Dealing with an ache or pain? Skip the medicine…soak in salt water instead!
October 30, 2019 – Our society has turned toward quick fixes anytime we have an ache, pain, runny nose, can’t sleep… Really, if we have an “ow”, there’s a pill for it. Most of them are readily available in any drugstore, and it’s incredibly easy to just reach for one to get that quick fix and hope it will do the trick to alleviate whatever is currently ailing us.
What I’ve learned in my time in the hot tub industry? Most of those pills can be left on the drugstore shelf with regular soaks in a hot tub. And, in some cases, getting that soak in a salt water hot tub will make you feel even better and provide natural relief.
- Sore muscles? It’s well documented how terrific soaking in hot water is for achy muscles. Whether it be from working out, standing on your feet all day, back strain from sitting at a desk, a hot tub can come to the rescue and give you a lot of relief! Buoyancy is one of the keys to relieve the pressure on muscles and joints, and salt water really boosts that buoyancy factor.
- Cuts, scrapes, bruises? Hot tub soaking increases circulation to your epidermis. This will enable your skin to speed up its repair process and get things back to normal. Salt water soaking is a boon for skin repair and will speed healing up even faster! It also helps with dry skin, as salt is one of nature’s moisturizers.
- Achy joints? There’s been plenty of research done on the benefits of hot water soaking to relieve joint pain and stiffness, including joint issues related to arthritis. Again, as with sore muscle relief, joints will also benefit from the added buoyancy salt water will provide.
Salt water soaking is not just better for you, it’s also better for the environment. In Hot Spring Spas equipped with a FreshWater Salt System, you’ll be using fewer bottled products. With proper attention, your hot tub water can last up to one year before needing a complete water change, saving thousands of gallons of water over time. And, the system uses a cartridge to convert salt into the sanitizer you need that requires no maintenance and is recyclable!
If you’ve always wondered about the benefits of salt water soaking and you’re in our service area, why not visit one of our showrooms to learn more? We have tubs equipped with the FreshWater Salt System in every location. You’ll be excited by what you discover! And—naturally the true test of how amazing salt water is? Give it a try! We have multiple tubs in every showroom ready for a test soak. You can feel the difference, and it will help guide you to the right hot tub for you to own and enjoy every single day at home.
Author: Don Riling
Don Riling is the President of Olympic Hot Tub and has been an active member of the hot tub industry for over 27 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through water.