3 Health Benefits of Spas

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Aspen Spas, available at Peek Pools & Spas

Do you suffer from joint or muscle pain? Fatigue? Stress? While many Americans suffer from one of these ailments, we don’t always take the time to take care of ourselves. A great way to battle these ailments is spa therapy. By adding a spa to your backyard, self-care is convenient and easy! Plus, spas make for a beautiful addition to any outdoor area!

Peek Pools & Spas has a hot tub showroom, featuring top of the line spas from Aspen Spas. When it comes to quality and craftsmanship, few patio and backyard hot tubs compare to those from Aspen Spas, a St. Louis, MO, based manufacturer known since 1992 for superior quality and cutting-edge technologies. Aspen Spas are all-American made and fully customizable with luxurious therapeutic features.

Whether you’re searching for a stand-alone outdoor spa or looking to expand your family’s existing outdoor pool/patio area, we can help. No spa is too small or too large.

The health benefits of spas are many, but here are a few.

1. Stress Relief

Stress results in muscle tension, headaches, fatigue and soreness. The buoyancy of your body, when immersed in water, decreases pressure and weight on sore or arthritic joints. Additionally, the heat of a dip in the spa loosens tight muscles and promotes relaxation.

Buoyancy eases pressure in joints and muscles, while heat increases blood flow to muscles and accelerates healing. Additionally, jets provide therapeutic massage, stimulating the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural painkiller.

The hot water and a stress-relieving massage reduce anxiety and relax tense muscles, while the spa setting helps to reduce high blood pressure and relieve the symptoms of migraines and chronic pain caused by stress.

Stress can cause a lot of problems in your life and in your health. Stress tends to increase blood pressure and inhibit proper circulation. Sitting in a hot tub counteracts both of these symptoms while offering many other health benefits. The addition of aromatherapy can significantly increase the health benefits and relaxation of sitting in your hot tub.

2. Ease Joint Pain

For people with arthritis, the Arthritis Research Campaign recommends using a hot tub as an excellent way to apply heat to arthritic joints. Benefits of a soak in a hot tub can include muscle relaxation, decreased pain and joint stiffness and greater ease when performing exercise and daily activities.

The spa also makes it easier to move the joints and restores and preserves the strength and flexibility of your joints while protecting them from further damage. The warm water heats the joints and reduces inflammation.

The spa uses heat, massage and the buoyancy of water to provide relief from these conditions, all in the comfort of your own outdoor oasis – as if you had your own personal masseur!

3. Better Sleep

No more counting sheep! A study in the journal ‘Sleep’ showed that soaking in a hot tub prior to bedtime will not only help you fall asleep but will provide a deeper, more relaxing sleep as the body cools.

The spa allows your body’s internal thermostat to lower your body temperature and you’ll slip into a deeper, more relaxing sleep. The spa also relieves tension in your body, providing a natural remedy – unlike prescription or over-the-counter medicines and alcohol, which cause you to feel sleepy but which have other, harmful side-effects.

The health benefits of getting adequate sleep are obvious – less stress, improved memory function, and generally a better quality of life. Studies suggest that soaking in hot water before going to bed at night can help you fall asleep and have a more relaxed sleep. According to the National Sleep Foundation, your body will ease into sleep easier with a drop in body temperature. Soaking in a hot tub about 90 minutes before bedtime can do wonders for your night’s sleep and ultimately your life.