Hot Tub Hydrotherapy Includes Benefits of Being Outdoors
Mother Nature has remarkable therapeutic powers. All you have to do is step outside into the sunshine and take a few breaths of fresh air to notice how the stress of being in the office seems to float away. Unfortunately, walking to and from the car is about the only time some of us spend outdoors on a regular basis. But if you have a hot tub in the backyard, you can soak in the beneficial effects of the great outdoors along with the amazing effects of hot tub hydrotherapy.
Research studies have shown that being outdoors can reduce stress. Levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that works to regulate moods, rise when we are exposed to natural light outdoors, according to an article by Simon N. Young, published in the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience. The man who coined the term “road rage,” Dr. David Lewis, discovered through research that the scent of grass had a calming effect on frantic drivers. And an article in the New York Times on July 6, 2012, extolled the health benefits of spending more time in nature, including enhanced immune function.
For many of us, the most convenient place to find natural space is right in our own backyards. Soaking in a Jacuzzi® hot tub gives you an excellent vantage point for observing your natural surroundings. As you enjoy the beneficial effects of heat, buoyancy and massage, or hydrotherapy, you may experience the benefits of airborne chemicals called phytoncides, volatile substances that defend plants from attacking organisms. “In Taiwan, South Korea and Japan, people commonly engage in so-called forest (or woods) bathing to breathe in phytoncides emitted by plant and trees, in order to improve their health,” according to an article citing a study by the Japanese Society of Biometeorology.
You don’t need a study to confirm the good feelings you get from the sun warming your face on a cool day, gazing up at the stars on a dark night, or breathing in the aroma of pine trees and gentle curves of rising chimney smoke from fireplace logs. Because all of the senses are drawn in, Jacuzzi hot tub owners discover that they have more reasons to spend time in their hot tubs with every change of season.
The well-known health benefits of Jacuzzi hydrotherapy: relaxation, tension reduction, arthritis pain relief, and improved sleep, are boosted by the advantages of being in an outdoor hot tub.
This fall, remember the words of the early preservationist and founder of the Sierra Club John Muir, who wrote about being outdoors, “Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you… while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”
A Jacuzzi hot tub in your backyard makes it easy to reap the rewards of the outdoor life, as well as the benefits of hydrotherapeutic massage.