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Health Benefits of Owning a Personal Spa

Owning a personal spa is often considered the height of luxury – warm, bubbling water soaks in a space that’s just for you.  A simple dip in hot water on a regular basis can have great health benefits too, like relieving different forms of chronic pain, stress and improving your general health. Owning one gives you complete access without having to deal with crowded public hot tubs at the gym. When truly relaxing, nothing beats the privacy of a spa; and with those health benefits, you’ll be overjoyed with a personal spa sitting in your backyard, ready for use at any time.

Pain Relief

Aches and pains can come with living a stressful life and not taking enough time for yourself. Plus with an aging body, you may find yourself with more muscle and joint aches than ever before. A personal spa offers the ability to give relief to these bothersome pains that can come with being a busy person. Hydrotherapy, the use of water for pain relief and treatment, is a respected form of alternative medicine and is recommended by many doctors for people who experience chronic pain.

Specifically, personal spas are great at relieving the symptoms of arthritis, fibromyalgia, and lower back pain.  In a study examining the effects of hydrotherapy on people with severe arthritis, researchers found a significant reduction of a patients’ pain after just two weeks. Likewise with arthritis; the effects of regular soaks in a personal spa on people suffering from fibromyalgia proved to have improvements in physical functionality, sleep quality, and a reduction in pain intensity, fatigue, stiffness, anxiety, and depression. In multiple studies, people living with chronic back pain saw a reduction in their symptoms after regular use of their personal spa.

Surely, the personal spa is no perfect cure, but the pain relief benefits can’t be argued with! Just speak with a doctor to discuss what your personal needs and usage should be in relation to your chronic pain.

Stress Relief

If you’re someone with a mile long to-do list and are constantly jetting around to get things done, you are definitely a person that needs a personal spa. Stress wears at our bodies, causing disruptions in sleep, appetite and our mental state. One of the greatest benefits of owning a personal spa is the ability to take the much-needed “you time” that everyone deserves. The hot water of a hot tub is what allows your muscles to relax after a long day of getting things done and the mental space you’re able to create while using your personal spa will give your mind a much-needed break.

With the addition of owning your personal spa, you don’t have to deal with the stress of others, especially strangers, invading your “you time.”

Better Sleep

Paired with the stress relieving aspects of owning a personal spa, frequent soaks in hot water will help you sleep. Sleep is often brushed off, not considered important when you have better things to do. But sleep is essential to the proper function of our bodies! Without solid sleep, we’re fuzzy, less focused and just generally unbalanced.

Frequent soaks in your personal spa before bed allow your muscles and joints to completely relax in the hot water. After raising your body temperature, you’ll be able to rest easier and longer.

Help Lower Blood Pressure

Certainly not a benefit that would come to mind when thinking of soaking in a hot tub, but it’s true. Mayo Clinic researcher Thomas Allison, M.P.H., PhD did a study that shows that sitting in a spa bath can lower your blood pressure. Hot water like in spa baths increases your heart rate, while lowering your blood pressure, aiding cardiovascular health. Heart health is incredibly important to living a happy and healthy life.

May Aid Diabetes and Weight Loss

Working with diabetes and struggling with weight loss are difficult feats for anybody. A small study that was conducted has shown that people with diabetes who take regular soaks in their personal spa can reduce their blood sugar and blood glucose levels. Additionally, soaking in the hot water of a personal spa can help your body metabolize food easier and sweat out minor toxins.

Soaks in a personal spa cannot replace a workout routine and healthy diet, but can aid you in your journey to a healthier body and weight.

We do warn you to err on the side of caution when using your personal spa regularly. Using your hot tub may induce better sleep but falling asleep in there is very dangerous and can lead to severe dehydration. We recommend keeping your soaks frequent but relatively brief, to fully reap the health benefits but not harm yourself in the process.

When you’re all done taking a lovely soak in your personal spa, keep your outdoor hot tub protected from debris and heat loss with a Merlin Personal Spa Cover. That way it’s always ready for you to step right in!

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