RELAXATION & WELL-BEING
A hot tub can help you unwind, relax, and even help you sleep. The heat expands blood vessels, improves circulation, and reduces pain. The addition of hydromassage (the massaging pressure from the jets) can relieve muscle tension and help you de-stress even more. Immersing yourself in a hot tub for even 10 minutes has plenty of benefits, such as:
- Stimulate production of calming endorphins
- Increase circulation to alleviate tension
- Directly soothing tightness in the muscles
All of this promotes relaxation and stress relief, which in turn helps with sleep.
How does a hot tub help you sleep? The Better Sleep Council recommends establishing a relaxing bedtime routine, such as soaking in hot water, 1 to maintain a healthy sleep cycle and help with issues like insomnia and racing thoughts. The warm water is relaxing and calming, and as your body temperature drops when you get out, this tells your body (and your mind) that it’s time to get some rest.
1 Source: Better Sleep Council Canada, “A Guide to Better Sleep,”
We love getting in after a long day or our daily workout. Revitalizing yet relaxing. Best night’s sleep ever after a visit to the hot tub!
–R. Smith, Charleston, SC
Hydrotherapy benefits a range of health problems. The heat itself promotes circulation, while the buoyancy of the water lifts the effects of gravity and takes the pressure off joints. Research supports the benefits of hydrotherapy for many conditions, including:
- Lower back pain
- Restless leg syndrome
- Leg cramps
In fact, the Arthritis Foundation recommends warm water therapy as a home remedy for arthritis. The Journal of Musculoskeletal Research stated that hydrotherapy offers more potential benefits for those with lower-back pain compared with land-based forms of exercise.2
Even if you don’t have health issues, hot tub therapy can help with one thing that is good for everyone:
Congestion Relief. The steam will let you breathe a sigh of relief, while heating and then cooling your body temperature helps induce sleep and keep your immune system up.