“Wellness” has become a social media buzz term and a theme across many sectors. However, the reality of it is simply taking care of yourself. There are many different elements involved in this, from ensuring that you’re eating a healthy, balanced died to getting the regular exercise that your body needs to thrive. If you have a hot tub at home – or you’re thinking of getting one – there is a lot that hydrotherapy can contribute to keeping your wellness levels high.
Hot tubs and insomnia
Insomnia is one of the biggest wellness blockers. A good night’s sleep can make you feel revitalised and energetic with positive implications right across the body, both inside and out. However, if your sleep quality is poor, or you’re struggling to get to sleep in the first place, this can have a significant negative impact on how you feel.
The warmth of the water in a hot tub, and the relaxing effect of the experience, can contribute significantly to aiding sleep. Spend time in your hot tub in the evenings to wind down from the day and you’ll soon find that you’re more ready to close your eyes - and that your sleep quality improves as a result.
Recovering from physical activity
The benefits of hydrotherapy are well known when it comes to recovery – for example, heat from the water in a hot tub increases blood flow to muscles and promotes healing. Whether you’re a professional athlete or you’ve started a new exercise programme, aching muscles and tired limbs can be soothed by a soak in the warm bubbles of a hot tub. Not only will this make you feel better in terms of providing some pain relief but it can also help to improve recovery time too.
Minimising chronic pain
Conditions such as arthritis can be difficult to manage and the ongoing discomfort has a very negative effect on wellness. The Arthritis Research Campaign actually recommends regularly using a hot tub to help improve quality of life when it comes to managing this condition. Some of the benefits of doing so include reducing joint stiffness, better pain management and aiding muscle relaxation.
Coping better with stress
Ongoing anxiety and stress are essentially the opposite of high wellness levels. From tense muscles through to the experience of migraines and panic attacks, stress can have an impact right across the body that can be physical and psychological. Hot tubs are a very powerful tool if you’re looking to better manage your stress to improve overall wellness. The combination of the warmth of the water, as well as the buoyancy and the soothing massage jets is incredibly effective when it comes to helping to bring stress levels down. Plus, the massage effect of the jets can release endorphins, which instantly reduce stress levels.
If you’re looking to make wellness a priority in your life, a hot tub could have a big role to play in making that happen. To find the perfect hot tub for you, contact our team.