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Hot Tub & Spa Health Benefits

What Are The Health Benefits of Owning a Hot Tub?


There are three factors at work in a spa: heat, buoyancy, and massage. Together they create a relaxing, soothing experience. And hot tubs are not just about relaxation; they do actually provide a multitude of health benefits as well.


Immersion in hot water raises the body temperature and causes the blood vessels to dilate, increasing circulation. The buoyancy of the water reduces body weight by approximately 90 percent, which relieves pressure on joints and muscles and creates the relaxing sensation of weightlessness. A nightly soak helps the body relieve any pain or soreness you may encounter on a day-to-day basis.


The massaging action of a spa is created by sending a mixture of warm water and air through jet nozzles. This “energized” stream of water loosens tight muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. This acts as natural therapy for minor aches and pains.


Of course, a spa offers much more than just a good hydromassage – a home spa can improve the quality of your sleep. The many hot tub benefits to your health include restful and uninterrupted sleep. A hot tub is also your own private retreat that leaves you feeling mentally and emotionally refreshed. Fifteen minutes in the morning can awaken and revive you. And a soak before bedtime can make it easier to drift into a deep, restful sleep. A spa is something you’ll want to experience every day. Read on to learn a little about some of the other widely recognized health benefits of a hot tub.