The best things in life can’t be bought – but sometimes they can be given a helping hand.  If your goal is to reduce stress, ease aches and pains, and overall lead a healthier lifestyle, a good soak in a hot tub can help achieve all that and more. Hydrotherapy – the use of water to relieve discomfort and promote well-being – has been used for centuries and was first introduced in the U.S. in the1840s. Since then, hydrotherapy has evolved in various ways and encompasses many different forms, but one of the easiest ways to practice it is in a hot tub right in your very own home.

Let’s take a look at just some of the amazing health benefits of regularly soaking in a hot tub.


Stress can take a major toll on the body and mind. From headaches and fatigue to digestive issues and muscle tension, stress can make it difficult to get through the day and sleep well at night. One of the top benefits of a hot tub is that the warm water coupled with jet massage helps to relax the body while increasing endorphin production which floods the body with a sense of well-being.


One of the best remedies for sore, achy muscles is moist heat. Pair it with a massage and you are well on your way to feeling better in no time. Regular hot tub usage has been found to ease muscle stiffness and spasms, resulting in less pain overall.


Studies have shown that those suffering from arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, and other types of chronic conditions can greatly benefit from a daily soak in a hot tub. The warmth of the water and jet massage work together to ease tension while stimulating blood circulation to injured muscles and joints, reducing swelling and inflammation.


For those suffering from limited mobility, stretching in warm water can help make muscles more pliable, greatly improving flexibility and overall mobility.


If you can’t remember the last time you got a restful night’s sleep, soaking in a hot tub may help you get some Zs. The heat from the hot tub elevates your body temperature; once you exit, your body temperature gradually decreases, signaling to your body that it’s time for sleep.


In order to fully reap the above benefits, it is recommended you use your hot tub regularly. As a rule of thumb, aim to soak for an average of 30 minutes several times a week, depending on your age, health, preference, water temperature, climate, etc.

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