A hot tub or spa could be a stand alone structure in your home or be in a corner of your yard or patio. Our swimming pool experts can also build a hot tub into a preexisting inground swimming pool. Swimming pool contractors from Town & Country Pools are experienced in hot tub and pool construction in the Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia areas. No longer are spas and hot tubs bulky objects, they are sleek, streamlined structures that fit into many backyard landscape designs. Hot tubs and spas are luxurious water-filled objects of relaxation have come a long way since they were first on the market.
Today’s hot tubs are made of a more lightweight acrylic or thermoplastic, rather than the original cedar or redwood models of the past. The model most homeowners choose for their portable hot tub is acrylic because they offer more options when it comes to design and features. As a matter of fact, it’s almost impossible to find a “plain round” model any longer because the buying public has demanded more of these relaxation units. These structures can also be installed to an end of a swimming pool rather than having it as a separate structure.
Hot Tub Benefits
A hot tub is a place to soak away the stresses of the day. It is also an ideal location to warm up on a chilly winter night. You can also invite friends over for a decadent night in the cooler months of winter. A hot tub can reap health benefits. Spas and hot tubs known for their relaxation. Benefits are more than just a way to relax, they also offer health benefits and provide relief to people with arthritis and diabetes.
Hot Tub Benefits Your Health
Hot Tub Benefits for Arthritis
The Arthritis Foundation explains that arthritis sufferers can find relief from pain while soaking in the hot tub. Starting the day with a brief 15-minute soak can loosen the joints and alleviate pain; starting the day with a hot soak provides relief from pain and stiffness that will last the entire day. The heat of the water raises the body temperature, it causes the blood vessels to enlarge. This helps to improve circulation. The combination of heat and the buoyancy of the water helps reduce pain and stiffness.
Hot Tub Benefits for Diabetics
According to Natural Alternatives International
Regular thermal therapy, using saunas or hot baths, has the potential to improve impaired insulin sensitivity and boost endothelial expression of the “constitutive” isoform of nitric oxide synthase–effects, analogous to those of aerobic training that should promote vascular health. Previous clinical reports suggest that hot tubs may be beneficial for diabetic control, and that sauna therapy can decrease blood pressure in essential hypertension and provide symptomatic benefit in congestive heart failure. For those who lack ready access to a sauna or communal hot tub, regular hot baths at home may suffice as practical thermal therapy. Thermal therapy might be viewed as an alternative to exercise training in patients too physically impaired for significant aerobic activity. -Natural Alternatives International
Hot Tub Benefits for Your Heart
You can also lower blood pressure by spending time in a spa. For some individuals, a blood pressure that is too high to allow for safe exercise routines, may find that time spent in the hot tub can lower blood pressure without any strain on the heart and this could lead to the individual being able to start an exercise routine.
Contact Town & Country Pools
Whether you’re considering the addition of a hot tub or spa to your home for health or relaxation reasons, you can talk with your Maryland swimming pool contractor to find out what the best size and style of hot tub will suit your needs and also ask about the various therapeutic benefits of the different types of jets you can have installed. You may also want to ask yourself these 5 questions when deciding on buying a hot tub or spa. Contact us today!