8 Proven Reasons a Spa Will Change Your Life Forever
Are you thinking of buying a hot tub?
Well, we don’t blame you! A hot tub can prove to be a valuable addition to just about any home. Of course, they provide you with a peaceful place to relax, but did you know that they offer a ton of other benefits too? Some might even say that the addition of an outdoor spa helped change their lives for the better. Let’s take a closer look at some of these life-changing benefits!
- Reduced Aches & Pains
There’s no doubt about it, relaxing in a hot tub feels good! The hot water mixed with the soothing jet massage can do wonders for tense muscles and sore joints. An underwater therapeutic technique known as hydrotherapy utilizes a lovely combination of heat, massage, and buoyancy to help relieve aches and pains. This feeling of relaxation and rejuvenation can be felt long after you exit the spa.
- Less Stress
Stress is something that affects most of us on a regular basis. Feelings of ongoing pain, frustration, or anger can absolutely lead to feelings of stress. Luckily, having a hot tub in the comfort of your very own home can offer you a solution to that built-up stress and tension. A simple soak in the hot, bubbling water can do wonders for how you feel both mentally and physically.
You have an opportunity to relax and reflect on the day’s events, all while enjoying the peace and quiet of your backyard. The jets are placed strategically throughout each Sundance® Spas hot tub to target the most stress-prone areas of your body. This can help you to physically relax and even help reduce stress-causing tension headaches.
- Better Sleep
If you suffer from a sleep disorder, such as insomnia, or just have trouble getting enough sleep at night, a hot tub might be the solution you’ve been looking for. Adding a relaxing soak to your bedtime routine can help your body and mind prepare for a night of deep and uninterrupted sleep.
The gentle rocking motion, combined with the soothing heat and calming music could be just what you need in your bedtime routine. Not to mention the wonderful effect that aromatherapy scents can have, too!
- Weight Maintenance
We know what you might be thinking:
“Weight maintenance? But aren’t hot tubs all about rest and relaxation? How can a hot tub help me lose weight?”
Well, the comfortable environment that a hot tub provides makes a wonderful setting for some water-based exercise! The buoyancy of the water can help lift added pressure from already sore muscles and joints, while the resistance can help you burn extra calories.
Here are some of our favorite hot tub exercises:
- Tricep dips
- Flutter kicks
- Jumping jacks
- Reverse crunches
- Calf raises
- Torso twists
And those are just the beginning! To really spice things up, why not throw some yoga poses and deep stretching into your water workout? The sky’s the limit! Of course, we always recommend that you speak with a physician before starting any new fitness regimen.
- Post-Injury Healing
Hot tub hydrotherapy is used by physiotherapists all around the world to help improve the healing process following an injury. From minor muscle injuries to recovery following a surgery, the environment inside a hot tub could be just what the doctor ordered.
The buoyancy can help lift pressure from the healing body part(s), providing you with a new-found range of freedom. Being able to stretch, move, and exercise the healing muscles can speed up the recovery time, result in a higher-quality of healing, and even reduce risk of injury.
- Build & Strengthen Relationships
What better place to spend quality time with family and friends, than in the comfort of your outdoor hot tub? Spend some one-on-one time with your significant other, listen to how your kid’s day at school went, or spend time with the girls after a long, hectic week.
One of the best parts of spending time with loved ones in the hot tub? It’s free of technology! For at least 30 minutes, you don’t have to worry about being interrupted by mobile devices, TV’s, tablets, and everything else in between.
- Escape Technology
As mentioned above, the hot tub provides you with a chance to escape the grasp of modern technology. We really can’t stress enough how important it is to take a break from your technology from time to time. Especially your cellphone. You can take this time to listen to soothing music, read a book, catch up with loved ones, or just focus on yourself for once.
- Rest & Relaxation
The term “self-care” is more prevalent than ever.
Self-care is all about taking care of yourself. Everyone has an activity or series of activities that work for them. Regardless if you prefer to pamper yourself during a traditional at-home spa night, filled with nail polish, face masks, and magazines, or something more vigorous like going for a hike or kayak ride, it’s all about doing what you need to do to feel rested and at your best.
For many, having a soak in the hot tub is how they practice self-care. And we can’t really blame them. Simply adjust the temperature to meet your needs, power up the jets, tune-in to your favorite tunes, and immerse your body into the soothing heat of the jet-driven water. We promise you’ll feel the wonderful effects almost instantaneously, and long after you’ve exited the spa.
Would you like to learn more about hot tubs and backyard living? Take a look at our blog or contact our team of experts at Sundance Spas of Jackson Hole. We pride ourselves on being specialists in relaxation and backyard leisure.