Trying to decide between a hot tub or a swimming pool?
ThermoSpas has designed the best of both worlds with the revolutionary swim spa. One side provides a powerful current allowing the user to swim endlessly. The opposite side features two captains chairs that provide the ultimate hot tub experience. It seats up to twelve adults. The center seat is designed for exercise. Tension bands allow the user to perform virtually every exercise available in a professional gym. There is even a rowing attachment for an incredible upper body work out. With the swim spa, the user will experience an easier yet more effective work out because exercising in water decreases the negative impact on your joints.
So whether you are interested in throwing a pool party in January, have an exercise machine that’s actually fun, or simply improve your life, give ThermoSpas a call. ThermoSpas will send you free their 48 page catalog, along with a one hour DVD that includes a documentary on the history of hot tubs. If you call ThermoSpas, you will receive a $1000 gift certificate, which includes free delivery and installation, a $450 value! In addition, ThermoSpas will send you $150 in chemicals and a $400 cash coupon. ThermoSpas sells directly to the consumer, guaranteeing the best value, with features not available on any other hot tub brand.
Having trouble selling your home? Did you know that installing a hot tub may significantly increase your home’s attraction for buyers and become the selling point that seals the deal? In fact, when potential buyers have the choice between two similar properties, the likelihood of them buying your home instead of the other option increases significantly when there is the addition of a luxurious hot tub spa. (more…)
With winter holidays just around the corner it’s time to begin planning any parties or celebrations to help you and your friends relax and enjoy the merriment of the wintry season. When you own a hot tub your list of options for party themes and ideas expands.
In winter months Scandinavians are well known for enjoying outdoor hot tubs and spas as a way to relax, heal and enjoy intimate settings and conversations with loved ones. Yes, our arctic cousins can be found outdoors amidst the snow and freezing temperatures cosily bubbling inside their warm, luxurious hydro-spas.
If you’re thinking about your plans for an indoor or outdoor holiday themed hot tub party, you found an ideal way to encourage your guests to shake off the mid-winter chills and celebrate Christmas or ring in the New Year.
When thinking of fresh ideas for holiday themed hot tub parties the sky is the limit. Remember that the best parties take a bit of time in advance to plan, prepare, get out invites and set up simple yet discrete ground rules that will make the hot tub experience more enjoyable for all, so prepare in advance. Here are some tips and suggestions for your holiday hot tub event.
Halloween Hot Tub Party, Thanksgiving Day Feast with Pilgrim / Native American theme, Posadas Navideñas, White Christmas (in the snow), Indoor Christmas hot tub party, Christmas Day soak and relax, La Navidad with close relatives and family, Festejos de fin de Ano, Ring in the New Year, New Year’s Eve celebration, New Year’s Day celebration, Ano Nuevo, or Soak and Relax watching the 2012 Rose Bowl game on January 2nd.
With many winter holidays to choose from, the possibilities for themed parties this season are plentiful. Your parties don’t always need to have wild or crazy themes to spark friends and families’ interest. Just the promise of a soothing, relaxing time in the hot tub with delicious snacks, exotic ambiance and fine wines will naturally draw a crowd.
Tips to Help Make your Party a Success
When planning your invites, decide whether you want an intimate setting with close friends and relatives, or a larger event. Intimate settings should typically include the number of people that your hot tub will comfortably hold. If you invite a few extra guests make sure you have other entertainment they can enjoy while waiting. For larger parties plan other activities and entertainment that your guests can do and enjoy while waiting for their turn in the hot tub. The activities and entertainment you chose should somehow follow the theme of your party.
A few days before your party prepare your hot tub. Clean it well and wash the inside of the tub and disinfect. Fill up the water, set the temperature to the right setting, and have chemicals prepared ahead of time. You don’t want your guests to be kept waiting once they arrive. Everything should be prepared, decorated and the ambiance set.
The hot tub area should be decorated and inviting, bring in a buffet set-up and drinks corner, soft lights safely strung overhead, or citronella candles for outdoor settings to keep bugs and flying insects away. Another nice touch is to be prepared with extra towels, bathrobes, or swim suit if a guest forgets to bring theirs.
Light snacks such as finger foods, small hor d’oeuvres, crepes, wraps, cocktail dishes veggies sticks and dips are best for hot tub parties. Drinks can be simple, light wines, liqueurs or warm brandied wine with cloves, orange zest and spices to add holiday cheer.
The hot tub area and decorations should not obstruct or block the entrance or exit to the tub. Keep any lighting, cords and electrical outlets safely away from the water. If your hot tub is outdoors, make sure your guests have a warm place to change when exiting the tub so they don’t get a chill. It’s also a good idea to have a set of simple protocols for guests to follow while enjoying a hot tub party, such as where to hang wet towels, no adjusting water temperature, and being aware that the hot water intensifies the effects of alcohol.
Cellulite can affect women of all ages, from teen years to their seventies, but it is more commonly found in women after the age of 30. Cellulite has gained an unsightly reputation due to the way the skin dimples around the area of the thighs, buttocks and hips.
The actual causes of cellulite are unknown, although certain research studies link it to heredity. Apart from hereditary links, other experts cite poor lifestyle choices in a woman’s diet and exercise routine could actually be the contributing factors. Other research points out that estrogen, the female hormone, encourage excess fat storage in a woman’s hip and thigh area. As this stored fat gets filled with toxins that build up from foods, the likelihood of cellulite increases. A woman’s lifestyle can literally contribute to making cellulite worse by becoming overweight or lacking proper exercise.
What can a Woman Do to Alleviate Cellulite?
Doctors, nutritionists, fitness and beauty experts agree that improving a number of lifestyle choices can help to alleviate or significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite. Healthier lifestyle choices such as changing your diet, reducing the amount of foods you eat that contain toxins, and increasing exercise is the right step. Reducing refined and processed foods, artificial sweeteners, additives and chemicals, sugar and high sugar products, and drinking plenty of fresh drinking water are keys. Beginning an exercise routine that increases blood circulation and oxygen flow throughout the body, blood, tissues and organs is a vital part of creating a healthier lifestyle habit. Regular exercise helps to burn fat before it gets stored in tissues; it improves muscle tone and reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Choosing poor food or lifestyle choices contributes to stress and when this becomes the norm in a woman’s life she will have a harder time staying healthy and looking great. Hot tubs and spas offer a home alternative that can nurture deep relaxation and cultivate improved circulation. The hydro-therapeutic jet streams pulse invigorating warm sprays and give a deep body massage to relieve stressed muscles and nerves.
Enjoying a hot tub spa in the privacy of your home, ideally about three times a week, allowing the body to soak in a mineralized solution can increase circulation. Brushing the skin with a natural plant fibre before bathing in your hot tub will help to remove the dead skin cells and encourage new cell growth.
Exercising in your hot tub is not only relaxing but fun, as the body works effortlessly against the water to increase circulation, build muscle tone, and help sore muscles regain flexibility. Other forms of land exercise then become easier when it’s coupled with hot tub exercises.
A spa experience in your own hot tub can help a person create the conditions which lead to a stress free life. When stress is not a strong driving factor, it’s much easier for a woman to make healthier eating and lifestyle choices that naturally contribute to weight loss, a daily exercise routine, and looking and feeling better.