As we enter a new year it’s common to find resolutions quietly cast aside in the hectic reality of our daily lives. Perhaps you made a goal to get healthier, but due to time constraints or physical limitations, that’s proving to be more difficult than you anticipated.  A spa is a great solution if you’re short on time but need to unwind.

Not Just For Relaxation

Although spas have long been considered to be a luxury, people are seeing the legitimate health benefits that come with owning and using a spa.  Modern spa designs are both beautiful and functional, going beyond the simple soaking spa of years past. Here are 3 ways spa use can benefit your health:

1. Lower Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar.

Spa use lowers both blood pressure and blood sugar levels.  The hot temperatures of the spa create a physical response similar to that of exercise. This is important for combating blood sugar imbalances, such as type 2 diabetes. The temperature also prompts your heart to pump faster, in an effort to rid the body of excess heat.  This increased blood flow results in the production of more oxygen and cell revitalization, ultimately lowering blood pressure.

2.  Eases Chronic Pain.

Hydrotherapy has long been used by physical therapists to repair joint damage and increase range of motion without putting stress on the body. A combination of the temperature, buoyancy and bubbles reduce inflammation, improve circulation and relax muscles.  Because your body is supported by the buoyancy of the water, there is virtually no weight put on your joints, making spas particularly beneficial to those with chronic pain or inflammatory ailments.

3. Decreases Stress & Anxiety.

The feelings of weightlessness and warmth one gets from a spa contributes to total body and mind relaxation, which decreases stress and anxiety.  Many spa designs feature swim spas, with one section of the spa serving as a swim area and the other a spa.  This allows you to get great low-impact exercise, which releases endorphins and triggers positive feelings in the mind and body.

A Healthier New Year

In this day and age when so many of us are rushing around, a spa is one luxury that has too many benefits to ignore. With regular use you’ll enjoy healthier looking skin and fewer headaches, in addition to the benefits outlined above.  It’s the perfect way to unwind after a stressful day. Make a wise investment in yourself and your health today.  Contact us to see how we can help!