Can hot tubs affect your health
Hot tubs can be great for socialising and they are also renowned for being a wonderfully relaxing environment. However, these are not the only benefits that you can enjoy from the experience. If you have a hot tub then there are also a number of ways in which it could potentially improve your health too.
Dealing with the pain of arthritis
Improving quality of sleep
Sleep problems are common in the UK and cover a wide range of issues, from being unable to get to sleep to finding that you’re tired when you wake up because quality of sleep has been poor. If you’re not getting good sleep then your concentration can suffer and you may find it difficult just to get through the day. A hot tub can help with better sleep health in a number of different ways. The warmth of the water helps to relax and calm a hyper or over-active body and mind, making it easier to fall asleep and to sleep deeper as a result.
The combination of powerful massage jets and the water temperature can be very effective when it comes to loosening up stiff muscles and improving joint flexibility. In fact, hot tubs are often used by athletes who need to be flexible before a race or event – they are a great option as part of a warm up, for example. Hot tubs also provide buoyancy – the water effectively makes the body feel weightless – which can help to ease the pressure on painful joints and reduce inflammation. It can also make it easier to stretch out muscles and to support exercise that is non-weight bearing.
Coping with anxiety
Daily anxiety is a reality for many people in 2019. Life moves at a fast pace and it doesn’t help that many of us are permanently attached to a screen, whether that’s a smart phone or a laptop. Spending time in a hot tub on a regular basis can help to reduce anxiety, providing a way for the body to physically calm down and a space in which it’s possible to relax without distractions, whether that’s technology or other people.
Dealing with specific discomfort such as back pain
Whether it’s mild or severe, back pain can be very restrictive in daily life and causes a lot of discomfort. A hot tub can provide a way to minimise the pain, no matter where it is located in the back. The combination of massage jets and warm water delivers soothing, softening relief and weightlessness in the water helps to take the pressure off stressed muscles.
These are just some of the ways in which a hot tub can be beneficial for your health.