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Hot Tub Benefits

Often when people are beginning to consider getting a spa, they think to themselves “how often will I really use it?” or “what will my hot tub even do for me?”

These questions always gets us here at Paradise Water Spas really excited to answer.

Many spa owners say they use their spa almost every day. Having a spa is a lifestyle that looks out for your well-being mentally, physically and emotionally. The heat, buoyancy, and massage that a hot tub provide work together to relax your mind, reduce your stress and rejuvenate your overworked muscles.

If you choose the right spa for you and are committed to making your well being a priority, than not only will you get a lot of use out of your spa, but you will also notice feeling better and more prepared on the day-to-day.

What Benefits Will My Spa Provide Me With?

Hot tubs have been reported to:

Improve sleep

The National Institute of Health recently reported that north of 50-70 million Americans, unfortunately, fall victim to mild or chronic insomnia or other sleeping disorders. The National Center for Biotechnology Information discovered through a controlled study that “a rapid decline in core body temperature increases the likelihood of sleep initiation and may facilitate an entry into the deeper stages of sleep.”

About 45-90 minutes before you plan to go to sleep, enjoy your spa for about 15 minutes. This will cause an increase in body temperature. When you exit the tub it will cause your body temperature to decline, this rapid decline in body temperature will ensure a better night sleep.

Reduce anxiety

Nothing can be better for anxiety than the tranquility and endorphin release that a spa provides.

Spas are known for causing a release of endorphins from your brain (which is known for giving your body a positive sensation).

Reduce stress

In our fast paced society and busy lives, stress builds up when we may not even notice. Stress is a silent storm that can actually severely take over your health.

The heat in a hot tub stimulates increased blood flow and also fights high blood pressure. The therapeutic massage the jets provide, helps work out tense and sore muscles that the stress has induced. The Washington Post found that more Americans are purchasing hot tubs because they provide “hydro” therapy which is known for fighting stress.

Built up stress can lead to serious health problems down the line, a hot tub allows you to both mentally and physically fight the effects of stress.

Beneficial to those with type II diabetes

A recent study showed that over 15.7 million individuals in the United States have type II diabetes. At the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colorado Dr. Philip L. Hooper conducted a study with patients that had type II diabetes.

The study was three weeks long and required patients to do a thirty minute bathe in a hot tub for six days out of each week for three weeks. In our opinion, it doesn’t seem like a tough gig to be a patient of this study.

Anyways, the results of Dr. Hooper's study were incredible and showed that the blood sugar level of the patients was decreased by an average of 13%. Hooper also found that hot tubs allowed certain type II diabetes patients to reduce their insulin intake. Hot tubs are also in particular good for those not able to exercise, because the hot water causes active blood flow.

Note: all those with diabetes should consult their physician or doctor prior to beginning your spa treatments.

Improve Back Pain & Arthritis

In the United States, lower back pain is the number two reason people visit the doctor, right behind the cold & flu visit. Hot tubs have been reported to have both short and long term relief for back pain. The jets reduce muscle tension and the increased blood flow allows for your back to get pain relief.

Hot tubs are often referred to as hydrotherapeutic. The hot tub serves as a therapeutic environment for aching back pains, pinched nerves, etc. As mentioned earlier, the increased blood flow is a large benefit. It allows hot tub users to relax their muscles and take the strain off of things like pinched nerves or sore areas. Several studies have found that in particular, hot tub bathing is good for spinal flexibility.