If you’re like many Americans trying to adjust to this “new normal,” it’s important to remember, first and foremost, staying home means staying healthy. While it can be overwhelming at times, making the most of what you’ve got in this situation will help keep things calm and allow you to truly embrace this gift of more — more time with the family, more time to relax in the comfort of your home, more time to focus on what matters most.

Being healthy and being relaxed is important during this time of change throughout our country, so we encourage you to make the most of your hot tub and create the perfect recipe for an enjoyable staycation! 

Your At-Home Staycation

One of the first things many people do when they go on vacation is finding the hot tub at the hotel or resort, but the good news is that you’ve got one in the comfort of your own backyard! So what does that mean to you? 

A number of things. 

There are many ways to use your hot tub to your benefit while you’re at home, especially if you’re looking to be more productive or finding ways to reduce your stress level. Your hot tub is even a great place to bring your family together for some quality time. 

Start Your Day Off Right

Kicking off your morning with a short 10-minute soak is a great way for your body to get moving. A quick soak allows you to start the day relaxed yet energized and focused on what needs to get done. Give yourself a few moments in the morning to take a breather and start the day off right with some “you time.” Reflect on what you’re hoping to achieve for the day or spend some time focusing on gratitude and three things you’re thankful for. 

If you enjoy working out first thing, go for a soak beforehand to get your blood circulating and heart rate increased. A morning soak will also allow your muscles to loosen up a bit prior to exercising. 

Make It Family Time

Many kids find it so fun to soak in a hot tub because it feels like they are taking a warm bath outside. So make the most of it and invite the kids in for a fun soak, day or night. Let them bring in a few toys to splash around with. Turn down the temperature a bit for a safe soak for them and turn up the tunes and just have fun! When the sun goes down, set up an outdoor soak-in theater for the family and enjoy a movie under the stars. 

Now’s the perfect time to step back a bit from such regimented rules and allow for a little leeway when it comes to being at home 24/7. Engage with the kids and ask them what they want to do in the hot tub. 

Relax Before Bed

Whether you’re an essential employee, working from home, teaching the kids, or juggling it all, it adds up to stress. And the best way to combat that stress is to treat yourself to a nice 15- to 20-minute soak in the hot tub 90 minutes prior to bed. Why? Not only does the warm water immersion allow your body to totally relax, but it also raises your body’s temperature, which dilates blood vessels and increases circulation, allowing your body to transition into a deeper and more peaceful sleep. 

Give yourself time at the end of the day to come down from all the stress. If you’re balancing work and the kids, it can be a lot. If you’re working from home for the first time, it’s an adjustment. Give yourself the break you deserve, as well. Self-care is an important part of maintaining balance and a clear head. 

Hot Tub Experts in Lebanon

If you’re finding yourself at home without a hot tub, but are ready to make the commitment to a beautiful outdoor oasis right in your backyard, give the hot tub experts at HotSpring Spas of Music City/HotSpring Spas of the Upper Cumberland today. We’ve got lots of models to choose from and can help you determine which hot tub model is best for you and your needs. 

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About HotSpring Spas of Music City

With 3 locations in Crossville, Franklin, and Lebanon, our mission is to provide Middle Tennessee with the best name hot tubs, swim spas, and saunas. We carry the entire line of HotSpring® and Freeflow® spas and accessories, Endless Pools®, Helo® saunas, Covana® covers, HotSpring®, SpaGuard®, and Silk Balance water care products. 

We back up our product with expertise and get-it-done-right-the-first-time water care and maintenance service. We don’t sell pools or multiple brands of hot tubs and saunas. We feel it’s important to focus on selling the best, not everything.

The staff at HotSpring Spas of Music City has two things to focus on: quality product and top-notch service. We believe that a business cannot succeed without a focus on both. That’s why we strive to keep customers happy over the long haul. If you’re interested in improving your health and wellness with a new hot tub, swim spa, or sauna, contact us today.