wearing you down. Soaking in hot tub may provide you with the relief you are looking for. Soaking in soothing warm water can help relieve tense sore muscles, headaches, and chronic pain by improving circulation.
Water exercise can be great, perfect for people that find weight bearing exercises difficult or painful on dry land. Hot jets focus specific muscle groups and focus therapy.
We are a busy society and have become so distracted by screen time including TV, computers and mobile phones and tablets.
Finding time for yourself and loved ones has become increasingly difficult and yet another challenge.
A hot tub can provide an escape where you can leave either your or the kids electronic devices in the house and relax, look at the stars and just be alone for 20 minutes – doesn’t that sounds nice??
Its a great time to get some time with loves ones and catch up on the day. For families its a great way to connect and share without the distractions of TV or phones.
“Sleep – Reduce medication – Bring Family Closer”