HEALING HOT TUBS

Research has proved that a good soak can do wonders for a number of common ailments

STRESS

Stress is known to cause headaches, fatigue and tense, knotted muscles.  The combination of heat, massage and buoyancy in a hot tub relieves tension and stress, eases pressure on the joints and stimulates natural endorphin production.

INSOMNIA

Soaking in a hot tub prior to bedtime will help you fall into a deeper, more realxing sleep.  Sleep deprivation can lead to depression, poor concentration, mood swings and memory lapses.

SPORTS INJURIES

Top physios are prescribing a soak for top sportsmen and women as a way of aiding recovery from both post-match aches and more serious sports injuries as they aid  muscle and joint recuperation. 

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND STROKE

Although some sufferers of high blood pressure think a hot tub will make their condition worse, a study by the Mayo Clinic in USA suggests otherwise.  It revealed that soaking in a hot tub for 15 minutes will lower a person’s blood pressure, whereas a period of exercise has the opposite effect.  New studies also reveal that hot tubs enhance rehabilitation for patients recovering from strokes, trauma and other injuries.

MUSCULAR ACHES AND STRAINS

Hot water increases the temperature of muscles, causing blood vessels to dilate and increases blood flow to the muscles, boosting circulation and reducing tension, which in turn aids relaxation.  Hot tubs also help the body to eliminate waste products, helping to detox the body.

ARTHRITIS

Joint pain and inflammation caused by arthritis can be eased with a hot tub session. The Arthritis Research Campaign recommends a morning dip to warm up joints and make movement easier throughout the day.

DIABETES AND WEIGHT ISSUES

Research in USA shows that daily 30 minute sessions in a hot tub, six times a week for 3 weeks can reduce blood sugat levels by an average of 13%.  Hot tub use is also believed to increase metabolic rate and digestion, which research suggests could lead to weight loss of an average of 3.5lbs without any change to your diet and exercise regime.