Getting yourself soaked in a hot tub brings more than just fun and relaxation: it also brings numerous health benefits. Not many people know, but the term “spa” is actually an acronym for Salus per aquam, a Latin phrase that means “health from water”.
Hot tubs have evolved so much from simple boxy devices to more innovative contraptions with the latest in technology. However, the reasons many people from all over the country invest in them remain the same: the good that they deliver to the body.
So when trying to decide whether to get a new hot tub for your Utah home or not, consider these proven facts and you will realize just how valuable an investment it is.
Hot tubs and increased blood flow
The heat that hot tubs subject the body to cause a number of physiological processes. Although subtly felt, this heat warms up the body, leading to an increase in your blood flow. Your blood vessels dilate as the blood warms up. As this occurs, your blood pressure goes down. In many cases, all it takes is as little as 20 minutes.
Hot tubs and relaxation of tired, strained, and fatigued muscles
The heat from the hot tub’s water also benefits the body by causing the muscles to relax. Normally, the body attempts to cool itself down by carrying the excess heat (through the blood) up to the surface.
Unlike regular bathtubs, hot tubs maintain optimal hot water temperature. So as you soak in one, the normal blood and heat recirculation process at lower temperature does not occur. Instead, it goes back into your body, even warmer than before, giving you the therapeutic benefits of heat that other heat treatments cannot deliver.
There are plenty other benefits hot tubs can bring to the body, but those mentioned above should already prompt you to get one for your own home.