How many times have you found yourself sitting in a hot tub on holiday or in the gym thinking, “I wish had one of these at home. I need to buy a hot tub”? Well, you’re not alone.
Over the last decade, hot tubs have gone from being an aspirational luxury to an accessible home addition, with models to suit all homes and budgets. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge this summer to buy a hot tub, we’ve asked our expert hot tub team to take us through some of the benefits of these relaxation tubs and the most common queries they get from buyers.
If I buy a hot tub, what are the benefits?
There’s nothing better than sinking into a hot tub at the end of a long day. The combination of warm water, the soothing jets on your muscles and the time to truly unwind are second to none. Making the decision to buy a hot tub is like having your own private spa in the comfort of your own home, letting you enjoy either a solo soak or quality time with friends and family. Many studies have shown that hydrotherapy can give a much needed psychological and emotional boost, making it a great option for those wanting to improve wellbeing or simply take time out for some self-care.
Improved heart health
A daily soak in the hot tub can help improve cardiovascular health as the heat raises your heart rate, helping to regulate blood pressure. Even just 10 minutes a day has been shown to lower blood pressure!
Relieve aches & pains
Hot tubs are an effective way to relieve everyday aches and pains, and this is one of the main reasons why our customers choose to buy a hot tub. To get scientific, the water reduces body weight by around 90%, taking away the pressure on joints and muscles. Whether you spend your days sitting at a desk or on your feet, this treatment can really make all the difference after a long day at work.
If you’re one of many people who suffer from insomnia or simply struggle to get the right amount of sleep on a night, the choice to buy a hot tub can help. Lack of sleep can have a serious impact on your health, affecting everything from stress levels to mental health and even your immune system. A soak in a hot tub has been proven to lead to a deeper, more restful sleep, making it a great choice for those stuck counting sheep!
Another great benefit of the decision to buy a hot tub is the ability to ease and recover aching muscles. Spending 20 minutes in 37-degree water dilates blood vessels and improves circulation. This then removes inflammation from joints, muscles and tendons. As part of hydrotherapy treatment, a hot tub can also help stimulate the release of endorphins through the pulsating jets. This makes it the perfect choice for after a workout as well as for those looking to reduce everyday aches and pains. Arthritis sufferers, in particular, have found temporary relief from their joint pain by using hot tubs, which is why they are recommended by the leading organisation, Versus Arthritis.
Hot Tub Health FAQs
If I buy a hot tub, can I use it every day?
Yes, there is no reason why you can’t enjoy a daily soak in your tub. However, it is important not to overdo it.
How long should I spend in a hot tub?
We recommend spending between 20-30 minutes in a hot tub at one time. If you lower the temperature of the water, you can extend this to 45 minutes. It’s fine to get back in after a short break, just be sure to drink plenty of water to rehydrate your body.
Can hot tubs cause headaches?
If you experience headaches while using a hot tub, you are usually dehydrated. It is important to drink plenty of water when you are in the tub as it could lead to faintness or dizziness if you’re not careful.
Can I use a hot tub while pregnant?
The NHS advises not using hot tubs, jacuzzis or saunas during pregnancy, especially during the first 12 weeks as you risk overheating, dehydration and fainting.
Can children use a hot tub?
Children under 5 should not use a hot tub due to the risk of overheating, dehydration and drowning. Children cannot cope with sitting in very hot water for as long as adults therefore if you do decide to take children in with you, we advise keeping the temperature at no more than 35-degrees with regular hydration breaks.
To find out more about deciding to buy a hot tub, why not take a look at some of the current models we have in stock? Our friendly team is on hand to offer help and advice on any hot tub related queries, so get in touch today.
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