Choosing the ideal hot tub for your house is quite essential. There’s a lot of misconception that getting a hot tub is an unncessary luxury because a regular shower can serve the same purpose.
For about five years now, the Hot Tub industry has seen a significant increase in sales of about 3.3% and has generated a revenue of close to $1 billion in 2019 . What this means is that a lot of people are buying hot tubs because of its benefits.
Having spent more than 20 years designing hot tubs for various households. I and my team of researchers have spent a considerable amount of time (close to a week) going through various articles, researches, and running various tests to get the benefits of hot tubs.
We also ran comprehensive tests to confirm and verify each and every claim in this article. These benefits would definitely improve your general health without having to break the bank.
So if you’re tired of reading countless pages of articles/research on why you should buy hot tubs, we’ve condensed them all in this article for you.
The Reasons Are:
- Stress Relief / Relaxation
- Immune System
- Blood Pressure
- Cell Growth
- Pain Relief
- Saves Water
- Lowering Your Blood Pressure
1. Stress Relief / Relaxation
A Hot tub is a great stress reliever
Although this is fact is akin to stating the obvious, it’s a well–known fact backed by years of research and tests which we carried out. The moment you immerse yourself in a hot tub filled with warm water, you can feel your muscles relaxing as they become less tense at the same time releasing all the stress you’ve accumulated during the day. Reducing stress and feeling relaxed can go a long way in improving your physical and mental health immensely which improves your general wellbeing.
2. Immune System
Staying in a tub with the temperature slightly increased goes a long way in stimulating the production of leukocytes (white blood cells) in your body. When your body has enough white blood cells, it helps combat viruses and infections naturally. Constantly making use of a hot tub more means you’re less likely to fall sick.
Taking a dip in a hot tub can be compared to exercising without the attendant strain strenuous exercises exert on the heart. If you observe keenly, spending a few minutes in a hot tub will make you start sweating. The act of sweating removes toxins from the body and improves the skin. If you want to maximize the benefits, just add a little Epsom Salt to the water. The salt will help in removing harmful toxins from your body, improve blood circulation and you’ll feel relaxed at the end of the bath.
4. Blood Pressure
According to Healthline , taking a hot bath can also reduce blood pressure. People with heart conditions should check in with their doctors first before doing this because a hot soak raises a person’s heartbeat significantly. If your doctor gives you the green light, then you can use this system to bring down your blood pressure.
The moment you immerse yourself in warm water, excess body heat is removed because your heart rate speeds up considerably. This is because blood is sent to the surface of the body thereby removing extra body heat as a way of dealing with the increase in temperature caused by the hot tub. Blood vessels will start dilating thanks to the warmer blood which reduces blood flow resistance and it also lowers your body temperature.
5. Cell Growth
If you’re lucky to own a jetted hot tub, now is the time to put it to good use. Research  carried out by experts in Physiology showed that by placing your body strategically across the jet, like your back, thighs, and legs, you are stimulating cell growth, faster metabolism and you’re also boosting circulation. The best part is that it even helps in breaking down fat deposits in the body.
For those suffering from insomnia, a warm bath in your favorite hot tub before going to bed is a good way to get some sleep . This happens when the internal body temperature rises and cools down, as a result, you become tired and your body would need some sleep thereafter. Try this method if you have a hard time get the rest your body needs.
7. Pain Relief
Hot water baths are known for relieving pains that emanate from diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia. A hot bath after a hike or a short or long run can do wonders to the body. Because a hot bath improves circulation, it relieves any inflammation you may have gotten from such strenuous exercises.
Hydrotherapy, especially in warm water is known to aid people who are recuperating from surgery or injury. Before taking a bath, wait for some time and get the consent of your doctor. The injured area would greatly benefit from the increased blood supply and circulation you derive from a hot bath which would make you heal quicker. And like we said earlier, you get additional white blood cells that would also help fight the disease.
A hot water bath in a tub improves all the functions in the body including digestion. If after a huge meal you are feeling uneasy, try getting into a tub for a hot bath to feel better. The improved circulation caused by taking a soak will relieve any internal pressure you’re feeling.
Hot tubs are also very good for colds and respiratory tract conditions. A hot water bath will clear anything that may be clogging your lungs and soothe whatever difficulty that inhibits breathing. A hot bath also clears your airways for fuller and deeper breaths.
11. Saves Water
Hot tub saves water. Photo: Archzine
A hot tub saves you a ton of water since you don’t have to drain the tub every time you use it. You can drain and refill it every 3 to 6 months. In the long run, getting a hot tub is cost effective as it would reduce your water bill.
With the above-listed points, your decision to invest in a hot tub should be resolute by now. If you’re still not convinced, do not hesitate to contact an expert who would guide you through your decision-making process. If your health permits, it is important to enjoy a good warm bath from time to time because you get to feel better at the end of it.
- Ibis World, Hot Tub Manufacturing Industry in the US.
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- Dr. Cynthia M. Dorsey, Ph.D., Dr. Scott E. Lukas, Ph.D., Dr. Martin H. Teicher, MD, Ph.D., Effects of Passive Body Heating on the Sleep of Older Female Insomniacs.
- Kimberly Holland, Can’t Work Out? Try a Hot Bath