Winter is such a great time for using your spa or hot tub. Hopping into the steaming hot water after a bracing dash through the cold winter air is a pleasurable experience. During winter you can have your water temperature up at 39 or 40 degrees resulting in a relaxing, deep and warming soak. The name ‘spa’ is actually an acronym for ‘solus par aqua’ that can be literally translated as health or healing through water. Water as a healing source has been used at least since Hippocrates recommended them 2500 years ago, but what is it exactly that about soaking in water that is beneficial?
Soaking in water can aid in stress relief due to the warm temperatures and the ambience of a moving body of water relaxing the mind and the central nervous system. The hot water also increases circulation, which relaxes muscles and can lower blood pressure through the dilation of blood vessels that occurs. Increasing your body temperature can also help with insomnia by raising the body’s core temperature, which then drops quickly after the spa leaving you lovely and sleepy. Be sure to limit a hot soak to no longer than 15 minutes. Adding Epsom salts to the spa water will also increase the benefit of your hot spa by allowing you body to absorb the free magnesium ions in the water further helping you to relax.
When soaking in a hot spa the last thing you want is to be soaking in harsh spa chemicals. With the Clear Choice system, there are absolutely no harsh spa chemicals like chlorine and bromine to potentially irritate your skin. Clear Choice uses naturally occurring enzymes to break down organic waste so that it can oxidise readily leaving only CO2, water and simple salts.
Why not try out our range of spa crystals to enhance your winter soak? We have four varieties of Spazazz spa crystals with essential oil blends to help you relax, unwind and soothe aching muscles and joints. A soak in a hot tub or spa is good for the mind, body and spirit. Once you have had a hot soak in a Clear Choice spa in winter you will never go back to spa chemicals again!
Ebner, K. (2005, December 14). Health and Healing Through Water. University of Oregon, Dept. of Architecture, Portland Program. Retrieved from https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1794/1916/ARM_Ebner.pdf?sequence=1