All of us have some hectic days that can stress us out. While a massage may not always be a feasible option, soaking in a hot tub is often a more accessible and effective remedy to relax.

Advantages of a Hot Tub Bath

Science says that soaking yourself in hot water dilates your blood vessels and helps drop blood pressure by a few points. Here are the other benefits of a hot tub bath at the end of a long day:

1. It is a Stressbuster

The almost-sedative effects of warm water and steam help alleviate physical, emotional, and psychological stress. If you wish to add some music to the mood, go for it. Soft music, dim lights, and a few drops of essential oils in the water can enhance this stress-relieving effect.

2. Muscle Relaxant

Hot water and massages are an effective way to relax and soothe tense muscles. Soaking in a hot tub before a workout can also reduce the risk of injury.

3. Pain Relief

It can relieve specific pains by relaxing tight muscles, joints, and tendons. If you have arthritis, the effects of heat and massage can help reduce the stiffness and inflammation that cause pain. Water supports your body, reduces stress on your joints, and helps improve flexibility and range of motion. Thanks to the buoyancy of the water, the pressure on the joints is also reduced.

The hot tub may also benefit people with sports injuries, arthritis, chronic pain, migraines, and so on.

4. Improved Mobility

Water temperature and buoyancy improve mobility without the risk of injury. Athletes rehabilitating sports injuries can see the benefits of a hot tub that safely moves stiff joints.

5. Improved Sleep

Enhance your nightly sleep with a Spa hot tub. The fantastic advantage of using a hot tub is that it promotes greater relaxation and promotes better night sleep.

6. Better Cardiovascular Health

Soaking in hot water can have a positive effect on vascular function and blood pressure. Passive hyperthermia helps reduce cardiovascular risk and mortality, especially with limited physical activity. It is also safe for almost everyone.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Hot Tub Session

Whether you use your own hot tub or one owned by the gym or community, make sure your hot tub is clean and well maintained. Water should be cleaned and tested regularly. A poorly-maintained hot tub can lead to a skin infection called hot tub folliculitis.

  • Make sure the water is not too hot. The absolute maximum temperature is around 104 ° F (40 ° C).
  • Hot tubs cause you to sweat and cause dehydration. Drink plenty of water but avoid alcohol before or during bathing.
  • Limit your time in the bathtub, especially if you are not used to it. At maximum temperature, set the limit to 10-15 minutes. Once you get used to it, you can stay at low temperatures for longer periods.

If you haven’t already, it is a great idea to install a hot tub in your home today. For more questions about hot tubs, feel free to contact Spa Tech right away.

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