3 Reasons You Should Add a Hot Tub to Your Pool
Hot tubs have been around much longer than we think. They were especially popular in the civilizations of ancient Egypt and Rome; the latter’s denizens sometimes called them caladariums. Hot tubs are physically, mentally, and emotionally beneficial, yet many owners don’t get all the benefits from them that they could. Today, we’ll spotlight a few common hot tub benefits and some lesser-known ones as well to add to your Pools of Fun pool.
These days, it seems as if everything about our world is stressful. Often, it seems that once one demand has been meet another one pops up. Slow commutes, pollution, illnesses, and processed food can make us feel ill and emotionally off-balance. A good soak in a hot tub helps reduce that stress. As the hot water relaxes your muscles, your brain waves calm down. A hot tub can make your brain produce theta waves, the same kind it produces before you fall asleep at night. To add to your stress relief, try playing soft music over a floating speaker in the hot tub or using aromatherapy candles.
Muscle and Circulatory Health
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic muscle or joint pain. It can come from arthritis, osteoporosis, old injuries, congenital disabilities, or any other source. Hot tubs are known to relax muscles and improve circulation. A hot tub’s jets give you a high-pressure water-based massage that you can target different areas of your body as you move. The high temperature will dilate your blood vessels, increasing circulation. The hydro massage may also help block electrical pain signals to suffering body parts.
Ease of Exercise
Everyone needs to exercise to be healthy, but it can be difficult for some of us. Those with chronic pain or people with disabilities may have an especially difficult time with traditional exercise. The hot tub is a great place for safe, low-impact workouts. Exercisers can try tub yoga or low-impact cardio exercises such as water bicycling. In this exercise, lean against the wall of the hot tub, facing forward with your arms planted behind you on the deck. Then move your legs as if riding a bike. For an added challenge, put your hands in front of you. You can also try water jumping jacks, or walking and jogging around the hot tub for a set number of minutes. Always have a spotter nearby for hot tub exercise.
Contact us at Pools of Fun to start your InGround Hot Tub project to go with your pool!