Hot Tubs for Holiday Stress Relief
The holidays are upon us, and while sometimes holidays evoke feelings of cheer and nostalgia, this time of year can also be downright stressful. Between family commitments, office parties, and gift buying, wouldn’t it be nice to have a soothing oasis where you can escape and let the stress melt away?
Enhancing relaxation at home is one of the top reasons people buy hot tubs from Hot Water Productions, but do you know why they’re so relaxing? Let us break down why your hot tub makes you feel so great.
Decrease Stress Levels
Scientists measure stress by measuring cortisol, the hormone activated when you experience stress of any kind, whether it be a big work project or physical stress. Sitting in a hot tub has been shown to decrease these stress hormones. This is to say that researchers have found a way to measure what we all know intuitively — sitting in the hot tubs is relaxing.
Hot Tubs Help You Sleep
Research shows that soaking in hot water for as little as ten minutes, about 1-2 hours before bedtime, can improve sleep quality. Everybody loves better shut-eye, and interestingly, better sleep also equates to less stress. It’s time to make a hot tub soak a part of your nightly wind-down routine.
Relieve Muscle Tension
If you’ve ever sat in a hot tub after a long day of skiing, you’ll know that a soaking session can help relieve muscle tension. Since your mind and your body are connected, tension in your muscles can also impact tension in your mind. So, by sitting in your hot tub post-workout, you can achieve total mind-body relaxation.
If your hot tub has massage jets, they will only enhance the relaxing properties of your hot tub. Massages are known to reduce both muscle tension and stress and release feel-good endorphins. With a hot tub in your backyard, you can activate these amazing benefits any day, any time.
Don’t Forget to Hydrate
It’s really important to hydrate while you’re enjoying your stress-relieving soak. Not only will drinking plenty of water while your body is heating up help you stay happy and hydrated, it can also help deter stress.
There’s no need to let the holidays get you tightly wound. Any time you feel overwhelmed by all the demands of the season, you can simply sneak into your backyard oasis and enjoy a stress-melting soak.