Your Complete Guide to Hot Tub Therapy in 2023

Man enjoying hot tub therapy inside a Sundance® Spa

It’s hard to deny, there are many benefits to owning a hot tub.

Whether you’re the proud owner of a hot tub or are planning to buy, there is much to know about the therapeutic benefits. From improved sleep and less stress, to eased back aches and soothed joint pain, there are many ways that regular hot tub therapy can benefit you.

For more information about hot tub therapy, read on!

What is Hot Tub Therapy?

Hot tub therapy is commonly known as hydrotherapy.

This age-old therapeutic technique utilizes the healing environment within the hot tub. This includes warmth and buoyancy from the water, along with massaging action from the jets.

So… how does hydrotherapy work? Let’s dive in!

It begins with the buoyant properties of the water. The buoyancy of the water inside your hot tub can help to lift pressure and weight from your body, allowing you to move freely throughout the spa. This can take added stress off of particularly sore muscles or stiff joints, further allowing you to benefit from the warm water and soothing jets.

Once your body adjusts to the weight-free environment of a hot tub, the warm water can really begin to have an effect. The warm environment can help to promote good circulation, thus helping deliver feel-good endorphins throughout your body. These endorphins can help to ease feelings of pain and help you feel better overall.

The warm environment can also help to soothe sore muscles and ease tension. This can also help to promote better mobility and flexibility!

Last, but certainly not least, is the healing properties of the jets. The jets found throughout your hot tub are strategically placed to help target the most stress-prone areas of your body, then provide a continuous stream of soothing water which applies pressure. This massaging action can further help to ease tension, loosen stiff muscles and help you feel better physically.

Not to mention how relaxed you’re bound to feel!

The Top 10 Benefits of Hot Tubs

Now that we have covered the basics of hot tub therapy and what hydrotherapy is, let’s take a closer look at some of the top health and lifestyle benefits of hot tubs!

Disclaimer: Please speak with your general health care provider before using a hot tub to treat your health or if you have an existing condition. This is to help ensure your best health and that the use of a hot tub will support you physically!

Health Benefits of Hot Tub Therapy

1. Eased Muscle Aches and Pains

Hydrotherapy can do wonders for those who suffer from aches and pains. The warm water and buoyancy can help to create a relaxing environment that takes pressure away from sore and tired muscles. Once your body has had a chance to relax, the hydrotherapy jets can truly work their magic.

Hot tub therapy can especially be helpful for those who suffer from headaches and migraines, back pain and other physical conditions.

2. Better Sleep Patterns

Did you know that spending time inside of a hot tub can help to improve your sleep patterns? Soaking in a hot tub an hour or two before bed can help you to relax mentally and physically

Whether you could benefit from relieved tension or decompressing after a long day of work, your hot tub is the perfect solution.

3. Better Post Injury Recovery

Hot tubs are often used to help patients recover following an injury. This is due to the soothing environment within the spa, but especially because of the buoyancy. The buoyance helps to lift pressure and weight from your body, allowing the injured areas to move freely and truly relax. This not only feels great, but can aid in a faster and better recovery.

4. More Energy

The more rested you are, the more energy you’re likely to feel! This is exactly the case with spending time inside of a hot tub.

The next time you’re feeling drained from a long day or in need of a refresh after exercise, take a soak in your hot tub!

5. Boost in Overall Mood

Less pain.

Better sleep.

Reduced stress.

More relaxation.

With all of these benefits and more, it’s no wonder why hot tub owners are often in a great mood! Regular hot tub therapy can help to boost your mood through the power of hydrotherapy, but also chromatherapy!

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 select certain colours for your hot tub experience. Each in which, can most definitely improve your mood!

Lifestyle Benefits of Hot Tub Therapy

Owning and using a hot tub is about so much more than how they make you feel. It’s about how they can impact your life overall! Let’s explore the lifestyle benefits.

6. Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Planning a backyard hot tub installation? We agree, this is one of the best ways to enjoy the great outdoors! Rain, shine or snow – enjoy a soothing and relaxing soak in your hot tub. Better yet, enjoy the fresh air and sounds of nature, without catching a chill.

7. Boost Your Home Value

Did you know that a hot tub installation can help to boost your home value? Not only does a hot tub add value through the spa itself, but also with an expert approach to landscaping and overall appeal.

After all, who wouldn’t want to buy a house with a gorgeous hot tub installation?

8. Spend More Time with Family

We can think of no better way to spend time with your family. Discuss events of the day, talk through achievements and hurdles, enjoy a good laugh, and create memories that can be cherished for a lifetime.

The best part? The soothing environment within your spa will leave your family wanting to stay in longer, in turn spending more time together!

9. Create an Outdoor Oasis

The installation of a hot tub is a great opportunity to give your backyard space the refresh it deserves. Whether you’re looking to do a basic install, complete with a quaint patio area, or a total backyard transformation – your hot tub can certainly help to get the ball rolling.

Your outdoor oasis can be completed all at once, or in steps that are completed over a series of months or even years. Taking factors such as the potential of your backyard, budget and preferences into consideration can truly help you bring your dream outdoor oasis to life!

10. Invest in Self-Care

Self-care is so important.

How we invest and cater to our self-care can look very different from one person to another.

Some are content with an at-home spa day, while others require a little slice of relaxation every day. While your approach to self-care is completely dependant on your wants, needs and preferences, it’s hard to deny that a hot tub can most definitely complement your routine.

Sit back, relax and allow your tension to simply fade away. De-compress after a long day, perform gentle stretches or enjoy a conversation with a loved one. No matter your vice, a hot tub is truly the perfect solution.

Finding the Best Hot Tub for Your Lifestyle

Now that you’re familiar with the many benefits of hot tub therapy (and ownership, of course) it’s time to find the best hot tub for your lifestyle! For help getting started, contact your local Sundance® Spas dealership. With 40+ years of industry experience and expertise, this brand is known and regarded around the world for innovation, quality and style.

With Sundance® Spas, you can make a confident investment in your health, home and overall lifestyle. Whether you’re looking to improve your health or spend more time with loved ones, a hot tub is truly the perfect solution.

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