Are you fed up with cold weather and grey skies? It’s not the most exciting time of the year, and many of us are feeling the winter blues.

No wonder we’re all gazing at holiday brochures and wondering if we can afford to get away from it all. But there’s a way you can bring relaxation and warmth into your own home on a permanent basis.

Why not have a hot tub installed in your home or garden? It can be used all year round to bring some luxurious pampering into your life.

chroma therapy lighting blueSoak away your stress

Sinking into the warm water of a hot tub can melt away stress and headaches. The heat and buoyancy of the water work wonders to relieve tension.

Just 10 minutes of relaxing in warm water can help you to switch off from your working worries or family hassles. When you get out, you’ll feel rejuvenated enough to deal with all that life throws at you.

And it’s not just your mind that’s energised. The warm water will relax your muscles, helping your body to recover from exercise and other physical activities.

Exercise in the water

Not only can a hot tub help your body recover from exercise, it’s also beneficial to do some simple exercises in the water.

This can be particularly effective for your shoulders and neck. Simply rotating your shoulders in a circular motion and working your neck from one side to the other can improve the fluidity of your movements.

Ease those aching joints

Suffering from aching joints? The heat of a hot tub will increase your blood flow to accelerate healing while the buoyancy eases pressure on your joints and muscles.

In addition, hot tub jets can increase the effect of therapeutic massage and stimulate the release of endorphins, which act as natural painkillers. This method is known as hydrotherapy and its popular with physiotherapists because of its remarkable healing properties. It can relieve muscle and joint tension and help reduce long-term pain.

The Arthritis Research Campaign has suggested that soaking in a hot tub is an excellent way to apply heat to arthritic joints.  

Improve your quality of sleep

Many of us struggle with emotional issues, and these can lead to anxiety and depression. As a consequence, we can develop poor sleeping patterns, which exacerbate the problem.

By allowing yourself time to relax in a warm, comforting environment, you can begin to calm your mind. In turn, this enables you to fall asleep more easily and enjoy a deeper, more relaxed sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.

And to feel even more relaxed, try adding some aromatherapy products, choosing a fragrance to help you sleep or a scent that will lift your spirits.

Enjoy fun family time

Are you and your kids always looking at your phone, tablet or iPad? The beauty of a hot tub is that it’s a technology-free zone. And the warm water is enticing enough to lure even the most techno-addicted member of your family away from the screen for a short time.

A hot tub is an ideal way to introduce some fun family time into the day. Escape from the household routine and the silly squabbles and share some time soaking and splashing in your own tub.

Are you considering buying a hot tub?

At HGS, we favour genuine hand-crafted American-built hot tubs, renowned for their exceptional quality and low maintenance costs. We combine this with expert installation and service to ensure you have the hot tub and spa setting that’s right for you.

Our ‘Bases and Shelters by Design Service’ lets you choose a fully customised hot tub base, spa housing and spa shelter or canopy - so you can enjoy your tub, whatever the weather.

We offer guidance on any aspect of buying or installing a hot tub – and we can design and build a shelter that’s perfect for you.

If you’d like further advice, contact Peter on 07749 863650 or visit www.hgs-hottubs.co.uk