Not so long ago, hot tubs were seen as something of a luxury item. They were expensive to buy and to operate. They were also often unreliable. Over recent years, the construction and functionality of hot tubs has improved. The tubs are also more affordable. This has made them popular as am interesting addition that can make a property more interesting to buyers, should it ever be put up for sale.
It’s important to realise that hot tubs are not just a fun addition to your outside space though, nor just a way of improving property value. They can also benefit your health and well-being in lots of ways.
Getting a better night’s sleep
Most adults need 7-9 hours of good quality sleep each night, in order to remain healthy. Lack of sleep, on an ongoing basis, causes issues such as poor concentration, memory problems, anxiety and depression. Your body cools naturally in the hours before you go to bed. Soaking in a hot tub for half an hour, two hours before you go to sleep, means that your temperature cools rapidly afterwards. This helps to relax you and makes it easier for you to get a good night’s sleep.
Stress is a natural part of everyday life and it can help spur you on to achieve your goals. But, when stress becomes too much it can cause problems such as headaches and muscle tension. Relaxing in a hot tub at the end of the day helps to relieve the symptoms of stress and makes you feel more relaxed. The warm water, with its massaging qualities, aids the production of endorphins which naturally improve your mood. At the same time, the pulsating water jets massage the muscles in your body; easing pain and tension.
Easing aching muscles
The massaging quality of a hot tub can be especially useful if muscles have been used during any form of exercise. This does not have to be a sporting activity; it can be anything that puts your muscles under strain. After the activity is finished, spending time in a hot tub helps to relax your muscles. Doing this means that you can avoid some of the stiffness and soreness that often come after exercise.
Helping to relieve arthritis pain
Hot water treatments have been used to help with the pain from conditions such as arthritis for hundreds of years. However, clinical research into the effects of hot tubs on arthritis pain is still in its infancy. Those studies that have taken place support the fact that spending time in the warm, massaging water of a hot tub helps to ease the pain experienced by many arthritis sufferers.
Relieving pain in the back
Chronic back pain can be caused by several different problems, including sciatica and back strain. You should always seek medical advice if you have chronic back pain as it could be a sign of something more serious. If medical advice suggests that it’s alright for you to do so, you can get relief from being warmed and massaged in a hot tub.
As with back pain, it’s a good idea to seek medical advice about any chronic condition. In addition, spending time in a hot tub can relieve pain and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed.