Are you thinking of getting a Jacuzzi installed in your home or place of business this summer? We don’t blame you. A tradition used in many cultures since Roman times – hot tubs are more than just a luxurious accessory. Today’s hot tubs provide significant health benefits, both physical and mental. Leading the way to wellness from head to toe – here are just a few of the incredible benefits of soaking in a Jacuzzi hot tub that you might not be aware of.
#1 Decreases Stress, Anxiety and Depression
It’s the 21st century, and it’s no secret that our lives have become a lot more stressful. But stress is a killer and if we’ve learned anything, it’s that we are not invincible, which means that we need to look after our bodies and minds. People have always been drawn to water as a source of healing. Whether it’s the soothing sound it makes as it trickles, or the feeling of it against our skin as we immerse ourselves in it – hot tubs provide many benefits.
#2 Reduces Arthritic and Chronic Pain
While Jacuzzis work wonders for clearing the mind and reducing stress, heat working together with water jets are additional healers. Increasing circulation, which in turn dilates blood vessels, not only can using a Jacuzzi be an effective way in which to treat and soothe sore and overworked muscles and joints caused by arthritis and strain, but a soak in a hot tub can also leave you feeling invigorated and improve the overall health of your lungs and heart.
#3 Eradicates Insomnia
If you’ve ever had the rare opportunity of climbing into a natural hot spring, then you would have had the best sleep of your life that night. Just like a hot spring, Jacuzzis are excellent tools for beating insomnia. It is a fact that our body temperature naturally dips at night and in order to fall asleep faster, one should raise one’s body temperature a degree or two, so that the process of cooling down will quickly relax and send you off into dreamland. The best way to do this is to soak in a hot tub for at least 20 minutes. But make sure that you do this at least two hours before you hit the sack.
#4 Lowers Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure
In addition to decreasing stress and anxiety, reducing arthritis, and eradicating insomnia, using a Jacuzzi lowers your blood sugar levels and blood pressure. Yes, it’s true. While climbing into a hot bath just after you’ve injected insulin will speed up the release of insulin into the blood and organs, hot tubs are also incredibly useful for diabetics who do not exercise as much as they should. Not only does it help to release insulin faster, but it also produces extra oxygen, which revitalises the cells. While you may feel a quick rise in blood pressure, the heat from the water causes cells to dilate, decreasing resistance against the heart and lowering overall blood pressure.
However, three things should be noted before trying this type of therapy. Firstly, diabetics who suffer from nerve damage in their feet should be careful, as it could increase the risk of skin injuries. Secondly, don’t inject insulin and then soak in a Jacuzzi if you don’t want your sugar levels to drop, as this can be very dangerous. Thirdly, those with high blood pressure should avoid going back and forth between the hot tub and the pool, as this is one sure-fire way of increasing blood pressure.
#5 Reduces Migraines and Sinus Attacks
How can sitting in a hot tub possibly help with headaches? As mentioned above, stress is a silent killer, resulting in muscle tension and chronic migraines, which can lead to serious health problems. Unfortunately, natural relief is hard to come by when suffering from constant migraines, but one remedy that has been proven to work is hot tub therapy. You see, when you immerse your body in a hot tub, your entire body, including all your muscles, relax. In addition to relieving cluster headaches and migraines, sinus sufferers can get enormous relief from hot tubs too.
The therapeutic benefits that Jacuzzis offer are many. From physical, to emotional and mental – a Jacuzzi can improve your health and better your quality of life. To get one installed, chat to South Africa’s premier manufacturer of luxury hot tubs – Summer Place Spas & Baths.