Health Benefits of Hot Tubs

We all know sitting in a hot tub can be relaxing and a great way to unwind after a busy day. But did you know there are actual health benefits from hot tubs? We want to highlight a few ways hot tubs can improve your health. If you are looking for hot tubs in the Twin Cities, be sure to see our selection.

Hot Tub Health Benefits

Better Sleep
Hot water promotes relaxation which helps you sleep. A recent study in the scientific journal Sleep showed that soaking in a hot tub prior to bedtime can help insomniacs achieve a deeper, more relaxing sleep. Taking a soak in 102-degree water 2-3 hours before bedtime will relax you and re-set your body thermostat making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.

Stress Relief
There’s no better way to stimulate the body’s natural endorphin release than soaking in a hot tub. The heat increases blood flow and the therapeutic massage works out muscle soreness. Stress is a silent killer in our overworked culture. It causes muscle tension, soreness, headaches and fatigue. Over time this can lead to serious health problems. Not only does a spa’s buoyancy ease pressure on joints and muscles, but the mood elevation and natural relaxation response is a priceless way to improve health.

Relieves Aches and Pains
Whether you suffer from back, knee or chronic arthritis pain, a hot tub may be your ticket to taking less medication. Immersing your body in hot water causes your blood vessels to expand which increases blood flow that carries more oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Increased circulation helps relax tight muscles allowing mobility for arthritic or injured joints. It also provides buoyancy to support and lessen stress on joints and encourage freer movement. The hydrostatic effect of jets on pressure points releases endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkillers.

Hot tubs have also been found to benefit those suffering from migraines or high blood pressure. Recovery time can also be reduced for those who’ve been injured or had a surgery.

Whether you suffer from a chronic health condition or just want to keep your body relaxed so you can sleep better, a hot tub may be just what you need. If you would like to learn more about the many health benefits of hot tubs in the Twin Cities, Contact Us or visit the store location nearest you.

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