Work Hard Relax Harder

Recover faster and feel better at the same time!

Sitting in a hot tub can feel like the ultimate bliss, so it’s no wonder people assume a hot tub soak is beneficial to their athletic training. While a spa soak can certainly provide positive results, it’s all about timing.

Training Benefit

Loosens and relaxes muscles

Increases Circulation

Increases Recovery


Slipping into a hot tub for a soak before your workout can help prep your body for exercise. The hot water loosens and relaxes your muscles, so they’re not stiff when you hit the gym. Soaking beforehand can also increase blood flow and circulation. However, sitting in a spa can dehydrate you, so remember to drink plenty of water before beginning your workout, and don’t forget to stretch.


Hitting the hot tub immediately after your workout is not recommended because your muscles are inflamed and you’re already dehydrated. To receive the most benefit from a post-workout soak, wait between 24 and 48 hours after exercising before hopping in the spa.

At this time, when you soak the hot water will increase blood flow to your muscles, which helps with repairing them. By this point, you can fully indulge in your spa and revel in the serenity. Sit back and relax; you deserve it after your strenuous workout!