The warm, bubbly goodness of a spa is a one-of-a-kind experience.
There’s no doubt that installing one requires an investment of time and money.
But, do the benefits outweigh the expense and effort?
There are quite a few reasons why the answer is a resounding YES.
Let’s dive into the rationale for why you need to install a spa – some of them may surprise you!
1.Sleep like a baby
Do you notice a difference in how you feel when you take a hot shower before bed?
Spending some time in a hot tub will give you the same sensation – only better!
Your body is better able to enter into the important REM sleep when it’s warm.
A good soak before bed ensures that you’ll fall asleep more easily and wake up less during the night.
2. Say goodbye to stress and anxiety
Life is stressful.
The worries you experience throughout the day can build up and result in physical tension in your body.
The hot water combined with the massaging jets and the feeling of weightlessness work together to lower your anxiety and relax your tense muscles.
3. Soothe your chronic pain
If you suffer from arthritis or other nearly-constant aches and pains, a spa may significantly alleviate your pain.
The warmth of the water can actually decrease inflammation in your joints, make your muscles relax and increase circulation.
Hydrotherapy is even recommended by doctors for people who have had back, knee and joint surgeries or other issues.
4. Decrease your blood sugar
If you suffer from Type 2 diabetes, a nice soak in your spa may lower your blood sugar.
The benefits aren’t only for diabetes sufferers, though. The positives also apply to you if your blood sugar numbers are borderline.
5. Lower your blood pressure
Spending time in your spa causes your cells to dilate. When this happens, they’re offering up less resistance to blood flow thereby decreasing your blood pressure.
Your body’s initial reaction may be a temporary rise in blood pressure as it’s trying to distribute the extra heat, making your heart work a little bit harder.
It’s important to note that it isn’t recommended to alternate between the spa and the pool if you have high blood pressure because the frequent shift in temperature can cause spikes.
6. Revitalize your skin
Increased circulation gives your skin a youthful glow.
There’s also the stress and anxiety factor. Did you know that one of the most significant factors in premature aging is stress and anxiety?
We’ve already talked about how good a spa soak is for keeping your worries at bay!
7. Relief for headaches
If you suffer from migraines or headaches, you know that it can be difficult to find relief.
Some research shows that spending some time in your spa may ease some types of headaches.
They why is pretty simple: Common headache triggers include tension and sinus issues – both of which can be alleviated by a dip in the hot tub.
The heat loosens tight muscles and the steam clears up congestion.
ROI isn’t always financial
You can’t put a price on your health and wellness.
Having your own spa allows you to reap the benefits of physical and mental relaxation and rejuvenation.
Do you have any health issues that could be alleviated by having your own spa and using it regularly?