If you don’t like a dip in a hot tub, you’re probably not human. The relaxing, soothing, all-around awesomeness of hot tubs is something everyone can enjoy. But some humans stand to benefit more than others. Here are five types of people who need to consider getting a hot tub.
Anyone Suffering From Stress
According to Psychologies magazine, hydrotherapy like swimming and spa time can offer powerful meditative qualities that have the same effect as mindful meditation. Meditation has proven to promote physical and mental well being, increase alertness, stoke creativity, relieve stress and increase awareness. Since spas are private, users can truly lose themselves in hydro-meditation.
Athletes and Active People
Muscle pain, stiffness, soreness and fatigue are unfortunate side effects of working out, exercising and overexertion of any kind. Post-workout hot tub time can relieve and even prevent sore muscles. Unlike radiant heat, which can actually aggravate sore muscles, hot tubs engulf the entire body while massaging with pressurized jets.
According to Livestrong, the National Sleep Foundation recommends soaking in hot water prior to bedtime to encourage sleep. This is true for those who have trouble falling asleep as well as those who have trouble staying asleep.
Human beings weigh just a fraction of their body weight when submerged in water. This weightlessness takes pressure off the joints and can relieve arthritis pain. Warm, circulating water opens blood vessels, which increases the flow of blood and the delivery of pain-relieving enzymes.
People Who Suffer From SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), colloquially referred to as the winter blues, is a type of annually recurring depression that comes with the arrival of autumn. Research suggests that massages and being outside — even on cool, cloudy days — can relieve symptoms. There is also mounting evidence that symptoms can be reduced by immersion in hot tubs, which happen to give massages and be outside.
No matter who you are, we can help you find the hot tub that will truly enhance your lifestyle. Stop by one of our showrooms or give us a call today to schedule a test soak.