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How Long Can I Stay Inside a Hot Tub For?

Woman soaking in a Sundance Spas hot tub.

Hot tubs are a great investment if you're looking to better take care of yourself. Whether you buy a new or used hot tub, the benefits remain the same. When you first begin to enjoy your tub, and experience all the benefits it has to offer, you may have a lower tolerance for heat. As you use your home spa more regularly, your tolerance will increase, allowing you to enjoy your spa for longer periods of time.

In this article, we’re going to take a closer look at how long you should stay inside of a hot tub and how soaking in a spa can benefit your health.

How Long Can I Stay Inside a Hot Tub?

We recommend that you soak in your hot tub anywhere from 15-20 minutes, all the way to 40-60 minutes. How long you soak will depend on factors such as your health, tolerance and preference. If you have a health condition, speak with your health care provider first to make sure that hot tub hydrotherapy is right for you and how long your ideal soak time should be.

When you first bring home your hot tub, we suggest gradually building your tolerance. First, begin with the temperature between 98 and 100°F, then soak for anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes. From there, you can slowly increase the temperature and spend a little more time in your spa for each soak. This will help you to find out which temperature is best for you and what your ideal soak time is as well. You should especially monitor how you feel when exiting the spa. You should exit feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and stress-free.

Health Benefits

Stress, low energy, and a lack of gym time are all common problems facing the world today. In our fast paced, work driven atmosphere, it is important to take care of yourself. A hot tub is hugely beneficial in this activity! Hot tubs have been proven to reduce stress, increase energy, relax the user and contribute to a better sleep. Let’s take a closer look at some of those benefits!

  • Reduce Stress

Soak your troubles away! Spending just 30-60 minutes in your hot tub can be useful to help decrease stress. The spa like experience relaxes tense muscles and can stimulate the production of endorphins. Endorphins are known to decrease anxiety. To make sure that your hot tub is always ready to enjoy, invest in a hot tub cover to help keep nature out!

  • Increase Energy

A good sleep is a powerful way to increase your energy! A soak in your home spa is a sure-fire way to ensure a good sleep. The heat and the massage of the effects of the jets help to relax muscles and ease joint pain. This allows you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer.  To make your tub even more beneficial, consider investing in aromatherapy accessories.

  • Exercise

Completing your workout in a hot tub is a great idea for those who suffer from joint inflammation! The water helps to support you, taking stress off your joints! The heat of the water and the rocking motion can be used to provide a gentle force for you to work against, ensuring an effective workout.

Outback Pools & Spas

Outback Pools and Spas, here in Wichita Falls, Texas, has a wide selection of hot tubs for sale, and at reasonable prices, too. Hot tub pricing can vary, based on your needs and budget, so be sure to speak to an expert! They are happy to help you with all of your hot tub related questions. We understand what in investment your home spa is and are dedicated to helping you enjoy it.  Offering only the highest quality of new and used hot tubs, our experts can help you find exactly what you need. They want you to have a safe and fun hot tub experience! Our blog also offers answers to many of your hot tub questions.

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