Hot tubs have warm water, semi-powerful jets, and bubbles that and are useful for some for their relaxation purposes, their health purposes, and their ability to reduce mental and physical stress. They are seen at gymnasiums, at ski resorts in Aspen, in the backyards of owners who have purchased them.
They are often seen with groups of people. They are portrayed as being used for family and friend get-togethers, those fun periods of time when people congregate for the enjoyment and the pleasure of conversation, civility, and the deepening of relationships. There are characteristics to hot tubs:
- As of spring 2014, nearly 21 million U.S. households owned a spa, pool, or hot tub.
- According to a study conducted by Pool and Spa Marketing, there are more than 7.3 million hot tubs in the United States.
- A well-constructed hot tub can last 20 years or more.
There are statistics about hot tub owners as well:
- 33.3% of hot tub owners purchased their tub with the primary purpose of improving sleep.
- 22.4% of hot tub owners purchased their tub with the primary purpose of recovering from injury.
- 42% of hot tub owners say they use their hot tub to bond with their family.
Hot tubs are known then for their ability to cause the deepening of relationships, for relaxation, and for their positive health benefits. Three that are particularly known are…
According to the statistic above, 33.3% of hot tub owners purchased their tub with the primary purpose of improving sleep. A hot tub provides the following aspects: hot jets, hot water, bubbly water, and buoyancy. Those four combined are a possible way to reduce the effects of negative sleep and insomnia.
Some sleep doctors advice their patients to take a warm shower before going to bed, as the effects of the warm shower have been shown to help patients fall asleep. A hot tub has the same benefits of a warm shower, if not more so. Warm water relaxes the muscles, taking away for just a minute all the soreness of the day.
Warm water also relaxes the mind. The warmth of the water, the feeling of the jets, the bubbles and the buoyancy all combine to create a sense of ease within the person that is sitting in the hot tub. This allows for relaxation and the person will feel like they can fall asleep easier and quicker.
Relieves Arthritis Symptoms
Arthritis is a condition in which the joints and bones of a person ache. This often occurs in colder weather, as the cold “sinks” in to the bones and causes pain. This is seen anecdotally in patients with arthritis. It is possible to relieve these symptoms with the use of a hot tub.
A hot tub is warm, which eases the coolness associated with arthritis. It also helps relieve the bones of pain, as warmth generally does. A hot tub also has buoyancy. Buoyancy is the state in which a person feels zero gravity, or complete weightlessness. Buoyancy relieves pressure on the bones from the effects of gravity.
In fact, you only weigh 10% of your body weight in a hot tub, so your joints and muscles become relieved of tension. Studies have shown that arthritis symptoms are relieved by a quick soak in the hot tub. The warm water, the jets, the bubbly water, and buoyancy all help to reduce arthritis symptoms.
Relieves High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a condition that is caused by eating too much fatty food, which chokes off the veins and pathways of the full body system and prevents blood from flowing naturally from place to place. High blood pressure is also a condition of the blood; fatty food causes the blood to thicken, decreasing the flow rate.
A hot tub provides hot water and buoyancy, both of which help with circulation. The increased circulation, coming from the warmth of the water, helps lower blood pressure, as does the lack of stress on the body within the hot tub. High blood pressure is also caused by mental stress, which a hot tub relieves.
A spa or spas is a larger network of hot tubs and other relaxing equipment. A spa is often seen with towels and in a building with massages and other stress relieving activities. Hot tub maintenance is crucial if you have one.