How hot tubs can benefit your mental health

7 October 2021

Sunday 10 October 2021 marks World Mental Health Day, organised by the World Health Organisation. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World’.

At Superior Wellness we are advocates of wellness, be that wellness for our customers, partners, suppliers and our team. As the leading distributor of hot tubs and swim spas, we feel it’s important to share ideas of how an individual can look after their own mental and physical wellbeing.

Hydrotherapy is the perfect way to engage your senses, relaxing your mind and body, which in return will have a positive impact on mental health. Throughout this article, we explore some of the ways that a relaxing soak in a hot tub can benefit an individual’s overall wellbeing.

Improved sleep

Research highlights the recommended sleep pattern is around 8-10 hours a night; something that is often unachievable in everyday life. However, it is no secret that soaking in a hot tub can improve your quality of sleep. Besides the calming feel of a hot tub, when you leave the warm water and bubbles, your body temperature cools, signalling your brain that it is time to rest.

The simple relaxation gained from a soak in the hot tub may be enough to help you drift off into a more peaceful and deep sleep; a simple and effective way to combat stress, which all benefits a person’s mental health.

Relaxation

Regular use of a hot tub helps to reduce stress and anxiety. The jets ease the tension in muscles, putting your body and mind at ease. The warm water, calming waterfalls, mood lighting and jet performance all encourage you to take a deep breath and switch off from everyday life.

A hot tub can also help with depression. Through soaking in warm water, it helps the body to release endorphins into your system. Endorphins are produced naturally by the nervous system to cope with pain or stress, often referred to as ‘feel good’ chemicals.

Create connections

A hot tub offers the perfect opportunity to connect with yourself, nature and most importantly, friends and family. Socialising with loved ones is guaranteed to be a mood booster for many, so imagine doing this while enjoying a relaxing soak?

Additionally, a hot tub offers a space to unwind and relax after a busy day. Hot tub users can use this space to connect with the great outdoors or take part in an activity that makes them happy such as reading. Most importantly, a hot tub encourages users to take a break away from their tablet, smartphone, or TV and a chance to enjoy some natural human contact.

Weight loss

When you feel confident in your own body, you will feel happier and more motivated. With the help of a hot tub, an individual can reach their weight loss and fitness goals with more comfort, relaxation and a lot less risk of injury. This is achieved through several exercises which will work the arms, chest, thighs and glutes. Alternatively, the warm water paired with the massage jets helps to relax the muscles, making it the perfect choice for any post-workout activity.

Investing in a hot tub is guaranteed to offer a wealth of health benefits, particularly for mental wellbeing. Every single hot tub is unique in its own, so it is important to find the right product for your wants and needs. For help and advice, get in touch with your closest Superior Wellness partner or contact a member of our team to help us find the perfect hot tub for you.