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11 Reasons To Buy a Hot Tub: Health & Lifestyle Benefits


A great way to keep your home current and exciting for your family is to make moderate updates and changes. If you’ve been feeling like your home life needs a revamp, a hot tub might be the spark you’ve been looking for.

Hot tubs can provide a great opportunity for your loved ones to spend time together and experience the healing benefits of the jet-infused water – all from the comfort of your modern backyard.

If you’re considering installing a hot tub in your home or backyard living space, here are some reasons why you might want to move forward with your decision.

1. Convenient Access to Hot Tub Hydrotherapy

Can you practically feel your aches and pains fade away as you immerse your body into the jet-driven water of your outdoor hot tub? Although it may feel magical, we can assure you that it is pure science. This immediate physical relief and long-term feeling of wellness can be chalked up to hydrotherapy.

Hydrotherapy is a therapeutic technique that harnesses various properties of the water to provide a long-lasting feeling of wellness. The wonderful combination of heat, buoyancy, and massage helps your body to relax and let go of built-up tension, which can result in a wide array of health benefits.


  • Fewer aches and pains
  • Soothed joint pain
  • Eased muscle tension
  • Improved sleep patterns
  • Reduced stress 
  • Improved post-injury recovery 
  • Boosted circulation
  • Better skin

The best part about hydrotherapy is that it requires no action on your part, other than turning the jets on of course. It’s as simple as sitting back and reading a good book, submerging your body up to your shoulders and letting the jets work their magic.

Focusing specifically on how industry-leading hot tub brands go above and beyond to bring the ultimate hydrotherapy experience, we will take a closer look at the interior features.

The ergonomic seats are designed to distribute your weight evenly and comfortably, so your body will feel relaxed and completely supported. This will make it much easier for your body to let go of tension and allow the jets to work out any stiffness.

Speaking of hot tub brands, we specialize in the following industry leaders at Wellness Shop:

When focusing on hot tub jets, Jacuzzi® Hot Tubs in particular have a specific number of jets that are strategically placed throughout the spa. This placement allows the jet to drive a powerful yet gentle stream of water to some of the most stress-prone areas of your body, including the upper back, shoulders, and feet.

Not only are these proprietary jets both durable and adjustable, but they also deliver Aqualibrium®, which we know and cherish as the ideal mix of water and air. This can be as gentle or vigorous as you need.

2. Good for Your Health

Did you know that the regular use of a hot tub can be extremely beneficial for your health?

A popular water-based technique, used by physiotherapists around the world, is called Hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy utilizes the heat and buoyancy of the water and the powerful jets in order to heal the body. During a hydrotherapy treatment, blood vessels will open up, and your circulation will be improved – ultimately promoting the flow of endorphins throughout your body, and allowing for a quicker healing process.

The heat of the jet-driven water helps to ease sore muscles and soothe painful joints. This can prove to be extremely effective for those who suffer from arthritis or persistent athletic injuries. Experiencing regular pain relief can help promote a better sleep pattern and even relieve daily stress too.

3. New Approach to Exercise

Forget driving to the gym or going out for a jog following a harsh Ontario snowstorm. Instead, slip into your hot tub for a new kind of exercise regimen. The warm water and powerful jets will help to warm-up your muscles before you begin your exercises.

Simple exercises like bicycle kicks, or arm crossovers, can help you to tone and help with weight management. The buoyancy of the glistening water can help to take the pressure off of your joints. This means you can enjoy a workout that doesn’t put added stress on your body while helping it to heal and feel better.

Once you are finished your workout you can simply take a seat in your hot tub and allow your body to unwind. Don’t forget to keep a bottle of water nearby to stay hydrated! Before beginning any exercise regimen it is recommended that you speak with a physician first.

4. Spend Time Outside

Can you think of a better way to relax in the solitude of your backyard retreat other than soaking in the luxurious water of your hot tub?

After a long, stressful day, enjoying the peace and quiet of your own backyard can quickly turn into something that you look forward to. Having a chance to unwind, and experience the beauty of nature, can be beneficial for your mental health. Not only do you have a chance to breathe in the fresh air, but you can take a step away from technology too!

5. Enhance Your Social Life

A hot tub can be a great addition to any social life. You and your loved ones are provided with an opportunity to spend quality time together while experiencing the healing benefits of the hot tub. Everybody will have a chance to relax and unwind, without added distractions from technology or mobile devices.

Your exclusive hot tub and beautiful backyard installation will let you beam with pride, as your loved ones create valuable memories together.

6. Revamp Your Backyard

If you have been thinking about revamping your backyard, installing a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub might be the excuse you have been looking for to kick off your project. There are endless opportunities for hot tub installations that can truly turn your backyard into a masterpiece. With the proper planning, and the right accessories, you can transform your backyard into the modern outdoor oasis you have been dreaming of.

