Using Hot Tub Hydrotherapy To Alleviate The Effects Of Stress
In our busy modern age, we often think of stress as another part of our daily lives, but in reality, it can lead to health problems, premature ageing, and psychological difficulties. While there are many ways to reduce stress, using a hot tub is one of the best-known methods to alleviate it.
Below you’ll find out how a hot tub can help you combat stress and the health conditions it is often associated with.
Overall Stress Reduction
When stress builds up in our minds and bodies, it can lead to muscle tension, body pain, insomnia, and other problems. Heart disease, high blood pressure, and even premature aging are all associated with high stress levels. But by simply soaking in a hot tub for 20 minutes, you can relax, reduce your stress levels, and take better care of your health.
One great way to do this is to make your time in your hot tub a social occasion. Soaking alongside your partner, family, or friends can be a way to talk through your day or focus on topics other than your stress.
Having quiet time to simply sit and let the jets relax your muscles can also alleviate stress.
Improve Your Sleep
When you’re having a stressful day or week, it can be difficult to fall asleep, but hot tubs have been proven to help you sleep better. Not only does a hot tub relax your muscles and alleviate tension, but it also warms your body, which has been proven to help people fall asleep faster and sleep through the night. In addition, when you’re able to sleep through the night without awakening, you enter the deep REM state of sleep. This sleep state can improve your mood, mental alertness, and even your metabolism. Soaking in your hot tub about an hour before bed will give you all of these sleep benefits.
Reduce Your Pain
When you’re stressed out, chronic pain can feel worse than normal but a hot tub can help relieve this pain. Whether you have arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel, or other types of chronic pain, a hot tub can alleviate it. For one, it increases blood circulation which helps tight muscles to relax and reduces inflammation. It also increases your levels of endorphins, which are known to alleviate pain. Soaking in a hot tub is also great for relieving pain from back, neck, and other injuries while you recover. Just make sure to get your doctor’s approval.
Tension is also linked to migraines, so proactively using your hot tub can help you ward off headaches before they have a chance to start. Breathing in the warm, moist air of hot tubs is also perfect for sinus headache relief.
Now that you know more about the many anti-stress health benefits of hot tubs, contact our team at Hydropool Devon today on 01803 872 666 and start taking care of your health today!