After a hard day at work, most people want to come home and relax. With meal preparation, cleaning, and other home responsibilities, sometimes home is not a great place to relax. Ever considered a hot tub for your back yard or home? It’s a wonderful way to spend time together as a family, is a great way to entertain guests, and is a wonderful way to relax.
Many people think that having a hot tub is strictly a fun luxury item. Did you know that spas have health benefits as well? Hydrotherapy is warm water therapy in hot tub spas. There are three main healing ingredients: heat, massage, and buoyancy. When combined together, they create an environment that is both healthy and relaxing.
Engaging in hydrotherapy on a regular basis offers a variety of physical health benefits, but even a single soak will make a difference. Water itself is a simple thing, but can have an amazing effect. Whether you are suffering from joint or muscle pain, are unable to sleep, or are just stressed out, spending some time in a hot tub can make you feel significantly better. The National Sleep Foundation said, “Soaking in hot water, such as a hot tub or bath, before retiring to bed can ease the transition into a deeper sleep.”
Warm water massages help the body release endorphins, which will reduce stress naturally. Your skin and muscles loosen, and will relax from increased blood flow. The jets in the spa help prevent headaches by dilating blood vessels and relieve pressure on nerves. This will also help you get to sleep faster.
Use of hydrotherapy spas by professional athletes has increased significantly in recent years. A soak in a hot tub or whirlpool will increase blood flow to areas of injury, which brings nutrients to the injured tissues and joints. Soaking in spas is also recommended by the Arthritis Foundation, pointing out that warm water hydrotherapy pools will help the painful symptoms of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The soothing warm water is a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain. Health benefits can be seen for people with diabetes, depression, cerebral palsy, tendonitis, scoliosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and bursitis
The combination of massaging jets and warm water immersion lead to relaxation of muscles, weight loss, and loosening of arthritis joints, lowering of blood pressure, and help with the control of blood sugar levels. You will have a significant improvement in your health and well-being, and it will give you the energy to deal with all of the other stressors of daily life.
There are a variety of different companies that offer hot tubs, and it can sometimes be hard to choose the right brand. It’s important to understand what your needs and expectations are, as well as which features the hot tubs include. The term “spa” or “hot tub” is often used interchangeably, but there are distinct differences.
There are two different types of spas, portable spas and in-ground spas. Portable spas are self-contained, which means that everything needed to operate the spa is contained within the spa itself. Portable spas can range from inflatable units to can be packed up and stored when not in use, to large tub units made of wood and acrylic. In-ground spas, or custom spas, are set in the ground, with the top of the spa being at ground level. In-ground spas can be made from concrete, fiberglass, gunite, copper, tile, or stainless steel. The look of an in-ground spa is much more aesthetically pleasing than a portable spa.
White an in-ground spa is a very attractive addition to a backyard, the spa’s location is permanent. Portable hot tubs are significantly less expensive than in-ground hot tubs, and are much easier to install and relocate. They type of spa you buy comes down to a personal decision, factoring in your preferences and budget. However, regardless of the hot tub you choose, you will enjoy the same health benefits.