We live in a fast paced world where we barely slow down. How often do you take time out of your day to relax and unwind? Chances are you don't. If you are like the majority of people out there, you don't have enough hours in the day to get it all done. The pressures of our careers, family and our responsibilities can be overwhelming and can create a lot of stress.
Taking fifteen minutes out of your day to relax in a hot tub can do wonders for your mind, body and spirit. Here are some of the benefits of using a hot tub.
If you are prone to stress and anxiety you are aware that stress can cause our entire bodies to become tense. When we tense up our body in response to stress it can cause deep rooted aches and pains. The warm water and the pressure from the jets can penetrate your muscles and relieve the built up tension. When your body is relaxed your mind usually follows suit. Taking some quiet time in the hot tub can melt away your anxiety and make you feel more at peace.
- Relaxing in a hot tub can actually help to remove toxins from your body. Our body naturally releases toxins when we perspire. The increased temperatures allow your body to release these harmful toxins.
- Hot tubs improve your circulation! Keeping your body submerged in water helps make your circulatory system run more efficiently.
- When your body is immersed in the hot water, the blood vessels are able to open more widely, thus lowering your blood pressure.
Those who expierence insomnia or other sleep ailments can find their hot tub to be particulary helpful in the evening. A bedtime routine that creates a more serene environment can not only help you fall asleep faster, but can also help you to sleep more deeply. 
The temperature of the water and the pressure of the jets act as an exfoliating agent and help to remove dead skin cells.
Now that we've talked about all the wonderful benefits of using a hot tub, let's talk about how to pick the best hot tub for you.
The first thing that you should consider is where you would like to put your hot tub. Measure the area before you begin to look at the various shapes and designs to ensure that you have a space big enough to accommodate what you want.
Take a look online and see if you can find a few examples of styles that you like. Consider the shape, design, colors and lighting options. You will also want to think about how many people will be using your hot tub. While the hot tub may be advertised as a 6 person hot tub, it may only seat 4 people comfortably.
One of the most important things to consider are the jets. It isn't necessarily just the number of jets that is the most important. You want to consider the placement of the jets and the ability to adjust them. If you have 100 jets that are in all the wrong places and they aren't adjustable, you won't be happy with your purchase.
Take all of your research with you to your local spa dealer and it will help you to make a more informed decision.
Test it before you buy it!
It might seem strange, but before you sign on the dotted line you should give it a try. How do you know that you want that hot tub if you've never used it? Visit your local dealer and ask if you can schedule a time to try it out before you make your final decision.
Once you've purchased your hot tub, I highly recommend buying some aroma therapy to enhance your experience. It can make really make a huge difference!
I hope this helps you on your journey to purchase your dream hot tub! Happy Shopping!