If you keep up with blog content on the Internet, then you have probably read the term “self-care” somewhere, at some point. “Self-care” is, essentially, a term used to describe how you take care of yourself. It’s about taking the time to check in with you, and asking yourself what do I need in this moment?
As self-care has become a prominent topic both on and offline, more and more lists of hobbies and activities, of recommendations and prescriptions, have surfaced. Cal Spas is here to add our recommendation to your list of self-care habits—dip into warm water.
Warm water immersion is nothing new. It’s been around for ages, and for good reason: warm water tends to relieve many different types of pain.
According to the Arthritis Foundation’s website, warm water immersion “reduces the force of gravity that’s compressing the joint, offers 360-degree support for sore limbs, can decrease swelling and inflammation and increase circulation.”
The American Psychological Association (APA) estimates that millions of people suffer from chronic stress, meaning that millions of people have muscles in a constant tense state. Their website states that this chronic stress causes issues in multiple systems in the body, such as your respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems.
A Cal Spas hot tub can help you take care of you. Immersing yourself in the warm waters of one of our hot tubs can help combat pain in joints, as well as relieve tension in muscles. If you could combat stress and better your health, why wouldn’t you?
The Cal Metro Surround conveniently features independent, movable components, which can be used to create hundreds of different hot tub décor options. Choose from bars, bar stools, benches, privacy screens, and steps.
A bar and barstools are included in the Cal Metro Surround package, making your Cal Spas hot tub the ultimate entertainment destination for family and friends.
Cal Metro Surround comes in three beautiful colors—Mahogany, Smoke, and Mist—to match your own hot tub!
Create the backyard spa retreat of your dreams with the Cal Metro Surround today!
Here at Cal Spas, we understand that relaxation is one of your top priorities when it comes to buying a hot tub. That’s why Cal Spas offers our exclusive Adjustable Therapy System™ (ATS). The ATS has 7 massage patterns to choose from, allowing you to target specific problem areas for the ultimate relaxation therapy.
Each ATS comes with a dedicated control panel that is installed at arm’s length to choose a massage pattern directly from the ATS seat. The warm spa water and powerful jets will soothe muscle aches and joint pain.
The ATS has its own dedicated pump, which allows you to operate the ATS jets rather than running all the jets in the spa. This means your spa will run more efficiently, and at a lower cost.
The ATS is available as a standard feature on the Platinum™ Spas, and is a premium option on the Escape™ Spas, Escape Plus™ Spas, Platinum Plus™ Spas, and the Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas.
We all know that spas are relaxing—warm water envelops the body and relieves the tension that builds in our muscles. But what about creating memories and having fun? Cal Spas hot tubs are great for that, too!
Here are some games that you can play in your hot tub with your friends and family. Have a blast!
We know what you’re thinking: how can I play cards in water?! Well, most cards are laminated in plastic, making them waterproof. Use an upside down Frisbee and bam! You have a playing table. You can play any card game you like!
Before you get scared off by the idea of a hockey puck in a hot tub, note this simple substitution: use ping pong balls or rubber duckies! The object of the game is to get the “puck” to touch your opponent’s side of the spa. But there’s a catch! You can’t touch the “puck,” but you can splash it and blow on it!
3. Don’t Sink the Cup
If you have red solo cups (or any plastic cups, really), this game is simple yet entertaining! Take one cup and place it in the center of the hot tub, the correct way up. With a separate cup filled with water, each player takes a 2-second turn pouring water into the middle cup. But be careful! The player who sinks the cup loses, and the rest of the group picks their penalty.
We’re a month into summer, and the season of social gatherings is upon us. Take advantage of temperate summer nights and get together with those close to you by hosting a hot tub party! Here are five tips to help you kick it off without a hitch:
Clean Your Spa Ahead of Time Nothing says “relaxation” like a good-looking spa. Take the time to test your spa’s water quality with a reagent test kit or test strips. Total alkalinity (TA) is the measure of alkaline substances in your spa’s water. It is recommended that your spa’s TA be between 80-120 PPM. For more information on how to maintain your CalSpas Hot Tub, click here.
Size Matters Keep in mind the number of seats available in your spa when inviting guests to your get-together. CalSpas hot tubs range in a variety of sizes, from intimate 2-person spas to spacious 12 person swim spas. While not all of your invitees might decide to take a dip, make sure that you don’t overextend yourself or your spa.
