Hot tubs are not just for summer – they can be beneficial throughout the year
The clocks have gone back, the nights are drawing in and there is a chill in the air, but despite the season changing and the garden, maybe, feeling a little less inviting than in the summer, there’s no reason to stop using your hot tub this winter.
In fact, the benefits of using your spa can actually be heightened during the colder months, which gives you value for money all year round.
For example, using your hot tub in the winter can be helpful for you to destress and relax. The contrast between the warm water and the cool air creates a unique sensation which can help soothe your body and mind.
Your hot tub can also boost your blood circulation during cold weather as blood vessels constrict when the body is cold. Enhanced circulation can aid in delivering oxygen and nutrients throughout the body more efficiently, promoting overall wellness and a sense of revitalisation.
Your hot tub’s heat can alleviate muscle tension and soreness, providing relief from the aches and pains that often accompany colder weather. The buoyancy of the water also reduces the pressure on joints, making it an ideal option for individuals suffering from arthritis or other joint-related issues.
The combination of warm water and cold air can also have a positive impact on your skin. The heat can open up pores, allowing for better cleansing, while the cold air tightens the pores, reducing the risk of dirt and toxins entering the skin. This natural cleansing effect can leave your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
It’s not unusual for people to feel a bit more down in the dumps during the winter, but regular use of a hot tub in cold weather has been known to promote the release of endorphins, the body's natural mood elevators. This release can help combat the winter blues and make the colder period not only more manageable but enjoyable too.
It can also be a joy to get outside in the autumn and winter to watch the world around you change, the plants adapt, and the environment prepare for its next cycle.
A hot tub is far from being something exclusive for the summertime, in fact, the end of the year could be a perfect time to take the plunge and make your hot tub dream a reality.