Life Changing Reasons to Buy a Hot Tub or Swim Spa

Given the current uncertainty with travel restrictions due to COVID-19, this year might be another year we spend in our gardens instead of being able to venture abroad. Now that the country is gripped by staycation fever, this might finally be the year to consider installing a hot tub or swim spa in your garden! An investment like this will add style to your garden and truly make it the place to be, not just this year but for many years to come. There are huge benefits to regular use of a hot tub or swim spa, but first, what’s the difference?

Swim spa

A swim spa offers many different capabilities. Essentially, they act as the perfect hybrid between a hot tub and a swimming pool. They are geared towards exercise and recreation.  The tank area of the swim spa is most often equipped with exercise accessories. This includes a high-powered jetting system that provides enough resistance for a user to swim laps against. This eliminates the need for a larger tank, as swimmers can complete their laps without having to turn around once they hit a wall since they swim in one place.

Hot tub

Hot tubs are built with one main goal in mind: to create the perfect place to relax and heal your body in the comfort of warm, jet-driven water.  A hot tub provides the perfect place to socialise with family and friends in a relaxed environment, or even just to spend some time by yourself. Self-care is so important for your mental and emotional health, which is exactly what a hot tub can offer you.

Hot tubs are also particularly beneficial if you are suffering from a minor muscle or joint injury. Physiotherapists around the world use the healing properties of hot tub hydrotherapy to help athletes and patients heal following joint or muscle injuries. This is also an essential part of the rehabilitation process. If you suffer from arthritis, chronic pain, tension headaches, or other conditions that cause pain or discomfort to your body on a regular basis, you might find that a regular soak in a hot tub is just what you need!

The health benefits of hot tubs and swim spas

Stress relief

Stress plays a big role in your overall health. To treat stress and stop its harmful effects on the body, look no further than your hot tub or swim spa! The healing heat signals your brain to produce endorphins, a feel-good chemical that not only fights stress but gives you a sense of calm and wellbeing.

Muscle tension relief

Daily spa therapy is the perfect treatment for sore, tight muscles. The warmth of the water relaxes your muscles while relieving tension and minor aches. The jet massage targets muscle knots and soothes soreness so you can move more freely and with less pain.

Eased back pain

Lots of us suffer from occasional or chronic back pain. If you’re one of them, a hot tub can help. Stretching in the water can ease sciatica and other types of chronic back pain. As the heat warms you, your muscles become more pliable, lending you a greater range of motion. This is an ideal time to stretch to help rid your body of stiffness.

Better sleep quality

Using your hot tub or doing gentle exercise in your swim spa before bedtime is a great way to de-stress and relax. The heat triggers your body’s production of melatonin, a sleep hormone that aids in a better night’s rest. After exiting your hot tub, your core body temperature gradually decreases as you cool, your body sends signals to the brain that it’s ready to sleep.  Similarly, when you gently exercise, your body is tired and ready to rest.

Stronger immune system

The heat of your hot tub or swim spa coaxes the production of more white blood cells, a crucial component in combating germs and disease. Regular heat therapy can actually reduce your chances of getting a cold or the flu, which is great to consider in the current climate.

Weight Management

Sweating in your hot tub may elevate your heart rate, but it doesn’t burn many calories. Adding some toning exercises or yoga moves to your spa routine can change all of that. Not only will it increase your fitness level, but it can also speed your metabolism, helping you to shed unwanted weight.  Your swim spa is specifically designed to help you exercise with very low impact and along with a healthy diet, can aid you in your weight loss journey.

So now you’ve seen the benefits your hot tub or swim spa can have on your health, it’s time to get some help to install! We can guide you every step of the way and before you know it, you’ll be able to spend your summers relaxing in the comfort of your garden.

Our team will be happy to speak with you about the installation process and help you to choose the right option for your garden space. Give us a call today to find out the next steps.