It turns out that hot tubs aren’t just a great source of entertainment, they also offer great health perks that can make you feel fantastic! From easing the pain of chronic conditions to diminishing stress levels, the hot tub experience can really be beneficial for the mind and body! Here’s a list of just some of the marvellous health benefits bathing in a hot tub provides.
Muscle pain, headaches and fatigue are all symptoms brought on by stress. Leading scientific research has shown that regular hot tub usage can relieve tension and stress through a combination of the warmth, buoyancy and massage.
The warmth of the water stimulates the flow of blood to the organs which allows the body to speed up its healing and regeneration processes. Whilst bathing, the buoyancy of the water also works actively to relieve pressure in joints and muscles. On top of this, the soothing massage provided by hot tub jets stimulate the release of endorphins (also known as nature’s painkillers!).
Reduce the pain from chronic conditions
Muscle relief, reduced inflammation and joint discomfort, as well as increased ease when doing exercise and daily tasks, are all advantages of soaking in a hot tub! But don’t just take our word for it: The Arthritis Research Campaign has also stated that using a hot tub is an excellent way to add heat to arthritic joints, thus relieving pain.
Sleep more soundly
Say goodbye to insomnia! Around 30 million people in the UK suffer from sleep disorders. According to one study, soaking in a hot tub before bedtime will not only help you fall asleep faster, but will also provide a deeper, more relaxing sleep as your body cools.
Lower diabetic blood sugar levels
Research has found that bathing in a hot tub can stimulate the same benefits as doing exercise. Furthermore, the study found that patients with type 2 diabetes who soak in a hot tub for at lease 30 minutes, six days a week for three weeks, can report a 13 percent drop in blood sugar levels.
Promotes weight loss
Another great benefit of soaking in a hot tub is that, (through the simulation of exercise from the hot water massage), they help promote weight loss. In one study, participants who used hot tubs lost an average of 3.5 pounds in weight without implementing any new diet or changing their physical exercise programmes.
Lower blood pressure
If you typically have high blood pressure, a hot tub can really help you out, studies have shown that blood pressure can be lowered after just 15 minutes in the water. One study even suggested that relaxing in a hot tub is less stressful on the heart and more beneficial than a session on an exercise bike!
These are just some of the amazing benefits for your physical and mental health that you can receive from bathing in a hot tub. If you’re interested in revitalising the body and mind through the wizardry of hydrotherapy, get in touch with one of our friendly team today.