Who Are the Best Hot Tub Dealers in the Washington DC Area

Who Are the Best Hot Tub Dealers in the Washington DC Area

Each year Offenbachers Home Escapes provides hot tubs to well over 100 households in DC, as well as its Maryland and Northern Virginia suburbs.  We are always honest when it comes to any hot tub questions from our potential customers. We are so confident in our pricing, our service, our integrity and the Caldera Spas … Read More

Is A Test Soak Helpful Before Buying A Hot Tub?

Is A Test Soak Helpful Before Buying A Hot Tub?

At first, it seems a little odd – you narrow down the list of hot tubs you’re interested in, then go to the dealer, slip into your swimsuit and climb into a hot tub, right there on the showroom floor.

If your dealer offers a test soak, take advantage of it. It’s a great way to understand what you’re buying and to compare models you’re considering.

Of course, there are many factors to consider when learning about hot tub options, including brand reputation, quality, energy efficiency, customer service, warranty and projected daily operating costs. However, some impressions are best realized through experience.

OK, I’m in. It Feels Great. Now What?

Sure, enjoy the sensation and see how it feels to relax deeply. But you’re here to learn far more than that.

Here’s what to look for as you test a hot tub:

  1. How powerful are the jets? You may not always want a deep tissue massage, but when you do, you need powerful motors to deliver it.
  2. How easy is it to adjust the massage jets? Can you easily dial in the massage you want at that moment from gentle and soothing to one that works a muscle deeply?
  3. Are the seats comfortable and do they fit your body type?
  4. Can you sit stationary in the seat as you relax, are there foot ridges, or do you tend to float out of it (which causes you to constantly engage muscles rather than relaxing them)?
  5. Are there options for different types of massage in different seats for different parts of the body?
  6. Do the jets massage major muscle groups? Are they directionally adjustable so that you can customize the massage to your needs?
  7. Are the controls within easy reach and easy to adjust? Test any features the model has or any optional features you’re considering.
  8. What’s your most likely massage need? Yes, look for a model that can work all parts of your body, but if you have a problem area, make sure the spa will deliver.

What Else Should I Know?

  1. Test more than one spa! Every spa will probably feel great at first, but there are huge differences that you won’t notice until you experience a spa in action and then compare. If possible, test your options on the same day so that the experience and memory are fresh.
  2. Don’t be seduced by appearance. Just because a spa has dozens and dozens of shiny jets doesn’t mean it will perform well. If it doesn’t have a powerful enough motor to deliver a deep massage, you’ll eventually be disappointed. Remember, you can always get a gentle massage from powerful jets. But you’ll never get a powerful massage from underperforming motors.

Caldera Spas dealers nationwide will help you at every stage of the shopping and preparation process. To find a Caldera Spas hot tub dealer visit http://www.calderaspas.com/shopping-tools/find-dealer. Once you’ve found one near you, don’t forget the test soak.

What Do You Think?

We’ve outlined some reasons taking a test soak is a great idea. So would you? How comfortable are you testing out a hot tub in a dealer’s showroom? Would you prefer to take the soak with someone, and if so, who? A family member? A friend? And when you take a soak, which features are the most important to you?

We’d love to hear what you think, so please leave a comment and tell us how you might approach a test soak. Thank you!

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Invest In Your Wellness Success –20-Minutes at a Time

Invest In Your Wellness Success –20-Minutes at a Time

When life gets busy—and it always does—it’s easy to let our wellness routines become anything but routine.

And while taking some time for ourselves can be a challenge, it doesn’t have to become an afterthought.  Activities like exercise, meditation and personal reflection may very well be the missing ingredient to jump-starting productivity and regaining a positive outlook on our day-to-day lives.

The next time your schedule has you feeling out-of-sorts or maybe just a little overwhelmed, remember to carve out some time for you. Try challenging yourself to one of the activities below – they’re only 20-minutes and the benefits will truly start to add up. These quick breaks are perfect for weaving into a busy schedule and will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever life has in store.   Give it a try. Whether you make time for one or time for four, the important thing is you’re taking control by making time for what’s important. You.

Here are a few ideas to start with, but remember to choose what makes you feel the best.

20-Minute Spa Session

Give your body the renewal it craves.

  •    Release muscle tension and relieve joint pain
  •    Improve circulation by 102{d08558500d8945c62f975d7fb1313ca24132852f79c1e304564c6cb4e5b45d98}
  •    Flush toxins out of the body

http://www.calderaspas.com/health-wellness/20-minute-renewal/power-water-top-5-benefits-water-immersion

http://www.calderaspas.com/health-wellness/power-warm-water

http://www.calderaspas.com/health-wellness/20-minute-renewal/live-dry-recover-wet-magic-hot-tub-hydrotherapy

http://www.calderaspas.com/health-wellness/20-minute-renewal/live-dry-recover-wet-magic-hot-tub-hydrotherapy

20-Minute Walk, Hike or Run

Get out there and soak in the sun.

  • Burn 75 calories by walking just 2 mph
  • Reduce stress and improve your mood with the release of endorphins
  • Improve bone health with Vitamin D from the sun

http://www.calderaspas.com/health-wellness/20-minute-renewal/walk-little-faster-burn-lot-more-calories

http://www.tescoliving.com/health-and-wellbeing/fitness/2013/october/top-10-health-benefits-of-walking-everyday

http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161618.php

20-Minute Meditation

Find a little inner peace.

  • Manage stress and reduce blood pressure
  • Improve focus throughout the day
  • Sleep deeper and go to sleep faster

http://www.calderaspas.com/health-wellness/20-minute-renewal/need-relax-take-deep-breath-or-several

http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/meditation/objectives.aspx

http://www.project-meditation.org/a_wim1/statistics_on_people_who_meditate.html

http://blog.bufferapp.com/how-meditation-affects-your-brain

20-Minute Yoga Session

Get in shape and loosen up those muscles.

  • Release muscle tension.
  • Build strength and gain flexibility
  • Reduce cytokine by 41{d08558500d8945c62f975d7fb1313ca24132852f79c1e304564c6cb4e5b45d98} to energize and boost mood

http://blogs.yogajournal.com/goodlife/archives/2011/07/5-surprising-benefits-of-yoga.html

http://www.self.com/body/fitness/2012/03/benefits-of-yoga-slideshow/7

20-Minute Mind Challenge

Sharpen your mind with brain-teasers and logic puzzles.

  • Improve your memory.
  • Develop your logic and reasoning skills
  • Increase focus and strengthen concentration

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/16/improve-memory-tricks_n_3922173.html

http://www.savingadvice.com/articles/2012/05/02/1010311_11-reasons-to-do-jigsaw-puzzle.html

 

20-Minute Reflection

Write a story, poem, or journal entry about your day.

  • Enhance your memory with expressive writing
  • Get a handle on stress by venting your emotions
  • Enjoy the benefits of having a record of your life

http://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-keep-a-journal-and-how-to-start-yours-1547057185

http://www.rd.com/health/wellness/reduce-stress-through-journaling/

http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/11/5/338.full

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