Taking the time to look after ourselves improves our mental and physical state and bathing in hot water is one of the oldest habits adopted by man to relax and regain mental and physical wellbeing.
Whether it’s money, work, relationships or health concerns, we all get stressed for one reason or another and according to the Mayo Clinic, the long-term activation of the stress-response system can disrupt almost all of your body’s natural processes and put you at increased risk for numerous health problems.
Sitting in your hot tub is a personal treat...
A treat that makes you feel even more special because you’re enjoying a past time that’s good for your body and is all about pampering yourself.
The good news is that sitting in your hot tub gently removes the stress of modern life on a consistent, day-to-day basis. You’d be amazed at how well a simple 10-minute dip can:
- Increase blood circulation, helping relieve tension headaches caused by stress
- Directly soothe tightness in stress-prone areas like the neck and shoulders
- Stimulate the body’s natural production of endorphins, reducing feelings of pain and anxiety
- Boosting your immune system
- Help provide a healthier complexion
- Help improve the quality of sleep
Help Treat A Number Of Ailments
The combination of heat, buoyancy and massage found in hot tubs act as force for good on your body, helping to treat a number of ailments, including the following.
From arthritis, joint or back pain, restless leg syndrome, muscle injuries or fibromyalgia, hot tubs are a proven form of chronic pain relief. The heat of the water increases blood flow and relaxes the body, while the massaging action of the jets and the water’s buoyancy loosen muscle tension and soothe sore joints.
Type 2 Diabetes
The New England Journal of Medicine (08-16-1999) found that, after just 10 days, patients with Type 2 Diabetes who used hot tubs 30 minutes a day, 6 days per week required reduced doses of insulin, lost weight, slept better and showed distinct decreases in plasma glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin.
For those suffering from insomnia, using a hot tub helps your body to wind down before bed and get the natural sleep you need. Even if you don’t suffer from chronic sleep problems, the Better Sleep Council recommends establishing a relaxing bedtime routine, such as soaking in hot water to help maintain a healthy sleep cycle. According to the Council’s findings, warm water releases muscle tension and increases blood flow, both of which contribute to a relaxed, deeper, more comfortable and better quality sleep.