Health Benefits

HotSpringSpas-MNThe fact that immersion in hot water is good for your spirit, mind and body has been known for ages. Now you can discover this for yourself. Hot tubs and portable spas provide you not only a relaxing hydrotherapy experience, but health benefits as well.

For example, eople suffering from arthritis, diabetes and sleep deprivation often benefit markedly from time spent in a spa.

That long, comforting soak in your own Hot Spring Spa could be exactly the therapy you need. Hot Spring Spa users feel better naturally, weather you soak to relax from everyday stress or to relax sore muscles and joints caused by sports or the minor strains of living.

Arthritis Benefits

It’s estimated that some 50 million Americans suffer from one or another of the over 100 types of arthritis. Generally, the disease results in inflammation of the joint, causing swelling, stiffness and pain which can also mean loss of joint flexibility and function.

Soaking the joins affected by arthritis in warm water is the natural inclination of those suffering from the condition, and a hot tub is the perfect place to get relief. The warm water found in the hot tub, coupled with the relief provided by the water’s buoyancy and massage provided by the jets, helps relax the joints and muscles and even give them the light exercise they need – all in back yard.

Sleep Benefits of Hot Tubs

According to a study in the scientific journal Sleep, a drop in body temperature can help to ease the body into a relaxing and sound sleep.

It was found that a 15 minute soak in a hot tub with a water temperature of about 103 degrees Fahrenheit roughly 90 minutes before bedtime often helped. The warmth adjusted the body’s internal thermostat in a way that made falling asleep easy.

Time in a spa induces relaxation which leads naturally to sleep. Sleep is often called a natural remedy and the sleep resulting from time in a spa is both deep and relaxed, quite unlike the kind you may get from over the counter drugs or even prescription sleep aids which often make you feel groggy and may have other side effects.

The National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll and found that approximately 132 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders including mild to chronic insomnia, pauses in breathing and snoring.

The poll found that 48 percent of women and 38 percent of men suffer from insomnia more than one night a week. This number is on the rise as evidenced by the growing number of sleep disorder centers across the nation (approximately 3,000 in the U.S. today).

According to a sleep therapy center in Louisville, Ky., insomnia is the second most prevalent reason people go to the doctor (after pain).

If poor sleep is a problem for you, your own spa just may provide the solution you’re looking for.

The Hydro massage experience

The water in a spa provides three factors: heat, buoyancy and massage. They work together, creating a relaxing, soothing hydro massage experience.

When you immerse yourself in a hot tub, your body temperature is raised and your blood vessels dilate, increasing your circulation. The buoyancy of the water in the spa effectively reduces body’s weight by about 90%; that reduction relieves pressure on your joints and muscles, and the sense of weightlessness contributes to a sense of relaxation.

A mixture of the warm water and air forced through jet nozzles is how the messaging action is created. That “activated” stream of water both relaxes and loosens tight muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers. Small wonder a spa makes you feel so good!