Effective Stress Relief: 3 Ways Hot Tubs Can Help You Relax

As some like to put it, an investment in a hot tub is an investment in your health and happiness.

Hot tubs have long been considered an outlet for relaxation and stress relief. Not only for their amazing jet therapy, or the crystal-clear quality of the water but for all of the advanced features combined!

Read on to learn more about how a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can help you stay healthy, feel happier and improve the quality of your lifestyle as a whole!

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The Importance of Stress Relief

While we all deal with stress in one form or another, the question remains: how much stress is too much stress?

And in saying that, should we even have to deal with stress? Well, some forms of stress simply cannot be avoided, but many can be managed if not eliminated altogether.

The key to getting started is first understanding the importance of stress relief and the effect that it can have on your health, wellness, and overall lifestyle.

Here are 10 ways that stress relief can benefit you:

  1. More Energy
  2. Fewer Feelings of Anxiety
  3. Better Sleep Patterns
  4. Reduced Risk of Certain Heart Conditions
  5. More Time for Self-Care and Improvement
  6. More Motivation for Positive Things in Your Life
  7. Improved Mood and Feelings of Happiness
  8. Spend More Time with Family and Friends
  9. Be Present in Your Life
  10. Make Healthier Lifestyle Choices All-Around

Once you have a better understanding of the importance of stress relief, you can make a strategic plan to overcome or manage it, once and for all!

Creating a Plan for Long-Term Stress Relief

Identify the Source of Your Stress

Before you can make any lifestyle changes, you must first identify the source of your anxiety. For some, it can be work or career related, while others may feel the heat from school, family or their social circle.

For many, finances can be a significant source of stress.

Once you have a good idea of what is causing your stress, you can make changes that help better manage it or eliminate it altogether!

Make Changes to Reduce or Eliminate from the Source

While some sources of stress cannot be eliminated from your life, there may be things that you can do to help manage it or improve the situation. Some changes may not feel significant in the moment, but in the long run even the smallest of changes can have a lasting effect.

One of the best approaches is communication. Having trouble at work? Speak with your Human Resources department, supervisor or colleagues. Navigating issues with family? Call for a family meeting and clear the air. Feeling the effects of a tight budget and ever-growing inflation? Speak with your job about higher compensation, work with your partner to re-align the budget or explore a side hustle.

Some conversations may be harder to have than others, but when it comes to your health, wellness and happiness – it is most definitely worth it.

If communication doesn’t work or isn’t an option, you may be left with the daunting task of eliminating the pressure from your life altogether. Finding a new career or place of employment, leaving a relationship, moving from one home to another. There are many big changes that you can make to help ease your stress, as difficult as they may be – you are worth it.

Determine What Helps You Relax

Through communication and lifestyle changes, you can most definitely target your source, or sources, dead-on. But, as we mentioned, some anxiety will always be present. To help manage these long-term feelings, we suggest finding healthy outlets for stress relief and relaxation.

Here are 10 things you can do to help reduce stress:

  1. Spend more time outdoors and in nature.
  2. Dedicate 25 minutes a day to self-care.
  3. Enjoy a relaxing hydrotherapy session in your hot tub.
  4. Engage in water-based exercise in your swim spa.
  5. Schedule a regular massage with a professional.
  6. Take up a hobby, such as crafting or collecting.
  7. Spend time having fun with loved ones in the pool.
  8. Unplug and disconnect from social media once a day.
  9. Explore new communities, outdoor spaces, and attractions in your area.
  10. Read a book, listen to soothing music and enjoy a relaxing bedtime routine.

How will you reduce your stress?

The 3 Ways a Hot Tub Can Help Relieve Stress

1. Alleviating The Effects of Stress

As mentioned earlier, hot tubs have a very soothing effect. Relaxing in hot spa water can undoubtedly be relaxing and rejuvenating. This translates from physical relief to mental relief too. In other words, if your body feels relaxed, your mind will soon follow suit.

Muscle soreness and other forms of physical stress are often linked to mental stress, anxiety, and depression. With a combination of massage, buoyancy, and temperature, a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can help you decrease both mental and physical stress effectively.

The hot water in the tub will soften and warm up your muscles, helping decrease physical tension throughout your body. Once this tension starts to fade, chances are your mind can focus on something else instead.

You might be wondering how relief from physical stress is connected to feeling mentally relieved.

Well, when you feel good physically, your body will release positive endorphins, which can help decrease feelings of pain and anxiety, helping you feel good all around. These positive endorphins essentially tell your body that what they are experiencing is good.

2. Improvement in Blood Circulation and Overall Health

Did you know that hot tubs offer a variety of health benefits?

Relaxing regularly in a hot tub can help reduce the risk of a wide range of health problems, including arthritis and diabetes, to mention a few.

As a matter of fact, the action of hot water is actually responsible for improving blood circulation, as the heat will improve the reception of oxygen throughout your circulatory system.

An increase in blood flow can result in a number of health improvements, all while circulating those positive endorphins we mentioned earlier at a much faster rate.

3. Spending Time Relaxing

A Jacuzzi® Hot Tub can help you relax in a number of ways. Of course, the first being the physical relaxation that you feel, as the heat, buoyancy, and massage of the spa water take over.

Simply immerse yourself into the heat of the jet-driven water, and feel your stress practically fade away as you slip into total relaxation.

Another way a hot tub can help you relax and de-stress is by providing you with a place to socialize and spend quality time with your loved ones.

That way, you can make hot tub time, family time! Plan a few nights each month specifically to spend some time relaxing in the spa with your significant other, parents, siblings, or children.

By doing so, you can enjoy each other’s company while you relax and without the distraction of modern mobile devices.

Is it time to invest in your self-care and stress relief? Click here to find out how you can create the perfect backyard hot tub installation to host your family and friends!

Relieve Stress with Jacuzzi Backyard Living in Surrey and Langley

If you’d like to find out more, feel free to contact our hot tub specialists at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs of Surrey! We would love to hear from you and help you introduce some relaxation in your life, with our excellent Jacuzzi® Hot Tub products of course!

Looking for more information? Watch this helpful video about the connection between hot tubs and natural stress relief!

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