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How can hot tubs aid recovery?

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Whether you’re suffering with a sports injury, you’ve pulled a muscle, or you’re suffering with an ongoing condition such as arthritis, when our bodies are in pain or when our joints are aching it can be extremely debilitating and can often stop us from going about our day-to-day activities. There are many home remedies which you can do to help aid your recovery, including taking over the counter painkillers, resting your aching muscles or even trying hot and cold therapy, however often these remedies don’t help as quickly as you’d like.

It is well known that warm water can help soothe the body when it is tense and in pain. In fact, people have been using the healing powers of warm water for centuries, from the Romans right through to the Victorians. Warm water is a natural way to help ease pain, and consequently a hot tub can provide an effective method to supporting your road to recovery.

With a wide range of hot tubs for sale, the team at Hot Tub Barn know a thing or two about the benefits of a soak in a hot tub. In this blog post we’ll be looking at how hot tubs can provide the perfect option if you’re struggling with aches and pains, and what you can do to help alleviate your suffering through the soothing, relaxing bubbles in your hot tub!


How does warm water sooth the body?

Have you noticed how when you step into a warm bath or warm shower, your body seems to instantly relax? It’s the same when you step into a hot tub. It’s almost as if your tight muscles completely relax and you can feel the aches and pains drifting away.

But why does this happen?

Biologically speaking, warm water dilates the blood vessels in our body, which ultimately promotes blood flow and improves our circulation. As more blood is pumped round our body, this helps ease any tense or right areas within our muscles, releasing tension and preventing muscle spasms.

Plus, warm water can be extremely relaxing, helping to lift your mood as soon as your feet touch the surface.

How can a hot tub help?

You’ve probably noticed at gyms, spas, and swimming complexes that many have their own hot tubs available for use. This is because they provide such a good solution to sore, achy muscles and joints. Much like a warm bath, a hot tub can be the perfect option for those niggly pains.

Additionally, the bubbles in a hot tub also provide hydrotherapy, massaging the body and helping the heat to penetrate deep down under the skin. This loosens tight and tired muscles and promotes improved circulation even further.

Just a quick 10-minute soak can provide lots of health benefits – and if you take a longer dip it can help you relax and unwind even further!

If you’re looking to add a hot tub to your outside area or garden, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to use it for its health benefits, or simply to socialise with friends and family, we have a range of hot tubs for sale to suit any need or requirement.