In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the similarities and differences when discussing hot tubs and saunas. These are two products that are often considered in similar conversations, often go in similar areas and even may be compared to one another for certain similar purposes – but they also differ in some important ways.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re not only a provider of high-quality pools for clients around Salt Lake City and other parts of Utah, but also a licensed Bullfrog spa dealer and provider of these and other elite hot tub products. Today’s part two of our series will expand on some of the key differences between hot tubs and saunas by going over the main benefits of each product – plus why you might consider one or the other for your needs.
Key Benefits of Hot Tubs
There are several distinct benefits associated with hot tubs, including:
- Relaxation: Hot tubs are well-known for their relaxation properties, from the warm and soothing water to the jets that can massage specific muscle groups. In particular, hot tubs are great for releasing tension and stress.
- Improved sleep: The heat and buoyancy of a hot tub can help improve circulation, which in turn promotes better sleep. Soaking in a hot tub before bedtime can also help you relax and fall asleep more easily.
- Pain relief: Hot tubs are great for those with chronic pain or muscle soreness. The combination of warm water and massage jets can provide temporary relief from discomfort.
- Cardiovascular benefits: The heat from a hot tub causes your blood vessels to dilate, which can improve circulation and lower blood pressure. This can be beneficial for those with cardiovascular issues.
Furthermore, hot tubs have a slightly wider range of features with which to impart these benefits. For example, they may feature hydrotherapy jets, various lighting options, and even sound systems.
Key Benefits of Saunas
On the other hand, saunas offer distinct benefits as well, such as:
- Detoxification: The heat from a sauna can cause your body to sweat out toxins and impurities. This is why many people feel refreshed after a sauna session.
- Skin health: Saunas can help improve the appearance of your skin by increasing blood flow and sweating out impurities. This can result in a more youthful and glowing complexion.
- Respiratory benefits: The steam from a sauna can help clear your sinuses and airways, making it easier to breathe. This is especially beneficial for those with respiratory issues like allergies or asthma.
However, saunas do tend to be a bit more limited than hot tubs in terms of overall uses – hot tubs, as you may have guessed, cover a number of these purposes as well.
Neither of these options is the “wrong” choice for any given individual – instead, the choice between them will depend on your specific needs and preferences. For more information on hot tubs or any of our other products or services, speak to the staff at Dolphin Pools & Spas today. We’ll be happy to provide you with expert assistance in making the best choice for your relaxation and wellness needs.