How to use Hot Tubs to Manage Stress and Depression

Author: Eversole Pool and Spa

January 23, 2017

Hot tubs aren’t just a luxury item, they are a great way to help manage stress and depression! If you experience either on a regular basis you may want to consider getting a hot tub. Hot tubs offer a wide variety of health benefits that help alleviate the pressure of our everyday lives.

If you are looking for more information on how hot tubs can help you battle emotional strain or tension we are here to help!

How Hot Tubs Manage Stress

Most of us live a busy and hectic lifestyle. Our stress may come from our jobs, children, money, or life in general but regardless of the source, stress it is not good for our bodies. If you can’t seem to find a place to escape from the daily grind, it may be time to purchase a hot tub.

Hot tubs are a place to relax, relieve stress, and feel refreshed. When you soak in your hot tub on a daily basis for at least 15 minutes you can begin to release the tension that your hectic life creates.

Hydrotherapy Helps Relieve Stress

Did you know that completing exercises in your spa or hot tub can help lower blood pressure and relieve tension? A combination of the warm water and spa jets help to alleviate stress and the tension in your muscles after a long day. The use of aromatherapy while soaking in your spa or hot tub can also help with your relaxation experience.

Did you know that science also says that relaxing in warm water also releases a chemical to our brains called dopamine? Dopamine is released by our bodies to help fight stress!

How Hot Tubs Manage Depression

There are many people who suffer from depression, and some who are unaware of what they are battling with. Depression can lead to other health issues, but hot tubs can help manage depression and help alleviate other health issues.

When you soak in warm water it helps your body to release endorphins. Endorphins are a feel-good chemical that helps you feel contentment and release stress. When these chemicals are released it also helps you get a better night’s sleep. The best time to experience this chemical experience is 90 minutes before you head to bed in order to relax your mind and body.

The heat, massage, and buoyancy that a hot tub offers all help to relax your entire body. Hot tubs are a great way to beat off the blue’s but do not replace the care of a doctor. If you are interested in learning more about how hot tubs can be used to manage stress and depression be sure to give us a call at 419-221-3494 or stop by and see us at Eversole Pool & Spa!

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