Introducing our new Scandinavian wood-fired hot tubs
10 July 2018
Our new hand crafted Eco-Tubs are not only more economical than our original hot tubs, they’re also beautiful to look at!
As we begin rolling them out across our resorts, starting with the St Ives Lodges and St Ives Studio at Clowance, we thought this was the perfect time to take a closer look at some of the health benefits which come with soaking in these stunning, wood-fired tubs.
Alleviate stress and sleep better
If you’re feeling stressed, you may often find it difficult to sleep. Soaking in a hot tub is one of the best ways to relax and unwind, and spending some ‘me time’ under the stars and cocooned in warmth can be a great stress reliever. Warm water is also known to relax the body and, as a result, can help you to fall asleep faster and enjoy a better night’s sleep.
Effective pain relief
The warmth and weightlessness your body experiences in a hot tub means taking a soak is perfect for relieving aches and pains or helping alleviate the symptoms of chronic conditions such as arthritis. The warm water raises your body temperature, increases blood circulation and mobility, and helps to reduce swelling. Heat also stimulates the release of endorphins, while the massaging effect of the water can help soothe sore muscles after exercise.
Promote weight loss and help treat diabetes
According to Naked Flame Eco-Tubs, a recent study of patients with type 2 diabetes found that those who soaked in a spa for 30 minutes a day, six days a week, lost nearly four pounds after three weeks. This is without making any changes to their diet, exercise habits, or other lifestyle factors. Their blood glucose levels also dropped, on average, from 182 mg/dl to 159 mg/dl and their A1c levels dipped from 11.3 to 10.3.
When you are immersed in water up to your neck, your cardiac volume (the volume of blood pumped per unit of time) increases by nearly 30%, meaning you can undergo a cardiovascular workout just by sitting in a hot tub. Maintaining a healthy heart can help keep serious health problems at bay and, as a result, can help you live longer!
With some amazing offers on hot tub breaks across each of our resorts, why not experience the joys of one of our fabulous hot tubs for yourself?