Hot Tub Games & Benefits For All Ages

18
Feb

Why a Hot Tub is a Treat For People All Ages

When many people think of a hot tub, your first thought might be of an expensive piece of equipment that’s reserved for country clubs and spas, or a luxury item only the very wealthy can afford. However, we’re here to dispel some of those hot tub myths. Hot tubs can provide a range of benefits for people of all ages and they’re actually much more affordable than you might think.

In this guide, we’re going to take a look at a few of the hot tub benefits people of all ages can enjoy and even introduce a few hot tub games for adults and kids so you can make the most of your spa.

 

Family time and hot tub games

Spending time together as a family in the warmth of your spa without the distractions of modern life can be a great way to reconnect, socialise and have a great time together. With the hot tub providing so many benefits for your body, this is a great opportunity to exercise the mind. There are many hot tub games for adults and kids that will help to get the blood pumping to the brain.


Some of our favourites include:

    • Who Am I? – The classic party game but in the soothing surroundings of a hot tub

 

    • Hot Tub Idol – Everyone knows their voice sounds better in the bath, so imagine what it sounds like in a hot tub! The first person sings a line from a well-known song. The second person then sings a line from a different song that contains at least one word that featured in the first person’s line. The game continues until someone is stumped or you can take no more.

 

    • 20 Questions – A classic among hot tub games. One person thinks of a noun and everyone else in the hot tub has up to 20 questions to guess what it is.

 

    • Hot Tub Drinking Games – We’d advise you to drink responsibly in the hot tub and drink water before, during and after your soak to stay hydrated. However, if you are going to play hot tub drinking games, hot tub pong, using the spa cover as a backboard, can be a lot of fun – even with soft drinks!

 

  • Musical jets – If you’re playing hot tub games with the kids, this water-based take on the birthday party staple, musical chairs, can be a lot of fun. Just turn your hot tub’s Bluetooth music system on and move around the tub in a clockwise motion. When the music stops, anyone without a hot tub jet on their back must leave the warmth of the tub and sit in the cold. If you find that a bit brutal, a simple forfeit will do.   

 

Accelerated healing

If you regularly push yourself to the limit in gym sessions or competitive sports, a hot tub can help you heal and get your body ready for more. A hot tub improves circulation which subsequently increases the flow of oxygen to muscles and areas of the body in need of repair. The invigorating effect of hydrotherapy jets also helps to break down lactic acid build up to ease stiffness and muscle pain.

 

Improved sleep

We’re often warned about sleep inhibiting behaviours such as using mobile phones just before we go to bed, but did you know a soak in the hot tub could have the opposite effect? A 30-minute soak in a hot tub of around 90 minutes before bedtime could improve your sleep and the quality of your sleep. As well as helping you wind down and relax, the cooling of your body temperature once you leave the hot tub promotes a stronger urge to sleep.

 

Stress relief

Another benefit likely to be enjoyed by those of working age is the stress relieving properties of a good soak in a hot tub. The warm water improves circulation and leads to the production of the body’s feel-good hormone, endorphins, while the massage effect of the hydrotherapy jets relieves muscle tension in the shoulders, lower back and neck.

 

Arthritis pain relief

If you’re getting to the time of life when the body doesn’t work quite as well as it used to, a soak in the hot tub could provide some relief. Warm water stimulates blood flow to frozen joints and stiff muscles, making the hot tub an excellent place to do some stretching. Research has also found that the warm water not only makes the joints looser but also reduces pain and has a prolonged effect that goes beyond the period of immersion.

 

Read more about the benefits of hot tubs for people of all ages or get in touch with the team here at HotSpring World to arrange to try one of our hot tubs out for yourself at one of our UK Showrooms.

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