Article by Peter Rossi
Has been one of the top designers at Jacuzzi and helped developed many of it’s top models, He presently sells custom-made hot tubs, gives expert opinions and writes for this humble blog.
Lots of people are beginning to see the fantastic benefits of having a hot tub installed in their homes. The importance of a hot tub isn’t limited to its luxury and aesthetic purposes; it also has a wide range of health benefits. I have taken my time to highlight some of the essential benefits you will get when you finally decide to buy a hot tub in this article.
Revamp the look of your home
Whether it’s an indoor or outdoor hot tub, the beauty it adds to your home is always a bonus. Hot tubs have always been associated with taste and luxury and purchasing one will no doubt give an exquisite and elegant feel to your home. Buying a great hot tub is a smart choice when it comes to upgrading the facilities in your home and enjoying the comfort they give.
An alternative to spending time in a swimming pool
If the feel of water relaxes you so much, then, you should consider buying and installing a hot tub in a perfect location in your house. You could have just as much fun with people in a hot tub like you would in a swimming pool. Though you don’t get to move across a wide area in a hot tub the feel of water rich in minerals, bubbles and warmth has an equally beautiful effect on your physical body and has excellent health benefits.
You can design your hot tub to suit your purpose
If you are the type that prefers to spend time alone and often retreat to your inner self or you are a peoples’ person, and you want people around you, you can design your hot tub to suit the color, size (from 3-9 people), size of the jet, etc. You can also add features such as a stereo system.
Buying a hot tub is a perfect way of making sure you always have access to a nice relaxation session at your convenience. If you belong to the class of people that have a hectic work schedule daily, knowing that you are coming back home to a refreshing hot tub personal time could be a huge stress relief for you. Research has shown that stress can affect your body, thoughts, feelings, and behavior. A simple thirty minutes to one hour spent in a hot tub after a very stressful day will significantly reduce stress level and quickly get you back to a more balanced psychological state. According to WebMD, the lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is more than fifty percent, often due to chronic, untreated stress reactions. Getting a nice Hot tub for you and using it could be a great way of easing the stress that would otherwise accumulate over time and cause severe psychological damage.
Soaking in a hot tub can cure sleeplessness
Research has shown that soaking in hot water helps relax the mind and muscles in such a way that makes sleep comes easy. Since spending time in a hot tub automatically gets you relaxed, and makes you feel lighter: all ingredients needed for a good night rest. Your body temperature needs to be slightly raised for you to fall asleep. According to a study made in 1997, it was discovered that body temperature naturally reduces during the night and it starts decreasing around two hours before going to sleep. So, spending some time in the hot tub before going to bed helps raise body temperature and makes the rest comes more easily. Spending some quality time in a hot tub before going to bed looks like an ideal natural solution to a mild case of insomnia.
Experience the fantastic effect hot tub on your skin
Constant soaking in the hot tub is one of the most natural ways of developing a very healthy skin. The impact of clean mineral water in a hot tub on the skin usually leaves the skin cleaner and better looking because the water helps open up the skin pores and helps clean out all the dirt and oil lurking within the skin pores.
Hydrotherapy is merely the use of water as natural prevention and treatment of a wide range of diseases. Buying and installing a hot tub in your house would set you and your loved ones up for amazing hydrotherapy sessions. According to a research on scientific Evidence-based Effects of hydrotherapy on various systems of the body, it is concluded that hydrotherapy reduces free radicals, plasma levels, raises antioxidants levels and induces peripheral vasodilations which lead to improvement in blood circulation. Hydrotherapy also helps to prevent and sometimes cure conditions such as Arthritis, hip, knee and ankle, Osteoporosis, etc. A research excerpt from the journal of physiotherapy concludes that Hydrotherapy improves pain, knee strength and quality of life. A hot tub is essential for a full package of natural health benefits.
Sometimes, we are so physically tensed up from our busy daily schedules. High impact aerobic exercises such as jogging, running, cycling, etc. can take a toll on the joint and muscles. Quality time in a hot tub will help dilate the blood vessels and promote blood flow which in turn relaxes stiff muscles and frozen joints.
Eases shoulder pain and back pain
Taking out time to relax in a hot tub has been recorded to help reduce backaches and shoulder pain. The result from a pilot study that investigated the effect of hydrotherapy on a group of people suffering from lower back pain concluded that there is a severe reduction in pain levels when they continue treating themselves to hydrotherapy.
Good hangout time with your loved ones
Sometimes you want to hang out differently with your loved ones. You want to be away from the noise, distractions and spend quality time in a relatively calm environment. This is just so easily achieved with a hot tub. You can take a position, relax and enjoy the soothing effect of mineral or warm water on your body. When people are relaxed, they tend to speak more freely, and it’s no news communication strengthens the bond between people.