What Happens to Your Body When You Soak in a Hot Tub?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your body when you soak in a hot tub? Maybe you think it’s just sitting in some really hot water with some jets on. But did you know that soaking in a hot tub provides tremendous health benefits and relief from many ailments? Here’s how a routine hot tub soak right in your own backyard can benefit your body!

What is Hydrotherapy and How Does it Help the Body?

Hydrotherapy is a form of therapy that uses water for health purposes, and is sometimes known as aquatic therapy or water therapy. Some common products that provide hydrotherapy include:

You may wonder why you would need to get a hot tub for hydrotherapy if you just have a bathtub or shower at home. But the truth is, while a bubble bath or hot shower is great, you’re not going to get the same level of hydrotherapy from a bathtub or shower as you do a hot tub. You won’t be as cramped in a hot tub like you would a bathtub. And hot tubs also have more target massage options for your whole body than a shower does. A hot tub allows you to fully stretch out, all while getting a massage on your back, neck, shoulders, legs, hands, and feet.

Hydrotherapy from a hot tub soak provides many health and wellness benefits to your body, too. Not only do most hot tubs provide a resource for warm, soothing water, they also provide massage jets. Sitting near these massage jets can provide even greater therapeutic benefits.

You will also feel very light and buoyant in the water. The buoyancy will reduce any strain on your joints and muscles. You can relax and enjoy a feeling of less stress on the body, all while getting a rejuvenating massage.

How a Hot Tub Soak Benefits a Body 

A soak in the hot tub provides both relaxing qualities AND great health benefits. Heat naturally widens your blood vessels and creates a positive reaction in your body. This increases the blood flow in your body, improves circulation and cardiovascular health, improves flexibility and range of motion, and helps sore muscles recover from strenuous activities, like working out. The warm, therapeutic water in your hot tub can also reduce pain and aches from ailments such as fibromyalgia, lower back pain, and arthritis.

It can even provide enough relaxation to help you get ready for a great night’s sleep. After a long, tiring day, naturally you will want to relax. A great way to do that is to spend some time in your home hot tub. It is your own sanctuary, away from the hustle and bustle of work.

Do you often feel overwhelmed after a day full of life’s normal activities? Maybe you feel anxious or have a lot on your mind. Relaxing in a hot tub can also be very beneficial to your mental health. Soaking in the warm water and feeling the massage jets can create a sense of calm and in return, a feeling of relaxation and less stress.

If you are interested in the positive benefits to your body when you soak a hot tub, contact IHT Hot Tubs & Fireplaces today! Our friendly staff is ready to help you find the right hot tub for you and your lifestyle. We offer Hot Spring®, Caldera®, BestLife®, and many more hot tubs! Give us a call at 303-296-7727 or visit us at your nearest showroom location.

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