Hot Tub Benefits
Many doctors strongly recommend hydrotherapy (soaking in warm water) as part of a comprehensive treatment of chronic arthritis pain (which may also include physiotherapy, hypnosis and medication). Just 10 to 15 minutes per day in water temperatures between 36 and 40°C (98 to 104°F) can significantly improve your body’s coordination and flexibility. How do we know all this? President and CEO of Coast Spas, Don Elkington, serves on the Board of Directors for the Arthritis Research Center of Canada.
Humans are supposed to sleep up to 9 – 10 hours a day. A relaxing daily spa session can help you get the greatest benefits from the sleep you do have time for.
We all have stress in our daily lives relating to work, family and society. The heat from a hot tub stimulates blood circulation and calms the nervous system. It also lowers blood pressure and cortisol levels, the stress hormone, which in turn physically aids the body to relax.
High-pressure water on tired muscles provides a soothing and stimulating effect similar to that of an expensive massage therapy session. In fact, a home spa gives you instant permanent access to the same beneficial effects of hot water enjoyed through the ages by the ancient Turks and Romans (or anyone who happens to live near natural hot springs). A hot tub’s hydro massage jets target pain precisely. Jets in the foot well, for example, alleviate pain in your ankles and feet. while the swirling jets installed in the back of a hot tub’s lounge seat ease tension in the back and neck. Morning stiffness? A relaxing soak is a great way to start the day. More pain at night? Have a soak before bedtime.
Whether it’s taking the time at the end of the day with your children to catch up with everyone’s hectic day or relaxing with friends, a hot tub creates a stillness in time where conversation and bonding is brought to the forefront in an age of constant distraction and isolation.
A hot tub will look great in your backyard, especially with a choice of cabinets and shell colors custom-tailed to its surroundings. Like a good kitchen or bathroom renovation, an attractive, top-quality spa can add aesthetic and monetary value to your property.