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What are the health benefits of using a hot tub?

The potential benefits of using a hot tub vary from person to person. Much depends on your overall health and how you use it.

Below are 6 possible benefits of soaking in a hot tub.

Stress relief

One of the most obvious benefits of a hot tub is the potential to help ease the tensions of the day. The soothing effect of the warm water and massaging action may help relieve physical, emotional, and mental stress.

If you like, you can boost this stress-relieving effect even further with soft music, low lighting, or aromatherapy

Muscle relaxation

The hot water and massaging action of the hot tub jets can be an effective way to help relax and soothe tight, tense muscles. This can help ease aches and pains.

A hot tub soak before exercising may also reduce the risk of injury.

Improved sleep

According to research, the simple relaxation gained from a soak in the hot tub may be enough to help you drift off into a more peaceful sleep.

Pain relief

Soaking in a hot tub may relieve some types of pain by relaxing tense muscles, joints, and tendons.

If you have arthritis, the heat and massaging action may help ease the stiffness and inflammation that cause pain.

Water supports your body and takes weight off joints, which helps improve flexibility and range of motion. You might gain some of these benefits in a warm bath as well.

Better cardiovascular health

Relaxing in a hot tub can raise your heart rate and lower your blood pressure.

Improved insulin sensitivity

Some researchers hypothesize that regular thermal therapy using saunas or hot baths may improve impaired insulin sensitivity and be beneficial for managing diabetes.

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