Why are Hot Tubs so Relaxing?
Hot tubs are often thought of as an ultimate luxury item. With the hot water and the massage jets, it can’t get much better. But what is it about hot tubs that make them so relaxing? Here’s a quick breakdown of why hot tubbing is so relaxing.
Being comfortable in your hot tub is the first step to creating a relaxing experience. Make sure that you have a seat that you’re comfortable sitting in. Some people prefer loungers while others like to sit in a corner seat. Whichever you prefer, make sure you’re sitting in a chair that is the right height for you.
Another thing to take into consideration is temperature. The average hot temperature is anywhere between 100℉ and 104℉. Choose the temperature that is most comfortable while making sure that you don’t overheat. It is also helpful to bring out a glass of water when you go out to your hot tub for a soak to make sure that you’re not getting dehydrated.
Hot tubs can do wonders for you at the end of a stressful day. The calming effects of the hot water and the massage jets can help reduce stress and improve your mood. To add to this calming effect, consider listening to music, reading a book, turning on a lighting system or adding some aromatherapy salts to the hot tub water.
A hot tub’s warm water dilates your blood vessels which helps pump blood all around your body more efficiently. This increased blood flow, paired with the buoyancy of the water and the massage from the hot tub jets helps relieve tension in muscles.
Getting in the hot tub before bedtime is a great way to help you fall asleep, especially if you struggle with things such as insomnia. Studies have shown that soaking in warm water before sleep promotes deeper and more restful sleep.
Sitting in hot tubs can help relieve pain by releasing tension in muscles, joints and tendons. This is done through a mix of the relaxation from the warm water, the therapy from the hot tub jets and the buoyancy from the water.
When all these things are combined with an increased heart rate, the body is able to heal itself faster while your muscles, joints and tendons relax. Hot tubbing is especially effective for people who struggle with diseases such as arthritis and other diseases that cause joint or muscle pain in the body.
An added bonus to soaking in the hot water is that it can increase your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. This helps you improve your cardiovascular health and burn calories. While sitting in a hot tub cannot replace exercise, even a quick 20-minute soak after exercise can help burn some extra calories and increase recovery time!
The most important thing about relaxing in a hot tub is listening to your own body. Do whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. To start taking advantage of all of the amazing benefits of soaking in a hot tub, reach out to an Arctic Spas® representative today!
How do I know which is the right hot tub for me?
There are so many things to take into consideration when purchasing a hot tub. If you’re curious about learning more, our Arctic Spas® specialists are always available to answer your questions and provide guidance on how to choose the right hot tub. Make an appointment for a personal or virtual consultation or download our hot tub buyer guide here.