In bygone years having a home with your own private hot tub was considered a luxury only for the wealthy. However, that is no longer the case as more and more homeowners are looking for ways to add the spa element to their everyday space rather than always needing to go to a different location for relaxing. After all, being able to come home and relax in a hot tub located conveniently on your deck means a shorter commute to comfort.
But even better than the “short commute” is that the luxurious features also provide a number of health benefits. And that makes adding one to your home's landscape even more appealing.
Studies have found many reasons that having your own personal hot tub to be advantageous. Here are but a few:
Pain Reduction – Whether it is lower back pain, knee pain or some other form of physical stiffness and pain that you are dealing with, having a hot tub on site means that you can easily soak those painful muscles and joints and get back on the road to living quicker. In fact, studies have found that people who are able to sit in a hot tub to relax and de-stress their muscles heal faster than those who do not. Part of this attributed to how they work – for when the force of gravity gets reduced the pressure that compresses joints gets reduced as well, alleviating pain. In addition, the water provides a 360-degree cushion for aching joints, thus improving circulation, and lessening the swelling and inflammation.
Stress Relief – One of the best ways to stimulate the body's natural endorphin release is through heat. This is because the heat stimulates the blood flow and the warm jets of water work like therapeutic massage. Consequently, simply sitting in a spa tub reduces muscle tension, headaches, soreness and fatigue are reduced and one's mood improves as you relax.
Sleep – As a result of feeling less pain and stress, you are able to go to sleep much easier, thus feeling more rested and refreshed in the morning. In fact, a study by Cornell Medical Center in New York found that by soaking for 20 minutes two hours before bedtime, you not only relax more but encourage sleep by forcing your body through the cooling down actions allowing your body to sleep comfortably.
So why are you still driving to a separate location to relax in a hot tub. Make the decision now to design that spa environment on your property. Then be sure to take the time often to enjoy your beautiful, calming hot tub – you will be so glad you did!