Hot tub season is upon us, but unfortunately, that also means so is the dreaded common cold! The common cold usually starts with a runny nose and a scratchy throat that sets you in a frenzy to find any sort of relief before it gets worse. But, before you start making a pot of homemade chicken noodle soup or reaching for your keys to drive to the closest, local pharmacy for over-the-counter drugs, one of the best remedies may be already waiting in your backyard.
Did you know you can fight the common cold just by sitting in your hot tub? It’s true! The moment you feel a cold coming on, jump into your spa, and you will be amazed. Whether it’s relieving congestion that keeps you from breathing properly or relaxing your body and mind from other symptoms, here’s a simple breakdown of just how powerful spas can be when fighting against the common cold:
Helps Get Rid of Nasty Viruses
The common cold is often caused by a virus and it’s usually killed either by heat or just by simply running its course. With that being said, have you ever wondered why you sometimes get a fever when you when you are sick? Experts say that is because a fever is actually a defense mechanism of the body to produce heat to fight off the virus. This is why sitting in your spa can help with your cold by creating a “false fever”! By sitting in your spa for 20 minutes, the heat from your hot tub will “induce” a slight fever which will actually help you defeat the virus much quicker!
You know that terrible nasal congestion that you just can’t seem to shake? The type of congestion that makes it seem like you can’t breathe, eat, or even sleep properly? Relief from congestion could really be as simple as just soaking in your spa. The steam from the hot water in your spa will actually help loosen the mucus in your nasal cavity which relieves congestion in your nose and chest. All you need to do is sit back and relax in the warm water and let your spa take care of the rest!
Soothe Body Aches
When you aren’t feeling your greatest, one of the first symptoms is that your body tends to ache all over. You will begin to notice that your body suddenly isn’t as strong as it usually is and will start feeling aches and muscle cramps in places you haven’t before. Every spa owner knows what a powerful duo water heat and the jet massage is for giving instant relief from everyday body aches and pains. The combination of increasing circulation and relaxing your muscles can offer a type of relief that taking over-the-counter drugs can’t always provide.
Get the Sleep Your Body Needs
One of the things you’ll hear when you’re sick is that you need a good night’s sleep, but with a cold that’s often easier said than done! With all the side effects that come with a common cold, trying to fall asleep can seem nearly impossible. A great way to ensure that you will receive the amount of sleep your body craves is to get in a soak before bed. Soaking in the warm waters of a spa instantly puts your mind and body into a deep state of relaxation. When you experience this kind of relaxation before you go to bed, you can actually fall asleep faster while also improving the quality of your sleep.
If you find yourself starting to experience some of the symptoms of the common cold or flu, we hope you try soaking in your spa to help melt your ailments away in a more natural way! For help finding your perfect hot tub, visit our Noblesville showroom or contact us at (317) 773-3545.