Owning your own backyard spa can bring you hours of pleasure. In addition, there are many health benefits you can reap by regularly using your spa. At Goodall Pools & Spas, we can assist you in selecting a spa that fits your needs and lifestyle.
Health Benefits of Owning and Using a Spa
The powerful jets of the spa, in addition to just relaxing in the warm water, can help relieve lower back pain. The water also helps to reduce anxiety and stress levels. Just a few other benefits of regular hot tub/spa use include, but are not limited to:
- Relief of muscle pain. Powerful jets are strategically placed to help alleviate pain from your neck, all the way down to your toes. Different jets provide different types of hydrotherapy.
- Relief of joint and pain. For years, warm water therapy has been a recommended treatment for those with arthritis, fibromyalgia, or other joint or bone pain. When in the water, your body weight is up to 90 percent lighter making it possible to do water resistance exercises which strengthen the muscles supporting the bones and makes it possible to build strength faster than doing those same exercises on the ground.
- Improved sleep. According to the American Sleep Association, between 50-70 million people have some type of sleep disorder with more people suffering from insomnia than any other disorder. Lack of enough sleep has long-term negative effects on your health like high blood pressure, weight gain, and heart disease, among others. Soaking in the warm water of your spa for approximately 20 minutes before bedtime increases sleepiness at bedtime and is known to induce sleep.
- Improved heart health. Your heart rate and blood pressure drop when your body is immersed in warm water. When this happens, your peripheral circulation increases, and circulation throughout your entire cardiovascular system improves. As one source said, “This is like giving your heart a rest and can contribute to long-term heart health.”