Immersing yourself in a Spa or Hot Tub is a pleasure, one of the best ways to relax after a hard day at work or in our free time, its warm waters and hydrotherapy jets provide benefits for our health, but as with the saunas, we must control the times, otherwise, the experience can become risky, but how long can I stay in a spa?
Although many people do not think about it, the owners of a spa or those who spend their vacations on cruises, spas or hotels with spa have the possibility of spending as much time as they want, so if they come to ask this question, Is it dangerous to spend a lot of time in the Spa or Hot Tub?
There are no strict rules as with saunas, however, there are some factors that can help us determine how much time we can spend in the spa. For example, if the outside temperature is very hot, your body will have problems with cooling, but if the temperatures outside are low, we can expose ourselves to hypothermia when leaving.
Pregnant women and people with heart problems should use spas sparingly, consult your doctor if in doubt. In general, it may be a good idea to adjust the temperature of the water to that of our body so as not to suffer heat strokes and be able to enjoy more time.
Health risks when using a Spa or Hot Tub
The main risks to our health from staying in the spa for a long time are:
- Dizziness, we can experience this even in the bathtub at home, after a long time in the water when leaving we feel dizzy and this loss of orientation can lead to nausea, slips or falls.
- Burns on the skin, the temperature does not need to be too high, simply if we spend too much time in the spa our skin can become red and even suffer minor burns similar to a sunburn.
- Heatstroke or hyperthermia, the spa water may be above our normal body temperature, if we immerse ourselves up to the neck for a long time or the body is not able to maintain its temperature we can suffer from heatstroke and fainting, and in the worst case we can drown. If none of this happens, and the outside temperature is very low, when leaving we can suffer hypothermia due to the temperature difference.
- Drop-in blood pressure, again the water temperature is the cause of the dilation of blood vessels, this reduces blood pressure and forces the heart to work harder to maintain adequate pressure. If you have heart problems it is best to consult your doctor.
Enjoying the warm water and the bubbles is great, but we must be aware that the excesses are not good, in principle we can set for example a maximum of half an hour, and even up to an hour depending on the outside temperature, avoiding being all the time. time submerged up to the neck, better dive to chest height to facilitate the body regulate its temperature.