Most of us experience a range of aches, pains, and stresses in our day-to-day lives. Whether it’s muscle stiffness, arthritis in joints or just the stress of work and family life, small issues begin to take their toll on both our bodies and our minds. While medications and physical therapy can help alleviate some of these issues, there are other simple and natural ways to cure these types of ailments. For centuries people have embraced the natural healing power of hot water as a solution to aches, pains and stress. From the Roman baths to modern hot tubs, our bodies experience both physiological and mental changes while soaking in warm water. If you’re looking for a natural way to alleviate pain or just slow down after a busy day, discover how revolutionary a warm soak can be for your health and well-being
1. Less stress
According to the American Institute of Stress, 48% of people polled “feel their stress has increased over the past five years.” That same polling found that 77 % of people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress and 73% regularly experience psychological symptoms caused by stress. If you’re feeling the impact of stress in your life you are not alone!
A busy and hectic lifestyle can increase stress levels and put your health at risk. Stress causes your body to enter ‘fight or flight’ mode which can cause high blood pressure and increased risk for heart disease. Soaking in a hot tub can help your body rest and help your mind escape from daily stressors. Hot tub jets can also help to alleviate tension that has built up in the neck, shoulders and back as a result of stress. Add a daily soak in a hot tub to your daily routine to see if it helps you slow down, rest and de-stress.
Here's what a few of our relaxed owners had to say:
Bucky430 - (California)
"This is my second spa and all I can say is how great this company is. My spa is a wonderful addition to our lives. It creates another reason for me to get home. I drive a lot and the driving, stress is relieved both physically and mentally after about 15 minutes in the spa. I have a back injury from the Marine Corp. This spa have given me enough relief as to avoid surgery."
Michael123 - (Eastern Iowa)
2. Faster muscle recovery
If you live an active lifestyle, you know the importance of helping your muscles recover. You don’t want sore muscles to hold you back from doing the things you want to do. Soaking in hot water can not only be a boost for your fitness routine, but it can also help relieve the aches and pains that come from arthritis or general muscle stiffness. The buoyancy of water reduces the impact of gravity on skeletal and muscle tissue, alleviating tension in the body. Warm water also loosens muscles before a workout, or soothes them afterward. As part of your effort to alleviate sore muscles, consider hopping in a hot tub after a day of activity or incorporating a soak into your workout routine.
Steffy - (Wichita, Kansas)
"Not sure where to begin. Knees and hips no longer ache all day. Sleep like a well fed baby every night. Relaxed is my new normal. The spa is beautiful and more than efficient. If you like easy pressure or hard pressure, this is the spa to buy. Love it, love it, love it."
Janice - (Alabama)
3. Better sleep
When’s the last time you truly felt well-rested after a night of sleep? Our guess is that it’s been a while. We’ve heard plenty of times that getting enough quality sleep is vital for our health and well-being, but the question we’re all left asking is, “How can I get quality sleep?” The Sleep Foundation recommends developing a relaxing routine before bed. This might include reading a book, reducing technology use and taking a soak in a hot tub.
How might a nightly soak in the hot tub help you get a better night of sleep? Some studies suggest that soaking in hot water can facilitate the transition into a deeper sleep by reducing tension and stress, helping you sleep better and feel better when you wake up. Disconnecting from the world and spending time in a hot tub or hot bath prior to going to sleep will also help separate the day’s activities from the night of rest ahead.
While we could list more reasons to try to convince you that a hot tub can contribute to better sleep, we’ll let these well-rested owners tell you more.
Cheryle B. - (Rio Rancho, New Mexico)
"I absolutely love my hot tub. It was the best thing I’ve ever invested in. I have been it every single day since the delivery. So relaxing. Helps me sleep better. I can’t say enough positive things."
Torrie - (New Jersey)
"We sleep so much better. My husband whom, constantly has back pain, now has little to no pain. We are doing the 30 challenge, and it is the best challenge to try. We have used our spa every morning and every evening.
We recommend a spa to everyone!"
Goon & Gina - (Sparks, Nevada)
4. Stronger relationships
Social interaction is critical for our mental health, but it can be difficult to find the time to spend with loved ones. Then, once you do find the time it can be difficult to find an activity that will please everyone. Whether you have a teenager who has grown distant or you’re craving some quality time with a spouse or loved one, a hot tub can be a great way to strengthen those important relationships in our lives. The absence of smartphones and distracting gadgets opens the door to conversation and allows you to make the human connections that are so critical for our emotional well-being.
AugustLOVE - (Reno, Nevada)
"My family and I have been enjoying this amazing hot tub, it has been relaxing and joyful. This is a must have investment for you and your family."
Danaboo - (Fairfield, California)
"The Marino hot tub has given us an amazing experience with hot tubs. This was our first tub ever our family purchased and we have loved it so much! We are so pleased with the results we have gotten with this and it has been one of the best things our family has purchased in a long time!"
Hahn23 - (La Crosse, Wisconsin)
"The purchase process @ Clearwater Spas was super simple and they were great coordinating the installation with our contractor who was modifying our entire deck as part of the tub installation. This is our first hot tub and we love it. It has led to lots of quality family time."
Mark - (Southeast, Pensulvania)
5. Reduced toxins
Soaking in warm water causes our body temperature to increase and blood vessels to dilate. This improves circulation, pumping more nutrients and oxygen throughout our bodies while displacing toxins in areas of weaker flow. As the body regulates its internal temperature, our pores release moisture that carries away internal chemical waste. In this way, soaking in hot water helps reduce toxins and brings benefits to your entire body.
Td1288 - (Georgia)
The benefits of hot water immersion can help you feel your best inside and out. That’s why many people choose to invest in their health and well-being by adding a Caldera hot tub to their home. If you’d like to improve your overall wellness, stop by your local Caldera dealer to experience the transformative power of hot water immersion for yourself. Our in-house experts can help you find the perfect spa to meet your needs.