The Top 10 Best Health Benefits Of Hot Tubs | Hot Tub Health

Are you feeling the pressures of life? Is your workload preventing you from taking much-needed relaxation time? That sounds like a job for a hot tub!

Hydropool Serenity Hot tub with lights

Now, before you scoff and say: "Oh no, I'm not splashing around in that kind of 'luxury,'" hold up!

While hot tubs may seem expensive to some, they have incredible health benefits. That's right; dropping into your own little oasis isn't just a way to treat yourself but also provides significant advantages as far as one's physical and mental well-being goes.

In this article, we'll share the top 7 best health benefits of owning and using a hot tub to unlock the most significant potential of having this fabulous addition to your home.

Let's dive right in and explain all the fantastic perks of owning a hot tub:

1. Stress Relief

A hot tub is at the top of our list of items that can help you relax. We know it sounds like an extravagant luxury, but buying a hot tub is much more than just a nice perk - it's an investment in your personal health and well-being. Hot tubs are great for reducing stress and improving your overall health.

Not only does the warm water provide comfort and relaxation, but it also increases blood flow, helping to reduce inflammation. Research has shown that soaking in a hot tub can help relieve sore muscles and joint pain. And it feels great, too!

Lady de stressed after using hot tub

The jets have a magical way of easing the tension in your body, leaving you feeling lighter and more relaxed. After a long day and sometimes stressful week, jumping into the hot tub is the perfect way to unwind and let go of all that stress.

When your body soaks in hot water, it releases endorphins, the hormones that make us feel happy and relaxed - so you're not only reducing stress, you're also improving your mood!

2. Muscle Relaxation

Who doesn't love a good ol' massage? Buying a hot tub is like having your own personal masseuse, not to mention most hot tubs come with fantastic features such as adjustable jets and massage cushions.

Simply taking a soak in the heat can help relax tense muscles and give you an overall sense of relaxation that will help reduce stress levels.

It eases all those aches and pains from a hard day or an intense gym session. Plus, the water's warmth helps improve circulation and can even help reduce joint pain.

muscle tension that can be reduced through hot tub use

3. Improve Sleep Patterns

For those looking for additional health benefits, soaking in hot water has been known to increase serotonin levels, leading to both improved sleep and overall better mental health.

The key here is regular use

Imagine having an oasis in your garden that you can jump into regularly to help unwind and relax. 

Where most people go wrong is they visit the spa once in a blue moon, and it's nice. It's nothing on having a hot tub in your own garden, though - one that you can enjoy every day (or however often best suits you!).

Soaking in water heated to a constant temperature before you go to bed has proven to be a great way to unwind and relax muscles, allowing your body to rest and recover fully. 

The hot water can help soothe aches and pains in your joints that might have been caused by stressful days or simply an active day spent outdoors.

Lady sleeping

4. Improves Your Blood Circulation

Hot tubs cause blood vessels to dilate, which increases blood flow throughout the body. This increased circulation can improve many conditions like arthritis, headaches, sore muscles, and tiredness due to its pain-relieving properties.

This is fantastic news for those suffering from aches and pains, as the oxygen and enzymes in your blood can reach and treat the painful areas more easily.

Aside from improved circulation, hot tubs are also great for detoxing. It can help to flush out toxins that build up throughout your body over time. This can leave you feeling revitalised, refreshed, and with a boosted immune system.

Hot tub in decking with stunning view

5. Immunity Booster

If you've never heard of "Immunity Booster," let us explain what it means and how using a hot tub will help:

Buying your hot tub and having regular sessions is one of the best ways to jumpstart your immune system and improve your overall health. 

Studies have shown that regular use increases blood circulation, which helps your body fight off colds, flu, and other illnesses more easily. 

Additionally, because you can enjoy a hot tub in the comfort and privacy of your own home, you can control both the temperature and duration of your soak to get the best results. 

For each 15+ min session per day, you should see improved cardiovascular health and reduced swelling in the legs and feet.

As we mentioned earlier, the key is regularity. When you buy a hot tub, you're investing in your health and setting yourself up for better overall well-being. 

Lady walking

6. Improves Your Skin

There's nothing worse than cracking skin, sore muscles, and aching joints. If you want to take your skincare routine up a notch, buying a hot tub is the answer! 

