10 Hot Tub Health Benefits
Over the past year, we’ve seen a substantial increase in hot tub/ spa purchases due in part to the pandemic lock downs. This may also have something to do with more people seeking to discover new ways of turning their own home into a makeshift get away spot while travel restrictions are in place. While we all may want to soak our toes in the warm waters of faraway beaches, a home spa is still a welcome substitute. It can also promote good health! From muscle relaxation to calorie burn and promoting a good night’s sleep, below are the top 10 health benefits of owning your own home spa or hot tub.
Life can get busy, hectic, and stressful, and stress itself is not only eating away at our emotional well-being but can have an impact on our overall physical health. Stress doesn’t only make you feel emotionally awful but it can also exacerbate any health condition you may be experiencing. Having a good soak in the warm waters of a home spa can help to stimulate endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers. The heat of the water increases blood flow and the jets that many home spas are equipped with can work out muscle soreness. This system relaxes the body and mind in order to reduce stress and promote physical and emotional well-being.
2. Helps to Relieve Back Pain
From professional athletes to blue-collar professionals to physical therapy patients many people utilize the benefits of hot tubs to relieve back pain. The warm waters of your home spa can provide immediate relief and in many cases is a recommendation by physicians for long-term relief of aching back muscles. But you don’t have to wait for a recommendation to take advantage of the benefits of a home spa. Utilizing this system at the onset of back pain can have long-lasting results in muscle relaxation.
3. Boosts Your Immune System
Your body’s natural production of white blood cells is raised when introduced to an environment with a risen temperature. An abundance of white blood cells aids the body’s natural ability to fight off viruses and infections. Not only can you take the time to relax in a hot tub but can enjoy the hidden benefits of boosting your immune system with every soak.
4. Helps You Breathe Easy
Do you have a cold or respiratory tract condition? Soaking in a home spa may offer immediate relief by dissolving anything that may be inhibiting your breathing. A great soak can also soothe away any pain that comes with any breathing difficulty. This helps to open up your airways so that you can breathe deeper, fuller breaths. Try adding eucalyptus to your hot tub for an additional soothing effect.
5. Promotes Better Sleep
Considering the fact that a relaxing soak in a home spa invites ease into both the mind and body, this action can even promote a night of more restful sleep. If you suffer from restlessness or insomnia try going for a soak one hour or 30 minutes before bed and you may even be surprised to find yourself becoming dozy mid soak.
6. Helps to Eliviate Arthritis
Pain associated with Fibromyalgia, Gout, Rheumatoid Arthritis, or Osteoarthritis often involves aching, pain, swelling, and stiffness on the joints. This pain can be alleviated by the heat, buoyancy, and massage provide in a hot tub. Regular sessions in your hot tub can help keep joints moving, restoring and preserving strength, flexibility and protects joints from further damage. Buoyancy supports and lessens stress on the joints and encourages more relaxed movement.
7. Improves Your Circulation
Are you experiencing fatigue, pain, numbness, or shortness of breath? Home spas can provide temporary improvement to circulation. Warm waters cause blood vessels to open which aids in lowering blood pressure. Sitting and relaxing in your hot tub helps your blood to flow more easily, promoting better circulation throughout the body.
8. Reduces Lactic Acid Build Up
You’ve likely felt a type of burning sensation a day or so after having an intense workout, this is caused by a build-up of lactic acid. This can really put a damper on your athletic ability and progress by slowing you down. In order to reduce this build-up try taking a nice soak in your home spa. The increase in heat increases blood circulation and aids in speeding up the recovery process from your workout so you’re ready to get back to your routine!
9. Relieves Migraine Symptoms
If you’ve ever suffered from a migraine you know that these episodes are more than just a mere headache. Symptoms such as feeling dizzy, faint, increased sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and pulsing or throbbing pain, and vomiting mean that migraines have a significant effect on your quality of life. Sleep deprivation, stress, tension headaches, neck pain, and sinus issues are just some of the triggers for migraines and all of these symptoms can be aided by taking a soak in a hot tub.
10. Helps Burn Calories
Did you know that your home spa may help you burn off extra calories? A small study conducted in 2016 showed that one hour of soaking in a hot tub can be equivalent to the calories burned in a 30-minute walk. Though it shouldn’t take the place of exercise, having a good relaxing soak may help your metabolism and this can particularly beneficial for those who find it difficult to exercise.
No matter your reason for purchasing your hot tub, whether it be for pleasure or the added health perks you can rest assured that your purchase will provide you many years of relaxing and beneficial hot tub sessions. If your looking to have your newly purchased hot tub professionally installed don’t hesitate to contact Ampt Over Electric. We pull the necssary permits required for to properly install your home spa. We’ll also be able to help you determine the ideal location for your setup and provide the necessary power supply required to efficiently run your new at-home oasis!