Friday, January 8, 2016
The Health Benefits of Regular Hot Tub Use
Soaring temperatures and high humidity can both be linked to several different health conditions including joint and muscle pain, headaches, acne breakouts and stress, to name but a few. With Vancouver having an average annual relative humidity of 73.3%, having a hot tub installed at home is a great way to relieve the symptoms of these ailments.
When relaxing in a hot tub, the warmth of the water causes body temperature to increase which in turn dilates the blood vessels, decreases blood pressure and therefore improves blood circulation. This can help to ease the symptoms of conditions such as arthritis. Furthermore, the buoyancy provided by a hot tub can reduce body weight by up to 90% which can relieve the strain on joints and muscles.
Hot tubs are also ideal when used as a form of massage therapy. Evidence suggests that hot tub use can not only reduce stress, relieve headaches and decrease insomnia, but can also help the body to release endorphins which are ‘feel-good’ hormones.
Skin complaints such as psoriasis and acne can also be eased by using a hot tub on a regular basis. The heat of the water causes perspiration which helps to get rid of the toxins, dirt and dead skin cells that block pores. By clearing out the skin, especially by taking a cool shower afterwards to wash away dirt and close the pores, skin tone can greatly improve.