How does a hot tub help with stress relief?

27 October 2021

In recognition of International Stress Awareness Week 1 – 5 November 2021, we’re sharing the positive impacts of a hot tub on an individual’s health, particularly focusing on stress relief and mental wellbeing.

Stress can build up as a natural reaction to certain environmental and psychological situations. Almost everybody will encounter stress throughout their lives and for some people, it is a lot easier to manage than others. A small amount of stress is ok and isn’t always deemed as unhealthy, but when stress begins to mount up overtime, it can be detrimental to an individual’s health and wellbeing. It is at this point that it is important to recognise the symptoms and take the time to relax and unwind.

There are many ways that a person can look to relieve the amount of stress they are dealing with, with one being hydrotherapy – the use of water as a treatment.

According to BISHTA, the British and Irish Spa and Hot Tub Association, the benefits of hot tubs are as follows:

  • Stress relief
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Relieve joint pain
  • Offer enjoyment and relaxation
  • Improve social connections

High stress levels can impact an individual’s mindset and overall health therefore reducing quality of life. Stress and anxiety is often associated with muscle tension – something that can affect anyone at any time. To help release any tension or reduce stress levels, it often helps to switch off and take a break away from everyday life. Having a clear mind allows an individual to focus on themselves and not the surrounding distractions.

But how exactly does a hot tub help with stress relief?

  • The hydromassage will help to relieve tension in the body and muscles
  • Soaking in a hot tub produces endorphins, offering a more relaxed and happier state of mind
  • Soft, ambient colours from the LED lights will help create a calming environment
  • Listen to the gentle sounds of the great outdoors or your favourite album to alleviate stress
  • Hydrotherapy is also proven to help improve sleep patterns, which in return will benefit an individual’s overall health

A hot tub is the perfect space to unwind and relax, offering respite when life may feel a little overwhelming. The combination of warm water, LED lighting, aromatherapy, ambience and soothing jets are guaranteed to massage away tension and a build-up of stress.

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