The power of saltwater soaking in a hot tub
June 1, 2019 – It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since Hot Spring introduced the ability to soak in saltwater to their line of spas. With the introduction of the FreshWater Salt System this year, enjoying the health benefits of saltwater soaking has become more affordable and easier to maintain than ever.
We’ve sold thousands of customers Hot Spring Spas over the past ten years to help them enjoy healthy saltwater soaking. And it is indeed healthy! There are quite a few health benefits you’ll enjoy. Here are a few:
- Regular soaks in saltwater aid in reducing swelling and edema. When you’re in a hot tub, your pores open and allow salt to draw water out of the body through your skin. If you happen to suffer from swelling due to an injury or overexertion, you’ll definitely feel better after a soak in some hot water with salt.
- The first time I had a chance to sit in a Hot Spring Spa with saltwater, I immediately noticed how buoyant I felt. Naturally, you’ll feel buoyant just floating in a body of hot water. But that buoyancy is increased with salt added to the mix. If you’re someone who has joint pain, soaking in saltwater will relieve pain and tension you might experience even more than in hot water without salt.
- Soaking with salt will be something your skin will thank you for! While soaking in hot water feels oh so good in so many ways, one major body part could cringe a bit—your skin. Saltwater soaking is a terrific guardian against skin drying when you soak. It will actually soften your skin while you enjoy your hot tub. And, because a saltwater tub will not require as many bottled water care products, you’ll also avoid many fillers that are in those products that could further dry out your skin.
- If you have a cut, bruise or abrasion, you’ll discover that soaking in saltwater will speed the healing process. It’s also a terrific way to help your body rid itself of toxins. That old adage of throwing salt on a wound is actually based in a bit of truth!
If you are thinking about a hot tub and live in our area in greater Puget Sound, come by and take a look at our wonderful line of Hot Spring Spas. We normally have up to eight tubs filled with water in our showrooms, and many of those are outfitted with a FreshWater Salt System. You’ll be able to get a great education on how the system works (and how incredibly easy and eco-friendly it is!), and you could even try one out. Nothing is better than getting a chance to soak in a Hot Spring Spa to help you find the one that’s just right for you. With 14 Hot Spring Spas to choose from, you’ll find the ideal one to fit your life and give you healthy saltwater soaking every night.
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 20 years. As the company’s owner since 2016, he has continued Olympic’s legacy of promoting health & wellness through hot water & sauna therapy.