Health Benefits from Soaking in a Hot Tub

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Some of the health benefits of using a hot tub are well-known; it’s relaxing, it feels great after work, and in some cases, it transports us back to a special period one’s life.

Soaking in a hot tub can have several other positive effects on a person’s body and overall health. Below are just a handful of the benefits one can reap from a soak in the hot tub that they might not have been aware of, until now.

  1. Improves Sleep

Has one ever felt drowsy after going for a late night dip in a hot tub? When the body is cold, the normal sleep pattern becomes disrupted. When a body is comfortably warm, a person has an easier time falling asleep as well as quicker and a more restful sleep with fewer benefits of hot tub

It is an agreement that getting a quality sleep has a multitude of positive effects on just about everything ranging from one’s mood to their mental alertness. Sleep also helps the body metabolize foods better. If one is having a hard time sleeping, they should try soaking in a hot tub and see if it has an impact on their sleep pattern.

  1. Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Studies have shown that a combination of hot water the massage of the jets, and the feeling of weightlessness can significantly reduce both mental and physical stress and decrease anxiety. Making time for a soak in a hot tub could help relieve the stress from school for students or the stress brought on form a high paced work environment.

  1. Relief from Arthritic and Chronic Pain

For people suffering from skeletal ailments such as arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and other types of bodily aches and pains, spending time in the hot tub will typically provide some much-needed relief.

From the buoyancy of bubbles created by the tub’s jets, a person feels their weight disappear, their blood circulation increases with the heat, the tightness in their muscles relaxes, and inflammation in their sensitive joints is reduced.In this state, an aching body can experience heightened flexibility, strength, and a wider range of physical motion.

  1. Lowers Blood Pressure

As well as lowering levels of blood sugar, relaxing in a hot tub will also lower one’s blood pressure. When one gets in the tub, and the temperature is hot, their heart works harder and faster so that their body can disperse excess heat. In the process, a person’s increased blood flow is producing extra oxygen, and their cells are being revitalized. While there may be an initial uptick in blood pressure, their increased warmth will cause cells to dilate, decreasing resistance against the heart and lowering their overall blood pressure.


Important Note: One should avoid going back and forth between a hot tub and pool as this effect from the hot and cold water could increase one’s blood pressure (regarding those with high blood pressure).

Calais Spas Pools and Billiards has many different hot tubs in all different price ranges, but at the end of the day, one’s health should be priority number one, and that should be kept in mind when pursuing a hot tub.


Stop by the Nanaimo or Courtney location to have a look at our hot tubs and find out which one is best tailored to increase your health.


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