10 Health Benefits of Relaxation
Relaxation is the process of releasing tension and returning the balance of both the mind and body. Relaxation techniques are important in managing stress.
Since stress is known to contribute to the development of many diseases, we need an antidote to battle stress and maintain good physical and mental health.
Soaking in the soothing warm water of a Sundance Hot Tub is not just great fun, it is an amazing relaxation tool!
Here are 10 of the top Health Benefits of Relaxation, and how you can achieve them in your Sundance Hot Tub.
1. Relaxation Can Help Reduce Your Blood Pressure
Hypertension (high blood pressure) can be harmful to your health in a wide variety of ways. The good news is that with proper medical treatment and some lifestyle adjustments, high blood pressure can be treated and the risk of life threatening complications reduced.
Relaxing in your Sundance hot tub will cause your blood vessels to slightly dilate, which results in the overall lowering of your blood pressure.
2. Relaxation Helps You Breathe Better
If you have a cold or any other respiratory tract condition, regular use of your Sundance hot tub can help immensely.
Soaking in Hot water will help break up anything that may be inhibiting your breathing in your lungs and soothe any pain that goes along with any difficulty you may have breathing.
As you sit back and relax in your Sundance hot tub, your airways will open up so that you can get deeper, fuller breaths.
3. Relaxation Improves Your Digestion
Sitting back and relaxing after a big meal helps us digest our food better, but did you know that soaking in your Sundance hot tub can also help improve your digestion?
Soaking in your Sundance hot tub for 20 minutes or so after you eat will aid your body in digesting your food. The warm water massage you experience in your Sundance hot tub widens your blood vessels so that vasodilation can occur, making it easier for blood to flow through your arteries.
This improved circulation lessens the burden on your heart, lowers your blood pressure and helps your stomach digest its contents more efficiently.
4. Relaxation Reduces Stress
We live in a fast paced, busy, hectic, stressful world, and the stress we live with is eating away at our well being and having a negative impact on our health and life.
"Stress doesn't only make us feel awful emotionally," says Jay Winner, MD, author of Take the Stress Out of Your Life and director of the Stress Management Program for SanSum Clinic in Santa Barbara, California. "It can also exacerbate just about any health condition you can think of."
There’s no better way to stimulate endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain killers, than soaking in the warm water of a Sundance hot tub.
The heat of the water increases blood flow and the therapeutic Hydrotherapy massage works out muscle soreness, provides relaxation, reduces stress and promotes mental and emotional calm.
5. Relaxation Reduces Muscle Tension
Whether you’re body is stiff and aching from high impact exercises, because you’ve overworked your muscles or even because you’ve been sitting at the desk for too long.
A build up of lactic acid is the typical cause of sore muscles, and this build up can be reduced by soaking in the warm water of your Sundance hot tub.
In addition to the pain relief provided by the reduction of lactic acid, the patented hydrotherapy jets of a Sundance Spa are designed to help loosen tight muscles and provide a variety of massage styles to work out kinks, soothe aching joints and provide relaxation and pain relief at the touch of a button!
6. Relaxation Helps Relieve Chronic Pain
Suffering with chronic pain can be devastating and have a terrible impact on your day-to-day life. If you are dealing with chronic pain, anything that you can do to relieve the suffering is worth doing.
Taking 20 minutes to sit and soak in a Sundance hot tub will increase the flow of endorphins in your body, which should take the edge off your pain quite quickly.
A quick soak in the morning will freshen you up and get you ready for the day, and then 20 minutes at night will help you wind down before bed.
7. Relaxation Boosts Your Immune System
Being in an environment where the temperature is raised helps you relax and stimulates your body’s natural production of white blood cells.
An abundance of these cells enhances your body’s natural ability to fight off colds, infections and viruses.
There is a very good chance that you will get sick less often if you’re soaking in your Sundance hot tub on a regular basis.
8. Relaxation Promotes Mental Wellbeing
Deep relaxation, the type achieved by taking a nice long soak in warm water, can not only relieve stress and anxiety, but also is shown to improve your mood.
Sitting in the warm water of your Sundance hot tub can help your body release dopamine, which helps fight stress.
9. Relaxation Helps Overcome Migraines
Anyone who has ever suffered from a migraine knows that they are far more than “just a headache”.
Symptoms such as feeling dizzy or faint, Increased sensitivity to light & sound, nausea, pain on one side of your head, pulsing and/or throbbing pain and vomiting mean that Migraines can have a considerable impact on the quality of life of sufferers and their loved ones.
Stress, sleep deprivation, tension headaches, neck pain & sinus issues are just some of the triggers for a Migraine, and all of these can be aided by taking a relaxing soak in a Sundance Hot Tub.
The next time a migraine strikes, you can find quick, long lasting relief the natural way, in the warm, soothing waters of your Sundance Hot Tub.
For more details on how a Sundance Hot Tub can help with Migraines, read here.
10. Relaxation Improves Sleep Quality
If you are one of the many people across Canada who experiences problems with sleeping, relaxing in your Sundance hot tub can help.
A quick soak before bed raises your internal body temperature, then when you get out and head back in to the house, the cooling effect works to relax you.
For more on how a Sundance Hot Tub can help you get a better sleep, click here.
Double The Benefits With a Sweat And Soak Package!
Need to double up your relaxation levels? Add a Finnelo Sauna to your home!
Sitting in the heat of a sauna daily provides you with a massive amount of health and wellness benefits, which are intensified if you follow up your time in the sauna with a soak in your Sundance hot tub.
The Sweat and Soak package will have you feeling so relaxed, you might feel like never leaving the house again!
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