If this is the year that you’re going to upgrade your backyard or deck with a hot tub or spa there are many ways you can make the most of the time you spend in it. At the end of a long day, there are few things in life more indulgent than slipping into the warm depths of your own hot tub. Regardless of whether you’re taking a long soak or only have time for a few minutes, here’s a few ways to make the most of your Michigan spa or hot tub:
- Even if you only have a few minutes to soak, take a few minutes before you get into the water to take a few calming breaths. Whether you’re sharing the hot tub with a friend or spouse or whether you’re soaking alone, set the scene for relaxation through the use of soothing music, scented candles and taking time to enjoy the scenery.
- To take the full benefit of your spa’s health benefits, take a shower before you get in. Rinse off the contaminants of the day, any perfumes, deodorants and hair products. The hot water of the spa, along with the jets, will work together to draw the toxins out of your body and slough off any dead skin cells. A soak in a hot tub imparts health benefits from ridding your body of impurities as well as relaxing away aching joints and muscles.
- Eating a light meal (or no meal) before a soak helps the heat of the water detoxify your system. Cut back on alcohol, caffeine, sugar and heavy foods before you spend time in the spa or hot tub. The combination of the heat and jets can lead to dehydration; adding alcohol to the mix can make that worse.
When it comes to having your Michigan swimming pool builder install a hot tub or spa in your backyard, whether on your deck or as a standalone next to your swimming pool, keep in mind that these items are an investment in entertainment, stress reliever, and your overall health.
The area of the country in which you live also has an impact on the enjoyment you get out of your hot tub. Many people find that when the temperatures drop and the snow is flying, a soak in a hot jet-filled hot tub or spa is just the remedy to take the chill out and relax tired, achy muscles. Work with your Michigan hot tub builder to find the perfect space for your relaxation oasis.