If your doctor told you there was something simple you could do to stay healthy and improve your quality of life, you would most likely listen to what he or she had to say. While salespeople don’t necessarily have the same credibility as medical professionals, they are telling the truth when they talk about all the health benefits of soaking in a hot tub. Here are some of the reasons medical professionals and publications agree with salespeople there is enormous value in using a hot tub regularly.
They Promote Healing
According to Dr. Bruce Becker, the better the blood flow to an injured body part, the faster it will heal. That’s why warm water immersion has been used to help heal wounds and injuries for centuries. Especially in cases of damaged or sore muscles or joints, soaking in warm water can relieve pain in addition to promoting healing. Soaking for at least 15 minutes in a hot tub help your body to recover from everyday muscle strains and decrease recovery time for injuries.
They Stimulate a Healthy Heart
When you’re immersed in a hot tub, the water pressure pushes the blood from your extremities towards your heart. This causes your heart to stretch and pump out more blood with each beat. As you soak in the hot tub, your heart learns to work more efficiently as it adapts to pumping out more blood. This not only keeps your heart healthy, but can cause an increase in blood flow and circulation to improve your overall health.
They Encourage Relaxation
Most people agree it is refreshing to take a hot shower or bath. The publication by Dr. Becker also points out that the hormone Dopamine is released when you soak in hot water. Dopamine is responsible for causing your body to naturally relax. That means after spending time in a hot tub, you will feel less tense. Many people purchase a hot tub primarily for its relaxation benefits.
They Support Mental Health
There are many stresses associated with daily life. Some of the most common ones include:
- Medical Issues
- Personal Relationships
- Career Changes
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 40 million adults ranging in age from 18 to 54 have an anxiety disorder. This estimate is considered low, since many people with anxiety disorders don’t seek medical help or are misdiagnosed.
Unfortunately, many choose to cope with mental health issues in decidedly unhealthy ways. Instead of over-eating, drinking alcohol or taking pills, you can reduce anxiety naturally by soaking in a hot tub. Because it relaxes you and relieves aches and pains, hot water immersion reduces anxiety on a subconscious level. The less stress and anxiety you experience, the better your mental health will be.
Rest & Relax wants you to see an improvement both physically and mentally after using our products. We are here to offer solutions and make a difference in your life. Our soak therapy experts don’t just feed you lines to sell you something, they present you with facts backed up by medical professionals and publications. Hear more about the science behind soak therapy today when you stop by one of our showrooms.