The Greatest Benefits of a Hot Tub at Home

For anyone who loves spending their summer evenings in the garden, relaxing in a hot tub is the ultimate way to unwind at the end of a long day. Due to the high cost and complexity of installation, having a hot tub is a luxury that many of us consider reserved for large houses with extensive outdoor spaces. However, thanks to the increasing popularity of inflatable hot tubs, spending evenings unwinding in style is no longer just a fantasy for those with limited space and a smaller budget.

Not too pricey, easily stored away, and convenient for parties and dinner parties, an inflatable hot tub is perfect for those who want the luxury of the bubbles without breaking the bank.

Although inflatable hot tubs are much more affordable than having a static version installed and set up, it’s still a lump sum payment that takes some thought and consideration. An inflatable hot tub is a luxury piece of outdoor living and it’s well worth doing your research before purchasing.

Because of this, we’ve listed the greatest benefits of a hot tub at home to help you decide whether it’s worth the investment.

Stress Relief

The combination of heat and bubbles in an inflatable hot tub has a massaging effect on your body, relieving any tension that may have built up over some time. Physical tension is often a result of stress or anxiety and leaving it to accumulate can result in further physical issues such as headaches, stomach problems, and backaches. This physical tension can exacerbate stress which can become a frustrating cycle of mental and physical stress symptoms constantly inducing one another.

Although most of the time stress has a root cause that needs addressing and resolving, relieving your body’s tension will aid in relieving the physical impact of stress. Treating the physical symptoms of stress will often reduce mental anxiety and you may notice that your mind-set is more relaxed and generally feel more at ease after regularly spending time in a hot tub. What’s more, frequently using a hot tub will keep your body tension minimal. The massaging effect of the bubbles will also increase endorphin production, promoting happier and healthier wellbeing.

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Improve Mobility and Alleviate Pain

Hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat a variety of conditions including stiffness, muscle pain, arthritis, and poor circulation. The warmth and pressure of the moving water relax muscles, improving mobility and range of movement. If you have to do regular stretching exercises or like to improve your flexibility through yoga, having a session in an inflatable hot tub beforehand will make these easier to execute.

Hydrotherapy is often recommended for those with chronic pain and sufferers of arthritis as the buoyancy of the water relieves stiffness. The hydrostatic pressure of the water also reduces joint swelling in sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis.

Our Aruba spas are ideal for relaxing muscles and improving range of movement. With 130 powerful bubble jets, they offer a gentle massaging experience – easing aches and pains.  

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Stimulate Blood Flow & Aid Injury Recovery

As heat is applied to your body, your blood vessels naturally expand in response to the warmth, which in turn stimulates blood circulation. The moisture content of the heat also significantly increases skin blood flow, which is why another one of the benefits of a hot tub at home is benefitting from a quick and accessible way to improve bad circulation. As blood circulation increases, the immune system’s white blood cells are also stimulated, strengthening the immune system and preventing illness.

As the blood vessels dilate, more oxygen and nutrients can reach injured areas – quickening the healing process. For those who regularly exercise, having 30-minute sessions in a hot tub post-workout will reduce delayed onset muscle soreness and speed up muscle recovery.

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Improved Sleep

Amongst the other health benefits of a hot tub at home, it can also dramatically improve your sleep. For those that struggle with dropping off to sleep each night, having a hot tub at home could make a huge difference. Studies have shown that a drop in body temperature helps us to fall into a deep and restful sleep. Spending 30 minutes to an hour in a hot tub before bed will warm your body temperature up ready to cool back down at the perfect time for settling down and falling asleep.

Ensure, however, that you are out of the hot tub at least 90 minutes before your usual bedtime. At this time your body naturally starts to cool down in time for falling asleep; if your body is warmer than it usually is at this time, it will attempt to regulate its temperature and this could make it harder for you to fall asleep.

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Reconnect with Loved Ones

Whether you’re hoping to spend more time with your partner, get the family together more often or would just like to relax with friends, a hot tub is an ideal setting to enjoy your time without any interference from the outside world. Without the distraction of TV, smartphones or tablets, you can reconnect with those you care about in a way that many don’t often get the chance to in a world dominated by technology.

If you have restless children who need to be entertained, keep them occupied with word association and memory games whilst you enjoying a soothing bubble massage.   

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Quality Time Alone

As well as offering a place to spend quality time with loved ones, one of the more individual benefits of a hot tub at home is that it provides a setting for you to reconnect with yourself. If you find it hard to put down your phone or you spend most of your day looking at a screen, spending your evening with your eyes closed and the physical sensation of warm water massaging your body can be the perfect medicine to a long and stressful day.

If you prefer to unwind by watching your favourite Netflix series or listening to an audiobook, this MSpa entertainment set lets you safely use a tablet whilst sat in the tub.

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If all of the above benefits of a hot tub at home have made the investment seem worthwhile, why not take a look at our buying guide to help you with your purchase. If you have any questions that aren’t covered in our guide, please contact our friendly customer service team who will be more than happy to help.

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