It’s no secret that spas are very fun and relaxing, but did you know that soaking in a hot tub can be good for your health, too? Hydrotherapy, or the use of water for healing purposes, dates all the way back to the Romans with their use of bathhouses. Today, hydrotherapy is still a very common ritual in many cultures around the world and has transformed so that people can enjoy the luxury of a soak in the comfort of their own homes.
Now imagine how wonderful a nice, hot bath or shower can feel. Well, go ahead and multiply that feeling by about 100 for a soak in your spa. If that isn’t reason enough to invest in your own hot tub, the many health benefits certainly are. Most people are aware that hot tubs help with relieving body aches and pain, diminishing stress and improving sleep. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Below are three health benefits of soaking in your hot tub that you might not have known about.
1. Improved Immune System
With flu season about to begin, it’s important to build a strong immune system to combat the warm air turning cooler. By simply sitting in your spa, your body’s temperature will rise, which in turn stimulates the production of white blood cells. This is important because the presence of white blood cells in the body is essential for fighting off illness. Therefore, relaxing in a spa will strengthen your immune system by producing an abundance of disease-fighting cells.
2. Healthier Skin
Did you know hot tubs can play a huge role in achieving and maintaining healthy, glowing skin? Soaking in your spa helps open pores which makes skin look and feel rejuvenated. Spas also assist circulation and blood flow by improving the delivery of oxygen and important nutrients to your skin. This process will help you achieve that highly sought-after and youthful looking skin.
3. Lower Blood Pressure
Nearly 75 million Americans are affected by high blood pressure. By simply soaking in your spa, your heart works faster and harder to disperse excess heat. Like stated above, the increased blood flow will provide extra oxygen to nourish your cells. Although there may be an initial uptick in blood pressure, your increased warmth will cause the cells to dilate, therefore decreasing resistance against the heart to allow your overall blood pressure to lower.
As life gets hectic, people search for ways to handle the chaos while still feeling and looking young. Daily stress takes its toll on the body emotionally and physically drained. Owning and regularly using your spa helps create a personal oasis to enjoy that much needed downtime. The relaxation from time in your spa will not only lead to improved health, but also give you a chance to press the reset button and reconnect with yourself.
Take your health off the back burner by setting aside time each night to relax, recharge, and soak in your spa. Call Recreation Unlimited at (317) 773-3545 or visit our Noblesville showroom to find your perfect hot tub.