Hot tub improves mental health
Let your hot tub boost your mind as well as your body.
World Mental Health Day is 10 October 2022. In today’s world being aware of your mental health and signs of declining mental health have become an everyday thing. Mental health conditions can affect anyone at any stage of their life so it is important that we try to enjoy a lifestyle that helps to promote good mental health.
While soaking in your hot tub stream some relaxing music. Get lost in the sounds of nature with your hot tub waterfall flowing in the background. Or try some chilling instrumental music to calm your mind.
Your hot tub improves mental health with a help of some beautiful LED lights. Each colour can enhance your mood in a different way. This is known as chromatherapy, greens relax and de-stress while blues treat depression and yellow can improve your mood and make you feel more happy.
Life can be stressful but living under continual stress can lead to other conditions such as depression. Let the warm water relax your muscles, close your eyes and do some breathing exercises. Taking time out regularly to quiet our minds and relax can help to reduce stress. To find out more about how stress can lead to depression, click here.
There is nothing worse than a bad night’s sleep. Continual lack of sleep can affect your emotional health. If you are experiencing problems with having a consistent restful night’s sleep then it could be time to change your bedtime routine. Before bed have a 20 minute soak in your hot tub. The warm water will help to relax you, then when you get out of the water your body temperature cools which sends bedtime signals to your brain.
Increase Your Happy Hormones
Happy hormones include Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin and Endorphines.
- Spend time outdoors in the sunlight; choose to take your hot tub dip during the day.
- Laugh with a friend. A hot tub can be a really social place so invite a friend to join you for a soak and have a good old laugh together
- Get the jets on and have a good massage to help get those hormones moving around your body
- Take a 20 minute soak on your own and meditate. There are lots of apps and guided meditations if you do a quick search on Google. You may find this hard a first so start with 2-3 minutes and build up over time
If you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health please talk to someone and seek advice. Our door is always open and there are numbers you can call:
Samaritans (24hrs) 116123
National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK 0800 6895652