Most people probably view stress as nothing will change it and a “not a big deal” overall. What if I told you that they are wrong, and here is why.
Stress affects both the mind and the body. Your body releases stress chemicals like adrenaline when you are in stressful situations. Your body experiences physical and or mental changes as a result, which enable you to cope. Your heart beats more quickly under stress so it can supply more blood to your body’s muscles and organs similar to preparation to the fight or flight response. This improves how quickly your body reacts to stress in the short term, but it also makes your blood pressure go up. High blood pressure might cause cardiac difficulties if you are under prolonged or repeated stress. Under stress your breathing will pick up the pace and may make it more difficult for you to breathe if you already have a respiratory problem like asthma. Hyperventilation and panic episodes can both result from rapid breathing. Your body’s immune system is activated by stress to aid in the healing of wounds and injuries. Long-term stress wears down your immune system, leaving you more susceptible to disease and infection and lengthening your recovery time. The list goes on and on so why no fix it?
We’ve all heard the advice to unwind from time to time, but do we really understand what it means? Relax by definition means make or become less tense or anxious. How do we achieve this? Some pick up a book, some nap or maybe even go for a walk. The goal is to relax the mind and body, so that both mentaly and physically achieve total relaxation. One example of this dream like state would be to enjoy hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy, also referred to as the therapeutic use of water, has been practiced for a very long time. Ancient Egyptian, Greek, and Roman civilizations all used hydrotherapy at some point. The use of water to alleviate aches and pains while soothing the mind has improved with time.
Hot tub hydrotherapy is a tried-and-true way to experience regeneration through warm water immersion while reducing tension, relaxing muscles, and unwinding. Warm water will increase blood flow and muscular relaxation while simultaneously increasing buoyancy in water causing a 90% reduction in body weight, which can soothe anxiety by easing stress on joints and reducing inflammation. Hot tubs with cutting-edge jet technology offer a full-body therapeutic treatment. Your muscles’ knots and aches will be relieved by the spa jets while your brain releases endorphins as a result of the enjoyable experience, in return also improving your mood.
A hot tub that works
Not to add to more of your stress, but there is serval brands of hot tubs on the market. Each hot tub brand offers their own spin on hydrotherapy and relaxation. While some recognize that mind and body therapy is the goal, others aim at Jet count or bells and whistles. Find a hot tub brand that specializes in therapy and quality (less stress in something that works). More premium brands like Bullfrog Spas offer the Jetpak Therapy System that allows users to choose the therapy that works for them. Select the hot tub that will help you manage your stress the best; contact your local dealer to arrange a test soak.