When it comes to luxurious relaxation, it is hard to beat a nice soak in a hot tub or spa. They are much more than just places to unwind, however, as hot tubs also provide some awesome health benefits that can relieve back pain and arthritis aches, as well as other common ailments.
At this point, you may be asking, “How do they help?”
The answer is that hot tubs and spas, like the ones sold at Clearwater Pool and Spa, provide health benefits in three ways:
Without heat, a hot tub wouldn’t be any different than any other pool of water. The main health benefits of a hot tub are due to the presence of heat and the reaction it causes in your body.
As your body absorbs heat, your blood flow increases and blood pressure is reduced. As your body acclimates to the temperature of the water, your muscles will relax and ease any tightness. Your body’s natural response to applied heat is to cool itself by running warm blood to your extremities. Hot tubs maintain a consistent warm temperature, so as the blood circulates through your body, it doesn’t experience that drop in temperature that it usually would. This means your blood is running through your entire body at a warm and therapeutic temperature, providing complete and thorough heat therapy to your body.
Another way that hot tubs help your body is by taking pressure off your joints. Everyone’s joints receive a fair amount of stress, just from walking or standing. Think about your ankles – when you stand for a long period of time, they are supporting your entire body weight. Other joints like your wrists and elbows are always in motion and never seem to get a break.
Buoyancy is simply defined as a tendency to float. Our bodies float pretty easily in water, and the water’s buoyancy supports around 90% of your body’s weight, massively reducing the amount of stress and strain placed your joints.
This chance to recover from constant pressure can help sustain healthy joints for much longer than you imagined.
One key feature of spas and hot tubs is the jets that force streams of water towards certain areas of your bodies. Your back is a common place that jets will be aimed, and for good reason, too.
The jets come in various sizes and intensities to provide you with a massage that is tailored to your body. Smaller jets will target the intricate muscles of your neck and wrists while larger jets will send bigger streams up and down your back. There are jets that pinpoint your calves, feet, hands and arms as well.
Hydrotherapy is a proven method that leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.