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The Health Benefits Of Regularly Using A Hot Tub

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Hot tubs are something we all enjoy, whether it is a trip to the spa or a dip in the comfort of our own garden. It can often be seen as an indulgent treat yet many of us do not know the health benefits of regular use.

We have all wondered what it would be like to have our very own hot tub, with fantastic garden parties and a place of pure relaxation to call your own - it is certainly very tempting. It is in fact a great lifestyle choice which can do wonders for your mind and body.

Whether you want to reduce stress, control pain or increase mobility - these are just a few benefits of enjoying a steamy dip.

We have teamed up with Cornish Hot Tubs to provide you with an insight into the power behind this relaxing activity.

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The power of heat

One of the most pleasurable experiences of a hot tub is the heat, and this can help heal our body while also reducing stress.

Just a few minutes of relaxing in a hot tub can actually reduce your blood pressure. When your body absorbs the heat, your blood flow will increase, causing your blood vessels to dilate and lowering your blood pressure. It is also great for aching and stiff muscles which may be caused by tension or an injury. Your body can completely relax while the constant heat does all of the work for you.

When your body is focusing upon absorbing the heat, your body’s central nervous system will also minimise resulting in temporary pain relief - perfect for those who experience chronic pain and in need of relaxation.

 

Reduce the strain

One of the most beneficial things of a hot tub includes being buoyant. We’re often putting pressure on our joints through activities such as running and generally supporting our bodies. Our knees, wrists and ankles can overwork leaving our body feeling tired and a visit to a hot tub could be just the answer to your problems.

Those who experience aching joints or a bad back will benefit from a dip in the tub. When you sit down in a hot tub and begin to relax, the natural buoyancy of the water can support up to 90% of our body weight, which means you can feel like you’re almost floating on a cloud! This release of weight is great for our bodies, as the pressures decrease and your muscles can begin to relax with ease.

If you suffer from arthritis, regular hot tub usage can relieve your symptoms and make everyday activities much easier. This can also improve circulation, especially to your extremities which is great news for those who suffer from arthritis.

 

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the term used to describe the use of water for pain relief or treatment, and this could be an option to consider for a happier and healthier you.

Relaxing in water can have tremendous health benefits. Combining the warm water immersion with massaging jets can increase both physical and mental sense of well being. It’s no surprise that humans have been soaking up the benefits of hydrotherapy since ancient times - but is it really good for you? The answer is yes!

With regular uses of a hot tub, this can alleviate stress and put you in a state of relaxation. Stress is a huge factor in every day life and sometimes we’re all in need of a break. That’s why spa breaks are so popular, it is a time to forget about your worries and feel completely relaxed for a couple of days. Once you leave, you feel invigorated and ready to jump back into reality with no problem - although, most of us would like to carry on with the spa session… A dip in the hot tub does not have to be once in a blue moon, regular use can be a game changer.

Those who suffer from insomnia may benefit greatly from hot tub use. Not only does  this activity relieve stress and anxiety, it may also make it easier to fall asleep. Adding additional features such as scented candles and oils can also have wonderful relaxation benefits and enable you to settle down before hitting the hay.

It's important to create an environment you feel comfortable in, this will ensure a relaxing space to find a little escape and fully enjoy the benefits.

Let your mind and body fall into a complete state of relaxation, your adrenalin response with reduce and your body will begin to release endorphins, a naturally occurring substance in the body which induces a sense of well being.

If you find difficulty in sleeping, hydrotherapy could make a difference to your sleepless nights. The National Sleep Foundation, among other experts on sleep recognises that a regular soak in a hot tub is an excellent way to prepare for a wonderful night’s sleep.

Using a hot tub late in the evening will reduce your blood temperature. Also, the sound of water is a great way to calm and soothe your mind.

The hot water also promotes tissue healing due to the temperature providing relief to those painful areas or injured muscles.

With the many hot tubs available, there are an array of jets to choose from which are all designed to massage and stimulate your body. With swirling, streaming and penetrating jets, this will reduce the tension on your joints and you’ll be feeling content in no time at all. Let’s not forget the amazing job those jets do at massaging our tired bodies!

 

Don’t forget to talk to your doctor

Although regular use of a hot tub is beneficial to your health, it may also create complications with other illnesses. It is advised to speak to your doctor when thinking about buying a hot tub especially if you are pregnant or suffer from the following:

  • Arthritis – either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid
  • Diabetes
  • Muscular or skeletal strain or trauma
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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Fitness and aerobic benefits

Did you know that your hot tub could be the perfect workout?

Well, aquatic activity can have an excellent benefit to your cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, autonomic nervous and endocrine systems. This actually combats health problems such as obesity, diabetes and arthritis.

Hydrotherapy is a very popular treatment for those suffering from injuries. Athletes use this method to relax their muscles and over worked joints. It is also seen in rehabilitation, as it is a great way to restore strength and flexibility. Also, due to the buoyancy of the water there is no strain on your joints making your journey of health so much easier and pain free.

Those with diabetes will feel the benefits of regular hot tub use. It reduces blood sugar levels and the buoyancy enables people who struggle to do exercise due to physical issues, to do so easily.

Don’t worry though; you don’t have to do a work out in your hot tub to see the benefits to your physique. Simply relaxing in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day could shed some pounds over time. This is due to your heart rate increasing while being immersed in hot water.

 

Swim Spas

Swim Spas can be found at Cornish Hot Tubs, they’re a great addition and you don’t need too much space. It’s a much more compact version of a swimming pool however if you’re social you will be able to fit enough people in for a good time. A swim spa also benefits from easy installation, maintenance and they’re portable too!

Aerobic benefits can be gained from a regular hot tub however swim spas can offer a much more beneficial experience. They provide a more powerful current, which is great for your body. You could also throw in aerobic equipment such as resistance bands to create a more powerful work out routine - make the most of the space!

 

The social side

A hot tub in your home is the perfect way to unwind and also a great excuse to get social. With regular usage your stress levels will decrease, your sleep may improve and you will have more energy to have fun! It’s great for your emotional well being, as a simply soak could lead to better relationships with those around you. This will give you the chance to spend quality time together, and make special memories. This gives you a chance to all get together, talk and have fun without the modern day interruptions of computer games, phones and tablets.

Enjoy the outside during the summer nights, admire starry skies and enjoy the fresh air in your new relaxing space.

 

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Do your research

Although you may be blown away by the benefits of hot tub usage and thinking bout investing in a hot tub, do your research before you commit. It is advisable to look for a hot tub supplier who have good customer reviews, repairs, replacements, warranty and support.

Who knew regular hot tub use could be so healthy?

Whether you experience muscle pain or feel that the stresses of every day life getting too much, a dip in a hot tub can work wonders. Over time your physical and mind will benefit greatly.

Finally! An easy and enjoyable activity we can all do to make us smile and make a difference to our health.

Check out Cornish Hot Tubs for a friendly and professional service - the most experienced supplier in the South West.

 

Read their reviews here and browse their selection of hot tubs here.

 

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