on February 7, 2014 in Health
It’s the flu and cold season’s favorite time of year, which means it’s our least favorite time. Nothing is worse than nausea, an aching body, a stuffed nose, and a terrible cough. Luckily, we’re here to help. If you’re looking for a good way to relieve those tough symptoms of a flu, don’t look for over the counter medicines and wacky herbal teas, just take a dip in your hot tub. The warm water can help relieve symptoms and actually help shorten the time you’re sick.
If you followed our blog for awhile, you’ll remember last year we posted a similar article on how a hot tub can help you control your cold or flu. Hot tubs initiate two essential processes that are great at helping your body fight cold and flu symptoms. First, the hot tub raises the body temperature. Flu viruses cannot be cured by antibiotics, they are problems that just take time to work themselves out of your system. One of your body’s defense systems is to heat up, thus, why you get a fever. The second, as a result of your body’s temperature raising, you sweat. Sweating helps release toxins that are draining your body’s sources of nutrients. By sweating, you’re detoxing and keeping your body clear of free radicals which will only exaggerate symptoms. This is just the start of how a hot tub can help you during a spell of the flu. For more, lets discuss the proper steps to enjoying your hot tub while sick for the best results.
Start by making sure the hot tub is sanitized. Make sure to check the chemical balance of your hot tub before getting it. An unbalanced hot tub can cause more harm than good, so be extra careful.
Next, enjoy the hot tub for about 20 mins at a time every few hours for as long as you feel sick. Try not to overdo it, but also, don’t feel hesitant to really take advantage of your personal spa. Between dips, make sure to hydrate as much as possible. As the hot tub will make you sweat, you can easily become dehydrated, especially when sick.
Once you stepped in the hot tub, start by creating that false fever. Turn your hot tub to the hottest possible temperature. By regulation, hot tubs cannot go higher than 104 degrees. Turn it all the way up, you may feel uncomfortable at first, but your body will adjust and your body temperature will start to raise. This false fever will begin to help kill the virus that’s causing you much discomfort.
Use our powerful set of jets to your advantage. The flu tends to leave our bodies especially sore, muscles that have not bothered you before can be causing you much discomfort. Use Thermospas Total Control Therapy to focus the massaging jets on the areas that really need it. The more relaxed you feel, the easier it is for your body to kill a virus.
If you’re stuffed up, the hot tub can also help clear the nasal passage with the help of the warm steam. If you so please, use a small amount of Vicks under your nose. With the combination of Vicks and steam, your nasal passage should be able to clear. Keep a towel or handkerchief by the pool to blow your nose. This is another great way of helping rid the body of the virus. Don’t suck mucus back into your nose, make sure to get it out.
Last, if your hot tub is outside, make sure to have a warm robe and towel to cover the body immediately when you step out of your tub and quickly make it back to your home. You don’t want to cause more trouble by standing out in the cold soaking wet.
With the help of a hot tub, you can rid yourself of a cold or flu faster than ever. If you’re considering purchasing and installing a hot tub of your own, don’t hesitate to contact ThermoSpas for the best in hot tub guidance.
This content is not to be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional.
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