As an athlete, there are never enough ways to improve your performance. You work hard and practice hard every day, but often at the end of the day you’re left with sore muscles. You need to try something new. But what? Give hot tub hydrotherapy for athletes a try.
Why Hot Tub Hydrotherapy?
Hot tub hydrotherapy is a great option for athletes. Spending just 10-15 minutes both before and after your workout can greatly help your muscles. The hot water and soothing massage of the jets help relax and loosen your muscles.
If you have a hard time stretching, or maybe just struggle with flexibility, stretching in the hot tub can help. Again, the hot water helps loosen your muscles, making stretching easier. This will prepare you for a great workout and/or athletic performance. And if you need to warm up with some exercises, the buoyancy of the water will help take some pressure off your joints while the resistance of the water presents a new challenge.
Then, once you’re done, you can spend another 10-15 minutes in the hot tub just relaxing. You can stretch again if you would like, but the massage of the jets can take care of loosening your muscles. Your muscles will be nice and relaxed instead of tight and sore, and you’ll be ready for whatever the rest of the day has in store.
Can’t Take the Heat?
If warm water hydrotherapy isn’t your thing, you can still use a hot tub to gain some of these benefits! “But wait,” you say. “Doesn’t hot tub water have to be hot?” Not at all!
When you get a Hot Spring® Spas Highlife or Limelight® model, you have the option of adding a CoolZone™ system. The CoolZone system works with your hot tub heater to make your hot tub water, well, cool. In fact, it can go as low as 60 degrees!
Typically hot tubs only reach a low temperature of 80 degrees, which isn’t cool enough for cold water therapy. But, once you get down to 60 degrees, you’ll be able to reap the benefits of cold water hydrotherapy after your workout. These benefits are basically the same as typical hot tub hydrotherapy, with the cold water helping relax your muscles and ease soreness after a workout.
Sleep Like a Baby
If the pre- and post-workout benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy for athletes doesn’t convince you, maybe the sleep benefits will. Just 15-20 minutes in your hot tub before bed helps relax your mind and body so you’re ready for a great night’s sleep. Sleep is super important for everyone, but it is especially important for athletic performance. You just can’t perform the same if you’re tired. So, get ahead of the game with a hot tub session before bed.
Get a Great Hot Tub
Are you ready to start hot tub hydrotherapy? Stop by one of Texas Hot Tub Company’s four award-winning showrooms. We’ll help you find a hot tub that meets your needs, with or without a CoolZone system.