Hot tub. Those words alone induce a sense of calmness and relaxation. But did you know that soaking in a hot tub on a regular basis can actually improve your health? Yes, it is true! The heat, buoyancy and massage elements of a hot tub can provide a multitude of health benefits no matter your age or fitness level. Here’s how:
- Relieves stress – For many people, stress is so common that it is a way of life. But day to day stress causes muscle tension, headaches, fatigue, memory problems, digestive problems, weakened immunity and many more physical burdens. The level of heat emitted from a hot tub stimulates your body’s natural endorphin release by increasing blood flow, and the massaging jets reduce stress-related tension.
- Improves sleep – The National Institute of Health reports that 50 to 70 million Americans chronically suffer from insomnia and other sleep disorders. Luckily, a study in the scientific journal Sleep verified that soaking in a hot tub prior to bedtime helps achieve a deeper, more relaxing sleep. Soaking in 102 degree water for just fifteen minutes a couple hours before bedtime can reset your body’s thermostat making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
- Loosens tense muscles – Moderate to rigorous physical activity can create muscle soreness and stiffness, but you can avoid such muscle tension by soaking in a hot tub before and after exercise. The heated water has the same effect that a hot pack has on sore muscles, and the pressurized water jets apply direct pressure to tense or painful muscular areas. Stretching while in the hot tub can also improve flexibility and lengthen muscles.
- Relieves joint pain – More than 50 million Americans suffer from some form of arthritis or related condition affecting the joints. But according to a publication from the Arthritis Foundation entitled Spas, Pools, and Arthritis, regular sessions in a hot tub restore and preserve strength and flexibility in the joints as well as protect them from further damage. The buoyancy provided by hot tub water reduces body weight by 90-percent, relieving pressure in the joints.
- Reduces blood pressure and improves circulation – The heat of a hot tub causes blood vessels to dilate, which eases blood flow, improves circulation, and decreases blood pressure. The massage elements of a hot tub also improve blood circulation while stimulating nerve impulses that boost the immune system and digestion.
But having daily access to a hot tub is not always easy. After all, owning a hot tub isn't common primarily because of the price and space they demand. However, Intex Recreation Corp. offers a portable hot tub of good value and quality, making owning your own hot tub much easier. The PureSpa™ 75" Bubble Therapy Spa launched this year and is a demanded addition to the market. The PureSpa™ is an inflatable hot tub that comes with a carry bag for easy portability allowing you to move it as needed. The control panel that activates the high performing bubble jets for massaging and relaxing is easy-to-use, and the heating system is adjustable so you can change the temperature depending on your preference. The PureSpa™ comfortably sits up to four adults. Here are other features the PureSpa™ offers:
- 20 high-powered bubble jets for relaxation
- User-friendly interface and easy set-up
- Insulated cover to minimize heat loss
- Puncture-resistant 3-ply laminated material
- Fiber-Tech™ construction provides the ultimate comfort and support
- Chlorine dispenser
- Water temperature range: 68 degrees
- Approximate product size when inflated: inner/outer diameter of 58"/75" and 28" height.
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