Spending regular time inside a hot tub can have a variety of positive effects on your quality of life. The heat of the glistening water, combined with the pressure of the powerful jets, can be truly rejuvenating and refreshing. After a long, stressful day, relaxing in your hot tub can become an important part of your regular routine. The healing properties of the jet-infused water can truly have a positive impact, not only on your health but on the health of your loved ones too.
Muscle and joint relief
Hydrotherapy is a water-based technique that has been evolving for thousands of years. From the ancient Greeks and Romans, the use of heat and pressure within water has been used to heal and soothe the body. The heat of the water and pressure from the jets allow your muscles to completely relax. Hot spa tubs even have the power to soothe sore, arthritic joints. This healing can be felt long after you have exited the hot tub.
Improved mental and emotional health
Pain and tension relief can do wonders for your mental health. Your mind will have a chance to relax and focus on other things when your body is more relaxed, and your muscles aren’t so sore anymore. While your body is healing inside the bubbling water, your mind will have time to wander. You can use this time to free yourself of distractions from technology or work, and just focus on indulging in your backyard oasis.
Less stress and better sleep
Hydrotherapy can help to relieve stress and ease anxiety. Studies have shown that hot tubs can significantly and positively improve anxiety levels, along with physical pain. A combination of increased blood flow, a decrease of neuroendocrine responses, and relaxed breathing can help to relieve stress and improve mental illness. Increased levels of “happy” hormones like serotonin and dopamine are increased, while “stress” hormones like cortisol and epinephrine are decreased.