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Hot Tubs: Allow Yourself to Sink in the Warmest Embrace

By on Last modified: January 12, 2017

At the beginning of every year, most people are very enthusiastic about turning their lives around for the better. Improving their eating regimen, setting bigger fitness goals and improving their overall quality of life being the most common ones. But truth be told, by the end of February or at the very best by March, many lose the enthusiasm and unfortunately, are back to their old habits and lifestyle.

However, I found out myself a few years ago, that in order to make a change, I need to have quite a strong will power and invest in something that would serve as a constant reminder of my goals. So I figured, purchasing a hot tub from a hot tub and spa online store is a smart investment. A hot tub offers a plethora of health benefits and is a big step towards my goal of leading a healthier lifestyle. Plus, it is a chance to pamper myself without spending a fortune in spa centres. The ideal win-win combo.

Furthermore, hot tubs have been a tradition since Roman times and many people don’t realize that the Romans didn’t bathe in them just for the pleasure but rather for the various health benefits they offer. Here are some of them.

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Improves Sleep

First and foremost, it helps you get better sleep. According to some studies, several million Australians suffer from sleep disorders or chronic insomnia. Soaking in a hot tub right before bedtime can help insomniacs have a more relaxing and deeper sleep. Soaking in a 50 degree Celsius water an hour before bedtime will reset your body’s thermostat and help you relax, making it easier for you to fall asleep, and more importantly, stay asleep throughout the night.

Relieves Stress

The body’s natural endorphin release is highly stimulated when soaking in a hot tub. The heat improves blood flow and helps with muscle soreness. We all know that stress is a silent killer in today’s society which results in more muscle tension, soreness, headaches and fatigue which can lead to serious health problems. Not only does a hot tub’s buoyancy eases the pressure on muscles and joints, it also elevates the mood and the natural relaxation response is a good way to improve health.

Relieves Pain

Back and knee pain are one of the top reasons (right after flue) for doctor visits in Australia. People who have undergone back pain surgeries not only experience less pain, but their recovery period is also shorter than the one of people who don’t soak in hot tubs. Moreover, their range of motion is significantly wider and they use less pain killers. The same goes for people who suffer from lower back pain. Studies have shown that hot tub therapy has both long and short-term benefits for people who are experiencing back pain, so ordering your own spa online or from a brick-and-mortar store is definitely something worth a try.