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Hydrotherapy is the use of water for healing purposes and has been a common practice in many cultures throughout history. The very first hot tubs date right back to the Ancient Greeks and Egyptians. In fact, the word spa itself comes from he Latin acronym Salus Per Aquam which means 'health from water'. So it's not surprising that bathing in a hot tub can help to improve not only your physical health, but your mental health too.
Mental health can often come under a great deal of strain and the impact of this can be huge. From small day-day stressors such as traffic and queues in the supermarket to bigger work, family and money worries, these things can add up and really take their toll.
Let's look at the way that hot tubs can help.
A good night's sleep is essential to good health as it allows the body to repair and heal. When we feel stressed or anxious, it can be difficult to switch off at the end of the day and this can lead to interrupted sleep. During a soak in a hot tub, the body's temperature increases which helps the mind to relax and ultimately will help to achieve a deeper sleep.
We all know that when we are in physical pain, it's pretty hard to feel happy. If a particular pain continues for a period of time, this will obviously have an impact on how we feel mentally. Hot tubs help to relieve a variety of pains including headaches, joint and muscle aches.
Studies suggest that soaking in hot water can result in a combination of increased blood flow and relaxed breathing. This in turn causes an increase in levels of hormones such as serotonin and dopamine which are often referred to as "happy" hormones. It can also decrease cortisol and epinephrine or "stress" hormone levels. Creating this balance of hormones can reduce the symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.
If you're looking to clear your mind and fully relax, a hot tub can be a great place to achieve this. Set aside some time every day to distance yourself from any distractions such as work or technology. Breathe in some fresh air and be at one with nature in our own personal retreat.
It's important to remember that if you are suffering from any health complaints, mental or physical, it's always a good idea to seek advice from a medical practitioner.
Most hot tubs have a temperature range between around 32-40 degrees Celcius. But how hot should your hot tub be for maximum enjoyment and safety?
The temperature outside may be dropping but that doesn't mean your hot tub should go into hibernation. In fact, Winter is the best time to use your hot tub.
Hot tubs offer a range of health and wellbeing benefits, so be sure to incorporate it into your daily routine to get the most out of it.
You may not realise it, but where you position your hot tub is actually a very important consideration. The correct positioning will not only ensure you get the most use out of your hot tub but also make it easier to maintain.
One of the biggest concerns for people considering buying a hot tub is the maintenance. In reality, if you keep on top of it, keeping a hot tub in tip top condition requires minimal effort.
We all know that lack of sleep can leave us feeling groggy, lethargic and unfocused, especially if it's a regular occurrence. A long soak in a hot tub can drastically improve the quality of your sleep thanks to the soothing benefits of warm water.