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Getting the Most out of Your Spa Bath This Winter

Are you dreaming of installing a spa bath at home? Summer is finally over. The pool has closed and the beaches are empty, but that does not mean that you have to put your swimsuit away. A tradition used in many cultures since Roman times, spa baths are so much more than just a luxurious accessory for lounging with a drink or impressing a romantic partner. Spa baths are a huge investment in health and wellbeing. While many people enjoy using their spa bath during the summer months, nothing beats soaking in a hot spa bath during the cold months of winter.

Why is Winter One of the Best Times to Enjoy Your Spa Bath?

While South African summers are super hot, South African winters are freezing, which is why many want nothing more than to climb into a fleece onesie and curl up in front of a fire. But why curl up in front a fire, when you can soak in a hot bath and reap the many benefits. A season where many get the most pleasure from their spa baths, using a spa bath during the cold months of winter can improve your health, your temperament, your fitness levels, and your overall quality of life. While the constant flow of water creates negative ions, the sensation of the whirling hot water is a great way to relax and de-stress.

We all feel aches and pains more when the weather is cold, and a good long soak in your spa bath will not only ease away the pains and strains, but it will also ease away the winter blues. You can use your spa bath for throwing winter Jacuzzi parties with your friends, reinvigorating your relationship, fighting off the flu, healing tired and sore muscles, and helping you sweat out some of the toxins you have acquired over the summer months. With all of these benefits, it’s no wonder why spa baths have become so popular in South Africa.

A spa bath provides one of the most relaxing ways to de-stress after a hectic day at the office, and a great way to prevent stiffness after a hard workout. The luxury of being massaged by water as you relax in your spa bath is the envy of every homeowner, especially during the winter months. Yes, a dip in a spa bath on a cold and rainy night is an invigorating experience. But don’t just jump right in! Here are a few tips to keep in mind when enjoying your spa bath during the winter months:

Indulge in aromatherapy oils and fragrances – add to the level of relaxation by adding healing aromatherapy oils and aromas to the water.

Fend off the flu – should you feel a cough or a runny nose coming on, use your spa bath as a way to sweat out the toxins and get some cool air in your lungs.

Hydrate – drink plenty of water and try to avoid alcohol, as it will only increase the risk of dehydration.

Lotion up – the winter months can be tough on the skin, especially when soaking in hot water. To avoid dry skin, apply a thin layer of lotion before and after your soak.

Maintain a set temperature – most people think that they can save money by raising or lowering the temperature of the water. Interestingly, this is not true. In fact, you will save by maintaining a set temperature.

Neck pillows – maximise your level of comfort with neck pillows.

Wear a beanie – a hat can help you keep your hair dry and keep the heat from escaping through the top of your head.

With showrooms in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town, we can service the whole of South Africa. Our jetted portable and built-in baths can be found in a wide range of sizes, designs, and materials, including acrylic, enamelled cast iron, gel-coated fibreglass, genuine marble, and onyx and granite. Whether you want a spa bath for relaxation, entertainment, exercise, healing or for other therapeutic reasons, we have one of the largest selections of spa baths in South Africa. To get one installed this winter, chat to us today.