- Soaking in a Spa can help alleviate aches and pains.
Soaking in hot water helps your body to relax and can alleviate many aches and pains. The warm water causes your blood vessels to dilate, which increases the circulation to your muscles to help you feel better and heal faster. Massage has been found to significantly reduce pain for those with arthritis . Massaging jets plus the warmth of a hot tub are a great combination to treat arthritic pain. Hydrotherapy and is often used in physical therapy. Many people with active lifestyles take advantage of the benefits of owning a hot tub because it reduces post-workout soreness and aids in muscle recovery. The Bullfrog Spa Jetpaks are designed to deliver targeted hydrotherapy massage just where it hurts. If you’re in pain, some quality time in your Bullfrog Spa will most likely help you feel much better. Learn about what the Arthritis Foundation says about arthritis and massage here.
- Soaking in a Spa can help you get a good night’s sleep.
Time spent in a Hot Tub before bed can promote a good night’s sleep. The warmth of the water combined with a gentle massage alleviates aches and pains, helps your body and mind relax, and prepares you for sleep. Contrary to what most people think, however, it’s the falling temperatures once you are out of the hot tub that cue the onset of sleep and help you sleep more soundly. It’s best to let your body cool down before getting under the blankets. Mathew Walker, sleep specialist, neuroscientist and author of Why We Sleep explains how it works in this interview with NPR. “We know that your core body temperature needs to drop by about 2 to 3 degrees Fahrenheit to initiate good sleep and then maintain deep sleep,” says Walker.
- A Spa can help improve your cardiovascular health.
According to Bruce Becker, M.D. co-author of Comprehensive Aquatic Therapy immersing yourself in water up to your neck gives you a cardiac workout. This is because water puts more pressure on your body which increases your cardiac volume. Just like when you exercise, when you’re soaking in water, your heart works harder and that helps it stay healthy. Check out the illustration on his website for an overview of the Physiologic Effects of Immersion. We think it’s fascinating that it shows an increase in cardiac activity and a lowering effect on blood pressure. Of course, if you have a heart condition it is always best to talk it over with your doctor first.
- A Spa is great for both connecting with others and quiet, peaceful times alone.
Do you need a few quiet moments alone to de-stress, plan your day, meditate or just relax? Or do you want more time to connect with your your spouse, and your family and friends? Or perhaps you want to entertain a larger group? A hot tub is perfect for all of these scenarios. We all needs some time alone and some time together. Having a fun, convenient, always ready hot tub right at home means that those precious moments can happen more frequently.
- A Spa can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Soaking in a Hot Tub can help you feel less stressed all day long, not just when you are in the hot tub. The warm water, the massaging jets and the buoyancy in the water as well as setting aside some time to take care of yourself and enjoy life all contribute to a more lasting positive effect. There is some science behind it. Here’s a link to one paper: Randomized and controlled studies have shown that the use of hydrotherapy can lead to an improved psychological and emotional state.