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How to Incorporate Hydrotherapy into a Busy Routine

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You may think you’re too busy to use a hot tub. When would you have time? Between work, kids, household chores and other commitments, when could you possible fit hot tub therapy, also known as hydrotherapy, into your routine? In this article, we will find out how!

The Importance of Hydrotherapy

Let’s begin by explaining why you should make time for hot tub therapy before examining the practicalities of fitting it into your schedule.

Hydrotherapy is an ancient treatment for a variety of health and wellness issues. Hydrotherapy, or warm water immersion, has numerous health benefits including pain management and relief, improved sleep and increased flexibility. It has also been found to lower stress and relieve anxiety.

So, with all of these health benefits in store, let’s move on to how you can fit this wonderful therapy into your busy life.

1. Hit the Hot Tub With the Kids

If you’re a parent, you know all about being busy. But did you know that it’s safe to bring your kids into the hot tub with you? Not only is it a great way to relax, it gives you a chance to catch up on each other’s days.

Spas are safe for children ages 5-12 if the temperature isn’t too hot. Keep the temperature no higher than 98°F and have children who are too short to keep their heads above the water use your spa’s bench or jump seat for partial immersion. Teens can use the spa at regular temperature. Be sure you and your kids alike stay hydrated with cool water and enjoy your family time!

2. Make the Spa Part of Your Night Time Routine

Setting aside 20-30 minutes each evening after the kids are in bed and the dishes are done will allow you to enjoy your soak without distractions. Choose the time that works best for you and sink into the soothing warmth of your spa. Just be sure to soak at least an hour before bedtime so you don’t try to go to sleep while your body is still warm. By soaking an hour or two before bed, your core temperature will have time to drop, cooling you slowly which, in turn, will make you drowsy and ready for sleep.

3. Start the Day Off Right With Your Spa

If you’re an early riser, a 20-minute morning dip is more than doable. Not only does it help you to loosen up muscles that may be stiff after sleep, it gives you a chance to think about the day ahead in a relaxed setting. You can plan and schedule your day all while getting in a health-boosting soak. Talk about multi-tasking!

4. Make Date Night a Spa Night

Why not make date night a spa night? What could be more romantic than relaxing in the rejuvenating waters of your spa under the stars with your sweetie?

With a little bit of planning in advance, you can make your spa time extra special. Have a romantic playlist queued on your phone and a bottle of your favorite non-alcoholic beverage chilled. Add some cheese, berries, grapes and small desserts to a platter and you can cuddle, nibble some tasty treats and enjoy some alone time together. What could be better than that?

Midnight Sun Pools n’ Spas

If you’d like to enjoy all the health benefits hydrotherapy can offer, get in touch with us at Midnight Sun Pools n’ Spas. We can help you find a spa that meets all of your needs. As Minnesota’s top supplier, we stock only the best hot tubs. In fact, our commitment to quality is the chief reason we recommend and sell Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs. Drop in to one of our showrooms to see the spas we have in stock or to stock up on the hot tub chemicals and accessories you’ll need for summer.

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