Benefits of using a Hot Tub
Written by The Cormorant Hotel
If you are looking for hotels in Fowey, Cornwall that offer you the chance to relax after a day of exploring beautiful Fowey and the surrounding area, then look no further than the Cormorant. We have a fantastic hot tub spa, which has beautiful views of the River Fowey, both up and down stream.
The word spa is an acronym for the Latin phrase "salus per aquam", which literally means "health from water", which is exactly what you will experience in our hot tub. Below, we have taken a look at some of the benefits you may find when using a hot tub:
As is apparent from the name, a hot tub produces a lot of heat! As your body absorbs this heat, your blood vessels will expand slightly. Due to your blood vessels becoming wider, and combined with a stimulated blood flow that occurs from the heat, your blood pressure can drop in as little as 20 minutes.
A warm soak will also help to relax your muscles and get rid of any aches and pains you may have, as a result of a neurological effect being triggered. This results in temporary pain relief, meaning all your pain will drift away with the movement of the jet streams.
Studies have also found that soaking in hot water roughly 90 minutes before bedtime tells your body's internal thermostat to lower your temperature. This will help to induce sleep a lot more easily, which is never a bad thing!
Our bodies are put under a lot of strain on a daily basis, especially our feet and ankles. This is due to carrying around our bodyweight, and even the fittest person will feel a strain from being on their feet. The great thing about being in a hot tub is that around 90 per cent of your weight is supported by the water, which relieves the majority of the pressure on your body for the duration of your soak.
The jets in a hot tub focus steams of water all around the body, which acts as a form of massage, depending on the intensity settings of the jets. They will help to target a number of muscle groups around the body, particularly focusing on the back and the neck.
The larger jets will send streams running up and down the entire body, with the smaller jets concentrating on the arms and legs, which will help to give the user a soothing feeling, and feel completely relaxed.