If you’ve been following along in this series, you know that hydrotherapy – the act of heat and water pressure acting your muscles and joints – has a number of physical benefits for all walks of life. Did you know that your time in a spa can also reap mental rewards?
The American Psychological Association reports that 40% of American adults lose sleep at night due to stress. Unchecked, that stress causes chronic problems in our bodies: pain, weakness, increased chance of illness, and even major issues like heart disease or obesity. Reducing stress and improving our mental well-being can eliminate these risks to our physical health.
The very act of being in your spa, with its warm water easing the pains of the day, can lower your stress level. Add the muscle kneading water massage and your choice of musical accompaniment, and your spa can quickly become an oasis. The combination of hot water and stimulating massage is known to prompt your body to produce a rush of endorphins: nature’s own pain killers and mood lifters.
There are things you can do to make your spa time even more relaxing. Turning down the lights can help ease you into a more relaxed state, and we proudly carry a line of aromatherapy products specifically designed to help you de-stress.
One noted benefit of time in a hot tub is improved sleep. Better sleep holds the key to a host of benefits for our mental and emotional wellness, including improved clarity, better mood, and better concentration.
Your mental health is every bit as important as your physical health, and one can impact the other. If you’re interested in knowing more about how you can remove some of your stress with hydrotherapy, contact us today to schedule a test soak in our Mood Room.