For more than just relaxing, a hot tub is actually good for you!
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- Stress has an adverse effect on health- the heart works harder, breathing becomes more rapid and shallow, and digestion slows. Nearly every process of the body is degraded. Researchers have estimated that 80% of disease is stress related.
- Relaxing in a spa stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel good” chemical, giving you a sense of well being and rejuvenation.
- Warm water and soothing massage relieves anxiety and relaxes tense muscles.
- A hot tub provides a sanctuary for quiet moments alone or to reconnect with family and friends.
- Many physicians and physical therapists recognize the value of a hot tub as an ideal environment for rehabilitation therapy.
- Eases muscle pain, fatigue, stiffness and soreness due to sport activities and exercising.
- Raises blood temperature and causes blood vessels to dilate, resulting in increased circulation and blood flow which accelerate the body’s natural healing process.
- Speeds the elimination of lactic acids and other toxins, which are replaced by oxygen and the body’s natural nutrients.
- Relaxes muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers.
- Helps increase flexibility and range of motion, which can help prevent exercise-related injuries.
- Ideal environment for stretching which can stimulate the production or retention of lubricants between connective tissue fibers.
- The Arthritis Foundation recognizes the benefits of hydromassage and warm water exercise to help relieve arthritis pain. A morning soak in a hot tub can provide temporary relief from arthritis pain and help you feel better throughout the day.
- Reduces body weight by approximately 90%, relieving pressure on joints and muscles and making it a safe and gently environment for warm water exercise.
- Increases circulation and helps move inflammatory substances away from the joints.
- Allows muscles to become relaxed, which creates an overall feeling of comfort and makes it easier to carry out daily tasks.
- Raises the body’s temperature and causes blood vessels to dilate, resulting in increased circulation.
- Decreases swelling and stiffness and restores strength and flexibility, which can help increase range of motion and protect joints against further damage.
- According to a medical study conducted by the Mayo Clinic, the cardiovascular stress of a 15-minute soak at 104 degrees is mild- much less than the stress of the light exercise most people do with heart disease are advised to do.
- According to a study in the scientific journal Sleep, a drop in body temperature can help to ease your body into a deeper, more relaxing sleep.
- Relaxing in hot water for 15 minutes approximately 90 minutes before bedtime causes the body’s internal thermostat to pull your temperature down, enabling you to drift into a deeper, more relaxing sleep.
- Hydromassage is a natural remedy, unlike prescription & over-the-counter drugs and alcohol, all of which make you feel groggy and have other adverse side effects.
- A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine indicates that soaking in a hot tub can be beneficial for people who are affected with Type 2 Diabetes.
- Can reduce blood sugar levels by 13%.
- Ideal for individuals who are physically unable to endure rigorous activity.
- Increases overall sense of well being.
- Promotes improved sleep.