There are a number of different groups of people who can benefit in major ways from the use of a hot tub, and one of the most notable here is the realm of athletes. From pro athletes to people who provide training or other similar services regularly, hot tubs and their available hydrotherapy benefits are a common approach for relieving pain and several related areas.
At Dolphin Pools & Spas, we’re here to offer a wide range of custom hot tubs and spas for clients around Salt Lake City and nearby areas, including athletes and others who may be looking to utilize our tubs for healing and recovery purposes. What are some of the top benefits of hot tubs for athletes in these areas? This two-part blog series will go over several.
Lowering Initial Injury Risk
The goal of any athlete is to avoid injury, which can come in many forms. Hot tub hydrotherapy is an excellent approach to warming up the body and ensuring that muscles are ready for physical activity of any kind.
With this warm-up process comes relief from joint pains, as well as a better ability to stretch without fear of real injury occurring – meaning fewer tears or sprains before any sort of physical activity.
Improved Sleep Quality
Another major part of avoiding injury and being in top athletic shape is to have a good night’s sleep. Any athlete understands the value of quality rest time, as this is when muscles and other areas of the body heal after being strained.
With hot tub hydrotherapy, athletes are able to feel more relaxed before bedtime and enjoy better REM cycles throughout the night – leading not only to improved performance in physical activity, but improved overall sleep quality and fewer instances of feeling overly tired or groggy throughout the day.
As noted above, athletes are prone to feeling sore during and after physical activity – as this is when muscles become strained in order to hit peak performance levels.
However, with the help of hot tubs and their hydrotherapy benefits, soreness can be reduced significantly or even eliminated altogether. The heat helps to relax muscles and soothe aching areas, while the massaging jet streams help to further relieve tension and inflammation in any stressed area of the body.
Ultimately, this can lead to improved performance levels over time as well as a better overall feeling of wellbeing – allowing athletes to feel less pain or exhaustion after physical activity and more ready to take on their next challenge.
In part two of this blog series, we’ll look at several other ways in which hot tubs and spas can benefit athletes throughout the Salt Lake City area. In the meantime, be sure to contact Dolphin Pools & Spas if you’re looking to purchase a high-quality hot tub or spa that best suits your needs, whether you’re an athlete or part of any other group of people.