It’s finally Spring! Ready to get back outside? Your hot tub can help

2018 Limelight Flair Lifestyle Image

April 3, 2018 – This morning I woke up to a crystal clear sunny morning in Seattle. (Granted, we had hail yesterday…but I digress…) Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. It seems as if everyone and everything is waking up, blooming and getting ready for the longer days ahead.

While some respond immediately to the change, others need a firm nudge to get back into the spring swing of things. Getting outside, giving the yard some post-winter attention, maybe pulling out the bike or going for a run are all things that call to your mind, but your body doesn’t always follow suit.

One way embracing the season can be achieved—soaking in your hot tub. Why? Well, of course it’s good for you regardless of the reasoning! But did you know that it’s easier for your body to get into a relaxed state when it’s out in nature? Dr. David Strayer, who studies cognitive behavior at the University of Utah, feels that time outside allows the prefrontal cortex of the brain to relax and rest, like a muscle that’s overtaxed. Cortisol production decreases when we spend time communing with nature. (That leads to getting a more restful sleep too, by the way.)

In Japan, a study was done with 84 individuals. They asked equal numbers of participants to spend time outdoors in a forest and in the heart of the city. The ones who hung out in the forest exploring had a 16% drop in cortisol. Their blood pressure also dropped 2% and they had a 4% dip in their heart rate!

We’ve had so many customers tell us what a big difference sitting outside in their hot tub every night has made for them. Some take in the stars in the night sky, others enjoy the way their yard looks in the evening. Yet others love taking in the view of Mt. Rainier or Puget Sound. Years ago, one customer living on Orcas Island reported the wonder at seeing whales while soaking in their new Hot Spring Spa the first week and it changed their whole outlook on what their tub was going to do for them!

So…it’s time to wake up to spring! It’s here, and we in the Northwest know so well what a treasure a nice day here is. Make the most of the season and use your hot tub to get you outside and enjoy all the wonders of our region.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Seattle Store
  • 2500 Westlake Avenue N. Suite A
    Seattle,  WA 98109-2262
    Phone: (206) 286-0700
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814
    Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    See Showroom  |  Get Directions

  • Everett Store
  • Nielsen Center
    121 SE Everett Mall Way, Suite D
    Everett, WA 98208-3260
    Phone: (425) 355-3937
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814

    Hours:
    Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    See Showroom  |  Get Directions

  • Fife Store
  • Fife Business Park
    4803 Pacific Hwy E, Suite 4
    Fife, WA 98424-3440
    Phone: (253) 922-1477
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814

    Hours:
    Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    See Showroom  |  Get Directions

  • Issaquah Store
  • Pickering Place Shopping Center, Suite # 105
    1151 NW Sammamish Road
    Issaquah, WA 98027-8937
    Phone: (425) 369-6177
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814

    Hours:
    Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    See Showroom  |  Get Directions

  • Lacey Store
  • Freedom Point Plaza
    8100 Freedom Lane NE, Suite E
    Lacey, WA 98516-4751
    Phone: (360) 455-1234
    Toll-free: 1-800-448-8814

    Hours:
    Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

    See Showroom  |  Get Directions

  • Service & Outlet Center
  • 1307 W Valley Hwy N, Ste 101
    Auburn, WA 98001-4110
    Phone:
    (206) 431-2876

    Hours:
    Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.
    Every2nd & 4th Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    See Showroom