7 Health Benefits of our Private Wood Fired Hot Tubs
Stonehaven Eco Cabins and Farm is one of the many accommodations with a wood fired hot tub in the Western Cape. According to Inside Guide, Stonehaven is rated one of The 25 Best Hot Tub Getaways near Cape Town. People generally associate hot tubs with relaxation and even as a way to entertain guests. But hot tubs have many health benefits as well! Here are six health benefits you can get from spending time in our outdoor Kol Kol wood fired hot tub, according to Healthline.
01. Muscle relaxation
Hot water is exceptionally beneficial for relaxing and soothing tight, tense muscles. Perfect for those with aches and pains, a soak in the hot tub will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed. A hop into your private jacuzzi before a hike, cycle or kayak may also reduce the risk of injury because your muscles will be loose and flexible.
02. Calorie Burn
A small study completed in 2016 showed that participants could burn the same amount of calories as a 30-minute walk just by soaking in a hot tub for an hour. Of course, time in the tub cannot take the place of exercise, but it will help speed up your metabolism and it's a great place to relax while you wait for the food on the braai to be ready.
03. Improved Sleep
With your muscles less tense and the intense relaxation a wood fired hot tub session brings, it makes sense that it will be easy to drift off to a more peaceful sleep afterwards. Passive body heating has also been proven to treat insomnia in older adults, and hot baths promote a night of deeper and more restful sleep. Hydrotherapy has also been concluded to help improve sleep quality for people with fibromyalgia, a disorder characterised by widespread muscular pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep and mood issues.
04. Stress relief
A getaway at Stonehaven is incredible for escaping the day-to-day stress of work, studies and city life. Relieving stress is time in nature and daily dips in your private wood fired Kol Kol hot tub! The soothing effect of warm water with the sounds, smells and sights of the Fynbos nature scapes may help ease physical, emotional and mental stress. Aromatherapy might even boost this stress-relieving effect by adding a few drops of lavender oil to your hot tub.
05. Pain relief
As mentioned above, the warm water heated by a wood fire may relieve some pain by relaxing tense joints and tendons. Especially those with arthritis will find the heat and massaging action of a hot tub may help ease the inflammation and stiffness that cause pain. In addition, spending time in water helps take some weight off your joints, supporting your body and improving your range of motion.
06. Improved cardiovascular health
According to a study performed in 2016, hot water immersion has powerful effects on blood pressure and vascular function. Relaxing in our private hot tubs can raise your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. The study suggested that passive heat therapy can reduce cardiovascular risk and mortality, especially in people with limited exercise abilities. In addition, sitting in hot water for up to 10 minutes will help lower blood pressure and can be highly beneficial to those with treated high blood pressure.
07. Improved insulin sensitivity
Regular thermal therapy may improve a person's insulin sensitivity, such as spending time in a hot sauna or bath. It may also help manage diabetes and even benefit those with obesity.
Visit our accommodation with Wood fired hot tubs in the Western Cape
Besides the physical health benefits, unwinding in our Kol Kol wood fired hot tubs in the privacy of your eco cabin garden, surrounded by nature, will also have emotional and mental health benefits! Stonehaven is home to three Eco Cabins in the Hemel en Aarde, Western Cape, each accommodation has its very own private wood fired hot tub for you to enjoy for the duration of you stay. We can't wait to welcome you to our luxury eco-cabin farm; book your stay at Stonehaven online now.