The Health Benefits of a Hot Tub Installation

The benefits of a hot tub installation for your home extend far beyond luxury, fun, and excitement. Here at Barker & Sons Plumbing, we’ve completed a number of quality hot tub installations in Orange County, and we can say that hot tubs offer some amazing health benefits. The popularity and demand for hot tub therapy has skyrocketed in Anaheim, Fullerton, Newport Beach, Garden Grove, and all throughout Orange County.

A Hot Tub Installation Helps Treat Health Ailments

Soaking in a hot tub offers three important elements of hydrotherapy that have been shown to improve both physical and mental health: heat, buoyancy, and massage. Currently, an estimated 50 million Americans suffer from arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As our nation ages, the prevalence of arthritis is expected to rise. For those with arthritis, a soak in a hot tub relaxes the muscles. The jets placed around the edges of a hot tub help soothe stiff muscles, and they can ease some of the tension caused by arthritis. For arthritis sufferers, a soak in a hot tub also helps improve their flexibility, balance, and movement abilities.

A hot tub installation provides immediate relief to insomnia suffers as well. The CDC states that more than one-quarter of the U.S. population report occasionally not getting enough sleep, while nearly 10 percent experience chronic insomnia. A recent study in the scientific journal Sleep reveals that a drop in body temperature can help those with insomnia ease their body into a deeper, more relaxing sleep. The study suggests that soaking in 103 degree water 90 minutes before bedtime for just 15 minutes is an effective, all-natural way to help people sleep.

Those who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus can also benefit from a hot tub installation. A study conducted at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland Colorado, featured in the New England Journal of Medicine, reveals that patients who spent 30 minutes per day in a hot tub reported a 13 percent reduction in blood sugar levels, improved sleep, and an improved sense of overall well-being.

A study published in the British Journal of Rheumatology reveals that hot tub therapy has both short and long-term benefits for people who suffer from lower back pain. A group of researchers in France divided study subjects into two groups, including a spa therapy group and a medication-only group. Those in the spa therapy group received three weeks of consistent hot tub therapy. Examinations showed more improvement in the health status, measured in pain duration, intensity and back flexibility, of those in spa treatment group than those in the medication-only group.

A Hot Tub Installation is Well-Suited for Orange County Homes

Even if you don’t suffer from a health condition, a hot tub can still be a great addition, especially if you exercise often or like to spend the day surfing, swimming and lounging in the sun. Orange County is known for its breathtaking beaches—Huntington, Newport, Laguna, etc. After a full day of sunshine, sand, and swimming, it’s a great idea to soak in a hot tub at home to relax your body.

Soaking in a hot tub for just 20 minutes a day can help Orange County residents feel renewed by improving their health and state of mind. For those who suffer from such health ailments as arthritis, insomnia, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, and back pain, a hot tub installation serves as an invaluable investment. Contact Barker & Sons Plumbing today to schedule a hot tub installation!