Hot Tubs are for More Than Just Relaxing: Enjoy the Health Benefits for Many Medical Conditions


August 20, 2014

Hot Tubs are for More Than Just Relaxing: Enjoy the Health Benefits for Many Medical Conditions

When we think of hot tubs we think of a splurge of relaxation—a place where we can kick back our feet, warm our body, and drink a glass of champagne. But do you realize that they also have amazing health benefits?

The heated water in hot tubs and their massaging bubbly waves can help people with all sorts of aches, pains, and ailments. They are very good for anyone with muscle pain, stiff muscles, circulation problems, headaches, sleep issues, fibromyalgia, and arthritis.

The effects of the hot tub can alleviate symptoms, pain, and promote healing in the body. The buoyancy of the water creates a feeling of floating, which allows your body to relax fully while the jets massage, because it takes weight off the joints.

According to, hot tubs can relieve stress and promote a good night’s sleep as the heat raises the body temperature. The body temperature drops upon getting out of the hot tub which can induce sleep. Soaking in a hot tub is a very good way to become fully relaxed and comfortable enough for rest. This is important because the needed sleep with these types of ailments can be vital to reducing symptoms.

The Arthritis Foundation states that muscle relaxation, decreased pain and stiffness, and increased ease of performing daily activities and exercises are all potential benefits from heat therapies such as soaking in a hot tub. Not only does it give your joints a chance to rest, the heat therapy soothes ache and stretches any tightness.

The heat from hot tubs can also open up blood vessels and increase circulation. This can decrease blood pressure and stimulate nerve impulses that maintain the immune system and even, digestion!

Hot tubs can even help those with Type 2 Diabetes. A study performed at the McKee Medical Center showed that patients who spent 30 minutes per day in a hot tub reported a 13 percent decrease in blood sugar levels, improved sleep, and a higher sense of well-being.

There are many reasons to add hot tubs to your health regime for ultimate life performance. Couple a soak in it with massage, and seeing your doctor and therapist, and you’ll be set not only for relaxation, but for a healthier lifestyle with less fatigue and pain.

One of the in-room hot tubs at HideAway Country Inn

At HideAway Country Inn we are happy to offer day spa services, as well as services for our overnight guests, that can include a visit to the hot tub to relax muscles in a warm, aromatherapy environment. Afterwards, you can enjoy an all over body massage, hot stone massage, or facial massage to soothe your muscles and relieve pain.

We are centrally located in Ohio, near Bucyrus, Marion, Findlay, Sandusky, and Mansfield to name a few, but a one-tank trip from Cleveland and Columbus. We are happy to be spa getaway location for people not only from Ohio, but surrounding areas such as Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Indiana, or beyond! View our spa treatments online and call us at (800) 570-8233 to schedule your relaxation services today and let us pamper you healthy!

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