You may already know that a spa has many uses that can benefit your health. To get the most out of your spa, you need to know why, how, and when to use your spa, how often you can use it, and create a routine that works best for you.
Three Common Questions Regarding a Spa
How Often Should I Use My Spa?
You must develop a routine to get the most out of your spa. Each person is different, but experts recommend using the spa twice daily. There are 24 hours in a day, and eight are for sleeping alone. To help get a good night’s sleep, you may need time to get into the spa. Experiment with routines and find one that works for you. It’s best to try them out for two weeks. If you notice an improvement, such as more energy, less pain, a clearer head, or stress relief, stick with the routine.
How Long Should I Stay in My Spa?
Fifteen minutes a day can make a big difference in the quality of your life. It can be before or after a workout, in the morning before work, before bed, or on the weekend with friends. No matter what time of day, give yourself a 15-minute break to relax in your spa.
When is the Best Time of Day to Soak?
There are different times to dip into your spa to invigorate your day or to relax. When is the best time is a matter of personal preference and what you have going on throughout your day.
Reasons and Times to Use Spa
Before and After a Day’s Work
A quick 15-20 minute soak in your spa before you leave for work will help you have a stress-free day. Try a few exercises in the spa that can help with back pain you feel after waking up. Similar to people who like to exercise in the morning because it makes them feel rejuvenated and ready for the day, physical movements in the hot tub can help prepare your body and mind for a long day at work. Or, after a long work day, the spa is very handy for releasing stress before dinner. It’s also a great spot to unwind while keeping up with the family.
Relax in the spa on the weekend with your friends and family. It’s an easy place to gather outside. You can enjoy an ice-cold or hot drink, depending on the weather.
After a strenuous workout, your body will benefit from just a 15-minute hot soak. It helps against the sore muscles you have or will have the next day. Turn on the jets to target specific discomfort, tightness, tension, or soreness areas.
During the Cold Season
Spas are great during the cold winter months. A dip in your spa will instantly warm you up when you are shivering at home after work or shopping. What could be better than sitting outside under a hot blanket of water on a cold day, looking out over your backyard?
Before Going to Sleep
Do you want to get a good night’s sleep? Then get in the spa and relax. Do this an hour or two before bedtime. Let the hot water and the movement of the jets soothe your muscles and prepare you for an undisturbed 8-hour sleep. Your body’s temperature naturally cools down before bedtime. Heating it up and then letting it cool down for a few hours will help your body sleep more deeply.
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