Got the Blues? Hot Tub to a Happier Place

Let’s face it. Everybody feels a little gloomy or off-balance once in awhile, sometimes for no reason. My grandmother used to describe it as being “down in the dumps.” This may surprise you, but hydrotherapy can help us beat the blues!

I’m not talking about throwing a wild hot tub party (but go ahead, if that works for you). The combination of heat, buoyancy and massage that you experience in a Jacuzzi truly is hydro “therapy.” It can lift your spirits, coax you into a better frame of mind, and help your body function more smoothly.

Here’s how a Jacuzzi session can affect your mood in positive ways:

A hot tub lets you get away from it all. Spas and hot tubs are backyard escapes from the harried world of computers, cell phones and TV. Even a few moments of freedom from these typical stressors can give you the chance to slow down and find balance.

Physical warmth may improve emotional wellbeing, according to a series of Yale University studies. The studies cited evidence that when people feel lonely or isolated, they take long, warm baths and showers “to restore the missing warmth.” Spas and hot tubs have the same effect.

The relaxing properties of hydromassage can soothe anxiety and depression. Massage reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol – too much can increase blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Massage can also boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which can help relieve depression.*

There are many ways to lift your spirits and boost your body’s production of feel-good signals (chocolate is quick and easy!). Jacuzzi owners can take advantage of the naturally therapeutic benefits of warm-water massage every day.

For more information about Jacuzzi Hot Tubs hydrotherapy and its benefits, download our free brochure.

*If you have feelings of sadness that last for more than a few days or interfere with your ability to carry out your daily routine, or enjoy activities you normally like, please consult a medical professional.
http://www.yale.edu/acmelab/articles/Bargh_Shalev_Emotion.pdf
http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/natural-remedies/how-massage-helps-depression-and-anxiety