The Potential Health Benefits of Regular Spa Use

January 17, 2018 Written by: Nick Luisi

Soaking in an in-ground spa can be the perfect way to unwind, and there are a number of biological reasons that doing so is such a revitalizing experience. While many people who visit us here at Sunset Pools & Spas are usually most interested in price quotes for swimming pools, there are plenty of reasons to consider investing in an in-ground hot tub, as well, as there are several health benefits available to those who frequently use them.

The many health benefits of spas include:

Improved Sleep & Relaxation

While it does not take a scientist to explain that soaking in a nice warm spa is both incredibly calming and incredibly relaxing, there is plenty of data in support of the fact that people fall asleep more quickly and easily when their bodies are comfortably warm. In fact, people who indulge in a soak before bed have been known to fall asleep more quickly and sleep more soundly than those who go to bed cold. Science or not, it’s hard not to feel relaxed and tune out the world a bit while in a spa or hot tub.

Cardiovascular Health & Blood Pressure

According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 75 million Americans have high blood pressure. That’s around one in every three people, but thankfully the heat of an in-ground spa can help lower these numbers. In a hot spa, the heat makes your heart work harder to disperse the extra heat. This increases blood flow and cell dilation, meaning a lower overall blood pressure over time. Add that to the fact that being submerged to the neck in water actually makes your heart work a little harder, which makes a good spa soak is an outstanding all-around cardiovascular experience.

Pain Alleviation

While have the warm bubbles rolling over your body may feel good in a general sense, the heat and buoyancy of the bubbles coming from the hot tub’s jets help people relieve the gravity that causes so much pain in people with chronic arthritis and joint pain. As already stated, blood circulation increases in spas, helping the muscles to relax and consequently alleviating the tension that exists in our most sensitive joints.

Release of Toxins

While it doesn’t clean the human body quite same way as an actual bath or shower would, a soak in an in-ground spa does clean the body by opening the pores in a clean environment, which gives the water an opportunity to clean out those pores of dirt and other toxins, effectively exfoliating the skin and helping to feel smoother and be healthier. Not only that, but ridding yourself of those toxins should improve your general sense of well-being, too.

If you would like information on pricing for a new in-ground spa here at Sunset Pools & Spas, simply give us a call or stop by any time. There are so many health benefits to these spas that adding one into your life absolutely could you make you happier, healthier, and better-rested. And who doesn’t want that?