Hot Tub Detox
One of the biggest things regarding using saunas has always been getting the bad stuff out of your body through detoxification and natural cleansing. However, what you might not know is that a hot tub is also a great way to rid your body of things that might be in it that are no good for it.
Methods which elevate body temperature to remove toxins, have been used throughout history, such as by Greek physicians in ancient times, in the ornate bath houses of the Romans, in sweat lodges of the Native Americans, and in steam baths in Scandinavian countries. And these methods are still popular even today.
How Does It Work?
A natural cleansing through a hot tub is a great way to rid your body of toxins. Basically, the hot water causes you to sweat, and once the toxins are sweated out of you, they are washed off of your skin by the water. If you use a hot tub that doesn’t use a lot of chemicals, you are going to find that you are much cleaner when you are finished using the hot tub. Just be sure that you have checked with someone to make sure that you are using the hot tub in the best way that you can to naturally cleanse the toxins from your body.
There is nothing more important than eating healthy and exercising, but your hot tub may also be able to help you “detox” and get ready for sunnier days. Here are some tips to get you started with an at-home detox session in your hot tub.
Before stepping inside your Jacuzzi® Hot Tub, take a bath or shower and scrub your skin with a loofa, coarse washcloth or gentle skin brush. This exfoliation removes dead skin and helps your pores breathe.
Sitting in the warm waters of a hot tub, your core temperature will rise and you’ll begin to sweat. This will flush any toxins from your body through your pores.
It’s important to drink plenty of water while in a hot tub to replenish your body’s fluids as you sweat.
Stretch while in the hot tub. Your muscles will loosen and relax as they heat up, making your spa an ideal place to gently stretch any problem areas.
The Importance of Hydration and the Benefits for Sleep
When soaking in your hot tub for an extended period of time, as mentioned earlier, your body’s core temperature will rise and you’ll begin to sweat. It’s important to replace the fluids you’re losing by drinking ample water before, during, and after your soak.
If you’ve been burning the candle at both ends all summer, you’re probably feeling a bit sleep-deprived as well. Soaking in your hot tub just before heading to bed helps your whole body relax and promotes deeper, more regenerative sleep.