6 Health & Beauty Benefits of Spas
There’s no question that spas and hot tubs provide comfort and relaxation, especially after a stressful day. But the benefits of spas don’t end with a quick soak to relax. In fact, spas offer a long list of health and even beauty benefits, which is why so many people opt to add them to their backyard oasis.
Health Benefits of Spas
Hydrotherapy is a method of treating symptoms using water. You’ve likely seen ice baths and such, but hydrotherapy also includes the use of warm or hot water and jets, which you find in hot tubs and spas.
Hydrotherapy has been used not only to treat injuries, but also for prevention and maintenance of health concerns. The most common purposes for using hydrotherapy include relief of pain, stiffness, bruising, swelling, muscle pain, and for stress relief.
The most common and known benefit of spa usage is stress relief, but do you know why? Because the hot water naturally releases endorphins, those feel-good hormones. This makes you relax and stress less.
Better Blood Flow
The pressure from soaking in a hot tub increases blood flow by opening your blood vessels. The result of better blood flow has multiple benefits from a health standpoint. These benefits include better circulation, which can result in better bone health, lower blood pressure, and even respiratory benefits by increased oxygen flow in the blood.
Who couldn’t use a more restful night? Studies have found that raising and then lowering your body temperature promotes better sleep and helps you fall asleep faster. Getting in a quick soak about an hour or so before bed can help you fall asleep faster and enjoy a deeper sleep.
While you raise your temps in the hot tub, the gradual decrease in your body temp from the time to dry off to when you go to bed supports faster and better sleep.
Reduced Joint and Muscle Pain
Whether from aging, arthritis, or sports, joint and muscle pain can hinder your ability to enjoy the things you want in life. Hot tub soaks have been shown to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling around joints and relax muscles. The buoyant water relieves pressure on joints, reducing pain.
For those with chronic muscle or joint pain, a hot tub, like a pool in the summer, is a great place to perform specific exercises without the added stress on your body.
Beauty Benefits of Spas
Spas not only provide health benefits, but beauty benefits, too!
There’s a reason many facials and spas use heat and steam in their services. But with a hot tub, you don’t need to make an appointment! The heat from hot tubs allows pores to open so sweat can push out toxins and dirt from pores, paving the way for clearer skin. The increased circulation also helps keep skin glowing.
Beauty Tip: If you’re submerging yourself in the hot tub, chemicals could dry out your skin, so make sure to moisturize after your spa session.
Yup, even your hair can get a beauty boost from your hot tub or spa. The increased circulation from heat helps your hair in a couple of ways. First, it reduces the amount of oil your hair produces, meaning you don’t have to wash it as often and will have softer, smoother hair.
The increased circulation can also stimulate new hair growth because of the increased blood flow to your scalp and hair follicles.
Similar to your skin, it’s important to make sure if you are soaking your hair in the hot tub, that you wash and condition to remove chlorine and unwanted chemicals.
If you’re ready to experience these health and beauty benefits for yourself, it’s time to stop into Watson’s and talk with our experts to find the perfect hot tub for you! Watson’s carries the largest selection of spas and hot tubs in a variety of shapes, sizes, and seating arrangements. Call or stop into any of Watson’s nine superstore locations today to see for yourself and start taking advantage of the health and beauty benefits today.