Top 10 Hot Tub Benefits

A relaxing hot soak is only one of many hot tub benefits! Most people use hot tubs in hotels or spas in an effort to unwind and de-stress.

Guests have exclusive access to their own private hot tub at our gorgeous rustic property, The Retreat, allowing you to make the most out of the many hot tub benefits every day you stay with us!

But what are these various benefits? You might be surprised to know that in addition to a relaxing soak, there are a wide range of other advantages to hot tub use, from improvements to your cardiovascular health to stress and anxiety relief! 

1. Improves Sleep

By Claudia Manas on UnSplash

Don’t you often feel sleepy after taking a long relaxing bath? Similarly to baths, using a hot tub before bedtime can result in experiencing a deeper and more restful night’s sleep.

Soaking in hot water for only a little while helps to relax muscles and nerves as well as reducing stress and anxiety, providing you with the best ingredients for a great nights’ sleep!

2. Relieves Sore Muscles

By Scott Webb on UnSplash

The hot water from hot tubs combined with the pressure from the massage jets help to relieve body tension and work out the toxins from your muscles. The slight buoyancy that a hot tub provides, helps to take the pressure and strain off of your feet, legs, and back and allows your muscles to recover after a hard days work.

3. Eases Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

By Romina Farias on UnSplash

Frequent hot tub usage can ease symptoms of fibromyalgia, a chronic pain disorder. A study found that following a course of hydrotherapy treatment, patients suffering from fibromyalgia reported improvements in physical functionality, as well as an overall reduction in stiffness, fatigue, pain, and tension.

4. Reduces Stress & Anxiety

By Artem Kovalev by UnSplash

It has been found that the frequent use of hydrotherapy can have positive impacts on stress and anxiety as well as a person’s overall wellbeing. The use of hot tubs can lead to an improved psychological and emotional state, and the relaxing massage jets can help users relax and unwind and provide a welcome distraction from the stresses and strains of daily life.

5. Eases Symptoms of Arthritis

By Jeremy Yap on UnSplash

Spending time in hot tubs can help to temporarily relieve the joint pain associated with arthritis. Studies have discovered a significant reduction in pain after only two weeks of frequent hot tub usage. It has also been found that patients who suffered from rheumatoid arthritis experienced a reduction in pain, tension and tenderness of joints.

6. Can Improve Cardiovascular Health

By Jude Beck on UnSplash

Immersing yourself in hot water can give you a cardiac workout! The hot water from the hot tub or jacuzzi puts pressure on your body and your heart has to work harder than usual to keep your body regulated and healthy. Over time, this cardiac workout can lead to improvements in your overall cardiovascular health.

7. Can Help With Diabetes and Weight Loss

By Siora Photography on UnSplash

One of the more interesting hot tub benefits is that it can help with weight loss! Now it isn’t a miracle fix or one-size-fits-all approach! However, studies have found that people spending 30 minutes in a hot tub, six days a week, lost 4 pounds in a month without any other alterations to their diet or exercise.

In addition, studies found that people who suffer from diabetes who use hot tubs regularly discovered a reduction in their blood sugar and blood glucose levels.

8. Can Improve Blood Pressure

By Marcelo Leal on UnSplash

Spending time in hot tubs can help those who are at risk for heart disease or suffer from hypertension. Studies have shown that the hot water from the tubs increases your heart rate whilst simultaneously lowering blood pressure and improving your overall cardiovascular health.

9. Can Help to Reduce Headaches

By Carolina Heza on UnSplash

If you suffer from frequent headaches, the combination of the warmth, relaxation, and dilated blood vessels could help relieve some pain! Your blood vessels dilating as a result of the relaxation and heat from the hot tub can reduce the build-up of pressure in your head which can get rid of headaches.

10. Detoxifies Your Body

By Dominik Martin on UnSplash

Hot tubs are a great way to deep-cleanse and detoxify your body. The heat from the hot tub opens up your pores and encourages the water to cleanse your pores and clean out the toxins and dirt from your skin, something that might not be as easily achieved in a quick morning shower.

This frequent cleansing can lead to improved skin quality, fewer breakouts and reduced pore size – so its definitely a winner in the long run!

We hope this list has been informative and has provided you with the knowledge you were looking for to take your hot tub usage to the next level!

Remember to check out our property The Retreat to experience exclusive, private hot tub use for you and your guests!

We are always on hand to offer any advice, to provide information or to answer any queries you might have. Just get in touch below, and we will respond to your request as soon as possible!

Your happiness is our priority

Team Boutique Lux

Our accommodation in St Neots, a wooden cabin in a garden with a koi pond in front.