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Ask Dr Hilary - Stress

Hot Tubs are the best way to provide the full benefits of hydrotherapy in the home environment. Stress is one of the most common problems faced by adults in the UK today and a hot tub could just be the thing to help rmove that stress from the home. Click the video below to let Dr Hilary explain the benefits of hot tubs in relation to stress.

Dr Hilary on hot tubs and stress!

Hi I'm Dr Hilary Jones and I's like to talk to you about considering using a hot tub if you're feeling the effects of stress.

Now stress is all around us in today's ultra fast, crazy world isn't it. You can't get away from it. And most of us can't really relax at all. The nearest we come to it is slumping on a sofa in front of a TV with a glass of wine. Working in the industry myself I know that some TV programs can make us even more stressed sometimes.

Stress is a strange thing to measure isn't it. The consequences creep up on us and can be things like high blood pressure leading to heart attacks and strokes. It an affect our skin causing psoriasis or eczema. It can give us irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive problems. It raises our cholesterol. It can make us comfort eat. It has all sorts of physical and mental repercussions.

So what can we do about stress? Hot Tub hydrotherapy is brilliant in enabling your body to release endorphins. Those naturally occurring happy hormones that leave you feeling content and calm. Its also a great environment for distancing yourself from the trappings of the stress all around you. There are plenty of sensory cues, the water, the bubbles and the massage which leave you feeling truly and deeply relaxed.

Research shows that just 20 minutes use of your hot tub can confer a whole host of mental and physical benefits. You can actually measure the stress reducing effect of using a hot tub. Your blood pressure comes down, your pulse rate falls. You feel mentally happy. So all those stress related conditions - of which there are hundreds - are much more likely to disappear.