5 Benefits of Hot Tub Therapy

When it comes to enjoying your hot tub − there are no rules. The warm water is a great place to de-stress and relax, and having your own hot tub can unlock more fun and wellness.

The pHin experts share 5 benefits to taking a dip in your hot tub:

1. Reduced Stress

A study from Healthline showed that warm water can help reduce the hormones related to stress. When you’re soaking in a hot tub, leave your phone behind and focus on the warm water and massaging jets. The hot tub can be a place to escape – try putting on a relaxing playlist and unplugging in the evening or on the weekend. 

2. Muscle Relief

If you have sore muscles from a new workout, or just the daily grind, the hot tub can be your own physical therapist. The buoyancy of the water reduces body weight, relieving the pressure on your muscles. Sitting in front of the jets can stimulate your skin and muscle tissue, massaging away knots and aches. Not to mention, sitting in a hot tub increases the circulation of blood flow, helping to fuel your muscle tissue, all bringing you greater comfort and pain relief.

3. Lessened Joint Pain

Soaking in a hot tub has been known to help those with arthritis – The Arthritis Foundation reports that patients with arthritis who participated in warm water exercise programs two or three times a week had as much as 40 percent less pain. The natural buoyancy keeps pressure off your joints, and the warmth of the tub can be a great way to increase flexibility which has been known to relieve the symptoms of joint pain.

4. A Solution to Insomnia

If you have trouble falling asleep, a hot tub can help combat insomnia. Taking a dip in the evening before bed can put you into a state of relaxation and help to put both your mind and body at ease. A study from New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center notes that when you soak in a hot tub your temperature rises, and once you exit the water your core body temperature drops, signaling to your body that it’s time to sleep.

5. Improved Heart Health

According to a study from Harvard Health Publishing, relaxing in a hot tub increases your heart rate and lowers your blood pressure. A quick soak can be beneficial in improving overall health muscle efficiency – the heat helps to widen blood vessels, helping to send nutrient-rich blood throughout your body.  Always consult your doctor about what’s best for your health. If the hot tub isn’t right for you, maybe a swimming pool would be the right option.

To take advantage of the benefits of having your own how tub, you have to know that your water is safe and balanced. Technology can help you get the measurements and chemicals right, and check the water temperature to make sure it’s ready to go before you hop in. pHin is the smart water monitor that simplifies hot tub care – it constantly monitors your water and sends alerts about the temperature, water balance, and chemical instructions. Learn more at phin.co.