The 5 Best Times for Minneapolis Hot Tub Owners to Soak

A group of female friends drink champagne in an outdoor hot tub surrounded by bare trees

When you own a home spa in Minneapolis, almost any time is the right time to enjoy your luxury purchase. However, we’ve outlined 5 times to enjoy a relaxing soak in your hot tub that we think are the absolute best and most beneficial.

1. Soak in the hot tub when you’re feeling stressed

Stress can wreak havoc on your physical and mental health in all kinds of ways, from headaches and body aches to anxiety and depression. That’s why regularly taking personal time to relax and rejuvenate is vital to your well being. Sinking into a warm, jetted tub is an effective way to melt away stress, promote a better night’s sleep, and feel refreshed to face the stresses of everyday life.

2. Soak in the hot tub when you’re in pain

If you have sore muscles, knots in your back or shoulders, or pain from a lingering injury, soaking in a hot tub is a great way to relieve your pain and tension. Hot tubs are an excellent source of hydrotherapy, and regular hot tub sessions of 20-30 minutes can alleviate many minor aches and pains. 

Consult with your doctor for more serious injuries, medical conditions, and chronic or recurring pain.

3. Soak in the hot tub when the weather is chilly

Chilly or cold weather is the perfect time to enjoy your hot tub. The sensation of the warm water juxtaposed against the chill of the air is invigorating, and it can even help boost your immune system. Here are a few tips you should follow when hot tubbing in cold weather:

  • If temps dip below 40ºF, consider wearing a hat to keep your head warm — yes, in the tub
  • Bring shoes, slippers, or sandals for going between the house and the hot tub
  • Have large towels or robes within reach to protect you from the chill when you get out

4. Soak in the hot tub before or after a workout

Soaking in a hot tub before exercising can loosen your muscles and get you warmed up for your workout. Conversely, using a hot tub after a workout can help your body to recover more quickly. The jetted waters will help with your body’s circulation, relax your muscles, reduce your chance of injury, and reduce the effects of soreness and stiffness.

A 10-minute soak before a workout and 20-30 minutes after is all it takes to keep you at peak performance.

5. Soak in the hot tub while visiting with friends

Spending time with friends while soaking in your hot tub is an ideal recipe for fun and relaxation. Whether you’re hosting a hot tub party, a movie night, a birthday party, or simply hanging out with a few friends, a hot tub provides a fun activity multiple people can enjoy at once.

Your Minneapolis hot tub pros

The experts at Cal Spas of Minnesota are always ready to help out with your spa needs, whether you need maintenance and repairs, in-home spa seminars, or are ready to upgrade your home spa. Contact us or visit us at one of our two Twin Cities locations.