Most people haven’t even heard of ‘inflatable’ hot tubs before, but once they find them, people begin to imagine what it would be like to have their own personal spa at home. Not just are they fun, but there are also many benefits to your physiology associated with hot water therapy that you may have not known about.
IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH BY SOAKING IN A HOT TUB
People have soaked in hot tubs since Ancient times. The Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians alike understood the many health benefits that hot water soaking in spas provided them. The word “spa” derives from the Latin phrase, “salus per aquam.” This actually translates to “health from water.” New York’s Mohawk tribe also knew these advantages, and would visit a nearby hot spring they called “Sarasota”. This name loosely translates to “rocky place of miracle water.”
Before portable hot tubs were invented, people visited natural hot springs all across the country to seek out the relaxing therapy this hot water allowed. Since then, hot tubs have developed quite drastically, more recently being available as portable and inflatable hot tubs. Though they don’t have the natural minerals that these hot springs had, modern hot tubs address the three main factors that made the hot springs so helpful in the first place.
EXPEDITE THE HEALING PROCESS WITH HOT TEMPERATURES
Not many people realize how a few minutes soaking your body in heated water can directly improve your health.
There are several bodily actions that happen when your body absorbs the heat from a portable hot tub. The first thing that is improved is your blood circulation. As your body warms up, so does the blood, causing the vessels to dilate and flow much more easily. Since circulation is up, blood pressure must go down. Studies show that just 20 minutes of soaking can greatly reduce that pressure.
The second benefit you’ll receive is muscle relaxation. Since your entire body soaks in the hot water, all your tense muscles will absorb the heat and subsequently become much more comfortable.
Even inflatable hot tubs can maintain a specific temperature at a constant rate, unlike bathtubs that inevitably cool down. Therefore, when soaking in a hot tub, your circulation rate does not drop with the cooling water. It instead keeps flowing with ease and allows the body to maintain a certain heat as well. This constant hot water treatment is essential to therapeutic benefits.
Heat will relieve physiological pain as well. Staying hot in the water will stimulate your central nervous system, which prompts your body to absorb as much heat as it can. As your body temperature goes up, any pains you feel will be relaxed and numbed.
The many bodily advantages heat can provide are evident elsewhere as well. Notice how athletes and day laborers often apply hot packs to their bodies whenever they are in pain and discomfort. People understand that heat is vital in releasing any strain you may feel. So why not take advantage of heat therapy and alleviate your entire body by soaking in a portable hot tub?