Are you considering buying a hot tub? The installation of a hot tub has the potential to truly improve your lifestyle. From the revitalization of your home and backyard, to the health improvements you may experience, there are many benefits to owning a hot tub. In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at the top seven reasons to bring a hot tub home to your backyard.
1. Improved Backyard Space
The addition of a hot tub can provide you with the motivation to make something more of your backyard. What once was an empty deck and grass, can magically be transformed into a place for relaxation, recreation and enjoyment.
Along with a hot tub, consider complimenting your backyard with the following:
• Lounge area
• Patio table and chairs
• Flower gardens
• Fire pit
• Waterfall or water fountain
Finish it off with final details such as outdoor candles, string lights, outdoor storage, a sound system, and anything else that would create a backyard space that you would truly enjoy.
2. Eased Aches and Pains
Soaking in a hot tub for as little as 20 minutes several times a week can result in many health improvements, including eased aches and pains. This is due to a therapeutic, water-based technique known as hydrotherapy. During a hydrotherapy session, the buoyancy and temperature of the water, combined with the massaging action of the jets, work together to lift pressure, help your body to relax and ease tension. Regular hydrotherapy treatments can help your body to let go of built-up pressure and soothe those sore joints, thus resulting in fewer aches and pains.
3. Better Sleep Patterns
Soaking in a hot tub can help you to experience better sleep patterns in two ways. The first way is by helping your body to let go of tension, resulting in fewer aches and pains. The better and more relaxed that your body feels physically, the easier it will be for you to get comfortable once you hit the sheets, thus resulting in a longer, uninterrupted sleep.
The second way that soaking in a hot tub can help to improve your sleep patterns is by preparing you for bed as part of a regular routine. Soaking in your hot tub about an hour or two before bed can help your body to completely relax and take your mind away from unnecessary stress that could be keeping you up at night. After you soak in your spa, take a lukewarm shower to cleanse your body and bring your internal temperature back down to normal.
4. Fewer Feelings of Stress
If you’re feeling stressed, a nice soak in the hot tub might be exactly what you need. Whether you go in alone or with loved ones, there is a variety of things that you can do to maximize your relaxation.
• Listen to music
• Add aromatherapy products
• Dim the lights
• Read a book
• Talk with loved ones
• Listen to the sounds of nature
What will you do to relax and ease stress?
5. More Family Time
What better way to spend time with family, than in the warm comfort of a hot tub? You can listen to music, talk about your days or even play a game. There is a variety of waterproof card and board games that can be brought into the hot tub for an evening of fun.
6. Get Fresh Air
No matter the weather, you can always head to your hot tub for some fresh air. If the temperature has dipped at night, the warm water in your spa will keep you comfortable. If it’s a warmer day outside, simply turn down the temperature or power down the heater in general to transform your spa into a “cool tub”. Turn off the lights and music, to really enjoy the full effect of nature and fresh air.
7. Regular Exercise
Did you know that you can work out in a hot tub? In fact, many claim that their hot tub makes exercise possible, due to the comfortable environment within the water. The buoyancy lifts pressure from the joints, making it easier for those who suffer from aches and pains or limited mobility to move around. The heat and jets work together to relax the muscles, easing tension even further and making it even easier to stretch, move and work out.
Here are some exercises that you may want to try:
• Torso twists
• Reverse crunches
• Jumping jacks
• Toe pushes
• Arm crossovers
• Triceps dips
Another approach to low-impact exercise in the hot tub is water yoga. Of course, we always recommend that you speak with your doctor before engaging in a new workout routine.
Paradise Valley Spas
Did you find the information in this article helpful? Visit our blog for more tips, tricks and trends to help you make the most of your backyard spa installation. For a wide range of hot tubs for sale, visit our team of backyard leisure specialists at Paradise Valley Spas today. One of our team members would be more than happy to assist you with our selection of hot tubs, backyard essentials, hot tub accessories, and more.