The hot tub hydrotherapy of a Sundance Spa offers a wide variety of health and wellness benefits that can come as a surprise to many people who think of hot tubs just as a great place to hang out and relax.
The great news about Sundance hot tubs is that you can improve your physical health while you relax – It’s a win win!
1. Reduce Stress
Anyone who has ever taken a nice, long bath can confirm that immersing yourself in warm water is truly relaxing. But there is science to back it up, as well.
One study in the American Journal of Physiology found that immersion in warm water actually increases the release of dopamine, the “feel-good” chemical. Another study found it increased feelings of well-being and decreased symptoms of anxiety.
2. Improve Your Sleep
Beyond stress reduction, a hot tub can help you sleep, too. Here’s how it works: “The warm water sends blood away from the brain to the surface of the skin to make you feel relaxed and drowsy,” according to the Better Sleep Council.
Some theorize that when you exit the hot tub, your body temperature drops, telling your brain that it’s time for bed.
One thing is certain: While the science of the soak is still in its infancy, the evidence is mounting that your Sundance hot tub will provide you all sorts of physical and mental benefits.
3. Relieve Back Pain
Back pain is one of the biggest causes for Doctor visits in North America today, and is something that millions have to deal with everyday.
The British Journal of Rheumatology published a study which demonstrated that hot tub therapy has both short and long-term benefits for people with back pain.
Sundance Spas patented Fludix Jets provide a wide variety of massage styles that cover both lower and upper back muscles that relieve pain caused by various back issues. Click here for more information on Sundance Spas Jets.
4. Help Post Excercise Recovery
Ever wake up so sore the day after a tough workout that you feel like you need a vacation from the gym? Some muscle soreness and joint pain is inevitable when you push hard, but you don’t have to take it lying down.
Instead, head to your Sundance hot tub and let the massaging jets work their magic. What they’re really doing is improving blood flow and breaking down the lactic acid in your muscles.
5. Alleviate Restless Leg Syndrome
Restless Leg Sybdrome (RLS) is a neurological disorder that affects the legs and can disrupt relaxation or sleep. It can cause throbbing, pulling or other unpleasant feelings in the legs. Sometimes, people with RLS may feel an overwhelming urge to move their legs. This usually happens when they are relaxing.
Stress and a lack of sleep are both major triggers of RLS, and as mentioned earlier, soaking in a Sundance hot tub helps relieve stress and improve the quality of your sleep.
Regular hot tub use can also help improve your circulation, which can soothe and loosen achy, tight leg muscles.
Most Sundance hot tubs have jets specifically for your legs and feet that will ease the symptoms of RLS.
6. Relieve Cramps
The heat of the water in a Sundance Spa causes your body temperature to rise, which slowly opens up the blood vessels. This allows for an increased blood flow, which supports cell growth, heart health, and a myriad of other benefits all over the body including helping to relieve painful cramps.
7. Soothe Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Hydrotherapy’s combination of warm water, buoyancy, and massaging jets can help improve circulation and bring relief to stiff muscles and achy joints, even among arthritis sufferers.
In fact, some people report that because they are able to do gentle stretching in their Sundance hot tub, it helps with their grip strength and mobility.
Fibromyalgia is still not fully understood, but one thing’s for sure—it can be debilitating for those who live with the constant pain, fatigue, and changes in mood.
Spending time in a hot tub from Sundance Spas has been found to have a calming effect on people with fibromyalgia, helping to lift their spirits and relieve some of their pain.