7 Ways Soaking in a Hot Tub Can Help Improve Your Health

Did you know that spending time in a hot tub regularly can help improve your health? That’s right, spending at least 15-20 minutes soaking in the jet-driven excellence of a Sundance® Spas hot tub several times a week, if not every day, can help to improve your health and overall quality of life.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at just how your hot tub can help boost your health in areas like your sleeping patterns, aches and pains, emotional health, and more.

1. Better Sleep at Night

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Or maybe you feel restless throughout the night, waking up, tossing, and turning? While you may feel helpless, the solution to your problem could be sitting in your very own backyard.

Spending time in a hot tub for as little as 20 minutes before bed each night can help improve your sleep patterns in two ways. The first is through eased aches and pains and improved relaxation. Once your body feels good, rested, and relaxed, you might find it easier to get comfortable and fall asleep once you hit the sheets. When your body is tense and in pain, you might find it difficult to get comfortable and even wake up throughout the night due to being uncomfortable.

The second way is through the gentle rocking motion and warm water of the hot tub. This environment is relaxing, there’s no doubt about it. After a long, stressful day, you might find it difficult to wind down and set your body at ease. That is where your hot tub can come into play! By creating a relaxing and peaceful bedtime routine that involves your hot tub, you just might find an improvement in your sleep patterns.

2. Less Stress, More Fun

What better way to reduce stress, than kicking back and relaxing in the comfort of your outdoor hot tub? Allow the heat of the jet-driven water to wash over you, as your stress and worries seamlessly drift away. Not only does this comfortable and relaxing environment allow for stress relief, but it’s also a great spot to spend time with family and friends!

If you’d prefer to spend some alone time, entertainment can be found through:

  • A good book
  • Music through an optional Bluetooth sound system
  • A movie played from a nearby tablet or portable DVD player (stored in a safe, dry area – of course!

3. Eased Aches and Pains

Hydrotherapy is a water-based therapeutic technique that can be enjoyed during each jet-driven hot tub session. The buoyancy of the water helps to lift pressure and weight from your body, while the warm temperature and jets work together to relax your body and reduce built-up tension, effectively easing aches and pains.

4. Improved Post-Injury Recovery

Many health care professionals will recommend warm water therapy as an effective method of healing during the post-injury recovery process. In fact, physiotherapists around the world incorporate soaking in a hot tub as part of their treatment plans.

The combination of buoyancy, heat, and massage can help relax the affected area, along with surrounding muscles and joints that may be working harder than usual to pick up the slack and protect the injured area. By soaking in a hot tub, you can provide your body with a well-deserved rest. You may find it easier to move around in the spa than on dry land. This can help to stretch and tone stiff muscles that may have otherwise gone unused.

While soaking in a spa, you can experience improved circulation and a boost in the production of positive endorphins. This can help to pump oxygen and endorphins to the affected area, helping improve the quality of your recovery.

5. Your Emotional Health

Self care can look a little different, depending on what you require for optimal emotional health. Some like to spend some time alone, relaxing and processing their thoughts, while others enjoy spending time participating in a fun activity with family and friends. Built with social interaction in mind, the size and capacity of your hot tub may allow you to fit three to six people or more into the spa, for an evening of fun and laughter.

Do what you need to do in order to feel good and fulfilled emotionally. Read a book, listen to music, bask in the silence, or watch a movie – all from the comfort of your hot tub. You might even find that participating in some light yoga, stretches or meditation can help your emotional health.

6. Weight Maintenance

It’s easy to live a healthier lifestyle, with help from a hot tub. Low-impact exercise from the comfort of the warm, jet-driven water can help users to maintain their weight or even lose weight, in combination with a well-balanced diet and active lifestyle.

Some water-based exercises that you may want to try can include:

  • Flutter kicks
  • Torso twists
  • Triceps dips
  • Reverse crunches
  • Squats
  • Jumping jacks
  • Leg lifts
  • Arm crossovers

To ensure your best health, consult a physician before starting any fitness regimen.

7. Improved Mobility

The comfortable environment within a hot tub can help make it easier for those with mobility issues to move around freely. Stretching muscles and joints on a regular basis can help ease any stiffness that could limit mobility, flexibility or balance. The better your body feels, the easier it can be to move around and stretch, helping to improve overall mobility. The more this is practiced within the hot tub, the more likely that the benefits will continue onto dry land.

Hot Tubs at Sundance Spas Kitchener

Visit Sundance Spas Kitchener Waterloo today for a wide range of hot tubs for sale in Kitchener and Waterloo. Shop top brands like Sundance® Spas at affordable prices with help from our expert team of backyard relaxation specialists. For more information, contact us today, browse our hot tub selection online, or visit our showroom in person.


Consult your physician before using a hot tub to improve your health or treat an existing condition to ensure your best health.

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