Lay-Z-Spa Health & Wellbeing
We all know that hot tubs provide unrivaled relaxation and blissful pleasure, but did you know that hot tubs offer a whole range of physical and mental health benefits? The healing effects of water can be seen to stretch back centuries. In many cultures, hot water healing is still commonly practiced for spiritual, mindful and physical reasons.
Whether you are using an inflatable hot tub or a rigid hot tub the benefits are the same. Lay-Z-Spa's inflatable hot tub range actively promotes a healthy lifestyle and represents a significantly better value alternative to customers than traditional fixed hot tubs, spas, and Jacuzzis on the market, without compromising on the health & wellbeing benefits.
Lay-Z-Spa health benefits proven by science
Independent research conducted by Coventry University’s Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Life Sciences found that using a Lay‑Z‑Spa for 30 minutes shows positive benefits for mental health and cardiovascular health. This includes reducing both anxiety levels and stress hormones and reducing blood pressure.
Hot Tub Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is a whole-body therapeutic treatment often prescribed for conditions such as arthritis, stress, headaches, diabetes, muscle and joint injuries, bursitis, tendonitis, scoliosis, or fibromyalgia, and is effective for treating long-lasting pain.
The warm 40°C water of a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub helps to stimulate the body and release endorphins, acting as a natural pain relief. The heat can help your blood vessels to open up and reduce blood pressure whilst the massage jets stimulate better circulation. The buoyancy of the water also helps to give the feeling of weightlessness which takes pressure off joints and limbs.
Using a hot tub for hydrotherapy helps skin and muscles loosen and relax from the increased circulation of the warm water, especially HydroJets. The gentle massaging systems increase blood flow to injured areas, bringing much-needed nutrients to help repair the damage.
For conditions such as arthritis, simply taking the pressure off joints in a hot tub can provide relief of symptoms and can increase the ability to perform daily tasks with more ease.
ANXIETY & STRESS RELIEF
Hot tubs are great for mental health, relief from tension, and momentarily disconnecting yourself from technology, social media, work, and all the noise in your head that contributes to stress and anxiety.
Immersing yourself into the relaxing warm water of a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub combined with the soothing massage of AirJet™ bubbles, or the targeted HydroJets™, creates positive reactions in your body which leads to feeling more at ease and ultimately helping clear your mind.
Your Lay-Z-Spa's hot water helps create a balance in your nervous system and encourages your body’s release of natural feel-good hormones such as endorphins and dopamine resulting in feeling happier and relaxed. Scientific research using a Lay-Z-Spa saw an impressive reduction in anxiety and a hormone affiliated with stress.
We recommend setting up your Lay-Z-Spa in a location where you can sit back, relax, distance yourself for the day-to-day, and are limited from distractions.
There are very positive benefits for cardiovascular health, which is your heart and blood vessels, for anyone who spends time relaxing in a Lay-Z-Spa, regardless of any type of existing condition or not.
There is sufficient evidence to suggest that using a Lay-Z-Spa hot tub can be beneficial to anyone with a heart disease or heart condition. Research amongst healthy participants discovered a very significant increase in blood flow after just 30 minutes as well as a decrease in blood pressure, which is great for anyone at risk of strokes or heart attacks.
Unwinding in a Lay-Z-Spa can also increase your heart rate, which is something usually associated with exercise or physical activity. The same research as above noticed a 32 BPM increase, which is equivalent to a brisk walk.
EXERCISE & SPORTS RECOVERY WITH HOT TUBS
Hydrotherapy is popular amongst athletes and sportspersons for recovery after training or competition and as part of a fitness routine. Whether you regularly go to the gym, run, cycle or take part in sporting activities, a hot tub can become an effective part of your fitness and training routine.
Using a hot tub after exercise and sports can offer multiple benefits in terms of recovery and general health. The heat of the water and massage systems on Lay-Z-Spa hot tubs enable rehabilitation of injured muscles as well as easing the pain of soreness.
