CDC Says Personal Hot Tubs Safe.
Social Distancing is the new norm for a few weeks for sure and we are finding our hot tub customers are using their hot tubs even more. The CDC state that Covid-19 is not transmitted through water and a properly sanitized hot tub with chlorine or bromine is safe.
Just for clarification a salt water hot tub generates it’s own chlorine so it is safe as well.
Not to mention sitting in a hot tub also builds your immune system.
3 Ways a Hot Tub Helps fight a virus.
Elevate Your Body Temperature To Fight Viruses
One of the common symptoms of a cold or flu is a fever. Fevers are your body’s way of defending itself from viruses. Soaking in your hot tub to increase your body’s temperature and induce a slight fever can help boost your immune system and stop virus in your nose from reproducing. The next time you need to cleanse your body of harmful germs and viruses, look no further than your own backyard!
Sleep is your body’s way of rejuvenating and healing itself. But getting some quality ZZZs when your body is achy, can be difficult. But there’s good news, soaking in your hot tub is naturally relaxing which can help reduce stress and promote better sleep. Your body responds to de-stressing in the hot tub in the same way that it would during meditation or other relaxing states. Additionally, once you get out of the water, your body temperature decreases which increases feelings of sleepiness. Just one relaxing soak in your hot tub can improve sleep and help your body recover faster.
Relieve Aches And Pains
Bodily aches and pains are common symptoms of the cold and flu. Instead of immediately reaching for over-the-counter drugs, relieve your sore body the natural way – with your own hot tub. The combination of heated water and jet massage can quickly increase circulation and relieve muscle tension to reduce those feelings of soreness and fatigue.
BENEFITS OF A HOT TUB FOR STRESS RELIEF
Soaking in your hot tub is good for you. It’s a method for stress reduction that doesn’t cause as many problems as it solves. For instance, some people smoke cigarettes to cope with stress. Smoking can feel good in the moment, but it contributes to a laundry list of negative health effects, from addiction and dental issues to emphysema. Others drink alcohol or take prescription drugs to alleviate anxiety. But doing so can also lead to addiction, as well as liver damage and other physical complications.
A 15-minute soak in your spa doesn’t have those negative side effects. The warm water raises your body temperature, which helps dilate blood vessels and increase circulation, and helps relieve muscle pain. The massaging jets of a spa work out knots and kinks, while the buoyancy of the water takes the weight off your joints, allowing you total relaxation.
Another benefit of using your hot tub is improving your social connections. Having strong relationships with your family and friends can reduce feelings of loneliness, which can contribute to stress and anxiety. Soaking in your spa with the people you care most about allows you to have deep conversations and rebuild or strengthen connections. A home hot tub can also help your teenage children manage their own stress.
Most important, your spa can become a healthy part of your daily routine. Hydrotherapy before work in the morning can help prepare your mind for a busy day; a hot tub soak a night can ready your body for sleep.
Your hot tub offers convenient, simple, and healthy ways to deal with the anxiety that life often presents. It’s a safe place, right outside your door. The warm water and massaging jets relax your body, while the lights, music, and water features help dissolve worries. If you use your hot tub every day, you’ll find it can be one way to deal with anxiety so that life can feel much more manageable and satisfying.