How Hot Tubs Help
Our understanding of the healing power of warm, flowing water goes back centuries. The ancient Greeks and Romans treated their aches and pains in bathhouses and the Japanese eased tension away in natural hot springs. It wasn’t until the 19th century before water was used to assist medical treatments and the world of hydrotherapy was opened up to help treat a huge number of conditions. From arthritis and stress to muscle and joint pain, musculoskeletal disorders and insomnia, hydrotherapy has proven to have very positive health benefits.
Soaking in a hot tub can provide the following wonderful health benefits:
- Improved sleep patterns
- Reduced stress
- Eased joint pain
- Reduced muscle tension
- Weight maintenance
- Improved symptoms of arthritis
Soaking in a hot tub can even help improve the recovery process following a muscle or joint injury. You should always use a hot tub for the health benefits it can offer under the advisement of a physician. Before using a spa for your health condition, we recommend speaking with a physician first. To learn more about the amazing and life-changing health benefits of hot tubs, keep reading below or get in touch with our team of spa and wellness specialists at Vintage Hot Tubs today.
Benefits of owning a Hot tub
Too much time on the couch?
A hot tub soak can revive and increase your energy level.
Stiff arthritic joints?
From "simply relaxing" to "physically therapeutic" for medical conditions.
Too much stress?
An effective way to reduce stress and get more sleep.
STRESS RELIEF & SLEEP
Not in the mood?
Perk up and add an evocative fragrance to your hot tub water.
BOOST YOUR HEALTH & WELLNESS WITH AN OUTDOOR SPA
Home ComfortsIn days gone by, access to water therapy meant a trip to an expensive resort, but today you can bring the spa right into your own backyard with a large swim spa or hot tub. Regularly using a hot tub or swim spa can be a great addition to a healthy lifestyle by strengthening muscles and improving fitness efforts. Swim against the powerful jets in your swim spa for a low-impact workout that burns fat and strengthens muscles. Why not try an invigorating and relaxing hot tub yoga session? Once you’ve finished, you can dial down the power to let the water ease muscle fatigue and calm the body and mind. Use a large swim spa or hot tub as a place to meditate and relax, while the warm water and therapeutic massage of the jets strengthens the heart.
Stress RelieverHaving a particularly stressful day or week? We can assure you, there is no place you could rather be, than in the soothing warmth of your outdoor hot tub. The heat of the water combined with the invigorating jets can help to relax your body and mind. You can practically feel as the built-up stress, both physical and emotional, fades away with each wave of water. Not only that, you can also add aromatherapy fragrances, set soothing music and turn on the interior lights to enhance the relaxing mood. Better yet, bring your favorite book or a friend to keep yourself entertained.
Low-Impact ExerciseThe best hot tubs offer water therapy that provides the ideal addition to a healthy fitness regime. From hydrotherapy and aromatherapy to Watsu, yoga and reflexology, let the water build and strengthen muscles, as the buoyancy of the water means the impact on joints is lessened. Then sit back and let the soothing warm water loosen stiff muscles, help to reduce swelling, manage pain and speed up recovery.
Medical BenefitsMedical conditions that can benefit from the best hot tubs include fibromyalgia, arthritis, diabetes, chronic pain, insomnia, and more. A study by the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany found evidence that hydrotherapy can be used as an effective treatment for pain reduction for those suffering from fibromyalgia. By soaking in warm water, the body is supported by the water and becomes buoyant, reducing stress on muscles and joints and immediately reducing pain. Warm water and jet pressure also increase blood flow, helping to nourish body tissues. Ultimately, this leads to an increase in happy hormones, known as endorphins, that interact with receptors in the brain and lead to feelings of calm and happiness. Some might even say that soaking in a hot tub regularly has a similar effect as painkillers on the body, but better and more natural. Similarly, arthritis sufferers get a real benefit from the decrease in body weight in the water, which reduced pressure on painful joints and in turn increases mobility.
Set the SceneMake the most of your spa experience with the right hot tub accessories. Use pillows and cushions to rest your head and neck, install lighting for atmosphere in darker evenings, think about music to help you unwind and make sure to invest in all-important protective covers to keep the water clean when the hot tub isn’t in use. If you have trouble entering and exiting the spa, you may want to consider equipping your hot tub with some high-quality hot tub steps. In order to experience the most pleasure out of your hot tub and the health benefits it can offer, you’ll need to accessorize and personalize!