If you live with a significant other who is a lot more frugal than you are, you may have been having a bit of trouble trying to convince them to jump on board with your idea of getting a hot tub for the house. After all, the cost to purchase one alone is what makes hot tubs considered to be more of a luxury item than one which is a necessity, not to mention the running and maintenance costs which come after the costs of its installation.
That’s why quite a few people consider hot tubs to be a bit tacky, but once a hot tub is properly installed and you have it up and running, those very same people wouldn’t hesitate to pop over with their own bathing suits given half the chance.
There are many arguments you can present to strengthen your case of wanting to get a hot tub, but the strongest of these arguments should be one which takes a leaf out of the book of the health and wellness industry. Think health and beauty spa and ask yourself just why they operate hot tubs as one of their main offerings which form part of their professional treatments.
The truth is soaking in a hot tub comes with quite an impressive range of health benefits – health benefits you’re made to pay for each time you go to a health spa for your periodic soak, but remember that health spas are running a business and so a lot more than just the costs of running and maintaining their hot tubs is factored into the final price you pay for the service.
So if you do indeed frequent the health spa and perhaps if your partner whom you’re trying to get on board enjoys a visit to the spa themselves every now and again, getting a hot tub in your own home makes for another strong argument to make the investment.
Let’s get into the health benefits that come with what appears to be the simple passive activity of soaking in a hot tub, shall we?
- Stress and anxiety reduction
- Sleep improvement
- Blood sugar level control – soaking in a hot tub helps reduce your blood sugar level
- Chronic pain relief such as arthritic and joint pain
- Blood pressure reduction
- Migraine and tension headache frequency reduction
- Promotion of younger-looking, healthier skin which gets a good chance to “breathe” and get a proper clean
All of these health benefits may be dismissed as rather low-key if you separate each of them and consider them in isolation, but if you get the full range of these health benefits with some frequency by soaking in your hot tub every day or every other day, over time they start to kick-in in a big way and you get to feel the difference as you enjoy getting around in a much healthier body. Testimony to this is how most people whose hot tub breaks down for a while start noticing just how much they miss the effects of having soaked it up in their hot tub over the preceding months.
Of course, a hot tub is a big expense. Your health is important, but £1200 is a lot of money. Cheap hot tub holidays are really popular right now and can be an inexpensive alternative for getting those all-important health benefits. Even if it’s just for a weekend twice a year, it could have an amazing impact on your health.
Check out this site for a great complete guide to hot tub holidays.