Your hot tub has a million possibilities of what it can do for you. So, how do you get the most out of your hot tub? First, learn why, how, and when to use your hot tub. Your hot tub has so many health benefits and its important to not only know when or how often to use your hot tub, but to also find a routine that works best for you. Get into a routine. That’s all you have to do. Over time, your mind, body, and soul will thank you for it.
Why Should I Soak?
There are many, many reasons to soak in your hot tub. Learn more about the benefits of hot tubs. Here are just a few reasons why:
The soothing effect of the hot water in combination with the hydrotherapeutic massage jets helps calm the mind and body. This removes mind and body stress. Clear your mind, try meditation, or listen to stress free music in the hot tub to allow your muscles to loosen.
Doing exercises and leaning your back up against the jets helps with back pain. Read more about what you can do in the hot tub for back pain.
15 minutes pre and then post workout can help not only minimize soreness but also is a way to warm up and cool down. In addition to stationary and aerobic stretching, add a quick hot tub soak into that routine as well. If you have a swim spa, try these exercises as part of a workout routine.
Massage jets are designed to target specific areas on your body such as the shoulders, back, arms, legs, and feet.
Hydrotherapy is linked to skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, neuromuscular, and digestive systems. It helps the entire body not only relax and de-stress, but also to work more efficiently.
Spending time outside
Rain, shine, cold, or hot your hot tub can accompany you through any type of weather. It mixes up activities you can choose from doing outside in your backyard. There is no better natural healer like being out in nature.
Chromatherapy is therapy by colors. It is scientifically proven that colors can stimulate certain moods.
How long Should I Soak?
Generally, 15-20 minutes is the perfect amount of time to soak no matter what time of day. 15 minutes pre or post workout, in the morning before work, before you go to bed, on the weekends with friends and family, etc. Just 15 minutes a day can make a difference in the quality of your life.
How often Should I Soak?
The key to benefiting the most from your hot tub is to find a regular routine for when you soak. For every person that routine can vary. The optimal usage is at least once or twice a day. It could be at the beginning and end of your day. It could be before and after work. It could be after your workout and before you go to bed. There are many different combinations. Find what works best for you. Start with one type of routine and consistently do this for the next 2 weeks. If you feel that your energy, pain levels, mentality, stress, or other qualities of your life have been improved by this, keep it up! Switch it up and try other times of the day. Try that for 2 weeks. Is your new routine better? Experiment.
When is the Best Time of Day to Soak?
There are various times to dip into your hot tub to invigorate your day or to relax.
Before you go to work
Go for a quick 15-20 minute dip in your hot tub before you head to work. Try doing a few hot tub exercises that can help with back pain you may feel when you wake up in the morning. Similarly to people who like working out in the mornings because they feel rejuvenated and ready to take on the day, doing physical movements in the hot tub can help prepare your body and mind for a long day of work.
During the weekend
Kick back with your friends and family over the weekend in the hot tub. It’s an easy place to socialize outside. Depending on the weather, grab an ice-cold or steamy hot beverage.
After a hard workout
After strenuous exercise, your body will benefit from just a 15 minute hot soak. It helps with soreness you have or will have the next day. Turn on your jets to target specific areas of discomfort, tightness, or soreness.
During the cold winter days
Hot tubs are amazing during the cold winter months. What is better than sitting outside when it is cold under a hot water blanket looking out your backyard? If you are feeling chilly at home after getting back from work or going to the store, a dip in your hot tub will instantly warm you up. Before you go to bed to help sleep
An hour or two before you go to bed, soak in your hot tub by relaxing and closing your eyes. The hot water and movements of the jets will relax your muscles and prepare you for a full, undisturbed 8-hour sleep. Your body’s temperature naturally cools before you go to sleep. The act of heating it up and then letting it take a couple of hours to cool down will help your body fall into a deeper sleep.
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