Hot Tubs and Mental Health During COVID: Everything to Know
COVID has undoubtedly put a damper on many lives. It has been a stressful experience for both minds and bodies. With specific activities limited due to safety protocol, it can be hard to find something to do that is enjoyable, stress-reducing and healthy.
Thankfully, there are hot tubs, and spas and they may be the solution to your stress! Hot tubs and mental health go hand in hand with the relaxing benefits hot tubs offer.
Research has shown that bathing in warm water relaxes and balances out your body’s hormones. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of hot tubs and spas!
Hot Tubs and Mental Health
The benefits of hot tubs include more than a cool addition to your backyard. The warm waters and steam from a hot tub provide a soothing experience for the body that in turn soothes the mind.
Sitting in warm, bubbly water helps to ease tension in your body and relax muscles. When your body can relax, your mind can relax. This relaxation comes both from the hot water and massaging water jets.
Hot tubs provide pain relief as it relaxes your muscles, allowing your body to let go of tension and feel at ease.
With the hot water relaxing your body and taking your mind off any physical pain, you’ll also be able to meditate. Meditation is a beneficial way to ease your mind and focus on the things that bring you joy rather than things that cause stress in your life.
According to research done by physician Bruce Becker, your sympathetic nervous system (which escalates under stress) and your parasympathetic nervous system (which promotes calmness) balance out when in the warm water. Your nervous system responds to the immersion in warm water the same way it responds to meditation. This balanced state helps to relax you and make you feel better.
Relaxing in hot tubs can also aid those who suffer from insomnia. By letting your body unwind in the hot, fizzy waters, it’ll be easier for you to get into a calm, relaxed state before bed.
Hot Tub Safety during COVID
Owning a hot tub at home is an excellent investment, especially during a time like this when you may be spending more time at home than usual. By owning your own at-home spa rather than using a public hot tub, you can feel comfortable knowing who has been in your hot tub.
According to research, the COVID virus is not transmitted through recreational waters, so you can feel extra safe enjoying your at-home hot tub with family. Also, by owning your own at-home spa, you’ll be able to keep it clean, so it’s always safe to use for you and your loved ones.
And unlike a public hot tub, where you’re in contact with other people who you don’t know, you won’t have to deal with the stress of keeping you or your family protected from potentially contaminated surfaces.
Knowing your safe in a comfortable environment is stress-relieving in itself, especially during a time like this. You and your family can unwind and let your anxieties float away.
Now is the perfect time to purchase your at-home hot tub. Immersing in the hot waters provides your body a variety of medicinal benefits. You can enjoy it by yourself or with guests and feel safe while you do.
Contact Colorado Custom Spas to get your at-home spa and start seeing how hot tubs and mental health go hand in hand!
Please feel free to stop by one of our store locations either in Denver CO or Castle Rock CO.