Be proactive in your health and…

Work, kids, house projects…the list goes on. And by the end of the day you may be left with aches, pains and stress. Owning a hot tub now-a-days is more than a luxury it’s a necessity, especially as our lives get busier and busier. It might be just what the doctor ordered to help you relieve pains and reduce your stress level. It is a way to unplug from the rest of the world. Soaking in a hot tub provides 3 important elements which have been shown to improve physical and emotional health: heat, buoyancy and massage.

Because water is buoyant, it reduces gravity’s pull on your joints. You combine that with the warm water to raise your body temperature which will increase circulation and encourage better movement. After just a 15-20 minute soak you will feel better. And the effects have a somewhat prolonged effect that goes beyond the period of immersion. Dr. Becker of Washington State University has conducted many studies on the immersion of the body in water at temperature of range 94-102 and here’s a few things he’s observed:

  • The buoyancy of the water relieves gravity and takes pressure off joints, also providing relief to anyone suffering from arthritis.
  • Immersion in water makes the respiratory muscles work harder by about 60%, strengthening and building endurance in the muscles associated with breathing.
  • A 20 minute soak affects the nervous system similar to meditation. Dr. Becker’s research says that 20 minutes is the ideal length of time spent immersed. You can soak longer if you want; but, the benefits don’t increase after 20 minutes.

 

 

“It’s easier to prevent an injury than to fix an injury. A hot tub is a great way to be proactive in your fitness and health; and, it will help you prevent injuries before they begin.” ~ Ashley

Can you spare 20 minutes?

Hot tubs have a reputation of being expensive and wasteful but with new technologies, they have become easier to maintain, energy efficient and at-home healing sanctuary. Don’t know where to start? Give us a call or stop by our showrooms and let us help you begin your journey to health.

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