While getting a hot tub or spa for your backyard can just seem fun, there are actually health benefits that can come from using it. Studies have shown that soaking in the hot water can have therapeutic effects, and even some proven in clinical studies. Here is a short list of some of the benefits of installing your own hot tub with a pool contractor.
Sitting in a tub of hot water with soothing jets massaging your back even sounds relaxing. The warmth can relieve muscle tension, and allow your whole body to just slow down. Sore, tired muscles get a blast of relaxing heat, and you can even put your feet right in front of the jets for a reflexology massage.
When the body’s core temperature rises, all the blood vessels start to dilate. This causes an increase of blood flow throughout the body. Increased blood flow then helps your organs to function better and can improve joint pain. People with osteoporosis and arthritis often use the heat of a hot tub to relieve their pain and get back some mobility in their joints.
Reduce Joint Stress
Our bodies naturally float when we are in a body of water. This takes about 90% of the pressure off of our joints. For people who have joint problems, this is a great way to give your joints a break and let the relax. Hot tubs and spas are used in conjunction with therapy to help people relive their joint pain. Why not call a pool contractor today and try it out right in your own home?
Decreases Blood Sugar
Patients with Type 2 Diabetes who sat in a hot tub for 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week noticed a significant drop in blood sugar, and even weight loss. This is a great alternative for people who may not be able to get the recommended amount of exercise given with a Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis, or just to aid in the quest for lower blood sugar. Consult your doctor to see if calling a pool contractor may be a good option for you or a family member.
The relaxing powers of warm water can also lead to a better night’s sleep. Increased blood flow, relaxed muscles, and a relaxed state of mind all lead to a better night’s sleep. Think of the great nights ahead after relaxing in your own backyard hot tub.
Creative Pool Designs, a pool contractor located in the Houston area, has over 20 years of experience building and renovating pools. We have tons of design plans and can customize a project to fit your needs. Contact us today for a free quote.