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Why Hot Tubs are good for you

by | Mar 11, 2021

Being healthy isn’t a one size fits all. What works for you, might not work for someone else. Eating right and exercise are a great combination but when you add in massage and heat they help to ease and get rid of pains, aches, and quicken recovery time.

People invest in Hot Tubs for a lot of different reasons. Hydrotherapy is one of them. Have you considered all of the health benefits you can receive from having a good soak in a Hot Tub or Spa?


You Only Need 20 Minutes

Trying to find time to sit back and relax might be hard with a hectic schedule and busy family. It’s important to remember you only need to soak for about 20 minutes. Habits are built over time and a little bit of effort can make a huge long-term difference. Studies show that 20 minutes in a Hot Tub with warm water immersion helps you relax muscles, release tension, and soothe your mental state.


Warm Water Immersion

Warm water immersion helps to reduce swelling, improve circulation, relieve chronic back pain, and reduce inflammation because the buoyancy of the water relieves gravity. Taking pressure off of joints helping with joint and arthritis pain.

Water therapy helps with breathing and endurance because the water makes the respiratory muscles work 60% harder. When strengthening and building endurance the muscles associated with breathing become stronger. Water is a lot denser than our bodies so when we immerse our bodies in water it allows the pressure to bring oxygen-rich blood to our lungs. Exercising in a Hot Tub or Swim Spa has been shown to increase athletic performance outside of the Hot Tub.


How Do Hot Tubs Help With Relaxation?

Hot Tubs promote relaxation. When you’re immersed in hot water. Your muscles will become less tense and as a result, reducing stress. With only needing to soak for about 20 minutes you are allowing the water immersion to affect the nervous system and allow you to feel the same way as if you were meditating.

This feeling is what creates the relaxation and the comfort you experience while using your Hot Tub for water immersion therapy.


Hot Tubs And Your Immune System

When you are in a Swim Spa, Hot Tub, or any environment that causes your temperature to be raised it stimulates your body’s natural production of white blood cells. Having abundant white blood cells helps your body fight off viruses, infections, and improves overall health. Using your Hot Tub frequently will help you get sick less often and have fewer health issues overall.


How Hot Tubs Affect Sleep

Nobody wants to have trouble sleeping. If you experience insomnia and have problems falling asleep. Try taking a soak in your Hot Tub or Spa an hour before you head to bed to promote sleep. When your body raises your body temperature and then cools down, you become tired as a result allowing for a night of improved sleep.

If you have problems with falling or staying asleep, try soaking in your Hot Tub or Spa and then head to bed almost immediately after.


Next time you enjoy a soak in your Hot Tub. Remember all of the positive benefits you are receiving for your health. Ranging from mental relaxation, pain relief, and helping with sleep.

It might be hard to find time to sit back and relax but you only need 20 minutes. Hopefully, these incentives help you find a reason to take a soak in your Arctic Spas® Hot Tub.