It is never a bad idea to invest in your own health and relaxation. It is also never a bad idea to invest in upgrading your home, whether it is to increase the resale value or simply to bring in more style and luxury. Installing a spa in your home is a perfect example of an investment that encompasses all of these concepts.
Imagine always being able to immerse yourself in bubbly blue water and let go of all the troubles of the day, being able to spend time relaxing with your family, or being able to organise fancy get-togethers with your close friends that include such pampering. These are all ideas that have probably popped up in most, if not all, homeowners’ minds.
There are many types of spas in different shapes and sizes, some may just allow you to sit in them and enjoy the unparalleled bubbly bliss, and in others, you can even swim. And if you are still wondering if you should invest in a 4 person spa, a swim spa, or even the smallest hot tub, here are some other reasons why the answer is a definite yes.
The Benefits of Having a Home Spa
While humanity’s advancements in every aspect of every industry have made it possible to own such a luxury in your home, people have known about the incredible benefits of soaking in hot water for a long, long time. As a matter of fact, there is evidence of soaking tubs in Ancient Greece, since as early as the 4th century, as well as later on in the Roman Empire, in Japan, etc.
The Feeling of Weightlessness
The reasons for the physical benefits of spas are quite simple to understand. As soon as you immerse yourself in water, you start feeling lighter and as if your weight has disappeared. This is due to a natural force of any liquid, called buoyancy, which in fact reduces your body weight by 90%. This almost instantly helps reduce the pressure of your joints, your muscles, and, of course, the feeling of almost complete weightlessness also lifts off a lot of the stress accumulated in your body and mind from your everyday worries. As the heat of the water raises your body temperature, it further melts away not only the stress but many other physical and mental ailments.
Get the Blood Flowing
Moreover, when a person sits in hot water, their blood circulation improves. Good blood flow is crucial for our overall well-being for many reasons. First of all, through the blood flow our cells get the nutrients they need to keep us alive, to help us recover, heal, regenerate. Furthermore, through the blood flow our organs get the necessary oxygen, and more oxygen in your brain not only makes you able to perform at your best, by helping this incredible organ achieve its full potential, but it also protects you from many potential mental health issues.
Bye Bye Pain
The results of both the buoyancy and the temperature of the water are nothing short of amazing. As if by magic, as your body slowly melts in this blissful pleasure, pains and aches of your entire body and mind, physical or emotional, slowly start to dissipate, leaving you happy, content and pain-free. And more importantly, each time leaving your body in a little better condition than before.
Other positive results of the pleasures provided by hydrotherapy, with all of its elements, include lower blood pressure, improved heart health, improved sleep quality, reduced frequency of headaches, and other stress-induced health issues.
While soaking in hot water is very enjoyable, the spas available on the market are also equipped with hydrotherapy pumps, which create bubbles. So, while you and your family sit in the water enjoying your conversations, a larger installation such as a 4 person spa works full time to give you a full-body massage, not only making you feel good momentarily, but also helping your body recover from injuries, tiredness, or any aches from spending the day sitting on a chair in your office, your demanding physical tasks, or your workout.
Melt Stress Away
One of the best things about spas is that they have been proved to lower the risk of anxiety, depression, and other stress-related issues. In other words, aside from positively affecting your health, the combination of the pleasant warm temperature, the bubbly massage, and the buoyancy provided by your spa, in a manner of speaking they are also a mini mental health treatment.
Your Own Happiness Corner
This is also due to the so-called happy hormones, endorphins, and serotonin, that are released in our body due to the pleasure of the massage. It is also due to the fact that this same pleasure will reduce the production of cortisol, or the stress hormone. Aside from giving us incredibly difficult and debilitating emotions, stress can also negatively affect our physical health.
Turning Back the Clock
The hot water and the steam that come out of the spas open the skin pores, clearing them from the dirt and the oil gathered in them. As you sweat, the toxins of your skin are darkened to the surface, and the water minerals destroy them, which helps your body detox. Cleaned like this, your skin will absorb the beauty products you use for your daily care routine better, leaving you looking younger, fresher, and more beautiful. And what’s more, these beauty effects are long-lasting.