Wellness isn’t just about getting down to the gym, eating endless kale or daily meditation. Sometimes what’s best for your mind is just to do nothing. Simply relaxing through removing distractions can be liberating and significantly reduce tension – after all, the mental element of wellness is just as important as the physical.
Owning your own hot tub can considerably contribute to your overall health, allowing you to relax and refresh your mind, releasing the tension that you’ve built up during the day. But there any many more benefits of hot tub use that promotes overall health. We’ve put together some tips for using a hot tub to ensure that you’re able to achieve ultimate wellness.
Use your hot tub regularly
Making healthy habits is a great place to start your wellness journey. Something as simple as making soaking in your hot tub a part of your everyday routine will allow you to fully reap the benefits of warm water immersion. The heat and buoyancy of spa water, coupled with a jet massage, can give a variety of physical benefits from improving blood flow to helping reduce the swelling of muscles. Taking little measures to enhance your well-being on a daily basis can help ease physical discomfort, reduce worry, and prevent stress from stacking up, all of which can have severe consequences for your mental health.
Turn your phone off
Whilst technology is a great asset to our lives, it often consumes a lot of our time and attention and can have a negative impact on our mental health when used in excess. To really appreciate the wellness benefits of your hot tub, leave your phone inside whilst you relax or alternatively enable the ‘Do not disturb’ mode. Eliminating distractions from your phone will ensure you’re truly able to relax without the interference of messages, social media alerts and calls.
Focus your attention on the water
Turn your focus to the tranquillity of your hot tub. When you fire up the massaging jets of your hot tub, let the noise of the bubbles transport you and drown out any unwanted noise. Many hot tubs now include comprehensive entertainment systems such as wireless Bluetooth audio systems, perfect for allowing you to escape listening to your favourite podcast or playlist.
Soak before going to bed
Sleep is one of the most important aspects of wellness, being critical for both physical and mental recuperation. Bathing an hour before bedtime helps to relax your body and prepare your mind for a restful night’s sleep. The change in body temperature once you get out of the hot tub sends signals to your brain that it’s time to sleep.
Whatever your specific aim may be, a hot tub can bring some amazing benefits to both your physical and mental health. To experience these benefits for yourself, get in touch with a member of the team at The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company to explore our diverse range of hot tubs at our award-winning showroom in Sidcup, Kent.