Can a Hot Tub Help You Detox Your Body?

Bathing is so deeply intertwined in our everyday lives that we sometimes forget the added benefits a hot bath can offer in addition to the intrinsic value of cleaning. When we think about enjoying ourselves in hot tubs, we would unanimously think that it’s a great way to relax and wash away our physical strains, or a great social way to relax with your friends. What we don’t realize is that while helping us relax, hot tubs are also helping us detoxify and rejuvenate our bodies.

What is detoxification, and why is it so important? Detoxification is the process of removing poisons or toxins from our bodies. It is especially important in today’s world as we are constantly exposed to and bombarded with harmful poisons and toxins through carbon emissions, processed foods, and more. To help boost our metabolism and immune systems, we need to periodically cleanse our bodies to become healthier, and defend ourselves from diseases. There are many ways to detox. One popular trend is juicing, which takes a huge effort to not eat for a period of time and only rely on juices for energy. Bathing in a hot tub, on the other hand, is simple and relaxing, requires almost no effort, and provides great detoxifying benefits.

To prepare for a complete detox and renewal of your body and spirit, first clean your hot tub with natural products. If there are leftover residue of chemicals, then the detoxing effects will deteriorate drastically. After cleaning, we need to exfoliate our skin using loofa or a coarse washcloth to remove dead skin and allow our pores to breathe. As we step inside the hot tub, the warm water will stimulate sweating, which will flush away the harmful toxins in our bodies. You may not realize it, but we do actually sweat while immersed in water! So, keep yourself hydrated with water to replenish your bodily fluids as you sweat. For the detoxification process to work to its best potential, stay in the bath for at least 10-15 minutes. You can also exfoliate again after the hot tub bath by taking a shower immediately after you get out, and scrubbing your skin with a washcloth.

According to Dr. Susanne Bennett, a natural allergy doctor, the detoxification process from a hot tub will start from your internal organs and “[induce] lymphatic flow, improving circulation, calming inflammation and encouraging sweating” and exit your body through the pores on your skin. Toxins are actually one of the leading factors that cause numerous diseases. Since our skin is the first line of defense, we should take good care of skin, on the inside and out. Another huge bonus that comes along with detoxification can also be weight loss.

At Seaway Pools & Hot Tubs, we strive to provide you with the most comfort you can find in a hot tub. We can help you select the hot tub that fits your needs and budget best. The relaxation that comes with a hot tub, along with its detoxifying effects, are perfect benefits to enjoy when you come back home from a long day of work. Feel free to give us a call to book an appointment with one of our hot tub experts at (905) 294-8030, or call our toll free number 1 (888) 494-8030. You can also email us at

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