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A Quick Guide to Use Your Hot Tub to Improve Your Life

Ok, so you have found the perfect hot tub, had it installed, and are ready to relax. Now what?


A new hot tub offers several ways to improve the quality of your life, bringing a bit of luxury and an inviting escape to your own backyard. You’ll love the improvements in your health and wellness, social and romantic relationships, and the relaxation that your spa provides.


Of course it’s not that challenging to jump in and enjoy. However, there are a few things to consider that will help you make the most of your spa investment. Years of happy spa ownership start by focusing on the things your hot tub does best and making this a part of your everyday.

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Using a Hot Tub

Improve Your Health


Some may think of a spa as just a way to relax and others look at it as a way to simply have a little fun. But did you know that there are many significant health benefits to owning and using your spa? Studies show that hot tubs and spas can help you prevent illness, relieve harmful stress, and encourage you to live an overall healthier lifestyle.

If you actively participate in vigorous exercise or sports, you may find that your hot tub can help you improve performance, recover, and reach your healthy fitness goals. Soaking in warm water, especially the day after a hard workout, is shown to reduce muscle soreness and speed up your recovery. The hydrotherapy features of your spa, like specifically targeted JetPaks, can give you the appropriate massage to loosen stiff muscles and reduce long term swelling. Get the same technology and treatment used by sports medicine practitioners, right in your own backyard.


Use your hot tub the day after a hard workout. Use it with a targeted JetPak massage in the evenings just before bed to loosen tight muscles and help you sleep.


If you’re not able to do high-intensity exercises like jogging, weight lifting, or cross training but you’re still looking to transition into a healthier lifestyle, your hot tub can still help you reach your fitness goals. There are many low-impact exercises that can be performed right in your spa. Many spa owners practice hot tub yoga, moderate calisthenics, water aerobics, and even Pilates right in the spa. These exercises are a great way to increase your flexibility and range of motion, all while enjoying the relaxation of the warm water. If you suffer from arthritis, muscle and joint pain, back pain, or just general aches and pains, these exercises can support your treatment goals while providing all-natural pain relief.


Use your hot tub for low impact exercises like yoga, calisthenics, or even water aerobics.


Beyond the fitness and exercise benefits, using your hot tub also provides several passive benefits for your health and wellness. Studies show that regular hot water hydrotherapy can be a great way to reduce insomnia, stress, and anxiety. Soaking in warm water before bed is a great way to relieve stress, improve your mood, and regulate your autonomic nervous system helping you to feel better and fall asleep more easily.


Use your hot tub to improve your sleep and your overall well being.


The benefits of a hot tub for your nervous system and mental health are still being uncovered through ongoing research at the National Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute. Some of the early studies indicate that using your spa in your backyard can help you slow down, connect to your surroundings, and feel more peace and tranquility in your life.


Use your hot tub to feel more balanced and at peace in your surroundings.

Improve Social and Romantic Relationships


Hot tubs offer a great way to build both your social and romantic relationships. The shared experience of relaxing in warm water is perfect for getting you and your significant other on the same page. The quiet time and ease of conversation is just what many couples need. In addition, as you find yourself experiencing greater peace and relaxation in your life by way of your new spa, it is very common for you to also find that the relationships in all aspects of your life are rejuvenated and improved. Plan regular hot tub time with your spouse or special someone in the evenings. Improve this time with subtle spa lighting and soothing sounds from the spa audio system.


Use your spa to improve your romantic relationships.


Having a hot tub in your own backyard is a great way to become the most popular person in your neighborhood. If you enjoy being the life of the party, you’ll love being the go-to host for summer BBQs, get togethers, and hot tub parties. Invest in the premium audio system with outward facing yard speakers to transform your yard into the ultimate party place.


Use your hot tub for epic parties with friends and neighbors.


If you’re a parent, you will love using your spa to spend quality time together as a family. The relaxing atmosphere of a hot tub is perfect for conversations and catching up after a busy day at work, school and extracurrcular activities. Everyone from children to grandparents can enjoy the benefits of a hot tub, whether it’s used together as a family, for some alone time for mom and dad or to keep the kids at home and out of trouble.


Use your spa to provide quality time as a family.

Escape and Relax


Owning your own spa is one of the easiest ways to create your own personal oasis for escape and relaxation. A little escape and alone time now and then not only improves your health and relationships, but it can also help you reconnect with yourself and your priorities. Making time for yourself through a regular soak in the hot tub can help you clear your mind and renew your energy.


Use your spa to escape and center your thoughts.


