If you’re thinking about getting a home spa, but are having second thoughts over it as a luxurious and not indispensable item of your household, consider its numerous health benefits. It is not just a whimsical purchase, it can actually be really beneficial for your health, especially if you problems with chronic pain and rheumatoid arthritis.
Or if you are under a lot of stress in general, have sleeping problems, or are simply looking for a way to improve the quality of your life. So here are a few serious reasons why you should opt for buying a home spa and enjoy all the benefits of hot tubs.
The water of around 100°F temperature immediately takes a huge load of off your heart as your body mass is reduced by buoyancy; your blood vessels dilate and your blood pressure reduces. All this creates a relaxing effect, similar to that of a relaxing massage. Hot water improves your circulation and enhances the production of some of the so-called happiness hormones, endorphins, which help reduce stress and make your body feel good. Also, there’s the hydro-therapy effect which helps relieve the tension in your muscles as the jets gently massage you and relieve the stiffness in the six body areas – feet, thighs, lower-back, upper back, shoulders, and neck.
So a dip in your hot tub gives you an accumulated effect of a hot bath and a relaxing massage, any time you wish for it, for as long as you wish.
Sleep Quality Improvement
This is a logical consequence of the stress relief effect, and we all know how important good sleep is for your overall health. The positive effect of hot tubs on your night’s rest is also supported by very specific scientific facts. Namely, in the hot tub your blood pressure decreases and your core temperature increases. Once you get out of the tub, the body temperature drops, just like it does when you are in deep sleep. The hot tub thus literally prepares your body for a good night’s rest, putting it in a very similar state.
So to achieve the maximum effect the best advice is to have a half-an-hour bath some hour and a half before going to bed. This will put your body in a prefect state for falling asleep, by reducing your blood pressure, body temperature, stress levels and increasing the endorphins level, as already mentioned.
Hot water massage has been recognized as a great pain reliever by various sports and medical associations. It is especially beneficial in relieving the arthritis pain. It allows the muscles and joints to relax which makes different motions and exercises easier to perform. So the accumulated effect of the high water temperature, massage and buoyancy makes the needed exercises more effective, less painful and easier.
When you have a hot tub at home, at your disposal any time you wish, it can only maximize the effect and enhance the recovery and healing, or at least keep the pain at bay and enable you to perform all the motions as normally as possible.
As already mentioned, hot tub improves your circulation, thus increasing the level of oxygen carried by the blood to the wounded spot. What’s more, this assists the antibody and white blood cells production and expelling the toxins, which helps in creating the new tissue and strengthening your immune system. What’s more, this expelling of toxins also helps your skin to remain clean, and the jet massage removes all the dead cells, leaving your skin smooth, soft and healthy.
The massage effect also prevents the lactic acid from piling up in your muscles and reduces the muscle pain and stiffness. The buildup of lactic acid in your muscles is the primary source of post exercise soreness, which makes the hot tub almost indispensable for athletes and people who exercise often.
If you are looking for a great way to relax and help you feel better, you can’t go wrong with a hot tub. It is a more affordable option than a pool, and the maintenance cost and frequency are significantly lower as well. What’s more, the therapeutic and relaxing properties of a hot tub can never be matched by a swimming pool.