7. Spend Time with Family

In this day and age, it can be extremely hard to spend quality time as a family. In between work, school, homework, friends and extracurricular activities it can be difficult to squeeze in family time but we all should make a strong effort to make it happen.

There are so many reasons why family time is important for all family members, it strengthens the family bond, creates family memories, provides a better understanding of each other and can have a positive impact on a child’s development.

Why Family Time is So Important

Monkey see monkey do – children learn by example. How you act as a parent in situations impacts how your child will react when they encounter similar situations. Family time allows children to develop parenting skills and stronger communication skills.

Children are like sponges, they absorb knowledge and skills from their surroundings. Parents are their first teachers and they pick up skills from parents without even knowing it.

Spending quality time with family members creates a comfortable environment that leads to open communication. Families who are comfortable with each other are more inclined to discuss personal problems and look to one another for support.

If a child feels like they can seek advice from a parent they are less likely to develop behavioral problems.  As they have developed strong communication skills, they do not have any desire to use violence as a solution.

Family time can also influence a child’s academic performance and health. Helping a child with their schoolwork in their child’s first academic year has set a positive learning environment for the future.

Children feel like they have the support system to help them as they face academic challenges and do not feel ashamed if they need to ask for help. Nutritious family dinners can also have a positive impact on a child’s success. A study demonstrated that only 9% of teens who ate dinner frequently with their family did poorly in school.

Family time not only benefits the kids, but it also positively influences parents as well. In 2008, Bringham Young University conducted a study that revealed that having dinner with family reduced working moms’ stress. 

Spend Time with Family Inside a Hot Tub

Spending time with family in a Jacuzzi® Hot Tub is also a great setting for family time. Everyone can soak in the hot tub together and catch up without the distractions of cellphones, TV and the internet. An electronic-free zone can keep everyone engaged in what is going on with their family opposed to having their attention focused elsewhere.

8. Muscle and Joint Relief

Hydrotherapy is a water-based technique that has been evolving for thousands of years. From the ancient Greeks and Romans, the use of heat and pressure within water has been used to heal and soothe the body.

The heat of the water and pressure from the jets allow your muscles to completely relax. Hot tubs even have the power to soothe sore, arthritic joints. This healing can be felt long after you have exited the hot tub.

You may find that you feel less physical pain and soreness once your body becomes more relaxed and not so stiff. Some even find that they have improved mobility, and can do much more in their daily routine.

9. Improved Mental and Emotional Health

Pain and tension relief can do wonders for your mental health. Your mind will have a chance to relax and focus on other things when your body is more relaxed, and your muscles aren’t so sore anymore. While your body is healing inside the bubbling water, your mind will have time to wander.

You can use this time to free yourself of distractions from technology or work, and just focus on indulging in your backyard oasis. The silence and solitude of your backyard can easily become your go-to at the end of a long and stressful day.

10. Less Stress & Better Sleep

Hydrotherapy can help to relieve stress and ease anxiety. Studies have shown that hot tubs can significantly and positively improve anxiety levels, along with physical pain. A combination of increased blood flow, a decrease of neuroendocrine responses, and relaxed breathing can help to relieve stress and improve mental illness.

Increased levels of “happy” hormones like serotonin and dopamine are increased, while “stress” hormones like cortisol and epinephrine are decreased. This balance in hormones can help to treat the emotional and physical symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.

When you enter a hot tub the heat of the water naturally raises your body temperature. Once you exit the spa, your body temperature will enter a cooling period. This process emulates what happens with your body temperature before and during sleep, which ultimately helps to improve your overall sleep pattern. Less stress can also have a big impact on your sleep patterns.

11. Quicker Recovery from Injuries

Hot tubs and hydrotherapy can help your body to naturally improve the healing process of muscles and joints following an injury. The buoyancy of the water lifts pressure from sore muscles and joints, while the heat of the water improves circulation and encourages relaxation.

Those with physically demanding careers, like athletes or tradespeople, might suffer from regular stress on their body or injury. Hot tubs can provide an opportunity to heal and relax your body on a regular basis, and all from the comfort of your own backyard.

Hot Tubs for Sale at Wellness Shop

Wellness Shop has a wide range of hot tubs for sale in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Southern Ontario. You can browse our selection of hot tubs online to get started. Alternatively, our highly-trained team of hot tub experts would be more than happy to assist you. Simply visit one of our locations or contact us today!

We have the following showroom locations to better serve you:

At Wellness Shop, we specialize in far more than just hot tubs. Our experts can help you learn more about all-season pools, infrared saunas, gazebos, and water care essentials. Contact your local showroom for more information or to get started today.


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