Hot water has been used for centuries to help people them feel better, relieve pain, and get rid of stress. They are the perfect place to relax in hot water, and spending time in spa is the ultimate way to decompress and relieve aches and pains.
If you suffer from any health issues, especially heart problems, consult your doctor before using a spa. Your doctor may recommend relaxing at a lower temperature. It’s also important to stay hydrated, so keep a bottle of water nearby.
Learning the ideal water temperature for you can ensure that you are getting the most out of your spa. Spa water temperatures range anywhere from 32-40 degrees Celsius. Never exceed 40 degrees celsius in your hot tub. Temperatures exceeding 42 degrees celsius can potentially lead to heat stroke.
Below are some guidelines on setting your spa or swim spa temperature.
Babies should not be taken into in hot spas. Baby bodies can heat to unsafe temperatures, and they can’t communicate their discomfort.
If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using a spa. Limit the amount of time you spend in the hot water, and never exceed a temperature of 40 degrees celsius.
In the colder winter months, your spa can become a wonderfully warm and relaxing experience in your own backyard. Remember to never exceed a temperature of 40 degrees celsius, and drink plenty of water before and after your spa session.
In the warmer months, keeping your spa temperature below 32 degrees can be refreshing and relaxing, as the slightly warm water will refresh you while making you feel relaxed.
Kids never stop moving, so make sure the water is not so warm they overheat. During longer spa sessions it's recommended to have children sit in the cool down seats which aren’t as deep in the water.
Older adults who suffer from health issues, particularly heart problems, should consult a doctor before using a hot water spa. A doctor may recommend relaxing in your spa with a lower temperature. It’s also important to stay hydrated, drinking water before, during and after your spa session.
Keep in mind that your age and health can also change the safe temperature zone. And if you suffer from any health issues, especially heart problems, consult your doctor before using a spa.
Don't forget to ease yourself out of your spa after longer spa sessions. Your body has been in a deep state of tranquility, so mind your motor skills when getting out.