Oh my aching back! If you have ever said that you may have wondered what you could do to help ease the aches and pains. The swimming pool and hot tub contractors from Seahorse Pools & Spas in Fort Worth, Texas share 5 health benefits from spending time in a spa.

If you’ve been thinking about getting a spa, these five reasons might be the impetus you need. There are many more than five, but we wanted to get you started on thinking about your spa project.

5 health benefits from spending time in a spa

When you’re in a spa, it is the combination of hot water and the jets that ease aches and pains and release tension in your muscles. Those who suffer from arthritis and other ailments in the joints or from muscle strains may also find they feel better after a soak in the hot tub.

Here are our top five:

  1. You can exercise in a hot tub or spa. It’s true! When you’re in the spa you can do gentle stretches and leg lifts and even squats. The hot water will warm your muscles. Working out in a hot tub or spa is easier on your muscles and joints because the buoyancy of the water cushions you against injury. If you’re recovering from an injury, working out in a hot tub will help you regain your health.
  2. Hydrotherapy and heated water helps your circulation. When you’re in heated water your body sees a boost in nitric oxide and that helps relax your blood vessels and lets blood flow more easily. If you have diabetes or heart issues, better circulation makes you healthier.
  3. Soak away stresses. When you soak in a hot tub and let the jets pulse against your aching and tense muscles you will feel the tensions and stress of the day easing away. In the hot tub or spa you can simply lie back and let the aggravations of the day be swept away in the jets.
  4. You and your children can enjoy spending time in the hot tub year round. In the coldest months of the year, the hot tub will warm you up and take away that bone cold chill.
  5. You may get better Zzzss. A soak in a hot tub or spa before bedtime will help ease your body into a state of relaxation that may help you sleep better. Make a hot tub soak a part of your pre-bedtime routine. The heat from the water increases your body temperature and when you get out of the water, your body slowly regulates itself and that leads to a better, deeper sleep.