Not everybody needs 15 reasons to take a spa bath. Spa baths are already enjoyable on their own, and can both relieve stress and leave us refreshed. However, there are even more reasons to take spa baths, and most of them actually affect your health. Check them out.
Aching Pain and Exhaustion Relief
Believe it or not, you can get a huge relief from almost any kind of aching body pain just by taking hot tub spa baths regularly. You can even enjoy a full body massage by lifting your feet. This will help the water jets reach every single part of your body and decrease muscle pain in the aching areas, like when your feet are sore from long walks. However, make sure you keep the pressure at a level tolerable for you – a very high pressure will only enhance the pain and hurt you.
Soothes Muscles and Joints
If you have any kind of muscle or joint pain, you can easily get relief just by soaking in the water of the spa bath. This is the reason why most physiotherapists tend to advise their patients to soak in warm tubs. Even sports trainers suggest that all sportspeople should take hot tub baths. The ideal temperature for this kind of relaxation is around 104 degrees Fahrenheit, and the best amount of time is 15 to 20 minutes. This will also help you relieve the tensions and reduce mental fatigue.
Opens up the Pores and Detoxifies
Hot tub spa baths also help open up the pores in your body. This is why almost every single beauty salon recommends a warm water bath along with sauna therapy. At the right temperature, your pores can be opened, and that will help release the unwanted oils, dirt and dead body cells with healthy-looking skin as the result. This will also cut down your beauty salon costs (wink). Dip yourself into warm water for about 20 minutes daily to erase all the toxins from your skin and body.
Cardiovascular Health Improvement
By immersing yourself in hot water up to your neck, you are giving your body a cardiac workout. The reason for it is that the water is putting more pressure on your body which results in increased cardiac volume. In other words, when you are soaked, your heart works harder and that helps it stay healthy much longer.
Hot water, as said, promotes relaxation, which of course helps us sleep better. When we soak in a tub of warm water, heat raises our body temperature and relaxes our muscles. This makes us feel relaxed and tired, which of course, results in better sleep. However, never fall asleep in a spa bath – that is not a good idea.
Controls Blood Pressure and Improves Circulation
If you take spa baths regularly, you’ll be able to regulate the blood flow in your body much easier. Moreover, this is going to help you improve the function of your blood vessels as well. How? While you are relaxing in your cool new 2 person outdoor spa – the hot water is widening your blood cells. This facilitates the blood circulation process. Furthermore, it also prevents the blood from getting rushed and forced into the vessels, which reduces the chance of suffering from high blood pressure.
Helps Weight Loss and Diabetes
There are many studies which have proven that people with diabetes who take spa baths regularly can reduce their blood sugar and glucose levels. Also, if you take a spa bath for 30 minutes, six days a week, you will lose around 4 pounds in a month – without making any diet or exercise changes. It is not a big diet, but it can help – and it costs you nothing to relax for 40 minutes each day, right?
Besides being good for you literally, relaxing and warming in the spa bath is good for you figuratively as well. Sitting in warm water will greatly reduce stress levels, which furthermore results in positive improvements in both mental and physical health, as well as feelings of general well-being.
In addition to all that relaxation, dilated blood vessels and warmth, spa baths can also reduce headaches. How? Dilated blood vessels decrease the pressure in your head, which helps you get rid of a headache, while the general feeling of relaxation and warmth continues and speeds up the process further.
Improvement of Self-esteem, Confidence, and Anxiety
When we feel good and relaxed, it is logical that we have good thoughts. And since spa baths can do all these amazing things to your body, the mental benefits are just the icing on the cake. When we feel good we also feel more confident, and a good soak before an important event will help you relax, think clearly and have more confidence.
And speaking of anxiety, we all know it is quite a tough problem to tackle for many people. Luckily, spa baths can help. Thanks to all the relaxation, heat and stress relief, spa baths will definitely reduce your anxiety levels.
However, even though the benefits of spa baths are tangible, they still can’t do wonders. They work much better as complements to a healthy lifestyle rather than being the focal points of one. Everyone should enjoy a nice soak every now and then, but living a healthy life is also highly important.