Hot Tubs Reduce Stress
Whether it’s anxiety, anger, tension, or feelings of helplessness Coast Spas knows we all feel a certain amount of stress in our less. As the years progress without being address, it takes a toll on our psyche and body.
Are you easily irritated and lashing out on your kids for just being kids? Are you having less patience at checkout lines? Forgot where you put your keys? These may be signs that you are being affected by accumulated stress. Irritation, lack of patience, and forgetfulness are mental symptoms of being under pressure. And that’s just the beginning.
Physical symptoms will also manifest themselves through headaches, back aches, neck aches, tight muscles, and clenched jaws. Other side effects include the heart working harder, shallow breathing, and slowed down digestion. Being subjected to these effects during an extended period of time can cause severe consequences as the body becomes compromised and vulnerable to illness. According to a 2013 article in the Huffington Post, an estimated 75 percent to 90 percent of all doctor visits are for stress-related issues.
The pharmaceutical industry has capitalized on this growing need for people to reduce their stress levels. Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lexapro, and Celexa, just to name a few, are being prescribed at an alarming rate. It’s a symptom of a busy life, not putting things into perspective, and not taking the time to relax.
Since we usually can’t avoid it, the key to dealing with stress is relieving it! When soaking in a hot tub, three key factors combine to create a therapeutic and stress-relieving environment.
The heat from a hot tub stimulates blood circulation and calms the nervous system. It also lowers blood pressure and cortisol levels, the stress hormone, which in turn physically aids the body to relax. Warm water makes your heart beat faster and increases oxygen uptake permitting you to breath better.
The buoyant force of water alleviates pressure on joints and decreasing muscle tension. Your body is relieved from the constant pull of gravity.Spending time in a spa while you are near weightless brings relief from the day’s exertion and can reduce joint inflammation. Floating helps the brain produce theta waves, which helps to boost productivity, creativity, and a sense of inner peace.
When you are stressed muscles tighten. Releasing the tightness helps with relieving joint aches and pains, headaches, chronic neck and back pain. Help relax tight and painful muscles
When responding to stress the body conserves energy and suppresses the digestive and immune system. By improving circulation this aids in restoring the digestive system.