To truly make your hot tub a backyard retreat, focus on creating a relaxing mood and atmosphere. Adding privacy screens or shrubbery, mood lighting, relaxing music, and beautiful landscaping can truly transform your spa into an oasis. Aromatherapy and meditation can also help you achieve the rejuvenation and relaxation you’re looking for.


Use your spa to create a relaxing oasis right at home.


As you begin to enjoy the lifestyle of spa ownership, make the most out of your investment by building a healthy lifestyle, stronger relationships, and a lifelong habit of relaxation.

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AUTHOR - Bullfrog Spas

Bullfrog Spas is a premier brand of personalized premium hot tubs. With proprietary hydromassage technology and an eye for contemporary design, Bullfrog Spas is revolutionizing the concept of the portable hot tub and providing a relaxation experience unlike any other. Discover the award winning spa of the future today.

  • longisland_hot_tub_spa_blog » Low-Impact Exercising: Hot Tubbing is Great for the ‘Sole’ | Oct 15, 2015 at 12:08 pm

    […] “These exercises are a great way to increase your flexibility and range of motion, all while enjoying the relaxation of the warm water. If you suffer from arthritis, muscle and joint pain, back pain, or just general aches and pains, these exercises can support your treatment goals while providing all-natural pain relief.” See the full post: […]

  • Michelle Horner | Oct 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    I agree with most all of what I have just read. I have owned a spa for quite a while. It provided the best relaxation I have ever had. I used to use to get to sleep at night. It would only take 10 or 15 minutes of soaking to get warm and relaxed to get the best nights sleep. The warmth would also relieve all the body aches and help with the pain and stiffness in my joints. I have severe arthritis now and everyday activities cause a lot of pain. My hot tub is currently not working and will probably cost more than it is worth to fix. I have gotten many years of great service from it but now the spa (like me) is completely worn out which is why I am on this website looking for a new one. Things have changed so much with the designs and jet options that I am getting an education also. I was going to the local High School for their water aquatics classes as part of my physical therapy and I like that you suggest that you can do the same things in my own spa. It might be easier on those days when you just hurt so bad it becomes to difficult to make it to the High School or any other place just to get relief. I have medications available to me but I truly think that a spa is a better pain reliever than the narcotics available and has FAR less side effects. Actually all the side effects from a spa are entirely on the beneficial side. My pain is subsided with out the use of drugs, I can get to sleep without the use of a sleeping pill, I can get exercise with very little stress placed on my bones and joints. The exercise that I need to keep my joints moving without doing more damage to the damage already done. I feel that because I can get some relief from pain that is readily available, I am able to have a much more normal life to do all the necessary activities of taking care of myself and my home with out having to depend so much on the help of others. It is a great mood booster too. I am so much happier because I am not in constant pain that tends you wear you out and bring you down. The little problems that tend to get Humongous and seem to be insurmountable when accompanied by pain are again reduced to a slight annoyance. To give you an example of how much arthritis hurts think of getting a pebble in your shoe while you are walking. At first it is just a bother and you shift your foot in your shoe and keep going. Then after a while that is not working so you shift the way you walk, then that starts to hurt so you walk slower or you don’t walk at all. If you don’t walk at all or are not able to keep some movement going the joints get stiffer, then even if you want to you cant walk. Sometimes doing the exercises necessary to keep moving gives you pain. Some how the spa relieves the inflammation around the joints making it possible to have a less stressful life and to be able to get up and move around easier. I have the most beautiful 2 1/2 year old granddaughter that I absolutely adore. It means everything to me to be able to get up and play with her. I have a hard time going with the kids for activities because I am not able to stand or walk for long periods of time. I wont be able to go to the pumpkin patch to get a pumpkin with her or go to Story Book Land with them this Christmas because the simplest things have become so difficult. My daughter is very understanding and knows if I am going along it will be a long and slow day. It just makes me feel like I am a lead weight around their ankle or like they have 2 children to take care of. The sad part of all of this is I am only 56 years old but I feel like I am 156. I walk for about 10-15 minutes in the morning as a way to try to make sure I don’t gain weight. Imagine how many more problems I would have when it is too painful to move and because of the lack of exercise I gain weight and put more stress on the already over stressed and inflamed joints. In my view my spa is my life saver and the best drug I ever had. Thank you for letting me share. Very few people realize exactly how painful arthritis really is. I hope you never have to know.

    • Bullfrog Spas | Oct 29, 2015 at 11:31 am

      Thanks so much for sharing your experience. We agree that a spa can be a lifesaver in situations like yours. Wishing you all the best!

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