If you’ve been frequenting a health club, no doubt you’ve had a chance to sample all the amenities. Things like hot tubs and saunas can be some of the most relaxing experiences imaginable. It was only a matter of time before you wanted one for yourself. Not content with visiting a health club every time you want to use one, you have decided to take a big step and install one in your home. Do you know which one would suit you best?
You might already have a favorite. Or maybe you don’t know what one is right for you. After all, it’s a big commitment to shell out all that money, and you don’t want to feel like you’ve made a mistake after it’s too late. Let’s go through a list of all your available options, and you can hopefully use the information to help make your final decision before you head out to the store to spend your hard earned cash.
Bubble it up in a hot tub
Who wouldn’t like a hot tub in the garden? They’re great for coming home after a long day at work and jumping in for a little relaxation. The obvious advantage of hot tubs is the jet stream which creates bubbles. You wouldn’t use one if it didn’t have it. You’d just jump in the bath.
Hot tubs won’t do anything for your skin. You’re still going to be sitting in a pool full of chemicals, much like a swimming pool. A shower down afterwards is a must. What it does do superbly is help your muscles recover because you are actually submerged in water. Something the next two can’t compete with.
Can you feel the heat
It’s easy to install a sauna in your garden. You can actually buy sauna kits and put them together yourself, or just do what most normal people do and have them built by a professional. Set one up anywhere in your garden because they don’t take up much room. They are the same size as a decent garden hutch in your back yard.
Maybe you’re the kind of person who likes the dry heat. They can sometimes reach over 200-degrees. Certainly not something to be sniffed at. If you don’t feel comfortable sitting inside a sauna there’s no point in having one built, even if all the Swedish people are doing it. Make sure you’ve tried one out before you buy.
Sweat it out
A steam room is almost exactly like a sauna in the way it’s built. The difference between the two is the way they work. Whereas the sauna gives off a dry heat, the steam room turns the water into vapor and it feels very humid. Almost like you’re walking about in a warm rain storm. Many people actually prefer steam rooms to saunas.
It has something to do with the fact you’re much more comfortable over prolonged periods. It’s not easy inhaling dry heat when it’s very hot. Steam rooms are still very good for your skin, and because you sweat so much it releases bad toxins from your body. It makes you feel great. Which one do you like the sound of?
The above guest post is written by home improvement blogger Audrey Fleming. She is part of the team at Arctic Spas, providers of premium hot tubs, Gazebos and other home spa elements.