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What Is Hot Tub Hydrotherapy?

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Having your own hot tub means more than having a place to relax after work—it means adding a new type of health benefit to your life. Hot tubs allow you to enjoy the benefits that come with hydrotherapy, a type of therapy that uses heat, buoyancy, and other techniques to help your body relax, ease your pain, and more. If you’ve never used one of the best hot tubs around for hydrotherapy, you’re in for a treat. But what exactly is hydrotherapy, and what can it help with? Let’s take a look at hydrotherapy basics.

The Benefits of Hydrotherapy

There are many different things that hydrotherapy can do for you. The warm water of the hot tub will help relax your muscles, draining away all of the tension you’ve carried around with you throughout the day. Hydrotherapy also helps soothe pain in your joints, reduce your overall stress, and promote blood flow to sore muscles. If you’ve been injured, this improved blood flow can help the body repair the damaged area more quickly, shortening your recovery time.

Hydrotherapy is also great for sleep. You’re likely to find that you sleep much better after you start using a hot tub, and you may notice that your sleep patterns and habits are better, too. You may find that you fall asleep more quickly and stay in a deep sleep for longer than you did before, all thanks to how relaxed you are.

Being in a hot tub can also help you with losing weight and maintaining your weight. While you will burn some calories while in the hot tub, the key benefit is actually hot the hot tub speeds up your metabolism. The warm water boosts your digestive system, which means that you process food more quickly. Even after you get out of the hot tub, your digestive system will remain active and continue to function at a higher capacity.

If you’re been dealing with acne, the heat and moisture from the hot tub will get your pores opened up. Any oils or dirt down in these pores will be flushed out, making your skin look healthier. Just make sure you regularly use a hot tub cleaner so all of this debris is removed from the water.

How Do You Make Use of Hydrotherapy?

Before you get started with hydrotherapy and the health benefits associated, you may want to know about what it requires. The good news is that all you need is a hot tub. Simply get in, turn on the hot tub jets, and that’s it. You don’t have to do anything else. There’s no physical activity or action required! Simply submerge yourself in the warm waters and relax. You can make use of some hot tub accessories such as special scents (make sure you only use products designed for hot tub use, though, not regular bath bombs), candles, and relaxing music, but you don’t have to. The warm water and powerful jets of your hot tub are all you need.

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This may all sound too good to be true, but it’s not. A wide number of studies have confirmed the beneficial effects of hydrotherapy, and you really don’t have to do anything but sit in the hot tub to experience them. So what are you waiting for—if you don’t have a hot tub, maybe it’s time to think about getting one. To get started, contact our team of experts at Poolside Spa Sales & Service in Whistler and Squamish today. We have a wide selection of Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs for sale, along with spa accessories and backyard essentials.

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