There is no denying that when you have a long, hard or even chilly day there is nothing more indulgent than a soak in a hot tub or spa. The swimming pool and hot tub contractors from Advanced Pools, Inc. in Memphis, Tennessee get asked all the time, “what are the health benefits of a hot tub soak?”
They share that there are many and they go above and beyond the idea that it just feels good to be in a hot tub.
Health benefits of a hot tub soak
Here are a few benefits you may not have considered. If you’re thinking about getting a hot tub or spa this year, this just might sway you! A hot tub is essentially a hydrotherapy device that you have right in your own backyard — no need to visit a physical therapist to benefit.
The pressure of the water and the heat and its jets apply a consistent weight and force on your body when you’re submerged and that helps your muscles and your body heal. This is the reason athletes benefit and indulge in hot tub and spa treatments — to heal their bodies.
The heat helps open blood vessels and this helps improve circulation and blood flow. If you’ve suffered an injury, improved blood flow and muscle recovery is very beneficial so the healing blood can circulate more easily throughout your body. When your blood is heated it more easily moves through your veins carrying nutrients and proteins and minerals and oxygen to all parts of your body.
If you’re in the hot tub and want to exercise, the heat helps with your fitness levels and with helping assure you don’t suffer an injury by stretching a “cold” muscle. You can do leg lifts, arm lifts, twists, squats and many other exercises right in your hot tub!
If you have aches or pains or a sore back or any other muscle or joint issue, soaking in a hot tub will help alleviate that.
Diabetics and arthritis sufferers benefit from being in the heat and jets of a hot tub as well.
Soaking prior to bedtime just might help you get better zzzzzs.
If you love water but can’t swim year-round because it’s too cold and snowy where you live and too costly to heat your pool, heating a hot tub and having access to water just might be what you’re looking for.
Give us a call and let’s talk about where to place your hot tub or spa!