Research demonstrates that hot water raises the body temperature which increases blood flow around the circulatory system and helps to heal injured or damaged tissue and muscles. Lay-Z-Spa's massage systems help to release tension and actively knead your muscle fibers, helping the recovery process.
We all know that a long hot bath is always the best cure for a good night’s sleep! Combine that warm water sensation with Lay-Z-Spa's soothing massage systems and you will find yourself in therapeutic hot tub heaven!
Sitting in a hot tub raises your body temperature and the weightlessness caused by the buoyancy of the water is deeply relaxing. Together, these create the right conditions for a deeper sleep. Studies also suggest that the drop in temperature your body encounters after coming out of your hot tub actively works towards inducing a deeper sleep.
Lay-Z-Spa Mental Health Benefits
Spending time in a Lay-Z-Spa has positive benefits for mental health and mindfulness, When you unwind in a hot tub, you can clear your mind and distance yourself from the world around you which is an extremely powerful tool to help combat depression, anxiety, stress and many other forms of mental health, some which stem from physical pains.
Immersing yourself in warm water and surrounding yourself with a soothing massage from the AirJet™ or HydroJets™ creates reactions within your body that improves circulation and relieves muscle tension which help your body feel more relaxed. And when your body is more relaxed, your mind is more relaxed.
Relaxing in a Lay‑Z‑Spa also encourages the release of the body's natural feel‑good hormones such as endorphins and dopamine which makes you feel happier and calm.
TYPE 2 DIABETES HOT TUB THERAPY
As well as relaxation, a Lay-Z-Spa inflatable hot tub offers therapeutic benefits to anyone diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This type of natural therapy comes at a low cost and from the comfort of your own home.
Several studies indicate that regular hot tub therapy, of up to 30 minutes a day, can help with type 2 diabetes by lowering blood sugar, normalising blood pressure, enhancing insulin sensitivity and increasing chances of weight loss. UK research tells us that a hot bath reduces peak blood sugar levels by 10% and increases energy expenditure levels by 80% burning 126 calories per hour. Combine a bath’s heat with our soothing massage systems and you’ll find a Lay-Z-Spa provides a range of benefits for type 2 diabetes sufferers.
Please be aware that a drop in blood sugar may not be immediately apparent, therefore, we would advise you exit your Lay-Z-Spa hot tub slowly and carefully. If you have any concerns about hot tub therapy for type 2 diabetes, please consult your doctor.
BOOSTING YOUR HEALTH WITH A HOT TUB
Hydrotherapy or spending time in your Lay‑Z‑Spa can offer even more positive health benefits that you may not be aware of.
A hot tub can help boost your immune system, increasing its efficiency, and helping to fight colds and illnesses. As your core temperature is raised, an increase in blood circulation and perspiration helps detox your body from impurities which has positive impacts on everything from muscle tone to better skin.
Spending as little as 15 minutes in a hot tub can also increase your metabolic rate and digestion as well as reduce water retention. This is particularly useful for anyone looking to lose weight or trying to combat cellulite.
HOT TUB EXERCISES
A Lay-Z-Spa hot tub is obviously the perfect place to relax but did you know you can use it for exercise? The buoyancy of the water makes a hot tub an ideal place to exercise for anyone with mobility issues or in recovery from muscle or joint strain. Low-impact hot tub exercise helps with cardiovascular health, flexibility, weight loss, muscle tone, flexibility and injury prevention.
Examples of low impact hot tub exercises include:
Sit facing the centre of the hot tub gripping the sides with both hands. Raise your knees to your chest then fully extend them away from you. Make sure you keep your back straight and shoulders down.
Hold your arms out in front of you for balance and tilt your hips backwards as if you are seated position. Bend your knees slightly, as if sitting back, and pause halfway whilst contracting abdominal muscles.
Submerge your body and extend both arms out to the side with your palms facing down. Keeping them straight, bring your arms together and extend that out again. This works your chest, biceps, triceps and shoulders.
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