Benefits of a Hot Tub
Hot tubs offer a chance for families to gather together without the distraction of TV, cell phones, or computers so that they can reconnect and talk about their day.
Sitting in hot water raises your body temperature and enhances your ability to fall asleep and sleep longer as your body works to lower your temperature back to 98.6 degrees.
Relief from Arthritis
The hot, pulsating water increases circulation and takes the stress of gravity off of aching joints, relieving pain and improving flexibility.
It is easier on the joints to exercise in water than it is on land. With many hot tubs deep enough to stand in, they offer the opportunity to do chair exercises.
The soothing sounds and motion of a hot tub's water can greatly reduce stress and anxiety, promoting your ability to unwind and relax naturally.
Hot tub jets can offer either a gentle or more forceful massage, targeting areas you need it most.
Sitting in hot water lowers blood sugar levels for people with Type 2 Diabetes.
The hot water combined with vascular dilation can provide pain relief associated with tension headaches.
Your body will burn a small amount of real calories as it works to cool your temperature down from being in the hot water. In a study participants experienced weight loss when using a hot tub regularly (30 minutes per day for 3 weeks at a time) combined with eating healthy and exercising.
Hot tub therapy has both long term and short term benefits for people experiencing lower back pain. A study showed that after 3 weeks of consistent hot tub therapy, participants saw more improvement in health status and decreased their use of anti-inflammatory medication.