If you know me, then you know I love my spa. I’ve found my spa to be a perfect way to relax after a long day, and I try to enjoy my spa as often as I can. I’ve always known spas brought health benefits, but when I began to research the extent of the benefits I was blown away. In this blog, I chose the 5 health benefits I found the most beneficial and decided to share them.
Your body temperature naturally dips at night starting about two hours before you go to sleep, and the higher temperature drop the more relaxed you become. Thus, if you raise your temperature a degree or two by relaxing in a spa then the steeper temperature drop will help you fall into a deep sleep. With this being said, we do not recommend sleeping in your spa, as that can be dangerous, but rather relaxing in your spa up to two hours before you go to bed to get the benefit of improved sleep.
Studies have shown that a combination of hot water, massaging jets, and the feel of weightlessness all work together to reduce mental and physical stress. Jets can also help stimulate the release of endorphins which cause you to feel better and more positive. Thus, if you want to reduce stress and anxiety then you should try getting in the spa for 20 minutes a day.
Lower Blood Pressure
When you immerse yourself in warm water, your body’s reaction is to stabilize your temperature by pumping additional blood. This additional blood flow causes an increase in oxygen, antibodies, and white blood cells. The warmth then causes the blood vessels to dilate and expand lessening the resistance on the heart and lowering blood pressure.
The hot water of spas opens your pores to heal and rejuvenate skin. The hot water also cleans and disinfects the skin – which is a good reminder to keep your hot tub clean and well maintained. However, be careful not to stay in for too long or else you can dry your skin out instead of making it healthier.
Heals Body Aches
The increased blood circulation from hot water that we mentioned previously also helps relieve pain and body aches. The increased blood flow throughout the body also helps relax your muscles and ease inflammation. In conclusion, spas are a terrific way to relieve muscle soreness or more serious conditions like arthritis, tendonitis, or carpal tunnel.
These are just some of the great health benefits that come from regularly relaxing in your spa. You can receive these health benefits from a simple 20 minutes in the spa every day, which can be spent watching TV, listening to music, or whatever else you desire. I personally love my spa and try to spend some time in it every day. If you don’t have a spa and are interested in adding one then reach out to us and we can discuss your options.