Hot tubs are for more than soaking and relaxing! These amazing spas have a wide range of health benefits that we are going to share with you!
If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, a hot tub can help turn the night time blues around. Your mind and body need a regular cycle of REM sleep, as this is what creates dreams, promotes learning and increases brain activity. By getting enough REM sleep each night, you can look forward to increased immunity, enhanced mental alertness and improved concentration.
How does a hot tub promote healthy sleep habits?
When you get into a hot, bubbly spa before bedtime, your body temperature becomes comfortably warm. This helps you fall asleep faster and sleep through the night without waking up. Of course, don’t sit in the hot tub too close to bed, as you could end up hot and sweaty, negatively affecting REM sleep.
Reduced Stress and Anxiety
We all need ways to de-stress, and jumping into a hot tub at the end of a long work day is one of them. Soaking for just 20 minutes has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. When you climb into the hot tub, the warm water is soothing to tired, sore muscles, and the built-in spa jets massage the back. Feeling weightless in the water is also helpful for treating anxiety.
Lowered Blood Pressure
The higher water temperature in a spa encourages your heart to work faster. You might think that this would make your blood pressure higher, but it actually makes it lower. Initially, your blood pressure will be raised. But, as the cells and vessels get bigger in response to the heat, your body’s circulation is increased, lowering your blood pressure. Additionally, the toasty conditions create more oxygen, which is used to rejuvenate cells.
Living in chronic pain can be debilitating. Fortunately, having a hot tub in your backyard allows you to escape from this discomfort at any time. Jacuzzis are effective at relieving body aches and pains as a result of arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome or physical injuries. The healing is a result of the increased blood circulation and improved oxygen flow from the hot water. This brings nutrients to the muscles, helping them to relax and decrease inflammation.
Better Skin Care
Whirlpools can also do wonders for your skin. The hot water opens up your pores to rejuvenate the skin and help it heal. The steamy water also cleans and disinfects the skin. Less than 20 minutes is all that is needed for healthy skin care. Too long in the hot tub can lead to irritation and dryness. If you would like, you can add essential oils to your soaks that will help you target your goals, such as improved skin care, better sleep or increased immunity.
Are you ready to install a jacuzzi in your backyard? Call Paradise Pools and let’s find a model that fits your needs and budget!