This article reflected the thoughts my wife and I have had regarding our swim spa. We are slightly short of Senior status (she is much shorter than I am) – I’m SO close! We have been impressed with how the swim spa helps ease the pain of aching muscles and joints, how it helps energize and how it helps one sleep. We feel that the gentle low impact exercise provided by the swim spa will help us avoid costly and painful surgery (such as knee or rotator cuff surgery) and thus pay for itself.
Specifically, the article outlines five benefits of a hot bath for Seniors and gives bathing safety tips.
Regarding hot tubs (or swim spas) the author says:
“while hot baths are beneficial overall, it is important to note that soaking in a hot water bath raises a person’s heart rate. For those individuals with cardiovascular concerns, it is best to check with one’s doctor first about using a hot soak for lowering blood pressure and alleviating other ailments.”