Stress & Sleep
There’s no getting around it, life can be stressful at times! Stress can take a toll by causing unnecessary muscles tension, headaches, other types of pain, and irritability! And long-term stress can increase the risk of diseases like heart disease and may lead to other problems. The key is to find ways to de-stress to achieving optimal health and well-being.
RELIEVING STRESS WITH HYDROTHERAPY
Hydrotherapy is a great way to reduce stress on a day-to-day basis. The combination of warmth and buoyancy from the water, combined with the powerful jet-driven massage creates the perfect environment for your body and mind to enter a deeper sense of relaxations, helping melt stress away in as little as 20 minutes. The most noticeable stress-relieving effects of hydrotherapy include:
- Increasing blood circulation, which can help relieve tension headaches caused by stress
- Soothing tightness in stress-prone areas, like the neck and shoulders
- Stimulating the body’s natural production of endorphins, which reduce feelings of pain and anxiety
Just owning a hot tub gives you a reason to take time out of your busy schedule on a regular basis, relieve stress, and reconnect with those close to you. A hot tub can be a great place to discuss the day’s events in a calming environment, free from distractions. With extras like stereos and mood-enhancing aromatherapy available, hot tubs gives you more ways to relax and retreat from daily stress.
Contact us today or visit one of our two locations in Victoria and Langford to learn more about how you can benefit from hot tub hydrotherapy.
Sleep problems keeping you awake?
According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 70 million people in the United States are affected by sleep problems. A poll released by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) found that 43% of women surveyed say that daytime sleepiness interferes with their daily activities. One way to ease into a deep, restful sleep? The Better Sleep Council recommends establishing a relaxing bedtime routine, such as soaking in hot water to help maintain a healthy sleep cycle. The gently massaging hot water is a natural place to establish a deeply relaxing, nighttime routine.
Relaxing in a hot tub can promote a good night’s sleep.
Sleep Benefits of Hot Tubs: Whether it’s difficulty falling asleep or episodes of waking up and being unable to easily go back to sleep during the night, you probably experience a less-than-good night’s sleep from time to time. When lack of sleep becomes a chronic problem, it can start to affect you in many ways.
How important is a restful night’s sleep? Studies show that:
- Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory.
- Chronic sleep loss affects the way the body processes and stores carbohydrates, which may lead to weight gain.
- Poor sleep can contribute to accidents while driving.
- Lack of sleep can make you irritable, and make it hard to concentrate.
- Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension.
- Eventually, chronic sleep loss can diminish the disease-fighting capabilities of the immune system.
Learning to relax in preparation for a good night’s sleep can help improve the chances of falling, and staying asleep. Hydrotherapy helps ease tension and promote relaxation. Heat loosens constricted blood flow. Buoyancy reduces body weight by up to 90%, relieving pressure on joints and muscles. And massage helps to work out stiffness and muscle soreness. Hydrotherapy also stimulates the production of endorphins, which naturally block pain and stress signals from reaching the brain. Their effects can linger after your spa session has ended too, so you feel more content, and ready to sleep.
Jets provide many massage variations that can help you release feelings of stress. Advanced hot tub jets, for example, pinpoint the neck muscles, where many people experience tension. You can opt for high- or low-level massaging action with the jets. You may also want to try using aromatherapy fragrances, in select hot tubs, to help induce a restful state. Certain fragrances have qualities that calm the mind and enhance relaxation.