How Hot Tubs Can Improve Your Workout Session

Hot tubs offer so many health benefits, including improved conditioning for athletes and those who love to workout.

But when is the best time to use your spa?

Here are some great tips on how to use your spa before and after exercising.

BEFORE

Prepare your body for exercise with a 20-minute soak in your hot tub. The hot water will help prep your body, loosen and relax your muscles, and increase blood flow and circulation. It also relaxes your mind, reducing stress and anxiety, and maximizes your effectiveness for exercise or athletic competition. You can use this time before your workout to utilize some amazing stretching techniques. Check out these videos that help you correctly stretch in your home spa. And don’t forget—drink plenty of water so you don’t get dehydrated between your hot tub time and your workout.

AFTER

You may have already heard that the effects of hydrotherapy are fantastic. It’s true! Utilizing your spa post-workout can reduce muscle inflammation and swelling. With the improvement of circulation in your spa’s warm water, blood quickly carries oxygen and important nutrients to help repair and relieve sore muscles. To receive the greatest benefit from your post-workout soak, hydrotherapy jets send targeted a massage to the areas that need treatment the most. You can even utilize your spa’s circuit training—targeting muscle groups in sections as you move from seat to seat. The stress and tension relief will help your muscles recover, getting you on the road to even more productive workout sessions.

At DesRochers Backyard Pools and Spas, we carry a full line of Caldera Spas to meet all of your pre- and post-workout needs. And since we are an authorized Caldera Spas dealer, that means we can offer you special discounts and offers on these incredible luxury spas. Come in and see us today! We have three convenient locations to meet all of your spa needs. We can’t wait to help you get started on the best workout experience of your life with your new spa!