Everyday factors like stress, a bad mattress and prolonged sitting can make your body stiff and hydrotherapy is one of the best ways to help your body relax and chill after a long day. The hot water and the bubbles that massage every centimetre of your body can feel like heaven, especially when you feel some muscle pain or deal with health issues like arthritis. Unfortunately. not everyone can afford to visit the spa every other day, so investing in an actual hydrotherapy home spa can be a really smart investment.
Hydrotherapy spas are ideal for any home and for anyone be it an athlete or a very stressed person. You don’t have to struggle with any health issues to get one. Not only it’s great to help you with your stiffed muscles, but also for your general health. And with the help of some cool spa accessories, it can be great for entertaining. So, without further ado, here is what you should consider when browsing the range of hydrotherapy spas.
Spa Size and Location
The first thing to consider is the size of your hydrotherapy spa. The water capacity and the number of seats must be taken into consideration. You will find models that offer seats for two or more people, but most people will opt for a spa for one person, especially if they plan to place it in their bathroom (some people can easily place it on the balcony, backyard or porch if the space allows it). So, if this is for your bathroom, it’s ideal to get a spa for one.
Measure the maximum size that you could fit in the wanted location. Also, make sure you have enough privacy where you want your spa to be. If it’s going to be placed outside, be sure that the surface is firm and flat and at least 15cm elevated from the ground.
Hot tubs are best to be placed in a corner where the plumbing is. If you’re going to place yours in the backyard or on the porch, make sure you can have easy access to it. Also, when not in use, it should be well protected from the elements with a hot tub cover.
Manufacturers today offer advanced models that are easy to use (they usually can be via a controlled touch screen, have silent pumping systems, anti-microbial filters, various led coloured lightings). Since you are making a big investment, you should be able to control the spa easily and without problems. These features are excellent, and you could easily get confused. Make sure you get a model that makes things easy for you.
If the spa is going to be used for fun, then you can ease up and choose a model that will keep surprising you with the new features. However, if you need it for therapy only, then you should simply stick to the more basic models. Always ask your seller if they offer a test. Be sure to always invest in a known and trusted brand and seller that has a long tradition in the industry. Don’t forget to do your research and check what previous clients have to say about the said brand.
Benefits from Hydrotherapy Spas
How Does a Hot Tub Help with Pain?
Hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat physical conditions like rheumatism and arthritis. It was used for thousands of years and even today we aren’t ‘immune’ to the charms of hot water and massage jets.
The water in the tub can go up to 40 degrees, which is excellent for improving circulation, lowering inflammation, and increasing muscle temperature. All of these are triggering the body’s healing response. Warm water is excellent for improving flexibility and mobility, which can help if you have a stiff neck, shoulders and low back. It can also work as a massage for easing the discomfort in your lower back area.
Boosts the Immune System
Did you know that when spending an hour in a hydrotherapy spa, the water can increase your blood flow and circulation of white blood cells around your body? This way, the lymph moves through your body in a more efficient way and strengthens your immune system, helping you fight colds and other diseases easily.
A hydrotherapy spa is excellent for making you sweat, which is the primary way to help your body get rid of the toxins. This way you will flush out all impurities and toxins through your skin. And that feeling of lightness and relaxation is priceless; you will sleep like a baby afterwards.
No More Stress
Hydrotherapy is known to work as an anti-stress factor. When you allow the hot water to massage your body in a pleasant way, your muscles get relaxed. When your body is relaxed, the mind finds it easier to follow, so no wonder that in such a relaxed state you can’t worry about things. Spending some time in your swim spa after a long day is a sure way to shed off the stress you held during working hours.