beating the winter blues - look to beachcomber hot tubs!
We can officially say that winter has arrived in Edmonton. And as we know all too well, winter can take a toll on our mental state - especially in Northern Alberta. Months of never ending cold, snow, darkness and the indoors. Most of us look to vacations and sunny retreats for our deliberate escape from this seemingly ceaseless season.
But at Beachcomber, we've found another way to beat the winter blues - buying a Beachcomber hot tub!
Year after year you can have a winter retreat and a place to unwind after a long day, or to simply relax and let your body heal on a blustery Saturday afternoon. There are endless benefits to owning a hot tub, both physical and mental.
soaking in a hot tub for 15 - 30 minutes a day can benefit you in the following ways:
1) Relief from physical symptoms
Whether your ailment is post-workout muscle soreness or advanced arthritis, physical pain will undermine your mental energy. While your body is healing within the warmth of your hot tub, your mind will be freed from thoughts of pain. Use this opportunity to practice letting go of other mentally draining thoughts, such as work worries or routine responsibilities, and just focus on indulging in the solitude of your backyard oasis.
2) Balance in hormones
Studies have shown that soaking in hot water results in a combination of increased blood flow and relaxed breathing, which in turn causes an increase in levels of “happy” hormones like serotonin and dopamine, and a decrease in “stress” hormones like cortisol and epinephrine. This balance in hormones can help to treat the emotional and physical symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.
3) Deeper sleep
The heat of hot tub water naturally raises your core body temperature. As you exit, your body temperature will enter a cooling period. This process mimics the pattern of body temperature changes before and during sleep, which ultimately helps you achieve a deeper sleep. And improved sleep is one of the best weapons you can have to combat stress on an ongoing basis.
4) Meditation opportunities
If you’ve ever wished you could master clearing your mind and achieving perfect serenity, your hot tub is the perfect place to practice meditation. You can use aromatherapy candles (in soothing scents of lavender or vanilla), and play calming nature sounds to help distract you from racing thoughts. Practice taking slow deep belly breaths as you focus on the warm water enveloping your body, and the strains of the music, if you choose to use it. Begin with a goal of 4-5 minutes of consistent focus, and slowly work your way up to sessions of 15 minutes. Eventually, you’ll be able to harness the calmness and clarity that you can achieve here and call upon it to better manage your routine daily stressors.
Mental Clarity In A Hot Tub
While stress is unavoidable, what many of us don’t realize is it also inhibits circulations and leads to heightened blood pressure. When we are overly stressed, our hearts work harder and digestion slows down. Nearly every process in the body is negatively affected. Research has even shown that up to 80% of disease is stress related.
The jets in a Beachcomber Hot Tub are specifically designed to pinpoint major pressure points throughout the body to better stimulate the flow of blood and speed of the body’s processes. This boost in circulation will help your mind and body enter into a state of calmness, and has been clinically shown to reduce anxiety and stress.
"LIFE IS BETTER IN A BEACHCOMBER"