Exercise has long been recognised as an effective way to reduce stress. It releases tension and fills your body with endorphins, while making you physically fitter and healthier. Warm water too has been shown to have powerful positive effects on your physical and mental states. The restorative qualities of baths and spa pools are major incentives for more and more Aussies to invest in their own tub.
The Hot Spring range of Fastlane Pools swim spas gives the opportunity to enjoy the best of both worlds: the destressing nature of water-based exercise and the relaxation of a quiet soak in a spa pool.
The health benefits of a swim spa, and more
More than a luxurious accessory for your home, your Fastlane Pools Fitness System offers many therapeutic benefits. Stress reduction and relief, soothing sore joints and muscles, and simply feeling better about yourself. The soothing warmth and buoyancy of the heated water makes it a safe, ideal environment for relieving arthritis pain and stiffness. In addition, the buoyancy helps those who are unable to exercise on dry land due to physical reasons.
Warm water therapy
Warm water raises the body's temperature, causing blood vessels to dilate and increasing your circulation and blood flow. Soaking in the soothing warmth of your Fastlane Pools Fitness System can help relieve tension, sore muscles, even headaches and chronic pain, by improving circulation. The warmth of the water and the pulsating jets provide a pleasurable massage experience, releasing tension and tightness. Fastlane Pools Fitness Systems can also be used to help people with osteoporosis, as the buoyancy obtained in a spa pool, along with light exercise performed underwater, can increase mobility and strength. Furthermore, soaking in the warmth helps to relieve stress and anxiety, inducing a more restful sleep when you go to bed. Remember to speak to a medical practitioner before changing your health routine.
Tension relieving massage
Owning a Fastlane Pools Fitness System is like having your personal masseuse on call, at your place, at any time of the day or night. Just sit back in the warm water and allow the carefully positioned hydro jets massage every inch of your body. You’ll find seating positions within a Fastlane Pools Fitness System purpose-built for a full back massage plus precision jets designed to target specific muscles, like calves for example. Simply adjust jet direction and power to get the exact stimulation you desire.
How exercise relieves stress?
Imagine waking up every day, walking out your back door and diving straight into perfectly warm water for a 30-minute swim – that’s the delightful reality of owning a Fastlane Pools swim spa!
The link between exercise and mental health has been recognised for centuries. Exercise has been shown to be very effective at improving alertness, sharpening concentration, reducing fatigue and enhancing cognitive function. The brain and body are inextricably linked, so just as mental struggles often have physical effects, improving your physical health can improve your mental health, releasing endorphins, reducing tension and elevating your mood.
Do hot tubs relieve stress?
This randomised 2018 study asked a group of people to spend two weeks taking 10-minute baths in 40°C water, then two weeks showering. The perks of warm water immersion were clear: participants showed significantly better physical and mental health while bathing and the perks even extended to heightened control over emotions and improved social behaviour.
This means that combining the endless mental health benefits of warm water with the equally endless benefits of exercise can result in an entirely new outlook on life! Whether you live by yourself, with a partner or in a house full of kids, a Fastlane Pools swim spa isn’t just an investment in your physical health, your social life, your family or your property - it’s an investment in your mind too.