“A case of the blues”… “Down in the dumps”… “Melancholy Monday”… Whatever you want to call those days when you just don’t feel yourself, there’s one thing we can all agree on — it stinks. Whether you occasionally experience poor mental health days, or you’re a survivor of a chronic illness, there are a few ways you can improve your mental health and take back your life. The next time you feel anxious, depressed, or begin the battle with insomnia, try soaking in your HotSpring® spa for all the glitter, rainbows, and unicorns you can handle! Okay, there are no unicorns. But there are luxurious bubbles!
Improve Your Mental Health with Happy Hormones
Hormones play a key role in the feeling of happiness for both men and women. In fact, chronic depression is caused by an imbalance of your brain chemistry. When you slip into your hot tub, your breathing slows while your circulation increases. This signals your brain to promote the serotonin and dopamine to the penthouse floor and send cortisol (the stress hormone) back to the basement dungeon where it belongs. A quick 15-minute soak may be all you need to perk up and have the BEST, most productive day ever.
Insomnia and depression often go hand-in-hand, and there are some instances when treating one will help resolve the other. Try soaking in your hot tub right before bed to relax your body and your mind. As soon as you exit your spa, your body’s temperature will begin to regulate. This produces a calming sensation, much like taking a sleeping pill, but without the nasty side effects. Say goodbye to counting sheep and hello to restful sleep.
Bonus Tip: Add some relaxing aromatherapy to your spa session for a double dose of relaxation.
Improve Your Mental Health with Less Physical Pain
Nothing sends you into a grumpy mood like dealing with chronic pain. You may even be so used to pain and stiffness that it has become like a background noise — irritating and never ending. Slipping into a tub of hot water with premium hydrotherapy jets can almost instantly relieve pain. When your body feels good, your mind does too. And the best news? It’s all natural!
It’s a common misconception that selfcare is selfish, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. You can’t take care of others if you don’t first take care of yourself. If you find yourself struggling with poor mental health, call attention to it. Ask for a day off, unplug from social media, and spend some time on YOU. It’s hard, we know, but with your hot tub you’ll be able to take a few minutes for yourself to focus on your well being anytime you need.
At Texas Hot Tub Company, you’ll find the perfect HotSpring® spa to improve your mental health, spend more time with those you love, and even support your physical well being. Call us today at 817-952-5984 to learn more, or shop our amazing online selection today for hot tubs, water care products, and more! A well season in mental heath is just a hot tub away.