Will 20 Minutes in My Hot Tub Really Matter?
Soaking in warm jetted water is oftentimes seen as being a luxury. But did you know that a 20-minute soak session in a hot tub is much more than just a luxurious treat to yourself? It’s actually good for your health and wellbeing!
Researchers Dr. Doreen Stiskal of Seton Hall University in New Jersey and Dr. Bruce Becker from Washington State University have studied the effects of warm water immersion therapy on individuals for a number of years.
Their conditions required bathers to remain in the tubs with water temperatures ranging from 94 degrees F to 102 degrees F for anywhere from 20 to 24 minutes. Here is what they, and other researchers, have discovered throughout the years:
Hot Tubs Offer Ongoing Pain Relief
Because water is buoyant, it significantly reduces the pressurizing effects of gravity on the muscles and joints of arthritis sufferers. As a result, those with arthritis and other joint or ligament conditions have less pain and are more comfortable after a 20-minute soak in a hot tub.
Hot Tubs Calm Your Nerves
Dr. Becker’s research found that soaking in warm water for approximately 20 minutes has a similar effect on the nervous system as meditation does. Some of these effects include:
- Reduction in stress levels
- Promotion of self-reflection and emotional balance
- Reduction in anxiety
Because of the relaxing effects of soaking in a tub, a number of other positive benefits follow suit, including improved quality and duration of sleep, better self-confidence, and an improved overall sense of personal well-being.
Hot Tubs Boost Cardiovascular Health
Immersing your body in warm water all the up to your neck means giving your body a great cardiac workout without having to hit the pavement or the treadmill. Water puts pressure on your body which increases your cardiac volume and forces your heart to naturally work harder and become stronger.
Research provided by Thomas Allison, M.P.H., PhD and published by the Mayo Clinic, further confirmed that sitting in warm water is great for your heart. According to his study, sitting in a hot tub can lower your blood pressure, reducing your risk of suffering from heart disease or hypertension.
Find Your Perfect Hot Tub
When it comes to finding the perfect hot tub that meets both your personal needs and makes your backyard aesthetically pleasing, HotSpring Spas of Music City/HotSpring Spas of the Upper Cumberland carries five collections to choose from, including Highlife, Limelight, Hot Spot, Free Flow and Used Spa collections. Hot Spring Spas come with an array of features that will ensure you make that daily 20-minute soak matter.
Need help finding the right hot tub for your lifestyle and budget? Start researching your options and what you’re looking for, and contact the hot tub experts at HotSpring Spas of Music City/HotSpring Spas of the Upper Cumberland today!
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About HotSpring Spas of Music City
With 3 locations in Crossville, Franklin, and Lebanon, our mission is to provide Middle Tennessee with the best name hot tubs, swim spas, and saunas. We carry the entire line of HotSpring® and Freeflow® spas and accessories, Endless Pools®, Helo® saunas, Covana® covers, HotSpring®, SpaGuard®, and Silk Balance water care products.
We back up our product with expertise and a get-it-done-right-the-first-time water care and maintenance service. We don’t sell pools or multiple brands of hot tubs and saunas. We feel it’s important to focus on selling the best, not everything.
The staff at HotSpring Spas of Music City has two things to focus on: quality product and top-notch service. We believe that a business cannot succeed without a focus on both. That’s why we strive to keep customers happy over the long haul. If you’re interested in improving your health and wellness with a new hot tub, swim spa, or sauna, contact us today.