Do you find it hard to relax?
Your mind is racing, you’re sore after a hard day at work, and you need something to look forward to and to help you unwind.
If this sounds familiar, a hot tub might be just the relaxation you need. There are many hot tub benefits that can help you and your family relieve stress, socialize, and have fun.
Read on to learn more about the advantages of having your own backyard spa. Before you know it, you can be blissfully soaking in the warm jets of your own hot tub.
1. Reduce Stress
After a long day at work, fighting traffic on the commute home, and the stresses of day to day life, is there anything nicer than floating into your own private hot tub?
There are many benefits to an outdoor spa, but one of the biggest is simply the relaxation it gives. A spa can be a personal retreat where you can unwind, relax, destress, and switch off your mind to enjoy the comfort of the warm water.
It’s much more private than a spa at the gym, and you can invite friends or loved ones over to join in on the fun. Hot water is soothing, comforting, and can help us calm down.
Try playing some soft music, lighting candles, or reading a favorite book to help turn your spa into a calm oasis. Or, ask your family not to disturb you, so that you can enjoy some quality ‘me time’ to relax.
If you are someone who has trouble sleeping, the relaxing properties of a hot tub may help ease your insomnia if you try to soak in the evening as part of your nighttime ritual.
2. Soak Sore Muscles
If you exercise regularly or work in a field that requires manual labor, you’re probably all too familiar with the aches and pains of sore muscles. A long run or a heavy day of lifting can leave you feeling exhausted and sore.
A home spa is one of the best cures for sore muscles. Hot water can relax sore muscles— the heat helps dilate blood vessels to increase blood flow. This helps with the recovery process, helping you bounce back faster.
Regular spa treatments, combined with daily stretching and a healthy diet, can go a long way to help athletes minimize their recovery time. Those recovering from an injury will also enjoy the restorative powers of a spa, pending approval from their doctor.
Sore muscles and joints will also enjoy the spa jets, pumping water and air out. If you suffer from a sore back, try to position a jet just on your lower back, as it can have the same effect as a massager or heat pack. Certainly cheaper than going to a masseuse and you may find regular use can help to reduce your pain.
3. Save Money
Do you frequently enjoy a warm bath? If so, you’ll run the bath, enjoy some bubbles, a good book, maybe a glass of wine, and then drain the tub when you’re finished. Over time, this will lead to increased water and electricity bills.
As an alternative, why not try a hot tub? Once it’s full, you aren’t draining it frequently, so it’s a much more sustainable use of water.
As long as you correctly manage the cleanliness and pH levels of the water, you can go up to three months, on average, without changing the water.
If you have solar panels at home, you can use your solar energy to both heat and power the hot tub, creating an energy-efficient way to enjoy your spa.
You can also save money on your hot tub use by having an insulated cover to trap heat in and regular maintenance ensuring your filters and pumps are performing optimally.
4. Enjoy Year-Round Relaxation
A hot tub is only good in winter, right?
Not so fast— a hot tub can be thoroughly enjoyed all year round! While it is particularly enjoyable to soak in your spa in winter, watching the snow fall around you, that’s not to say a hot tub is seasonal only.
Most climates still have cool nights in autumn and spring, so enjoy an afternoon dip and watch the sunset. Even in the warmer summer months, you can dial down the temperature to make the hot tub cooler, making for a refreshing soak after a day in the sun.
If you do go a while without using the spa, make sure to keep it secure with a cover. This keeps heat from escaping, stops insects and debris from getting in, and prevents children from getting in.
5. Improve Your Skin
The benefits of steam to our skin are well-documented, and steam has been incorporated into beauty treatments for hundreds of years. Steam can cleanse skin, improve blood circulation, and open your pores to remove bacteria.
Steam is also soothing, hydrating, and can help relieve sinus congestion.
With a hot tub, the benefits of steam can not only improve your face, but your whole body. The warm steam coming off the top of your hot tub can not only cleanse your skin, but offers many of the same advantages you would get from a professional facial, from the comfort of your own backyard.
Emerge with fresher, cleaner skin. Freshly steamed skin is also more receptive to lotions and skin treatments than dry skin, so post-soak would be a good time for your evening beauty routine.
Enjoy the Hot Tub Benefits Today
If you weren’t already convinced, hopefully these hot tub benefits have persuaded you that a spa is just what your home needs. Install one today to start enjoying relaxing and soothing spa evenings in the comfort of your own home.
While you can’t control the stress of the world around you, you can manage it with the help of a private hot tub, where you can soak your worries away. Looking for more home and lifestyle content you can use? Keep reading the rest of our blog!