Spa & Hot Tub Benefits for the North Bay.
Spa or hot tub additions in the Bay Area are still among people’s top considerations in lifestyle and health enhancements. A spa or hot tub installed in one’s home or town home brings a broad range of health improvements along with unparalleled lifestyle relaxation. Living in Santa Rosa, Novato, Sonoma, Marin or Napa county gives you access to spas and hot tubs that are of exceptional quality toward your health needs. Sonoma Hot Tubs & Pool Supplies is the leading spa and hot tub provider for north Bay homeowners looking for the perfect addition to their home’s health and relaxation features.Please explore our spa or hot tub’s health benefits.
- Sound of water is relaxing and soothing.
- Aromatherapy stimulates olfactory nerves which trigger physiological reactions.
- Buoyancy (85%-90% lighter) relieves pressure on joints & spine.
- Water pressure on body helps reduce and prevent swelling of joints.
- Heated water induces artificial fever which activates the immune system.
Hot Water Immersion
- Vasodilation Effect: Blood vessels expand increasing blood flow which carries more oxygen & nutrients throughout the body.
- Immersion in 102°F increases blood flow by 121%. Heart rate increases, similar to exercising.
- Hydrostatic effect of jets on pressure points releases endorphins which are the body’s natural pain killers.
- Increased circulation helps relax tight muscles allowing mobility to arthritic/injured joints.
- Dopamine, a hormone that causes relaxation is released.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 132 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders including mild to chronic insomnia, pauses in breathing and snoring. It is estimated that 48% of women and 38% of men suffer from insomnia more than one night a week.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, a15-minute soak in hot water (103° F) approximately 90 minutes before bedtime, will cause your body’s internal thermostat to automatically adjust body temperature downward. This decrease in body temperature is a natural occurrence that enables you to fall into a deep sleep. However, studies show that regular use of a hot tub before bedtime will shorten the time it takes to fall asleep.
‘Hot Tub’ therapy…helped patients lose weight and improve sleep patterns.”–New England Journal of Medicine, September 1999
Stress has an adverse effect on nearly every function of the human body. According to The American Institute of Stress, approximately 75 to 90 percent of visits to physicians for primary care are related to stress. Studies show that 80% of disease is stress related.
The healing benefits of hydrotherapy extend well beyond relief to soar muscles and joints. Relaxing in a spa stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel good” chemical, creating a sense of calm and rejuvenation. The warm water and soothing massage relieve anxiety and muscle tension. A hot tub provides a sanctuary for quiet time alone or to reconnect with family and friends. So, surround yourself with the comforting, warm waters of your spa and ease your spirit, mind and soul.
Steam rising off hot water can help open up nasal and bronchial passages and improves circulation to aid in maintaining upper respiratory health. Since stress causes the heart to work harder and breathing becomes more rapid and shallow, relaxing in a spa can allow for deeper, healthier breathing patterns.
Spa therapy is proven to help reduce stress which may explain why many people find that soaking in a hot tub relieves headache pain, especially pain from tension headaches. The release of endorphins, the body’s natural “feel good” chemical, also aids in headache relief.
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Arthritis and Joint PainApproximately 70 million Americans, one in three people, have some form of Arthritis. The most common symptoms are pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased range of motion inflamed joints. Hydrotherapy loosens muscle tension, relieves pressure on surrounding nerves, joints and blood vessels, and eases movement. “Home spas can be a valuable modality of treatment for many forms of arthritis.” –Dr. John Klippel, M.D., National Director of the Arthritis Foundation