Suffering from cold and flu? Try getting in a hot tub!

Suffering from cold and flu? Try getting in a hot tub!

How Using Hot Tubs Can Help With Colds and Flu


At this time of year there are plenty of coughs and colds doing the rounds. Symptoms can range from sore throats, congestion and body aches to full on flu. A hot tub is not only a wonderful form of relaxation it can also help your body fight a cold or the flu and may even shorten the duration of your cold.

Hot Tubs Raise Your Body Temperature

There is some scientific evidence to suggest that raising your body temperature will help your body to fight germs, hence why we sometimes get a fever when we’re ill. So switch your spa hot tub up to hot –about 104 degrees Fahrenheit. In order to fight off a cold, the water in your hot tub needs to be hot enough to raise your body temperature to make you sweat. Remember, it can take a while for hot tubs to heat up, so set it up early on and check the temperature regularly.

Hot Tubs Relieve Aches and Pains

Body aches are a typical symptom of cold and flu. Hot tubs are renowned for relieving such aches and pains. The warm water helps to relax muscles and jet streams of a spa hot tub can provide more relief by massaging the muscles. In order to get the full benefit, try using the hot tub as often as you can when you have a cold. Try to keep your body elevated as this also helps.

Hot Tubs Help Reduce Stuffiness

If you’re suffering from congestion, soaking in a hot tub can help as the steam from the hot water helps to shrink swollen mucus membranes, helping you to breathe better. Many people find that adding some aromatherapy scents to a spa hot tub can also help.

Hot Tubs Can Help You Sleep

Sleep is essential to your recovery if you’re suffering from colds or flu, but this is easier said than done if you are suffering with aching limbs and an irritating cough. Hot tubs can help to make you feel relaxed and sleepy. They can additionally provide some relief to aching limbs and a stuffy nose which can help you to sleep better.

Other Points to Consider:

Ensure the water in your hot tub is kept clean. Check the chemicals in your spa hot tub are properly balanced because you don’t want to create a breeding ground for bacteria especially when you’re ill.

Stay hydrated when using a hot tub and especially when you’re unwell. Drink plenty of water before and after soaking in a hot tub.

Using a hot tub when you are suffering with a cold or flu is a great way to relax and relieve many symptoms. For any specific queries, contact a reputable dealer.