Aside from being an exceptional way to relax at the end of a tough work day, there are a multitude of other benefits that a hot tub can provide. And although you probably know Integrity Custom Pools as a Dallas pool service company, we also design and build custom hot tubs for clients just like you.
When you sit in a hot tub, you reap the benefits of: the intensely warm water, the weightlessness of your body, and a water massage from the hot tub’s jets. Through the ages, warm water therapy has been used to relieve countless physical ailments, some of which include:
- Arthritis pain – The heat from the water works to improve circulation around affected joints, while the buoyancy takes pressure off the joints as well. The hydro-massage from the jets can lessen joint swelling and reduce tension in nearby muscles that have been working harder than normal to protect the arthritic joint(s).
- Sports injuries – If you have a pulled muscle, bursitis, tendonitis, IT band syndrome or a muscle spasm caused by overuse, sitting directly in front of a hot tub jet will help to ease the inflammation and tightness. If your hot tub has adjustable jet settings, the highest setting is comparable to getting a deep tissue massage.
- Diabetes therapy – Studies show that taking short, regular soaks in a hot tub helps some diabetics get better control of their blood sugar levels. The warm water raises your body temperature, causing some of your superficial blood vessels to dilate. This dilation can help diabetes sufferers by increasing the amount of nutrient-rich blood in the body’s muscles. It is very important for anyone with a health condition to consult with your physician before soaking, so that you’re aware of any unique risks that might be present in your case.
- Sciatica – Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve (which runs from the low back all the way through the leg and into the toes) becomes irritated and inflamed. While Sciatica can be excruciatingly painful, there are several at-home treatments that are quite effective at relieving it. Hot water therapy is often beneficial for soothing muscles around the sciatic nerve that have become tense. Sometimes, a spasming muscle is actually the cause of sciatica, and once the muscle spasm is addressed, the sciatic nerve will cease to be irritated.
- Insomnia – The National Sleep Foundation researches sleep disorders in order to help the sleep-deprived find ways to get more quality shut-eye. As part of a healthy nighttime routine, hot tub therapy has been shown to provide insomniacs with more and better quality sleep. The best way to benefit is to relax in your hot tub about an hour and a half before bedtime. Doing so will relax your body and mind, as well as cause a slight drop in your body temperature right before you go to bed. Lower body temperatures typically allow for better sleep.
If you’re ready to have access to your own personal backyard hot tub, contact Integrity Custom Pools! We’re a reliable hot tub and pool builder in Dallas and the surrounding areas, and we’re happy to answer any questions or get started planning your hot tub today.
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