Hot tubs provide soothing warmth that relaxes your body, helps improve circulation, and invigorates your skin's health.

The hot water can help to give you softer skin due to improved elasticity levels.

The warmth of the water also encourages your body to release any harmful toxins that might cause pimples or other skin issues, leaving you with a radiant and healthy complexion.

Regular spa detoxing also boosts your lymphatic system, allowing it to flush out any unnecessary toxins in your body. This helps improve circulation, reduce stress and tension, and give you a healthier glow!

Skin feels replenished after hot tub use

7. Mental Health

Hot tubs provide a comfortable place for people who need some time away from everyday life. 

Immersing yourself gives you instant relaxation along with the peace of mind of knowing that, for the duration, you're pressing 'pause' on all worries until you are ready (mentally and emotionally) to handle them once again.

In essence, you are balancing your hormones, as hot tubs provide an opportunity to reduce cortisol, the stress hormone. A few minutes of soaking in a hot tub will give you the peace and quiet you need to start feeling like yourself again.

Also, your body produces endorphins, which are responsible for making us feel good and alleviating our stress levels. Endorphins can be released through physical activity, such as swimming or simply relaxing in the hot tub.

So, if you are feeling stressed and need an escape from your everyday life, buying a hot tub is the perfect way to improve your mental health. It could be the best decision you'll ever make!

Hot tub in snow


Did you know that soaking in a hot tub can have cardiovascular benefits? The warm water can induce a slight increase in heart rate and body temperature, essentially mimicking the effects of mild exercise. This can help improve the health of your heart and lungs over time, especially when combined with a regular exercise routine. Of course, it's not a substitute for traditional cardio exercise, but it's a nice complement. Always consult with your doctor before using a hot tub, especially if you have existing heart conditions.



While it might sound surprising, spending time in a hot tub can actually contribute to better digestive health. The warm water and jets stimulate the digestive organs, helping to improve their function. This effect can be particularly helpful for people who suffer from irregular bowel movements or other digestive issues. Again, the increase in blood circulation plays a role here, aiding in more efficient nutrient absorption and waste removal.



Hot tubs are also excellent for those recovering from physical injuries. The warm water helps to relax muscles and improve blood flow to injured areas, which can speed up the healing process. It's also a more comfortable and convenient way to apply heat therapy, compared to hot packs or warm towels. However, remember that hot tubs are generally not recommended for fresh injuries that are still inflamed; in such cases, cold therapy is often more suitable. Consult your healthcare provider for personalised advice on injury treatment and recovery.


Is it OK to use a hot tub every day?

It is completely safe to use a hot tub every day as long as you follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper maintenance of your hot tub. However, it is important to note that, in using it daily, it is vital to drink plenty of water before and after soaking in a hot tub so as not to dehydrate yourself.

How long is it healthy to stay in a hot tub?

Anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes is typically recommended for a hot tub soak. However, it is important to note that the length of time is not set in stone and depends on your individual comfort levels. Some people may find 15 minutes too short, while others find 30 minutes too long. It's best to listen to your body and adjust accordingly. 

Should I shower after a hot tub session?

If you have been using any aromatherapy essences in the hot tub, it is a good idea to shower after your hot tub session to ensure that you have washed away any remnants before drying off. Additionally, if you have been exposed to any chemicals while soaking in the hot tub, it would be wise to shower afterwards as it helps to prevent any skin irritation or other unwanted effects.

Hot tub lit up with southern lights package

In Summary

Hot tubs are an excellent way to relax after a stressful day and improve overall health. With regular use, they can help reduce stress, relieve muscle pain, increase circulation, enhance the quality of sleep, and even reduce the signs of ageing. Hot tubs also have mental health benefits, providing an escape from everyday life to help you feel better and more balanced.

Just remember to stay hydrated and shower afterwards, if necessary, to prevent any skin irritation. All in all, hot tubs will be an excellent addition to your home and lifestyle in 2023. So, if you want to improve your overall health and well-being, a hot tub may be just what you need!

If you would like some helpful advice on choosing and installing a hot tub, please get in touch with us or visit us at Hydropool Midlands in the Nottingham area.


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