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The Many Health Benefits Of Home Hot Tubs

If you’ve got a large open space in your backyard, you might have been wondering how to make the best use of it. You are likely here today reading this blog post because you’ve been giving serious consideration to having a hot tub installed.

Home hot tubs and spas aren’t just a great place to relax in with your family and friends. Did you know that hot tubs have numerous health benefits? If you weren’t aware of that fact and need some more convincing to invest in a home hot tub for your backyard, keep reading to find out more:

Stress relief

One thing that all hot tub users can agree on is that hot tubs offer plenty of stress relief. Imagine coming home from work after a particularly taxing day in the office. You’ve had to deal with grumpy customers and stressed-out managers and co-workers. Now that you’re at home, you just want to relax and unwind.

Getting into a hot tub filled with warm, soothing water will help you to relieve yourself of the day’s stresses. That’s because the warm water coupled with buoyancy and massage works together to relieve your stress.

Joint pain relief

Do you experience joint pain either through arthritis or as a result of your occupation? If so, you’ll likely have used a combination of pills and topical solutions to ease that pain. The thing is, one of the most effective ways of joint pain relief is through the use of warm water.

You may have noticed when you have a shower or bath that your joint pain becomes more bearable. A hot tub will provide you with that same level of joint pain relief. But, you’ve also got the added benefit of muscle relaxation and loosening of stiff joints. The massaging that hot tubs offer will provide much-needed yet powerful joint pain relief.


After reading that heading, you might be thinking to yourself, “how can a hot tub help people to lose weight”? Some people believe they lose an average of three and a half pounds without any dietary or exercise changes just by soaking in a hot tub. The reason for that is simple: the massaging that hot tubs provide help to simulate muscle exercise. Of course, if you were looking to lose a few pounds, it would make sense to follow an exercise and healthy eating regime.

Low blood pressure

If you experience raised blood pressure, you’ll likely be looking for ways to keep it down. After all, high blood pressure can result in all kinds of medical problems, some of which could even prove fatal.

According to scientific research, having a soak in a hot tub for only ten minutes will reduce blood pressure.

Better quality of sleep

One final benefit of home hot tub ownership is that soaking in a hot tub before bedtime is more likely to make you have a good night’s sleep. You’ll have a deeper, more relaxing sleep due to the calming effects of the warm, massaging water in a hot tub.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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