People have been bathing in spas since before the Roman times, but why do people enjoy bathing in hot water?
Let’s start with the basic therapeutic benefits. A steamy and bubbly hot tub can really help you calm down and rejuvenate your senses. Not only will it gently help untie those knots in your back or your belly, but it will also ease the stresses of everyday life. Other effects of this include the likes of detoxification, improving your circulation as well as helping you to relax – this can even lead to a better nights sleep. Hydrotherapy additionally has a wide variety of benefits for those who are prone to muscle pain, injuries or joint problems. It can also ease symptoms linked to a wide variety of other things.
So many people spend their time outdoors, especially here in gorgeous North Wales. The environment alone can give you some much-needed rest and relaxation as it is so close to the beach, countryside and the Snowdonia Mountains. However, it might be true that come wintertime you might be less inclined to take a dip in the ocean and might prefer a warmer, better-maintained place to take a swim. That’s where a spa can be incredibly useful. The warm pool at KinSpa is a lovely place to go, and perfectly complements the world-class jacuzzi which has a glass open-plan view to the outside world – incorporating natural light into the relaxation process.
Trips to the spa are a great way to enjoy time together with your significant other. There’s nothing more
romantic than a trip to the spa with that special someone – enjoy some peaceful time in a relaxing setting and away from the hustle and bustle of the outside world (including kids).
Swimming also helps to keep your heart rate up and takes some of the impact stress off of your body that you might get from other forms of exercise. Many spas also have a pool that you can enjoy.
Saunas and their health benefits
It’s not surprising that Sauna bathers most frequently cite benefits such as stress reduction as the number one benefit of Sauna usage. Medical studies will often determine that stress in daily life can negatively affect our health. In fact, the vast majority of disease (for example, heart disease) is at least partially linked to levels of stress. Heat-related therapy like the sauna can relieve stress – and the health benefits are staggering.
There is a reduced risk of all-cause mortality and fatal cardiac incidents (including heart attacks) when seen using a sauna regularly. In fact, using a sauna as little as 2-3 times a week reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease by 27%, and 4-7 times a week can even reduce that to 50%!
In addition, there is also a much-reduced risk of high blood pressure. Saunas are so good for you in that it increases your heart rate similarly to how aerobic exercise does, sending the heart racing and helping your cardiovascular health.
With the heat therapy afforded to you by Saunas and Jacuzzis, the body releases endorphins. These provide a tranquillizing effect and allows for the ability to minimise the pain associated with arthritis and muscle soreness which can be resultant from the likes of an intense physical workout.
Needless to say, there are plenty of reasons to fit in a trip to the spa into your lifestyle. This often goes hand and hand with the holiday home lifestyle, and that’s why we at Paddocks Lodge Park have an arrangement with the nearby luxury spa facilities at ‘Kinspa’ at the Kinmel hotel.