Soak away your troubles the Blue Whale way with a luxury hot tub experience in your own home
In today’s fast-paced, always-on world, it can be easy to live life at 100 miles per hour, 24/7, without ever stopping to take a breath – but research shows that taking time out of our hectic lifestyles to relax and unwind can have a whole host of benefits, increasing happiness and boosting productivity by a respectable 12%.
Whilst adding a weekly spa visit to your diary might seem like a good way to take some time for yourself, the reality of trying to squeeze it in between meetings and deadlines is often a struggle; but one way you can easily incorporate some time to decompress into your day is by recreating that spa experience at home. Can’t justify employing a live-in masseuse? Then it might be time you invested in a hot tub.
First invented over 40 years ago, the hot tub draws on the benefits of water to offer an invigorating and restful experience within just a few minutes’ soak, relieving tired, stiff muscles through deep tissue hydro-massage, and soothing the soul, to boot.
Once a monthly treat at a health club, or a perk in an opulent hotel, hot tubs are becoming more popular than ever – and if anyone knows just how to bring you an unrivalled experience in the comfort of your own home, it’s hot tub brand, Blue Whale Spa.
The largest hot tub manufacturer in the UK, Blue Whale Spa boasts an impressive ergonomic range of high quality, energy efficient options, offering you the height of luxury in your own home and providing “an experience of exquisite relaxation” that is second to none.
The star of the brand’s impressive line-up is the ‘Imperial’ edition tub, boasting five seats, two loungers, and a whopping 72 stainless steel hydrotherapy jets that can be adjusted to suit your needs. Arranged differently on each seat to provide a variety of massage effects, stunning underwater mood lighting and four powerful StormForce 9 pumps mean you’re spoilt for choice.
Taking care of your entertainment needs, the tub even comes with a set of luxury speakers, allowing you to hook up your smart device and tap into your playlist with a variety of wireless features. Allowing you to control your preferences remotely – including lights, temperature and jets, as well as your music – all you need is the Balboa app, and you’re good to go.
Just don’t forget to put your phone on flight mode; this is supposed to be ‘you’ time, remember?
Whether it’s the tranquillity of a hot tub oasis or a full party with friends you’re after, it’s clear that the Blue Whale Imperial has got you covered. It allsounds great – but how beneficial can a soak in a hot tub really be?
As it happens, the answer is ‘very’.
“The hydro massage is the symphony of the water and air, and gives you an invigorating deep tissue massage”, explains Nick Lowe Commercial Manager at Blue Whale Spa. “Whilst bathing, the body’s temperature rises, as does blood circulation, and blood pressure simultaneously decreases. In your cells, oxygen transports more nutrients.
“In addition, your pores gently open, and tissues and muscles are relaxed. These effects can be enhanced by hydro massage, which is recommended for locomotor and rheumatic complaints; for relieving circulation and metabolic disorders, and for preventing varicose veins and cellulitis.
“The weight of your body immersed in water is reduced by 90%, so muscles and joints are relieved of their load, allowing you to float almost weightlessly in the healing water. The mixture of the warm water and air form powerful hydro massage jets which not only relax tense muscles, but stimulate the production of endorphins – the body’s natural pain reliever – too.”
But it’s not just tired muscles that can benefit from a quick dip, and anyone familiar with a day at the spa will tell you the same. At home, just twenty minutes a day in your Blue Whale Spa tub can leave you feeling spiritually and emotionally refreshed – whether it’s a quiet moment in the morning, or your time to unwind just before bed. Reducing anxiety and ensuring a good night’s sleep, a quick soak is great for your skin, too. The benefits, it seems, are endless.
With the average Brit now reportedly only spending 36 minutes a day relaxing – and just three hours across the working week – it’s no wonder stress levels are at an all-time high, and making a conscious effort to make those precious moments count is now more vital than ever. It’s important to always have somewhere to recharge your batteries, and for those who have the space and the budget to make that their home, it’s a no-brainer. It’s the little things that make the difference, and adding a touch of luxury is sure to make it a place you want to spend all the free time you can.
To find out more about Blue Whale Spa, visit: bluewhalespa.com