How to Make Hot Tub Therapy Work for You
Hot tubs can be used for various purposes, like relaxation, socializing, or improving your health through hot tub therapy. Soaking in the warm water can melt away stress, improve relationships, and make positive changes to your heart health, workout recovery, and quality of sleep. Learn more about hot tub benefits and how to get the most out of your therapeutic hot tub oasis.
Hot Tub Benefits
Many people are interested in owning a hot tub simply because they are looking for a place to relax, or they are hoping to improve their backyard for social gatherings. These are great hot tub benefits, but they are just the tip of the iceberg!
Taking as little as ten minutes a day for yourself and spending it relaxing in a therapeutic hot tub can increase feelings of well-being and lower anxiety.
A hot tub is the perfect place to forget about cell phones and engage in meaningful face to face conversations. Enjoy time with your family and friends getting to know each other better or catching up on events in your lives.
Faster Workout Recovery & Improved Athletic Performance
Hot tub therapy can be used to warm up muscles before a workout, as well as to relieve pain in sore muscles and help them to recover more quickly. It is recommended that cold be applied first, immediately following the workout, and then finish with a soak in the hot tub.
Muscle & Joint Pain Relief
Hydrotherapy hot tub jets act as a massage for sore muscles, reducing inflammation and enhancing cell recovery. Bullfrog Spas has 17 different jet options, so you can design your hot tub to address your specific needs, targeting areas like the neck, back, shoulders, or legs. Warm water therapy is great for arthritis and joint pain, and performing water resistance exercises while in the hot tub can provide extra benefits for both your joints and your muscles.
Regular use of a hot tub later in the day has been shown to improve quality of sleep and help you to fall asleep faster, which can have a positive impact on both physical and mental health.
Using a hot tub can decrease inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity, and lower stress levels, all of which contribute to healthier weight management. It is still important to combine hot tub use with a healthy diet and exercise, however, rather than use a hot tub as a replacement for exercise.
Improved Cardiovascular Health
While submerged in the warm water of a therapeutic hot tub, your heart does not have to work as hard to pump blood to the rest of your body. It is easier for the blood to flow through your veins and arteries, and your blood pressure typically drops, helping your cardiovascular system work more efficiently.
Best Therapeutic Hot Tubs
Many people wonder if there are specific hot tubs that are more or less effective for certain hot tub benefits. The same standards apply regardless of the function you intend to use the hot tub for. You want to choose a hot tub that uses full-foam insulation, a sturdy ABS plastic frame, and an advanced water delivery system. You can get more details about choosing the best therapeutic hot tubs in this guide from Bullfrog Spas.
One important factor to consider when choosing the best hot tub is the climate you live in. People in all climates can benefit from opting for an energy-efficient hot tub to save money on monthly energy costs, but this is especially important if you live somewhere cold. Cold-weather hot tubs should also have a plastic frame to avoid rot and rust, and a tight-fitting cover that is strong enough to hold the weight of a heavy snowfall.
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