Stress, medical problems, and managing pain can all be problematic for many people, and finding an alternative method of relieving these things could involve installing a hot tub in your home. It might sound strange to some people, but the reality is, hot water can help with many ailments, and the bubbling hot tub can offer a place of refuge at the end of a hard day.
Considering a Hot Tub
If you are thinking about installing a hot tub in your home for pain relief of physical ailments, talk to your doctor or physical therapist about the benefits of hot water for your condition. In many cases, the hot water can help relax muscles, and sitting in the water reduces the gravity pulling on your body, offering relief to joints and other body parts.
The hot water in the tub can help in many cases, but for some people, the elevated temperature of the water may be too much for them to endure if they have a heart condition.
Discuss the idea with your doctor so they can look at the benefits and the possible downsides for the hot tub in your specific situation. If the doctor feels it is medically beneficial, they may even be able to help you get the insurance company to cover the cost of installing the hot tub by deeming it medically necessary for you.
Choosing the Hot Tub
There are a lot of different hot tubs of different sizes on the market. If you are using the tub medically, you probably only need a hot tub that will hold two people. You are not going to have a hot tub party in it, but it will be large enough to hold you and maybe a spouse or family member at the same time.
Talk with a hot tub shop about the options available and about where it will go in your home. You need the space for the tub, the support to hold the tub filled with water, and a couple of people.
The tub will create some humidity, so it needs to be where you can vent steam and water vapor out of the house when it is running. Many people install the hot tub outside to avoid the problems with the humidity in the house.
Have the hot tub contractor come out to your home and look at the best places to put the tub if you are not sure where it will work best. A large master bath is sometimes a great spot, or maybe on a porch or deck outside the master suite in your home. If privacy is important to you, you can put a wall around the hot tub if it is outside.