How Can A Hot Tub Enhance My Fitness Routine? Part 2

How Can A Hot Tub Enhance My Fitness Routine? Part 2

This is the second post in a two part series on how a hot tub can improve your fitness routine. Read part one here.

A fully integrated workout strategy should go beyond the actual workout to include important essentials such as nutrition, rest and recovery time.

Can I Stretch In My Hot Tub?

Dynamic stretching is the preferred method of preparing for a workout. But in a hot tub, muscles relax and loosen, allowing for some light static stretching. While hot tubs are not designed as a stretching station, you can perform some gentle stretches and movements to help muscles loosen and elongate.

What Are The Mental Recovery Benefits?

Part of the recovery process involves managing stress and developing a proper mental state. Time in a hot tub can help you relax and clear your mind, allowing you to combat some of the stress factors common to athletes.

By relaxing and creating a positive attitude you’re likely to perform at a much higher level, according to Dr. Michael Roizen, Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer and co-author with Dr. Mehmet Oz of the best-selling YOU series of books.

Time in a hot tub can also help improve sleep which is an essential part of the recovery process.

Do Hot Tubs Help Injury Recovery?

In general, a hot tub can help your body recover from injury in the same way it helps you recover from a workout. Increased circulation helps carry nutrients to an injured area to assist in the healing process. In many cases, alternating ice and heat can help even more.

However, every injury is different and may require a different recovery strategy. If you have an injury, check with a physician to find out how hot tub therapy can benefit your individual healing process.

Remember, a fitness strategy and routine involves far more than exercise. In fact, what you do when you’re not exercising can play a huge part in helping you progress and succeed. Time in a Caldera Spas hot tub can become an essential, daily routine to help you reach your goals, stay limber, avoid injuries and stay relaxed and focused.

Do you currently use your Caldera Spas® hot tub as part of your fitness routine and how does it help you?

How soon after a workout do you use your hot tub to massage tired muscles?

Does the mental relaxation you get from using your hot tub help your fitness routine?

How Can A Hot Tub Enhance My Fitness Routine? Part 1

How Can A Hot Tub Enhance My Fitness Routine? Part 1

A fully integrated workout strategy should go beyond the actual workout to include important essentials such as nutrition, rest and recovery time.

This is the first post in a two part series on how a hot tub can improve your fitness routine.


Recovery refers to techniques and actions taken to maximize your body’s ability to repair itself. There are many facets to recovery, including hydration, stretching, stress management and developing the proper mental state.

How Can A Hot Tub Help Physical Recovery?

Your Caldera Spas hot tub can assist recovery in a variety of ways. While ice baths can help relieve pain and inflammation from a difficult workout, heat is also an essential component in the recovery process. Full immersion in hot water, combined with targeted jets can massage, loosen and recharge fatigued muscles.

How? Time in a hot tub will raise your body temperature, which dilates blood vessels. This process results in increased circulation, purging toxins and supplying nutrients that help cells and tissues regenerate.

Many hot tub users also report that time spent in their hot tub helps relieve joint pain and increases flexibility.

How Does Massage Help?

Massage has always been a major component of athletic recovery, but not everyone has access to a daily masseuse. However, those with a Caldera Spas hot tub do. With more powerful motors and strategically placed jets, our hot tubs can deliver a targeted, deep tissue massage to release tension from overworked, tight muscles or knots, soothe muscle spasms and diminish aches and pains. Caldera Spas hot tubs are designed with the power to deliver the type of deep massage some muscles require.

For a full-body, holistic approach, our hot tubs are also strategically designed to deliver Hot Tub Circuit Therapy, a seat-to-seat approach that targets all major muscle groups in the same way personal trainers construct a full-body workout. As you move about your hot tub, you can spend a few minutes on neck and shoulders, central back muscles, lower back, calves and thighs and even the bottoms of your feet.

Control the intensity of your spa by adjusting the jets. Ranging from a deep forceful massage to a gentle, relaxing sensation, pick the perfect setting for you.

Hot Tub Benefits for Your Fitness Routine

Hot Tub Benefits for Your Fitness Routine

If you’re physically active like I am, I’m sure you’ve dealt with workout plateaus or slow recovery time due to sore, fatigued muscles.

If you’re facing these issues, it’s time to ramp up your total fitness strategy. And you can start right in your Caldera hot tub.


Physical benefits of hot tub use.

Water is a powerhouse for recovery. The healing benefits of water have been known since 5th century B.C. when the Greek physician Hippocrates, widely considered the Father of Medicine, documented the therapeutic uses of water (hydropathy).

As an athlete, you already know that ice applied to sore muscles will temporarily relieve pain. But did you know that the combination of full immersion, heat and targeted jets can massage and recharge your muscles?

Time in a warm spa, especially those equipped with soothing jets, increases circulation so the blood can supply nutrients to help cells and tissues regenerate.

Mental benefits of hot tub use.

By implementing better, more mindful recovery strategies into your routine, such as hot tub therapy, you’ll combat everyday stressors and the stressors that are common to athletes, such as performance anxiety.

Hot tub hydrotherapy as part of your workout regimen will add a new facet to your mind-body connection.

When you have a positive attitude, you’re likely to perform at a much higher
level, according to Dr. Michael Roizen, Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer and co-author with Dr. Mehmet Oz on the best-selling YOU series of books.

In other words, a clear head plus revitalized muscles can give you the competitive edge you’re chasing.

Caldera Spa benefits.

Your Caldera Spa is specially equipped with targeted jets and optimally designed seats so you can navigate the entire hot tub, spending a few minutes at a time on all your muscle groups from the bottom of your feet all the way up to your shoulders and neck. We call this Hot Tub Circuit Therapy.

Control the intensity of your spa by adjusting the jets. Ranging from a deep forceful massage to a gentle, relaxing sensation, pick the perfect setting for you.

Overall, this concentrated attention aids in recovery between runs or games, offers you a more restful sleep, and helps release mental tension—a full recharge, allowing you to start fresh the next day.

If you have major injuries, check with a physician to find out how hot tub therapy can benefit your individual healing process.

No pain, no gain? Quite the opposite.

A healing-yet-energizing circuit in your hot tub may make the difference in your fitness regimen, allowing you to beat your personal best or reach goals you never thought possible.

What are your fitness goals? Have you tried hydrotherapy in your hot tub? We’d love to get your take!

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