Hot tubs have been the centerpiece of backyard entertainment for years, but did you know they are also a beacon for health benefits? The old box of water is, in fact, a hot bed of therapeutic benefits. Here are five ways hot tub hydrotherapy can improve your health.
1- Kick Stress to the Curb
America’s leading health problem… stress! It has been estimated that 75 – 90% of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress related problems. (www.stress.org)
A hot tub can be a great stress reliever. It’s a place to escape the demands of the day, a place to go without your phone and let the warm water soak it all away.
2 – Find Relief from Symptoms of Arthritis
Arthritis is a condition which affects more than 46 million U.S. adults. (www.webmd.com/arthritis) The Arthritis Foundation found that hot tubs can help alleviate the pain associated with several types. They state the soothing warmth and buoyancy of warm water makes it a safe and ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. (www.arthritis.org.)
3- Get Some Sleep
We are a sleep-deprived society. We work long hours, juggle multiple responsibilities and are always on the move. It is estimated 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder. (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
Soaking in a hot tub can help you sleep. In fact, research says it helps you get to sleep faster, longer and deeper. Hydrotherapy induces the body’s natural sleep mechanics and just 20 minutes in a hot tub before bed each night can help.
4- Ease That Pain
Pain affects more Americans than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. Pain is cited as the most common reason Americans access the health care system. It is a leading cause of disability and it is a major contributor to health care costs. (http://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets)
Soaking in the soothing warm water can help relieve tense, sore muscles, headaches and chronic pain by improving circulation. The combination of warm water and pulsating jets provide a wonderful massage experience for pain management, soothing sore muscles, relieving tension, and providing the ultimate relaxation.
5- Spend Quality Time with Loved Ones
We are a busy society and have become so distracted by computers, phones, and busy schedules. Finding time for yourself and your loved ones has become another daily challenge.
A hot tub can provide an escape where you can be alone for 20 minutes or connect with family members.
If you find you are dealing with too much stress, fighting a daily battle with pain management, or just can’t seem to find time for yourself or your loved ones, maybe it’s time to try soaking in a hot tub! Learn more about hydrotherapy and hot tub health benefits.
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