Keep Extra Towels Handy Make sure to have extra towels close by. Anticipate some guests leaving their towels at home, or even inside. By being prepared, you will prevent excess dripping throughout your home.
Create a Fun and Relaxing Atmosphere Whether you’re sticking to a theme or just winging it, decorate the area. Furnishing the area with fun or relaxing items will create an aesthetically pleasing setting. Get creative with your playlists, too! Background music can help set the tone for your evening.
“Dip Before You Sip” Before you dismiss the saying as an old wives’ tale, here is an important fact: both alcoholic beverages and hot tubs raise your body temperature and expand your blood vessels. This can cause inebriation to set on much more quickly. Enjoying your beverages after a soothing soak keeps everyone safe and having a good time. Be sure to supply other drinks (water!), too.
Waterfalls add a tropical effect to your spa. Waterfalls come in classic cascade or vertical fountain styles and are specific to each spa series. The four-stream Rainfall water fixture has a high angle trajectory that emulates rain. LED lighting options also enhance the look and feel of any waterfall.
For an evening soak LED lighting is a great feature. Powered with energy efficient LED bulbs. LED lighting can be programmed to alternate between colors. You can also shine a particular hue to match your mood.
Audio & Visual Entertainment help to enhance your spa experience. Freedom Sound has bluetooth technology that allows you to control your music through your smart device. iSound is an iPod stereo system & FM receiver , speakers and floating RF remote. Plug in your iPod, iPhone or iTouch into the dock and adjust the volume.
Take a look at all the features you can add to your Cal Spas Spa www.calspas.com!
Enjoy the weekend with family and friends in the privacy of your own home. Transform your backyard into your own private oasis. Relaxing in the Cal Spas Escape ™ Plus Spa.
Escape™ Spas are designed to suit your daily hot tub preferences. The Escape comes with adjustable controls and innovative features. These options immediately deliver the level of therapy that will exceed your expectations.
Cal Spas Escape™ Plus Spa Hydrotherapy is a personal experience, Cal Spas Escape™ Plus Spas are customizable to your daily hot tub preferences. Create your very own personalized hydrotherapy package to reduce pain in your specific targeted areas. Exceed your hydrotherapy expectations with a hot tub experience designed by you with the Escape™ Plus Spas.
One of the customizable features is the Aquatic Air Therapy (AAT). The Aquatic Air Therapy is a complete soft tissue therapy experience.
The AAT comes with different jet features. The Flex Jet which delivers a gentle but strong stream of water for the more delicate areas of the body. The Duo Jet which is great for larger areas of the body such as lower back and legs. Lastly the Precision Jet which is a combination of air and water. The Precision Jet is great to help soothe sore muscles.
This feature comes with its own dedicated Air Control,The AAT Air Control. This control lets you adjust the air flow to your exact needs.
Escape the worries of the week in a Cal Spas Hot Tub.
This Father’s Day, give Dad something he’ll really enjoy.
Did you know that in addition to providing instant stress relief, there are a number of lifestyle and health benefits associated with regular hot tub use?
Experience the amazing health benefits associated with regular hot tub use:
Unwind in the tranquility of soothing hot water as the therapeutic heat raises your body temperature, bolsters the immune system and triggers endorphins the body’s natural pain blockers.
Soothing Pain Relief
When is comes to treating sore muscles, no other hot tub manufacturer compares to American Spas. Our hot tubs are designed to deliver targeted hydrotherapy to muscle groups to effectively relieve pain.
Water buoyancy greatly relieves joints and muscles of constant pressure. According to the Arthritis Foundation, doctors recommend soaking in warm water before starting your day to help relieve the pain associated with arthritis. Additionally, warm water temporarily relieves stiffness and joint aches, increasing flexibility.
Hydrotherapy before bedtime may assist in getting a more restful night of sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends soaking in hot water before sleeping due to the associated calming effects. When exiting the spa, the body’s internal thermostat drops and signals the mind that it is time to sleep. Both effects result in a truly refreshed morning without the grogginess that sleep aids can leave behind.
Now is the perfect time to surprise Dad with a hot tub from Cal Spas.
Enjoy the convenience of a complete aquatic exercise regime in the comfort of your own backyard. Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas are precision-engineered to offer resistance swimming against a smooth current that is adjustable to your speed and ability. Increase your strength with optional training accessories that target major muscle groups. Experience the ease of owning your own swim spa and feel the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.
Go to Cal Spas Swim Spas now and see the Swim Pro™ Swim & Fitness Spas along with our full line of amazing luxury spas!