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Hot Tub Health Benefits & Hydrotherapy

Everybody is talking about Hot Tubs and the health benefits of having one, but how many people actually know how good a Hot Tub is for the body? In this guide we intend to explain Hot Tub hydrotherapy and aromatherapy in more detail.

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What is Hot Tub Hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy involves the use of water for soothing and aching body or speeding the recovery of other muscular ailments. Combining water with air and heat to promote well-being in the form of hydrotherapy has been used for various health issues such as muscular conditions and rheumatic diseases.

There are different ways in which you can use a hot tub or a Jacuzzi to aid injury recovery and improve health and well-being, some of which we explain below.

How to Relax in a Hot Tub

There really is no better way to relax the body than combining hot tub hydrotherapy with Outdoor Living Online aromatherapy products. Using aromatherapy products whist indulging in the delight of hydro-massage is the perfect way to unwind.

Woman relaxing in a hot tub

Taking care of yourself using hydro-massage allows you to leave the world behind. Your hot tub should be run around 36°C to 38°C (personal preference) to plunge into a dimension of absolute peace. The feeling hot tub owners get when they enter their hot tub is of bliss, the fatigue flows away and folds into relaxation as the mind empties of problems.

The sensational feeling of aromatherapy products bubbling against the skin will ignite calmness and leave the body feeling invigorated. Outdoor Living Online recommends such treatment for up to 20 minutes and not to use these products more than twice a week.

It is also a good idea to have absolute silence while you relax; doing so will allow the mind filter out distractions and help fatigue disappear as the sensation of hydrotherapy works through your body.

How Long Should I Stay in my Hot Tub?

Hydrotherapy through hot tubs will begin to replenish the human body within 5 - 10 minutes of bathing. Outdoor Living Online recommends at least 15- 20 minute spells in the Hot Tub in order to help your muscles recover, tone and revitalise your body as a whole.

What are the benefits of hydrotherapy?

All our hot tubs give you the benefits of hydrotherapy from the comfort of your own home. Using a hot tub at home will help you to see the following healing benefits:

  • Reduction of muscle tension

Remember floating around in a pool as a child? That feeling of weightlessness relieves tension within your limbs and the supporting muscles. Sitting in your hot tub, feeling weightless realises endorphin's which act as a natural pain reliever to reduce muscle soreness.

  • Rehabilitate Muscles

Raising the bodies temperature, increasing blood flow and improving circulation are all the things your hot tub will do to help heal injured tissues and rehabilitate damaged muscles and joints.

  • A Boost to the Immune System

You may have heard of lymph (a fluid of the immune system that collects and gets rid of unwanted materials from the body), your hot tubs hydrotherapy will stimulate white blood cells to carry any lymph efficiently through the body and strengthen your immune system. See a difference in the way you fight colds and other illnesses.

  • Detoxify

Turn the temperature up to 40°C and sweat it all out. The body eliminates toxins and impurities by flushing them out through the skin, the perfect hang over cure.

  • De-Stress

Stress is a common cause of high blood pressure in the busy world of today so slow down the body’s reaction to anxiety and release natural endorphins to fight that stress off.

Hot Tub & Spa Exercises

Not only can a hot tub help the body recover but it can also help the body improve through regular exercise within it.

There are a few specific ways in which you can use a hot tub to exercise as described below:

  • Abdominal exercise

    Everybody dreams of having great abs don’t they? Well what better way to train them than in your hot tub.

    Start this exercise by leaning back against the back rest in your tub, breathing in slowly, when you breathe out contract your abdominal muscles softly. Repeat this exercise 5 times to begin with, working up to sets of 10 when you feel confident.

  • Leg exercise

    Again, lean against the back rest within your hot tub, breathing slowly. Bring one of your legs into your body slowly and then extend. Repeat this exercise 3 times to on each leg. You can do up to 5 sets of this exercise per leg.

  • Shoulders and neck exercise

    Lean back against your hot tubs back rest, again breathing in deeply and slowly. Then begin to rotate your shoulders in a circular motion, forwards and backwards. Pause between each set and repeat this exercise up to 10 times.

    In the same position against the back rest slowly work your neck from one side to the other, repeating up to five times.

After you have completed all of the above exercises it is important to take some time to close your eyes and focus on breathing. Completing the exercises on a regular basis will help you become more relaxed and happy with your body.

How to Maintain your Hot Tub

Along with looking after your body it is vitally important that you take the correct precautions to maintain your hot tub water. Outdoor Living Online has a wide range of hot tub chemicals available online. If you’re looking for more information about water care for hot tubs, check out our online guide now.

Still not Convinced?

Visit one of our amazing showrooms located in both Hull and Leeds to try our hot tub hydrotherapy systems for yourself. Each showroom has at least three running hot tubs on display within private areas all fitted complete with private changing rooms and showers.

Every showroom has a range of running hot tubs so you can compare the difference between the Jacuzzi® Power-Pro™ jets, to the Classic jet systems. As well as various seating arrangements, depths and comforts. Everyone is different so it’s important to try our hot tubs and find what is right for you before you buy.

Call a showroom to book your private wet test and hydrotherapy consultation.

Hull: 01482 212322

Leeds: 01132 713469

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