Your complete guide to spa therapy

It is hard to deny that there are many benefits to owning a spa. Whether you are the proud owner of a spa or plan to buy one, there is much to discover about its therapeutic benefits. From improved sleep and reduced stress to relief of back pain and alleviated joint pain, there are many ways in which regular spa therapy can benefit you. To learn more about spa therapy, read on!

What is Spa Therapy?

Spa therapy is commonly known as hydrotherapy. This ancient therapeutic technique takes advantage of the healing environment in the spa. This includes heat and buoyancy of the water, along with the massaging action of the different types of jets.

So ... how does hydrotherapy work? Let's dive in!

It starts with the buoyancy of the water. The buoyancy of the water in your spa can help relieve pressure and weight from your body, allowing you to move freely in the spa. This can relieve extra tension from particularly sore muscles or stiff joints, allowing you to benefit even more from the warm water and soothing jets.
Once your body adjusts to the weightless environment of a spa, the warm water can have a real effect. The warm environment can increase circulation, spreading feel-good endorphins. These endorphins can help relieve pain and generally make you feel better.
And finally, there are the healing properties of the jets. The jets scattered throughout your spa are strategically placed to target the most stress/tension-prone areas of your body and provide a continuous flow of soothing water that provides the right amount of pressure on these muscle groups. This massaging action can help reduce tension, loosen up stiff muscles and make you feel better physically. Not to mention how relaxed you will be!

The Top 10 Benefits of Spas

Now that we've covered the basics of spa therapy and what hydrotherapy is, let's take a closer look at some of the key health and lifestyle benefits of spas!
Disclaimer: Check with your doctor before using a spa for health reasons or if you have an existing condition. This is to help you ensure your best health and that using a spa will support you physically!

Health Benefits of Spa Therapy

1. Relieve pain

Hydrotherapy can do wonders for people who suffer from aches and pains. The warm water and buoyancy can help create a relaxing environment that takes the pressure off sore and tired muscles. Once your body has had a chance to relax, the hydrotherapy jets can really do their job.
Spa therapy can be especially helpful for people who suffer from headaches and migraines, back pain and other physical ailments.

2. Better sleep patterns

Did you know that spending time in a spa can help improve your sleep patterns? Lying in a spa for an hour or two before bed can help you relax mentally and physically. Whether you could benefit from relieving tension or decompressing after a long day at work, a spa is the perfect solution.

3. Better recovery from injury

Spas are often used to help patients recover after an injury. This is because of the soothing environment within the spa, but mostly because of the buoyancy. Buoyancy helps take the pressure and weight off your body, allowing the injured areas to move freely and truly relax. This not only feels great, but can also help with a faster and better recovery.

4. More energy

The more rested you are, the more energy you will feel! This is exactly the case with spending time in a spa. The next time you are exhausted after a long day or in need of refreshment after working out, take a dip in your spa!

5. Boost in overall mood

  • Less pain
  • Sleep better
  • Less stress
  • More relaxation

With all these benefits and more, it's no wonder that spa owners are often in a good mood! Regular spa therapy can help improve your mood through the power of hydrotherapy, but certainly chromatherapy as well!
Chromatherapy is the use of light to help influence your mood and energy levels. Sundance® Spas are equipped with a range of innovative LED lighting, allowing you to choose certain colors for the ultimate spa experience. It will definitely improve your mood!

Lifestyle Benefits of Spa Therapy

Owning and using a spa is about so much more than just how they make you feel. It's about how they can affect your life in general! Let's take a look at the lifestyle benefits.

6. Enjoy the outdoors

Planning a spa in the backyard? We agree, this is one of the best ways to enjoy the outdoors! Rain, sunshine or snow - enjoy a soothing and relaxing dip in your spa. Better yet, enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature without getting cold.

7. Increase your home value

Did you know that a spa installation can help increase the value of your home? A spa adds value not only through the spa itself, but also through an expert approach to landscaping and overall curb appeal. After all, who doesn't want to buy a home with a beautiful spa installation?

8. Spend more time with family

We can't think of a better way to spend time with your family. Discuss events of the day, discuss accomplishments and obstacles, enjoy a good laugh and create memories that can be cherished for a lifetime. The best part? The soothing environment in your spa will make your family want to stay in the spa longer and spend more time together!

9. Create an outdoor oasis

Installing a hot tub is a great opportunity to give your backyard the refresh it deserves. Whether you're looking for a basic installation, complete with a scenic patio, or a total backyard transformation, your spa can certainly help get the ball rolling. Your outdoor oasis can be completed all at once, or in steps completed over a series of months or even years. By considering factors such as your backyard's potential, budget and preferences, you can truly bring your dream outdoor oasis to life!

10. Invest in self-care

Self-care is so important. How we invest and take care of our self-care can look very different from person to person. Some are satisfied with a spa day at home, while others need a little relaxation every day. While your approach to self-care depends entirely on your own wants, needs and preferences, it's hard to deny that a spa can certainly complement your daily routine.
Sit back, relax and just let your tension drain away. Relax after a long day, do light stretching exercises or enjoy a conversation with a loved one. Regardless of your desires, taking a bath in your own spa is always a good investment in self-care.

Finding the best spa for your lifestyle

Now that you're familiar with the many benefits of spa therapy (and ownership, of course), it's time to find the best spa for your lifestyle! For help getting started, contact your local Sundance® Spas dealer. With more than 40 years of industry experience and expertise, this brand is known and appreciated around the world for its innovation, quality and style. Sundance® Spas allow you to confidently invest in your health, your home and your overall lifestyle. Whether you want to improve your health or spend more time with your loved ones, a spa is truly the perfect solution.


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