Soaking in a hot tub is an amazing experience, but there’s far more to the practice than simple recreation. Regular hot tub use offers a number of benefits to both your physical and your mental health. Here are six of the most fantastic advantages your spa has to offer.

1. Stress Relief

Chronic stress can be detrimental to your health for a variety of reasons. If you’re constantly feeling stressed, you’re at a higher risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, migraines and tension headaches, acid reflux, heart attacks, strokes, and more. 

woman is meditating in hot tub

It’s not always easy to remove stressors from your life, but there are some ways to relieve tension caused by your lifestyle. One of those ways is regularly using your hot tub. Soaking in your hot tub can improve your blood flow, relax your muscles, calm your mind, and allow stress to melt away.

2. Pain Relief

If you’re feeling achy and your muscles are always tight, it can be difficult just to get through day-to-day life. Pain can impact your desire to participate in activities and may affect your mood. 

Eventually, the reduced quality of life you’re experiencing due to regular pain can become a source of tremendous stress that negatively affects your body and mind. 

Fortunately, one of the best ways to relieve pain and loosen your muscles is to soak in your hot tub. The buoyancy, hot water, and massaging jets can relieve muscle tension, loosen joints, and soothe those aches and pains. If you’re recovering from a hard workout or an injury, you may find that your hot tub sessions help you recharge faster.

3. Better Range of Motion

Joint pain and muscle tightness can prevent you from moving around comfortably, reducing your quality of life drastically. It can be difficult to relieve the pressure you place on your body when it’s constantly fighting gravity, which is why one of the best places to restore your range of motion is in a hot tub. 

installed hot tub in backyard

The buoyancy you experience when soaking in your spa can help to give your joints and muscles a break and allow them to relax long enough to loosen up and feel less tense. Not only that, but the hot water in your spa can have the same effect, amplifying the benefit.

4. Better Sleep

Like having too much stress, not getting enough sleep is detrimental to your physical and mental health. If you’re not getting enough rest, then your body simply doesn’t have the resources to keep you feeling balanced and energized on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, lack of sleep is an issue that affects an immense number of Americans. 

If stress and tension keep you from getting to sleep and staying asleep, you’re going to need to get yourself into a more relaxed state. Fortunately, hot tubs are renowned for their relaxing qualities. Soaking in your spa at the end of the day can prepare your body and mind to drift off to sleep.

5. Better Heart Health

Cardiovascular disease is constantly ranked among the top killers in the United States, and while there are many ways the average person can go about preventing this condition, very few of them are as easy and enjoyable as regular hot tub use. 

Soaking in your hot tub on a regular basis can help you get a passive cardiovascular workout by raising your heart rate and lowering your blood pressure. Keep in mind, however, that you should pair your hot tub use with other heart-healthy practices and consult your physician about using a hot tub if you have a heart condition.

6. Burning Calories

playing with children in hot tub

Nothing can take the place of regular exercise when it comes to burning calories, but if you pair that regular exercise with regular hot tub use, then you can be burning even more and doing so with greater ease. 

The hot water in your spa increases blood flow and raises your heart rate, which can help to burn off some calories — all while you relax in peace.

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If you’re ready to start enjoying the various benefits of regular hot tub use, contact Royal Pools & Spas today.