If you’ve seen the movie Hot Tub Time Machine, you may have chuckled as three best friends were transported back to 1986 when they spill an energy drink on the controls of their hot tub. We don’t recommend spilling questionable beverages on your hot tub and can’t promise you a 30 year blast from your past, but we can tell you that soaking in a high quality hot tub can restore you in many ways. Here are some of the health benefits of hot tubs that can make you feel younger than you thought possible.
#1 Eases Arthritis Pain
Arthritis can strike at almost any age and leave you with swollen or stiff joints and pain. The hot water in the tub allows you to float in the buoyancy which is comfortable. When the heated water raises your body temperature, your blood vessels dilate and circulation improves. This is highly restorative.
#2 Improves Diabetes
For those with Type 2 diabetes, hot tub soaks can help lower blood sugar levels, improve sleep and lose weight. Soaking 30 minutes a day allowed participants in one study to drop their insulin doses significantly. There are some risks for those with nerve damage, but overall it seems to be a boon.
#3 Aids with Chronic Pain
The massage effects of hot tub jets work to relieve muscle aches and pains. The heat of the spa improves circulations which can help ease pain as well. You can also use the resistance of water to do some exercise you may not be able to do outside of the tub. Relief of pain can make you feel younger.
#4 Treats Migraine Symptoms
Migraines occur when blood vessels swell and cause issues with nerves they touch when swollen. Heat therapy in a hot tub has been shown to reduce inflammation, stimulate circulation and help with pain associated with migraine. Migraines can be debilitating and relief can feel liberating.
#5 Helps with Insomnia
Insomnia can make you feel older because it can lead to fatigue and memory issues. And it’s a common issue for older Americans. Soaking for 15 minutes an hour or so before bedtime can help you fall asleep and stay asleep. This allows you to sleep without medication which is more restorative.
#6 Addresses Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia
Both of these medical problems can cause aches and pain all over the body that can leave the victim overwhelmed and exhausted. Soaking in a hot tub offers pain relief and can improve circulation. Low impact stretching while soaking can help as well. This can feel like you’ve added years to your life.
Owning a spa of your own is a great way to improve your health, relax and enjoy your family. Come in to Black Pine Spas to check out models and discuss how you can have your very own hot tub time machine! We deliver free throughout the continental US and beat any competitor price by 10%.