Although all of us come from different paths in life, there are quite a few experiences that we all have in common. It is safe to say that all of us have felt exhausted and stressed out, especially after a hard day of work, intense physical activity such as sports, exercising, helping a neighbour move in, or simply after a long day of running after the kids. If any of these activities are a regular part of your life, you surely find yourself wishing for a moment of rejuvenation in the comfort and intimacy of your home.
And let’s not forget it’s not only physical activity that can tire you out. Even the “passive” mental activities like sitting in an office all day, working on a college degree or writing a novel can be just as exhausting and stressful, and a sign that we need to prioritise balance and self-care in our lives.
So, what’s the best way to relax when stress and exhaustion overwhelm us? When a busy day gets the best of me, I for one wish for the serene feeling I get when the waves of the ocean surround my whole body. And I’m sure I’m not the only one. Just like stress and exhaustion are reactions we all have in life, so is the feeling of calm we get when we’re around water.
The Majestic Benefits of Water (Other Than Drinking It)
Humans have a literal biological response to water – a flood of neurochemicals in the brain that can increase blood flow and induce relaxation, therefore, uplifting our mood and making us happier. Studies have shown that sometimes even the sound or a painting of water will do it. Now isn’t that amazing?
That’s said, it’s common practice for doctors to prescribe a course of hydrotherapy as a treatment program for our physical and mental well-being. Exercising in water is great for people with sensitivities and injuries because the buoyancy of water provides extra support for your muscles and joints. This allows you to work out harder while putting less pressure on your body.
However, the benefits of aquatic therapy extend beyond just a couple of weeks of exercise for a specific injury. When used in the long run, it can help relieve muscle and joint pain, treat spinal cord injury, prevent headaches, improve poor blood circulation and melt stress and anxiety away for good. A warm bath can also benefit your lung capacity and oxygen intake (of course, be aware that if pregnant or with some other kind of health condition like high blood pressure, a hot bath may not be suitable).
But before you drift away and imagine yourself at a spa centre or begin daydreaming about your next summer holiday, I’d like to suggest giving your dream vacation a try at home with the help of a hot tub. And why not? Life is too short not to jump (or gently step) into a hot tub which you can conveniently get from an online store that sells spas Australia wide.
The great thing about having a hot tub at home is that you can use it as often as you’d want. No need to make spa appointments, and no need to take time off work – just take off your clothes and submerge yourself in the warm water whenever you feel like it.
Prolonged exposure to constant stress without efforts for any cutback can be truly damaging to the quality of your life and having a swim spa in the home is a great investment for those interested in improving their vitality. A daily or even weekly ritual of a little self-love can go a long way for your and your loved ones’ health.
Choosing Your Very Own Private Home Spa
Now that you are definitely onboard about the bath therapy you’re deserving of, I’m here to assist you with the choice that will suit your needs best.
Different Types of At-Home Spa Features
There are hot tubs geared towards different needs such as exercise, relaxation or physical therapy. If you can’t make up your mind about what you need, you can simply get a swim spa that combines hydrotherapy, swimming and massage, effectively satisfying both your exercise and relaxation needs.
If you’re struggling with space, the smart thing to do is choose the most compact one. And to do so, you will not only need to consider the dimensions of the tub but also the shape because round and square hot tubs are suitable for different layouts and take up a different amount of space.
Also, when deciding on size and shape, don’t forget to consider how many people the hot tub can comfortably fit. Need the extra space for family and friends? Sure! You will be happy to see that there’s a range of large spas Australia wide that are suitable for 8 people and over while still delivering that ultra hydro massage experience for all members of the party.
Make sure to check out the flow rate (gallons per minute – GPM) and optimum pressure, which is what makes hydrotherapy available on different levels matching your needs and wants.
The Details in Your Spa Experience
As with every other house project, taking care of the little details is just as relevant. Water depth, seat arrangement, placement of massagers, drinks cooler or not are all extras to be considered when looking at spas for sale online. How about underwater lights in different colours to fit your mood? Maybe get yourself a waterproof speaker, a couple of natural-smelling candles, drops of essential oils, a neck pillow, etc. This is the part where it’s all about what you like best, and my suggestion is that you set your ambience before you are done with your activities for the day. That way, when you’re ready to wind down you don’t have to worry about looking for the remote to turn up your music and your essential oils will be a touch away from soothing your senses.