While hot tubs are often seen as a luxury item, did you know that a 20-minute soak session in a hot tub is good for improving your health and wellness? Hot tubs are much more than a luxury — they’re an important investment in your overall health and wellness! 

Researchers including Dr. Doreen Stiskal of Seton Hall University and Dr. Bruce Becker from Washington State University have studied the effects of warm water immersion therapy on individuals for a number of years. Read on to learn more about what they, and other researchers, have discovered regarding the benefits of a daily 20-minute soak in a hot tub. 

Hot Tubs Offer Ongoing Pain Relief

Because water is buoyant, it significantly reduces the pressurizing effects of gravity on the muscles and joints of arthritis sufferers. As a result, those with arthritis and other joint/ligament conditions can have less pain and be more comfortable after a 20-minute soak in a hot tub.

Hot Tubs Calm Your Nerves

Dr. Becker’s research found that soaking in warm water for approximately 20 minutes has a similar effect on the nervous system as meditation does. Some of these effects include:

  • Reduction in stress levels
  • Promotion of self-reflection and emotional balance
  • Reduction in anxiety

Because of the relaxing effects of soaking in a tub, a number of other positive benefits follow suit including improved quality and duration of sleep, better self-confidence, and an improved overall sense of personal well-being.

Hot Tubs Boost Cardiovascular Health

Immersing your body in warm water all the way up to your neck means giving your body a great cardio workout without having to hit the pavement or the treadmill. Water puts pressure on your body which increases your cardiac volume and forces your heart to naturally work harder and become stronger.

Research provided by Thomas Allison, M.P.H., Ph.D. further confirmed that sitting in warm water is great for our hearts. According to his study, sitting in a hot tub can lower your blood pressure which reduces your risk of suffering from heart disease or hypertension.

Your Hot Tub Experts in Greece and East Rochester

Today’s hot tubs are available with an array of customizable features, including seating and jet options to best serve your ergonomic needs and bather load, entertainment options for those looking to elevate their backyard ambiance, and so much more. There truly is a hot tub for everybody and every budget. 

Give the hot tub experts at Pettis Pools a call or stop by one of our two showrooms in Greece and East Rochester to learn more about the different hot tub options we have available. We’re here to help you find the perfect hot tub for your backyard and start improving your health and wellness today! Find your perfect hot tub here


Pettis Pools & Patios is a Greece pool builder proudly serving East Rochester, Wayne County, Ontario County and the surrounding areas. Family-owned and operated since 1962, Pettis Pools & Patios specializes in all pool and hot tub services, including new pool construction, hot tub sales & installation, and swim spa sales & installation. Pettis Pools & Patios also serves as a leading pool & hot tub service provider throughout the area, specializing in regular pool service, inground vinyl liner replacement, hot tub service, LOOP-LOC safety cover installations, and much more. Pettis Pools & Patios is proud to have two conveniently located pool supply stores in Greece and East Rochester, where pool owners can find all of their pool and hot tub care needs. 

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