With borders locked down and no true indication of when international travel will rebound, many people have been forced to cancel vacation plans as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, many people are choosing to instead invest in their backyards and embrace the concept of ‘staycations’ throughout the COVID crisis. For many, having a personal oasis in your own backyard is more appealing and much safer than taking a trip abroad.
If you have been wishing you had your private resort to let you get away from it all without having to leave your home, it is totally doable! Here are a few ideas for how you can create a sense of resort-style in your own backyard.
Relaxing Massage Treatments
One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking about a vacation resort, is indulging in a relaxing massage treatment. However, with social distancing precautions, even spending the day at your favorite local spa has become a no-go for many. However, there is the perfect way to receive a therapeutic massage even with added reflexology benefits in your own home and that is by investing in a hot tub.
The hot tubs on the market today are very different from the old wooden tanks that were so popular back in the 70s. The first generation of hot tubs had a single type of a water jet typically aimed at the small of the back. If you wanted to massage other parts of your body, you’d have to assume all sorts of awkward positions. However, with the transformation of water jet engineering and the advent of Hydropool’s targeted Zone Seating, hot tubs have evolved from uncomfortable massage experiences to something that rivals your favorite masseuse! From powerful deep tissue massage to more delicate, superficial manipulations, you can choose from a number of specialized massage programs to target the specific areas that your body needs the most. Want to relax and calm your mind? There are massage programs for this as well and even ones to help fight insomnia. You’ll love the luxury feeling of soothing massage jets massaging your body from your neck to the soles of your feet.
Another benefit of having a hot tub is that you can enjoy it with your family members or friends. Install an outdoor projector and have movie night under the stars or relax with a cool beverage and watch the sun set. You’ll feel like you are on vacation in no time.
Another favorite feature of resort vacation is being able to partake in an array of fun water activities. However, just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to miss out.
Investing in a swim spa is the perfect option to access virtually all the water sport activities you’d find at your favorite vacation resort. A swim spa pool is great for swimming, team sports such as water polo or volleyball as well, aqua fitness such as running or jogging and of course, floating around.
You might think you’re more limited in a swim spa, and you might be right, but swim spas offer alternatives that wouldn’t be possible in a full sized swimming pool. Due to their reduced size and depth, swim spas can be an encouraging place to teach children how to swim. Most swim spas also offer split design models, where one end features hydrotherapy massage seats – like in a hot tub – and can have a higher temperature setting to relax and enjoy a massage. Meanwhile, the cooler water temperature can be maintained in the swimming area for others to enjoy or workout. This flexibility makes it perfect for the entire family. Plus, as incredible as it may seem, the powerful current generated by Hydropool swim spas are strong enough to allow you to row a kayak, a paddleboard, or attach a boogie board to a tether and ride the current as if you were in the ocean!
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