How owning an outdoor spa can positively impact your life
For thousands of years, people have been employing the therapeutic benefits of bathing in hot water. Not only does hot water wash away dirt and grime — it also puts the muscles and mind at ease, letting stress melt away.
Traditional bathing has evolved into modern hydrotherapy and hydro-massage. These two practices utilise targeted water jets to loosen muscles, stimulate blood flow and create a feeling of wellness.
Oasis Spas Australia knows just how beneficial owning a swim or hydrotherapy spa can be for your body, mind, and lifestyle. View our superior range of new spa baths, or visit one of our Australian spa stores near you.
1. Exercise and fitness
The heat and water movement from hot tubs simulate some of the benefits of exercise. They are no means a substitute for regular exercise, but for people who are unable to move around as freely as they once did, they are a great proxy.
- When you enter the hot water, your heart works faster to disperse heat.
- The increased blood flow encourages the flow of oxygen.
- An increase in warmth dilates the cells, leading to less stress on the heart.
In medical studies, these benefits have been proven to reduce blood pressure for people of all ages, even lowering blood sugar in owners with Type 2 Diabetes.
If you’re looking for a large spa bath that will give you the full benefits of a swimming pool, including swimming for aerobic pool exercise, check out our fantastic collection of swim spas and plunge pools.
2. Sleep improvement
A key part to getting a good night sleep is being at a comfortable temperature. Humans have natural thermal regulation, meaning that the body changes temperature throughout the day, especially at night.
A warm outdoor hot tub soak before bed effectively raises the temperature of the body. When you exit the outdoor spa bath, your body temperature falls rapidly, bringing you into the perfect temperate zone for restful sleep.
3. Chronic and arthritic pain
Weightlessness is a key treatment for chronic and arthritic pain. Hydrotherapy outdoor hot tubs provide this, and help to massage and relax joints and muscles. Outdoor spa baths perform a range of functions as soon as you slip beneath the surface.
- Micro bubbles offer buoyancy to reduce pressure
- Heat encourages blood circulation around the body
- Powerful, but gentle, jets massage muscle tightness
- The warmth combined with water movement reduces inflammation in joints
Combined with an effective physical therapy program, patients afflicted with chronic and arthritic pain can potentially find some relief from conditions which don’t have a current cure using a hydrotherapy spa. These include ankle arthrosis, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, and cervical disc herniation.
Stress and anxiety
Frequent use of outdoor spas has proven to lower stress and anxiety, going beyond the simple act of sitting back and relaxing as the bubbles and heat help the stress melt away.
Hot tubs help all muscles to relax, from the neck, all the way down to the feet and toes. Removing pressure and loosening all muscles, in turn, decreases the chance of stress headaches and migraines.
Stress and anxiety is a leading cause of premature ageing. As an added benefit, the increased heat and blood flow provided by your outdoor spa bath will deliver more oxygen to your skin, giving it a youthful, radiant appearance.
Owning a backyard spa bath is the perfect way to spend quality time with your family and friends in the comfort of your own home. Your new hot tub is sure to become the focal point of many moments you will cherish forever, including:
- Outdoor parties
- Casual gatherings
- Weekend relaxation time
Children will also fall in love with your new spa. It gives them a safe, contained, and special place to play and relax at their own leisure and enjoy quality family time with children and adults.
Unlike a swimming pool which takes up most of your backyard, a backyard spa gives you the benefits of having a resort lifestyle in your own home, with all the health benefits described above.
Choose Oasis Spas Australia
At Oasis Spas, we’ve been recommending the best spas and best plunge pools for years and years. We’ve seen the benefits first hand, and know how to make sure that you choose the right model for your home and lifestyle.
If you are unsure of what outdoor hot tub will best benefit your body, mind, and lifestyle, get in touch with the team at one of our spa stores. Our Australian spa retailers have all the answers to any questions you might have, and will be happy to point you in the right direction.
Browse our superior range of outdoor spas or visit one of our spa shops for more information.