How to hot tub safely in the winter
There are great benefits to soaking in a wood burning hot tub in cold seasons, such as stress relief, a boosted immune system, the soothing of sore muscles and aching joints, socialising, and more.
But you must also be wary of getting cold, overheating, dehydration, and accidents on slippery paths. Each problem has a preventive solution, and we’ll discuss these today so that you could enjoy your Gardenvity wood fired hot tub safely.
Life-enhancing benefits of wooden hot tubs in cold seasons
For some, visualising a hot tub steaming in the cold plays a role in looking forward to the arrival of winter. It’s almost unbelievable how one addition to a back garden, your own spa, can allure family members and friends to visit more. We’ll never get tired of bringing up the social benefits of owning a wood burning hot tub because its relationships that matter the most.
Hot tubbing in cold seasons brings numerous health benefits. Lower temperatures slow our bodies down. The warm, jet-infused environment that wood burning hot tubs create will strengthen the immune system naturally. Warming the body and increasing the blood flow balances the white blood cell count.
Hydrotherapy causes ‘fake fever’ that can combat pathogens and infections. This trusted and pleasant preventive measure can help children, the elderly, and anyone else to be ready to fight that unwanted part of winter.
Also, hydrotherapy relieves stress and improves sleep patterns. During the winter months, short days, the Christmas rush, and other pressures can take their toll on your body and mind. Firing the heater on your wood burning hot tub, preparing to meet loved ones, and then indulging in the joy of warm water caressing your skin can take your thoughts away from daily worries. Relax, slowly inhale, and try to feel every inch of your body as you exhale. Repeat many times mindfully, and witness how you become more present.
Have you ever tried exercising in water? Gardenvity wood fired hot tubs are the perfect place to get your muscles moving in a warm and soothing environment. The only limit is your creativity when it comes to how you use the buoyancy of the water to gain benefits such as improved toning or better weight management. Regardless of whether your movements are slow or more energetic, they will have a positive effect on your overall health.
As responsible adults, it is always important to act with caution when using your hot tub (especially when exercising in cold and slippery conditions). To ensure that you not only remain fit and healthy, but have only the best memories and experiences that come with using an open-air wood burning hot tub in winter.
How to stay relaxed and assured that your winter hot tubbing will be safe?
Get warm garments ready for when you step out of the water
Bring a chair outside, and place a fluffy bathrobe or a towel on it within arm’s reach. You can even wrap it in plastic or some other cover to keep it away from the cold and water splashes. Even if it’s just a short dash across the garden to your warm house, you don’t want the temperature shock you will experience after stepping out of your wood burning hot tub, so please, cover your body.
Besides, depending on your personal privacy level, healthwise, it’s best to put your bathrobe on a naked body, since any wet swimsuit will quickly get cold. Some stalwarts report that it’s precisely the reason why some people get cold after bathing in winter.
Pay attention to time and temperature
You mustn’t soak for more than 15-20 minutes at a time in wooden hot tubs, and don’t heat the water to more than 39℃. This is a general rule with no regard to any particular season of the year, only in winter, it’s easy to get tempted and spend more time admiring the landscape while staying warm.
Remember that when your head and shoulders remain in the chilly air, you may confuse your sense of internal temperature and get too hot. Overheating and dehydration are the unwanted results that you must take seriously. Have your clocks out, put a thermometer in the water, and take frequent sips of warm tea or water while enjoying all the benefits of a wood burning hot tub.
Wear a knitted hat while bathing
It will keep your hair dry and help to regulate your body temperature.
Non-slippery shoes are a must
Finally, even if your garden is not covered with snowdrifts, anything below zero on a thermometer means your walkway will be slippery. Get a pair of shoes with non-slippery soles and place them next to your softest garments to make your way back from the garden safe, warm, and comfortable.
Enjoy the majestic chilly nights getting the most out of Gardenvity wood burning hot tubs. Stimulate your senses and create memories with your family and friends, who won’t be able to wait for the next visit to your garden spa!
P.S. If you would rather wait until spring to keep the temperature differences more in control while using your wood burning hot tub, read about how to prepare your hot tub for winter.