Did you know that only 5% of the population has no underlying health condition? That means that 95% of people struggle with some form of illness, whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional. When you think of a hot tub, you may simply know it as a tub of warm water and it’s only use is for recreation. However, a spa can actually improve your health in numerous ways, including physical health, mental health, emotional health, and many would argue spiritual health. Check out these awesome health benefits you’ll get when you sink into a spa of your own.
1. Treat Your Cold and Flu
Cold, flu, sinus infection, allergies: these are all different conditions with one thing in common: misery. But, a quick dip in your hot tub can help you combat a range of symptoms and have you feeling better in no time. The steam from the hot water clears your head of congestion, while the heat brings up your core temperature, aiding in the fight against infection. The water surrounding you relaxes your muscles and carries away aches and pains in your muscles.
2. Lose Weight
Regular soaks in a hot tub, along with proper diet and exercise, can go a long way in helping you attain your weight loss goals. On average you burn about 3% more calories soaking in a hot tub versus chilling on the couch, and honestly, which one sounds more relaxing? Just 15 minutes a day, 6 days a week can drop the stress hormone Cortisol by 11%. That means less cravings for “comfort foods” and even an increased ability to gain muscle. Try doing some of your exercises in your spa to lessen stress on your joints and add water resistance for a bit of a challenge.
3. Relieve Pain
Pain feels more like a disease itself than just the symptom of one, often putting limitations on your daily life. Whether it’s from arthritis, an injury, or a neurological disorder, a hot tub is just what you need to start getting your life back. The buoyancy from the water instantly relieves pressure on your joints and muscles while the temperature and pressure around your body helps to block the signals of pain to the brain. It also helps to alleviate mental tension, which contributes to a relaxed state for your body.
4. Treat Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression
When your body feels better, your mind begins to heal. You’ll experience pleasure, relaxation, and peace of mind when you use hydrotherapy to treat your symptoms of anxiety and depression. Installing your hot tub outdoors also helps to boost your mood, allowing in fresh air and the sounds of nature for the ultimate mental healing.
Are you ready to start feeling better? Mastercraft’s highly-trained spa professionals are ready to help you change your life with hydrotherapy. Contact us today and we’ll help you pick the best hot tub model from our selection, or even build you your own custom healing retreat.