Hot tubs and spas aren’t just for entertainment and enjoyment; owning one is beneficial for your health and wellbeing. For centuries, people have used hot tubs and spas as a remedy for aches and pains. In fact, the word spa comes from the Latin term “sanus per aquam” or “health through water”. This was coined when Roman soldiers used hot wells to recover from physical wounds and PTSD. Today, we have learned a wealth about what hot water can do for our bodies.
Here are a few health benefits of soaking in hot tubs and spas:
When submersed in hot water, the heart is working harder and more efficiently just like it does when you exercise. Arteries and veins dilate to carry more blood which improves circulation.
Soaking in spas and hot tubs is the best way to release tight and tense muscles from stress, which reduces risk of injury. Hot water also increases blood flow and expedites healing. The sound and motion of swirling water assists relaxation and reduces anxiety.
The steam from hot tubs and spas can help open breathing passages in sinuses and lungs as well.
Water buoyancy and temperature can relieve arthritis, aches and stiffness. Water buoyancy relaxes muscles while water temperature decreases tension and improves flexibility.
Soaking in spas and hot tubs is known to help common conditions like fibromyalgia, arthritis, diabetes, insomnia as well as decreasing blood pressure and pain in muscles and joints.
Hot water immersion is a great way to heal naturally before resorting to expensive and intrusive drugs that can often have side effects that are more troublesome than the original symptoms. You’re mood is also improved, and when you feel happy, your body tends to follow suite.
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