One way to stay warm this winter and enjoy your backyard all year is with a spa. There are many health benefits to regularly spending time in a hot tub that can greatly improve your quality of life. Some of these benefits are:
We all experience stress in our life but stress becomes a health risk when we have prolonged periods of stressors without relief or relaxation. Extended periods of stress can wreak havoc on a person’s mental, physical and emotional well being. Stress is linked to the leading 6 causes of death. So it’s important to find a way to destress and relax, hydrotherapy is an easy and effective way. Studies have shown that a few minutes a day soaking in a hot tub can reduce cortisol (the “stress hormone”) levels by sixteen percent.
The heat of the water in the spa can naturally improve the healing process of injured muscles and joints. The increase in temperature increases circulation aiding in the recovery process as it opens the capillaries and blood vessels allowing blood to flow more freely through the body, sending healing resources to the injured areas.
Deeper, more sound sleeps
Soaking in hot water is so effective in relaxing the body and the mind that it promotes deeper and more sounder sleeps. Often taking the time to soak away the day’s stresses and worries, leaves your mind free to wander on more pleasant things and help you prepare for sleep.
Temporary Pain Relief
The ancient Greeks and Romans knew the benefits of hot water baths and they were a significant part of their culture. They believed in the special healing powers of the baths. Warm water and powerful jets allow your muscles to completely relax. The buoyancy of the water takes pressure off sore muscles and joints. The heat helps reduce swelling and eases the pain of arthritis and sore joints and muscles.
Spending a few minutes a day in the backyard enjoying a warm soak in the hot tub can have so many great health benefits and it’s an opportunity to spend a few minutes focusing on those you love too.