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Focusing on improving your health and wellness is nothing new. Many people start the new year with big goals of transforming their everyday habits into better ones and improving their health. The most important thing on any health journey is to make long-term changes that become a part of your daily routine. While several activities can bring both relaxation and health benefits, none are quite as enjoyable as soaking in a hot tub. It’s important to make it a point to immerse yourself in wellness, improve your health, and focus on giving yourself 20 minutes a day to soak in your hot tub.

Let’s take a look at the long-lasting health and wellness benefits of immersing yourself in a hot tub each day, whether at the start of the day or the end. 

1. Stress Relief

One of the most popular benefits of soaking in a hot tub is relieving stress. The warm water and the massaging jets create a soothing effect that helps destress your body. The long-lasting benefits of stress relief go beyond the instant feeling of relaxation; they are greater than you can imagine. 

Stress is linked to various health conditions such as depression, blood pressure, and heart conditions. The soothing effects of the powerful massaging jets and the warm water in your hot tub can help you forget about your problems for a while. With a short soak in your hot tub every night, you can get some much-needed stress relief. Ignoring the need for this relief can result in lots of mental and physical health problems, which is why you need to make time for your nightly soak. 

2. Improved Heart Health

In the past 20 years, heart disease has become somewhat of an epidemic in the United States. If you are looking for unique ways to protect your heart, then spending more time in your hot tub is a great idea. Researchers continue to find that soaking in a hot tub produces robust effects on both blood pressure and vascular function. One study also surmised that people who regularly soaked in a hot tub could reduce the risk of cardiovascular issues. 

Improved cardiovascular functions mean a reduced risk of heart-related diseases, mortality, blood pressure, and organ failure. Besides, when your heart is functioning optimally, it circulates blood to and from all the vital organs of your body, boosting your overall health.

3. Pain Relief

Let’s face it…none of us are getting any younger. Immersing yourself in a hot tub either at the start or end of the day also helps in relieving pain. The soothing effect of the water soothes and relaxes sore muscles, joints, and tendons.

The hot water also dilates the blood vessels and promotes the smooth flow of blood to the sore muscles. Sufficient blood flow is efficient in relieving pain. The long-lasting benefit of regular pain relief is it helps manage a variety of conditions, including arthritis, chronic back pain, PMS cramps, muscle pains, headaches, and fibromyalgia.

4. Improved Sleep 

Another great benefit of immersing yourself in a hot tub is improved sleep. Insomnia is a problem that affects millions of Americans. Being unable to get quality sleep at night can leave you feeling like a low-energy and unproductive zombie during the daytime. Countless studies proclaim passive body heating through hydrotherapy is also a great treatment for insomnia and other sleep disorders. If you struggle with insomnia or erratic sleep patterns, a 20-minute soak in the hot tub before bed will help you achieve a deeper and more meaningful night’s rest.

Improved or enough sleep has numerous long-lasting benefits such as increased concentration and productivity, improved cardiovascular health, improved moods and social interaction, helping manage or lose weight, and enhanced memory.

5. Improved Skin Health

Did you know a 20-minute soak in a hot tub also helps detoxify and cleanse the skin? The hot water and steam open up the skin’s pores, removing dead skin cells and clogged dirt, oil, and grime.

Soaking in a hot tub induces sweating, which is good for skin detoxification. Additionally, the hot water relaxes blood vessels, promoting sufficient flow of blood into the skin vital for the production of collagen and elastin, which promotes good skin health. You can expect your regular soaks to promote healthier, glowing, firmer, and younger-looking skin.

Your Myrtle Beach Hot Tub Experts

As you can see, soaking in a hot tub for a few minutes every day can be beneficial to your health on many different levels. There’s no better time to start investing in your health than now. Stop by our hot tub showroom in Myrtle Beach to speak with one of our hot tub experts. With a variety of options to choose from, we’ll help you find the perfect hot tub model to fit your needs and budget and help you create a relaxing oasis in the comfort of your backyard. 

ABOUT USGraves Pools & Spas is a leading pool & hot tub company in Myrtle Beach since 1975. We specialize in commercial pool service & maintenance, ensuring your pool is always safe, clean, and ready for use. We offer chemical and equipment delivery, leasing a chemical feed system, and routine maintenance. We also serve as the area’s best Sundance Spas hot tub dealer, providing our customers with the best hot tubs available. Our pool supply store in Myrtle Beach is fully stocked with everything you need to properly care for your pool and hot tub, including the best water care products, energy-efficient equipment, and more, including our large selection of Sundance Spas. We offer comprehensive pool service & maintenance to ensure a more enjoyable pool ownership experience. Graves Pools & Spas is your one-stop shop to keep your backyard beautiful.