Benefits of using a hot tub before and after your workout
Did you know that hydrotherapy provides a host of advantages and there are some benefits specifically tied to workout recovery? Here at The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company, we’ve put together a list of some of the amazing hydrotherapy benefits you can take advantage of pre and post workout.
When you spend time in a hot tub or swim spa your circulation improves. As your body is under pressure during a workout, making sure that your body is able to pump blood to your muscles to provide them with oxygen is incredibly important. Warm water dilates the blood vessels which supports your circulatory system – that’s why soaking in a hot tub before your workout is a great idea. This way you’ll be well-prepared and less likely to suffer an injury.
Helps you stretch
You lower your chance of sustaining an injury during your workout if you stretch beforehand and a hot tub session can support you in doing this. Stretching in a hot tub relieves the gravitational strain on your muscles and joint as a result of the buoyancy of the water. Additionally, the water’s warmth and pressure can assist in deepening the stretches.
Relaxing in a hot tub can help you focus by allowing you to unwind. Anxiety is decreased, and focus is improved. Relaxation techniques, by eliminating distractions and focusing your attention where it's required most, have been shown to significantly increase competitive performance.
Burn more calories
Even when you’re at rest, soaking in a hot tub can help you burn more calories. It’s the perfect complement to physical exercise. Starting a workout by jogging in the water or practicing some easy yoga poses is an amazing way to get started. The water’s buoyancy and resistance give a low-impact approach to exercise. This is perfect for those who find regular exercise taxing on their joint or who need a rest day in between strenuous exercise.
Reduces stress levels
There’s a lot of research that supports the idea that bathing in a hot tub relieves mental, emotional and physical stress. It’s a great way to get yourself in the right frame of mind before your workout. After a workout, bathing in a hot tub can help relieve the tension that exercise places on the muscles and joints.
Supports post-workout recovery
After a workout, soaking in hot tub can help decrease inflammation and swelling. The warmth of the water and the pressure from the spa jets can help to sooth your joints and muscles too. The high degree of muscular tension reduction helps the body recover faster, allowing you to be prepared for the next session.
The Hot Tub and Swim Spa company stocks a variety of hot tubs that are perfect for relaxing in before or after your workout. Get in contact with a member of the team today to discuss your hot tub requirements on 0208 300 4003.