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The Health Benefits of Regular Hot Tub Soaking

Anyone who has been in a hot tub knows just how relaxing it can be. However, that’s not where the benefits end. The spa experience that you get from regular hot tub soaking can also be really good for your health and wellbeing. There are physical and mental health benefits that go further than just 15 minutes of bliss. These are just a few of them.

  • Helping to ease feelings of stress. Research has found that spending time in hot water can calm the nervous system and boost the mood. It acts to relieve many of the symptoms of stress and can even be useful if you’re struggling with depression because it is such a mood booster. If you’re finding the changing seasons hard, or feeling overwhelmed with pressure right now, a hot tub soak can be a great way to give yourself some care and support.

  • Easing muscle aches and pains. If you tend to reach for some kind of pain relief when you’ve got aches and pains in muscles and joints then you might want to consider a hot tub soak instead. We now know that spending some time in a hot tub can be really beneficial if this is something you’re struggling with because the heat increases blood flow to the muscles and helps to loosen them while the buoyancy in the water takes the pressure of gravity off. Just note that if you’re going to have time in the hot tub for this specific issue, make sure you limit yourself to 15 minutes. After that you might get too much blood flow to muscles, which can result in swelling.

  • Getting a better night’s sleep. A hot tub soak is a great way to signal to your body that it’s time to let go of the day and prepare for sleep. The change in body temperature you’ll experience is also a useful way to get your body to adjust for rest. Ideally, you’ll have your hot tub soak 90 minutes before bed to reap all the benefits.

  • Helping with hypertension. Soaking in a hot tub will have the effect of widening your blood vessels, which can help to ease the experience of high blood pressure, even temporarily. It’s worth noting that people with low blood pressure should avoid hot water, as the impact will make blood pressure fall to a much lower level than it already is.

  • Reducing the potential for cardiovascular disease. Using a hot tub won’t exempt you from everything your cardiovascular system needs to be healthy (a good diet, regular exercise etc). However, it could be a great extra measure in addition to whatever you’re already doing for your heart health. There’s even science to back up the use of hot water for helping to minimise the potential for heart problems - one study found that people who had regular hot soaks had a lower rate of cardiovascular disease.

From relieving high blood pressure to helping you sleep better, these are just some of the benefits of regular hot tub soaking. We offer servicing and post-sales care for all of our customers to make sure that our customers get the best out of their hot tub. We are proud to have a multi-award-winning showroom located in Kent, so please come down and try out our huge range

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The Hot Tub and Swim Spa Company specialise in providing hot tubs, swim spas, pools and gazebos and have experience of over 50 years in this industry. We also offer servicing and post-sales care for all of our customers to make sure that our customers get the best out of their hot tub.