Whenever you come across people talking about Hot Tubs, other than being luxurious, some will tell you about their many health benefits. But not everyone knows this and that’s why in this read, Bubble & Tub will delve deeper into the aromatherapy and hydrotherapy in hot tubs.
What is Hot Tub Hydrotherapy?
As the name suggests, hydrotherapy entails using water for soothing aching body parts and hastening the recovery of muscle ailments. The combination of water, heat and air to promote well-being has been used for a wide array of health issues including rheumatic diseases and muscular conditions.
There are multiple ways to use a jacuzzi or hot tub to aid injury recovery and boost your health and well-being. We shall take a look at some of them in this read.
Tips to Relax in a Hot Tub
Perhaps the best way to relax your body is by combining aromatherapy and hot tub hydrotherapy. Indulging in a hydro-massage while using aromatherapy products is without a doubt, the best way to unwind after a long day.
Indulging in hydrotherapy helps you to temporarily get in your zone and forget about every stressful thing in your life. For the best experience, the hot tub should run between 36 and 38 degrees celsius. The feeling you get once you enter the tub is absolute peace and bliss. All the fatigue disappears and you enter a state of relaxation and no problems.
The sensational feeling that aromatherapy products give help you feel calm and invigorated. Experts recommend doing this for up to 20 minutes and no more than 2 times a week. Also, it’s advisable to ensure you have the utmost silence during the session. This helps get rid of distractions and help alleviate fatigue as the hydrotherapy sensation goes throughout the body.
How Long Should You Stay in The Hot Tub?
On average, hydrotherapy via hot tubs starts to replenish the body between 5-10 minutes. Experts recommend staying for a maximum of 20 minutes per session to help the muscles recover as well as revitalize the body.
The Benefits of Hydrotherapy
If you are lucky enough to afford a hot tub at home, you can be certain that you will enjoy the following benefits:
- Muscle Tension Alleviation
Do you remember floating around in a pool when you were a child? Well, it’s that feeling of weightlessness that brings about tension release in your limbs and other muscles. Sitting on a hot tub while feeling weightless promotes the release of endorphin’s, which act as a natural pain reliever for muscle pain.
- Boost the Immune System
Chances are you have come across the term lymph, the fluid the immune system collects and eliminates undesired materials from the body. Well, a session in the hot tub stimulates the white blood cells to carry lymph through your body and boost the immune system. Once you get into the 2 times per week hydrotherapy session, you will notice a substantial difference in the way your immune system fights colds and other conditions.
- Rejuvenate Muscles
A hot tub, at the ideal temperature, not only increases circulation, but also blood flow, two vital aspects when it comes to healing and rejuvenating damaged muscles, tissues and joints.
Stress is one of the major culprits of high blood pressure in this day and age. So, why not jump into the hot tub to release endorphins that fight stress and slow your body’s reaction to anxiety?
If you are looking to get rid of toxins and impurities that have accumulated in the body throughout the day, then turn up the tub’s temperature to 40 degrees and you will sweat it all out. This makes it the perfect solution for a hangover.
Hot Tub and Spa Exercises
A hot tub not only helps the body recover but ideally help improve via regular exercise. Well, there are several ways to use the hot tub when it comes to exercise. Some of these are discussed below:
- Abdominal Exercise
Chances are you want to have great abs, but don’t like the conventional ways of getting them. Well, perhaps the most rewarding way is through a hot tub. Simply lean back against the tub’s backrest, breath in slowly, and contract the abdominal muscles gradually when breathing out. Do this exercise about 5 times when starting out and gradually work up to the sets of 10 when you are entirely confident.
- Shoulders & Neck Exercise
The next workout is to lean back against the tub’s backrest and breath in slowly and deeply. Then start rotating your shoulders in a circular motion, backwards and forwards. Ensure you pause between each set and repeat the workout up to ten times.
In the same position, against the tub’s backrest gradually work the neck from one side to the next, up to five times.
- Leg Exercise
Next, lean against the tub’s rest with your back, breathing gradually. Next, bring one of the legs into the body and extend. Ensure you do it slowly. Do this three times on each leg and repeat for up to five sets.
Once you are done with all the workouts above, it’s imperative to take some time to close your eyes and pay attention to breathing. Doing these workouts on the regular will help you become more relaxed and lead a happier life.