Hot tubs are well known for the warm and bubbling waters used to relax and refresh. But did you know that beyond soothing sore muscles and increasing your circulation they can also benefit your mental health as well? In this article we’ll explain how hot tubs can improve your emotional wellbeing as well as making your body feel better.
Increase Your ‘Me’ Time
Humans are social creatures and need to interact socially with others while giving and receiving love. However, as much as we benefit from being in the company of others we also need to have some alone time to process everything that’s going on in our lives. A hot tub is a perfect place to get away from it all and steal a few minutes to be by yourself. If you’re into meditation, the hot tub is a great place in which to practice. Having a hot tub makes taking a few moments for yourself an easy achievement.
Reduce Your Pain Levels
It’s tough to be mentally strong when you’re physically hurting. A hot tub can help reduce your pain levels allowing your mind to work without worrying about physical pain. The hot tub’s warm waters will relax your muscles and increase blood flow to speed up the healing process. Soaking in warm water is also known to cause your body to release endorphins which are associated with pleasure and reduced pain. Once your physical wellbeing is taken care of it’s much easier to concentrate on your emotional wellbeing.
Improve Your Sleeping Patterns
Soaking in the hot tub before bedtime is an excellent way to prime yourself for a good night’s sleep. Not only will the warm water relax you, it will also lower your blood pressure and heart rate. When you get out of the tub, your body temperature will lower which will signal to your brain that it’s time to go to sleep. Being well rested makes it much easier to be emotionally stable and well adjusted. Allowing your hot tub to become a part of your pre bedtime routine will improve your sleeping patterns and your emotional wellbeing.
Reconnect With Friends and Family
As mentioned, beyond needing some time alone, humans are social creatures who benefit greatly from interacting with others. And although a hot tub can be a great place to get away from everyone, it can also function as a social hangout. Spending time together as a family or with friends in a hot tub allows everyone to relax and interact in an environment where a lot of the daily stresses are absent. Socializing in your hot tub is great way to go beyond the day-to-day routines and get to know each other on a much deeper level. Connecting with those close to you can be extremely beneficial to your emotional wellbeing.
About the Author
Scott Bland has been in the leisure industry for nearly 20 years. As a sales manager in the leisure industry he knows hot tubs inside and out. Right now he works sales while writing about hot tubs, pools and spas on his blog, www.scottbland.ca
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