How Can a Spa Help Promote a Healthy Immune System?

31 January, 2023

Owning a spa is an exciting and luxurious experience, one that many Australians aspire to. There are few things better for making the most out of a warm summer day than taking a dip in a spa and letting the massage jets take away your stress. They’re great for relaxing solo or catching up with friends and family. One of the many benefits of owning a spa is that it can also promote a healthy immune system.

Sapphire Spas is a leading manufacturer of Australian Made spa pools and swim spas. We are proudly Family Owned and Operated, an Australian Owned business that employs some of Australia’s best craftspeople to serve the Australian market. We offer a range of luxury above-ground spas backed up by our Lifecare Commitment and the best warranty in the business. Our spas are designed and built to the highest standards, ensuring that your spa experience is not only luxurious but also promotes a healthy immune system.

The Health Benefits of Spa Ownership

There are many reasons to invest in a spa pool or swim spa for your family, from relaxation to exercise recovery, socialising and more. Spas are a dynamic element of home and lifestyle design that will quickly find their way into every area of your life. But did you know that spas aren’t just great for enjoyment? They have many real and tangible health benefits too! Among these benefits are stress reduction and a strengthened immune system. Let’s look at some of the ways that a spa can benefit your immune system and overall health:

Increased Circulation

One of the main ways that a spa can promote a healthy immune system is by increasing your circulation. The warm water of a spa raises the body’s temperature, which causes the blood vessels to dilate. This increases the flow of blood throughout the body, which in turn helps to boost the immune system. The massage jets in a spa also help to increase circulation by promoting blood flow to the muscles, which can help to reduce inflammation and improve overall health. This is one of the key reasons why spas are so popular for exercise recovery.

Improved Sleep

We all know that sleep is critical for maintaining our health and energy levels. Using a spa is a great way to promote better sleep which is essential for a healthy immune system. Cortisol disrupts the brain’s ability to enter a sleep state. The warm water and massage jets help to relax the body and mind, reducing felt stress and making it easier to fall asleep. The heat of the spa can also help to promote the release of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep. A good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy immune system as it allows the body to repair and rejuvenate itself. 

Increase White Blood Cell Count

A lesser-known benefit of regular spa use is the ability of spas to help increase your white blood cell count. White blood cells are a critical part of the immune response, they are the soldiers of your body’s defences, and regular spa use can promote a healthy immune system by increasing the production of white blood cells. White blood cells, also known as leukocytes, are the body’s first line of defence against infections and illnesses. The heat and massage jets of a spa can help to increase the production of white blood cells, which can help to boost the immune system and promote overall health and wellness.

Reduced Stress

It goes without saying that spas are relaxing and enjoyable, reducing felt stress and providing many superficial benefits. But beyond the obvious benefits,reducing stress is also crucial for boosting immune response and health. Stress is known to suppress the immune system, making it more difficult for the body to fight off infections. The warm water of a spa and massage jets can help to relax the body and mind, reducing stress and promoting overall wellness.


Spas can also be great for hydration, which is another essential aspect of promoting a healthy immune system. Regularly immersing yourself in the warm water of a spa can help to hydrate the body, which is critical for overall health and well-being. Spas can also cause an increase in sweating, which helps to flush out toxins from the body. It’s important to note that skin hydration is very different from fluid hydration, so drinking plenty of water before, during and after your spa sessions is critical to being properly hydrated and maintaining a healthy immune system.

Fluidscent Aromatherapy

Another way a spa from Saphire Spas can promote a healthy immune system is by using essential oils. Sapphire Spas offers an aromatherapy system called ‘Fluidscent’, which infuses essential oils into the air stream of the spa. Essential oils such as eucalyptus, peppermint, and tea tree oil can help clear congestion, relieve stress and improve overall respiratory function. The steam from the spa also helps to open up the airways and make breathing easier, making it easier for the essential oils to reach the lungs and sinuses.

Spas Literally Make You Happier

Finally, have you ever wondered if the great feeling you have after using a spa is ‘real’ or just ‘in your head’? Well, spa use has been shown to increase the production of endorphins. Endorphins are known as the “feel-good” hormones and can help promote feelings of happiness and well-being. Besides feeling great, endorphins are also positively linked to reducing felt stress, and this is, in turn, linked to immune function. Sospas can literally make you happier and healthier!



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Maintaining a Healthy Spa

Obviously, if you want your spa to make you healthier, your spa needs to be a healthy environment. While spas are safe and modern spas require minimal upkeep, there are some things you need to do to keep your spa healthy and safe. Regular maintenance will help to keep your spa working better for longer and prevent it from building up any contaminants that could be detrimental to your immune health.

Regularly cleaning and maintaining your spa is essential for maintaining a healthy immune system. In addition, properly maintaining your spa will help to keep the water clean and free of harmful bacteria and other contaminants. This includes regular testing and adjusting the pH levels of the water, as well as adding the appropriate chemicals to keep the water clean and safe for use. In addition, ensure your spa filters are cleaned and replaced according to their correct schedules and change your spa water at least once every 12 months or as directed by your spa supplier or owner’s manual.

Final thoughts on promoting a healthy immune system

Owning a spa can promote a healthy immune system in multiple ways. From the use of essential oils to increased circulation and stress reduction to hydration and white blood cell production, a spa can provide numerous benefits for overall wellness. At Sapphire Spas, we understand the importance of investing in your health and well-being. That’s why we offer a range of luxury above-ground spas designed and built to the highest standards. In addition, our spas come equipped with features such as Fluidscent aromatherapy and energy-efficient water heaters, ensuring that your spa experience is not only luxurious but also promotes a healthy immune system.

If you’re considering investing in a spa, visit one of our 70 locations across Australia and New Zealand or talk to one of our experienced dealers to find the perfect spa for you. With our industry-leading warranty, you can be confident that your investment in a Sapphire Spa is not only a luxurious addition to your home but also an investment in your health and well-being.