The (Sometimes Surprising) Health Benefits of Hot Tubs

Most people enjoy hot tubs because of their warm temperature and soothing qualities. But did you know that regular use of a hot tub can also provide all kinds of great health benefits?

Request an EstimateIn fact, they can offer varying levels of relief for people with nagging aches and pains, stiff muscles, headaches, circulation issues, arthritis, type 2 diabetes, and a host of other conditions, including stress- and sleep-related issues.

How is this possible? Well, soaking in a hot tub on a regular basis exposes your body to heat, buoyancy, and massage – three elements that combine to offer real benefits to your physical and emotional health.

For example, just some of the things these three important hot tub features can do include:

    • Release toxins / contaminants through your pores: Whether you feel a cold coming on or had a bit too much to drink last night, a hot tub can help cleanse your body.
    • Raise your body temperature: Once you step out of the tub, your temperature falls again, which can help induce a sense of tiredness and encourage your body to sleep (a great trick for insomniacs!).
    • Massage sore muscles and joints: Letting hot tub jets massage your aches and pains is a great way to get relief.
    • Reduce your body weight by up to 90%: No, it’s not a diet trick. Hot tubs simply create buoyancy, which helps to almost instantly take pressure off aching joints.
    • Open your blood vessels: This can help to improve circulation, decrease blood pressure, and stimulate nerve impulses that boost your immune system and aid digestion.
    • Benefit people with Type 2 Diabetes: Surprisingly, regular hot tub therapy can help those with Type 2 Diabetes lower their blood sugar, lose weight, and improve their sleep patterns.

These health benefits are not universal across the board, and it’s important to consult your physician before beginning any kind of hot tub therapy. However, if you’re able to use a hot tub to benefit your body in these or other ways, it’s a wonderful way to maximize everything these products have to offer.

If you are interested in learning more about having a hot tub in your home, please click here to get an estimate today.

About Gary Hohne

Gary Hohne is President & CEO of Hohne Pools, a Maryland pool company.

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