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How Hydrotherapy Can Help Ease Stress

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While a little stress keeps you responsible and accountable, far too many individuals struggle from anxiety and elevated stress levels due to the demands of work, overstimulation from screens, and other external factors. Perhaps now more than ever -- between the stress of a pandemic and social distancing -- a hot tub is a necessary addition to your backyard.

The Problem with Stress

First, let’s address why everyone should be aware of their stress levels and what happens when we experience anxiety and higher levels of stress. Stress affects both your physical and mental well-being. In fact, high levels of stress can affect your daily life in ways that can lead to negative health complications, from weight gain and fatigue, to anxiety and depression.

Sadly, for many, our first instinct in dealing with stress is to overindulge in activities that only magnify the adverse health effects of stress, such as smoking, drinking, and eating junk food. Everyone needs a healthy option to manage stress. Ideally, such options will promote overall health and better habits. Investing in a hot tub and committing to a daily soak is one way to reduce stress and encourage healthy living.

Hot Tub Health Benefits

Evidence-based research shows the primary benefit of hot tub usage is lower stress levels. Hot tub engineering has a variety of ways to promote lower stress levels, and soaking in hot water allows the body to relax and release tension. It puts both brain and body in a relaxed state. Your body reacts to hot water in the same way it does to a meditative state.

Many health experts recommend regular 10-20 minute meditations for stress management. If you’ve been recommended meditation, but can’t seem to get the hang of it, hot water immersion is a fine alternative. Also, directly related to high levels of stress is low levels of sleep. Sleep deprivation leads to its own host of havoc wrecking physical ails. Regular hot tub use is known to assist those who struggle to get adequate amounts of sleep.

Muscle relaxation from hot tubs is similarly studied. The experience of weightlessness in the water relieves stressed muscles and speeds up healing for muscle injury. Hot tubs offer not only the benefits of water immersion but massaging water jets. These massages can be therapeutic and healing as they encourage the body to release endorphins. Overall, the research shows hot tubs as a legitimate option for those needing a convenient way to cope with stress and indulge in relaxation.

Investing in a Hot Tub in Whistler and Squamish, BC

Now that you know the basics of hot tub benefits, you can consider what hot tub is right for you to purchase. To maximize all the health benefits hot tubs have to offer, invest in premium brands such as Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs. Known worldwide for excellent quality and durability, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs have 60 years of experienced research making their hot tubs engineered to the human body’s needs. For information about hot tubs for sale, tips for hot tub maintenance, or for more helpful advice on staying healthy here in Whistler and Squamish, please come visit our showroom at Poolside Spa Services. Our friendly sales team are ready to assist you!