We live in a busy, often demanding world. On a good day, we handle our family and work responsibilities with ease; on a bad day our lives can feel overwhelming and make us anxious. We don’t always know how to deal with anxiety, but if you own a hot tub, a calming soak can be a great way to start.
HOME HOT TUB CONVENIENCE CAN HELP YOU DISCOVER HOW TO DEAL WITH ANXIETY
Stress can reduce our quality of life. Anxiety affects a wide range of people and is often associated with muscle tension. While handling small amounts of stress can be easy, when confronted with too many demands, the resulting anxiety can feel defeating. Often, it helps to just take a break, be alone in a quiet place away from the distractions of technology and the demands of work, family, and friends. When you take time to unwind your mind, you’re able to think more clearly and focus on your own needs rather than those of others.
Because it’s often the relentless pace of life that feeds anxiety, the convenience of a home hot tub located just outside your back door or inside your house can provide relief—fast. There’s no need to go back into a busy world and sit in traffic or deal with crowded mass transit just to get to your soothing space, after all.
HOT TUB ENTERTAINMENT OPTIONS MAY HELP REDUCE STRESS
Spa lights and music can help set the mood for stress reduction. Calming lights in cool colors like blue or green can relax the mind, especially after a hard day at work under harsh office fluorescent lighting. When you soak in your spa and set the LED lights to a calming pattern, you can begin to relax and lower your stress level.
Music can have a similar effect on mood. Think of how energized you get listening to rock and roll or dance music and how classical music can soothe you. Modern luxury and premium spas have advanced entertainment features that often include wireless Bluetooth® audio connectivity, which allows you to connect your music system and devices right from your spa.
A hot tub waterfall or fountain can evoke the peacefulness of a mountain stream. The relaxing white noise will transport you to a place, far away from that presentation you have to give tomorrow.
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.