Is a workout part of your regular routine? Then a hot tub soak should be too! Not only will hot-tubbing be a blissful addition to your routine, but a spa session brings hydrotherapy benefits that will amp up your athletic training. There are, however, a few dos and don’ts when it comes to relaxing in a hot, bubbly tub of heaven. If you want to reap the benefits of hydrotherapy by using it alongside exercise, follow these tips.
Before You Begin Your Workout
Soak for 10-20 minutes before you hit the gym to loosen up those muscles and joints. This hydrotherapy session doesn’t replace stretching before exercise though. If you want to make the most of your time, do light stretches in the hot tub and feel your tension slip away. Listening to music as you soak will get your mind in the right place. After your hot tub session, you’ll start your workout routine feeling motivated and mentally strong so you can train harder. Remember to increase your fluid intake to prevent dehydration as you start your routine.
Rest, Recovery, and Relaxation
Promote healing and muscle recovery with heat after a strenuous exercise, but only after you’ve taken 10-15 minutes to cool down your body and slow your heart rate. Hot tubs are an excellent addition to your post-workout routine because they increase blood flow, which stimulates the healing of your muscles and helps to relieve the soreness. Bring your bottle of water to your spa and keep the fluids coming, because dehydration can cause more muscle damage and other unpleasant side effects to your recovery.
Are you ready to take your workouts to the next level by adding hot tub soaks into your daily routine? Search no further! Aqua Pools has your answer. Contact us to schedule a test soak, or swing by the showroom and let our expert dealers show you our wide variety of hot tubs, pools, and swim spas for your every hydro-need.