The Health Benefits of Swim Spas
Swim spas have many practical benefits. They’re the perfect combination of a pool and hot tub, allowing you great flexibility in their use. Ideal for families with small children just learning how to swim, they’re also a great option for those who want a pool, but don’t have a big enough yard to accommodate one.
But did you know purchasing a swim spa is also an investment in your health and well-being? Let’s take a look at the top three health benefits a swim spa will offer to you and your family.
While a swim spa is as wide as a hot tub, it is deeper and longer, enabling you to swim as you would in a pool without actually doing laps. Instead, resistance courtesy of water jet propulsion allows you to swim in place.
Swim spas are designed to accommodate many forms of exercise, so if you want a break from swimming, try some jogging, strength training or yoga. The water resistance will intensify your movements, giving you a great workout without impacting your joints.
Swim spa accessories such as resistance bands will kick your workout up a notch while offering muscle development and increased strength over time.
A swim spa is not just about fitness. It’s also about hot water therapy. With a simple temperature adjustment, your swim spa becomes the perfect place to kick back and relax in heated water.
Also known as hydrotherapy, this ancient treatment offers pain relief and can be used to treat a number of conditions from muscle and joint pain to circulation issues, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. Hydrotherapy has been known to work wonders for those with sleep disorders and aids in detoxification and strengthening the immune system.
It’s also an effective stress treatment. While the massage jets relax your body, the heated water drives up your core temperature, increasing your endorphin production. Endorphins, a group of hormones that reduce pain sensitivity, are also known to ease stress and anxiety.
Whether you are looking to increase your flexibility as part of your fitness goals or you want to extend range of motion to help ease the impact of a chronic condition like arthritis, a swim spa can help. Moderate and low impact exercising followed by hot water immersion are very effective when paired together. Exercise strengthens and stretches your body while hydrotherapy speeds blood circulation which, in turn, warms your muscles. The combination of the two will bring greater flexibility to your movements, vastly improving your overall mobility.
AJ Spa & Hot Tubs
With more than 35 years of serving Patchogue and Long Island, AJ Spa & Hot Tubs is your No. 1 stop for all of your outdoor relaxation needs. If you’re interested in learning more about Hydropool swim spas or swim spa accessories, get in touch with one of our experts at 631-289-3350 or drop in at our Patchogue showroom to see the wide selection of swim spas for sale.