By Montana Grant

Posted: December 16, 2018

Hot Spas are an amazing luxury item. As Montanan’s age, we need a way to recuperate after a day afield. Once you begin a routine of healthy soaks, you will wonder why you waited so long.

Depending upon your budget, you can hook yourself up with a wonderful hot water spa. Keeping the spa at 102 degrees will alleviate most aches and pains. New spas have lighting, stereos, numerous jets and waterfalls. A quality insulated spa will be waiting for you for less than 50 cents a day in energy costs.  The newer salt water spas require minimal chemistry and maintenance. Chlorine and Bromine spas are bit trickier and have a chemical odor.

New spas come with a 5-year warranty and a reputable dealer will help and support. Once up and ready, here are a few tips to enjoy your winter soak.

Get a nice robe   You will need to trek outdoors to enjoy a soak. Having a pair of slip off shoes and a warm robe will help with the cold journey.

Hydrate      It is important to have a beverage when soaking. You do not want to dehydrate in the warm bath.

Submerge    Stay wet with the warm water. Your damp hair may freeze due to cool air temps. Soaking outdoors in the snow and weather is just Montana.

Use It     Don’t wait for Spring to soak. It will be worth it once you are in.

Music helps time the soak       About 5-6 songs is the proper amount of time for a good soak. Each song is about 3-5 minutes long. No arguments allowed. Listen to the music and relax.

Have your towel ready   Once out of the spa, wrap up and head into the house. This hot-cold shock is actually very healthy.

One of my soaker friends was amazed at how much better he could move after a brief soak. His back and joints were ache free and ready to go.


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