Having a good long luxuriating soak, in a hot bath or hot tub, actually has some medicinal benefits.
We have a longstanding love of a hot bath; many of us have our own processes and desires when it comes to a hot bath. There are also many traditions around baths and bathing, such as from Roman times. So, knowing that it will also prove some medicinal benefit is a bonus.
Here are 7 reasons why you should have a hot back or soak in your blow up hot tub tonight.
It's quite obvious once you've been sitting in warm water that if feels good, and the pleasure of it surely has staying power. How often have you lay in a bath or hot tub and not wanted to get out?
According to psychologist Neil Morris, who surveyed 80 people, bathing can diminish feelings of depression and pessimism because "Baths give you...a wonderful combination of isolation, quiet, and comfort."
That feeling of closeness we get when submerged in warm liquid "gives us connotations of being in the womb, and it is very comforting," Dr. John Harcup, chairman of the Medical Advisory Committee for the British Spa Foundation, suggests.
Whatever the science behind it, we can agree that bathing or relaxing in a hot tub induces feelings of comfort and easiness. This will give you that kind of security allows your mind, and subsequently, your body, to relax.
This has been mentioned in an earlier post; a hot tub can help relieve muscle pain.
Sitting in an inflatable hot tub, or a hot bath will help get your blood moving. This is great for your circulation and will also help sore or tight muscles relax. Relaxing those muscles will help relieve any pain you have in them.
This is something else I have talked about in another post about blow up hot tubs on this site, but let's take a moment to talk about it here.
If you've ever spent some time soaking in a hot bath or hot tub you will have experienced relaxation that and tiredness. Though this is more to do with the heat that feeling relaxed.
When you start to fall asleep, your body temperature drops.
Sitting in a hot tub; sitting in hot water; your body temperature will rise. As the water cools, you cool and so this emulates the drop in temperature your body goes through. You will feel the effect more as you get out of the hot water - so if you want a good nights sleep, go straight after getting out of your portable hot tub.
According to some research taking a regular warm bath can help reduce blood pressure.
This is significant as reduced blood pressure can help in preventing more serious heart condition. Heart conditions such as a heart attack or stroke. By using heat to induce better blood flow and circulation, you're giving your a body a mini-workout.
So, sitting in a hot tub is not only helping you to relax, but you're also helping your circulation and, according to this research, helping to reduce your blood pressure.
This is another benefit I have talked about before. Sitting in a hot tub, as mentioned above, gets your circulation flowing and increases your heart.
You're not going to get many calories burned sitting in your blow up hot tub, but you will get some. A good sweat induced by a hot bath can burn as many calories as taking a walk.
While sitting in very hot, scalding, water can make your skin more irritated. Sitting in warm water, especially if you've added certain essential oils, like coconut, olive, or lavender.
It can better hydrate and heal dry or irritated skin. Plus, aromatherapy is great for regulating your mood or reducing stress.
Steam from hot water works wonders for stuffy noses and bad coughs. I've had doctors prescribe me a spell in a steamy room to decongest my nose.
Congestion is caused by inflammation in your nasal passages, and steam gets the blood vessels in your face and nose moving, thus loosening any mucus blockage.
A temperate bath can also help your immune system to better fight off viruses.
We've talked about the 7 Reasons Why Soaking In A Hot Tub Is Good For Your Health and I truly believe in these reasons.
This is all about soaking away those things that ail us; and why not do that in a nice hot tub; though it could be in a smaller bath in your bathroom.
Let me ask you this - would you rather it be in your bathroom or sitting in an inflatable hot tub enjoying the evening outdoors?
If it's the latter - then welcome to the outdoor hot tub bathing life.
I'm sure there are more reasons why soaking in a hot tub is good for your health - if you know any, why not share them below.