Have you ever come home after a particularly stressful day and indulged in a 30-minute shower just to immerse yourself in the calming effects of the hot water and steam? Or maybe you have been lulled to sleep by the rain beating a calming pattern on your window. After a stressful day, you probably didn’t stay in the shower for that long because you wanted to get extra clean. More likely it was because the water hot water was soothing. It gave you the space you needed to process the events of the day and the grounding you needed to put everything in its proper place. 

We turn to water to calm our spirits, heal our bodies, and relax our minds. It may be because our existence is so intimately linked to the existence of water. We can’t survive without it, and even the fruits, vegetables, and grains that we enjoy all begin, grow, and thrive with the help of water. 

While you may naturally turn to water in moments of stress, it can be beneficial for your health, both bodily and mentally, to proactively seek out more opportunities to interact with water on a weekly basis. If you start to add it to your routine, you may be surprised at how much more grounded you can start to feel and how much easier your mind can slip back into a state of calm. 

Water in almost every form can help us to relax. Bodies of water such as oceans, lakes, and rivers can help clear away the stress of the week. It’s why so many families make their way to the nearest lake on a hot Saturday afternoon to enjoy a boat ride and fishing or to make sandcastles on the shore. Even the sound of water can be soothing. That is why so many spas and retreats include fountains as part of the decor or play sounds of bubbling brooks over the speakers. If you want to make the enjoyment of water a part of your life, there are many creative ways to add it to your routine. 


Seek Out Water

One of the best ways that you can interact with water is by seeking it out. Even if you can’t afford a trip to the beach every month, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the calming effect of water without spending money. Almost every neighborhood has hidden haunts where you can hide away from the world next to a body of water. You can find a calming path around the neighborhood lake or seek out the overgrown path down to the creek next to your local park. It doesn’t have to be fancy or time-consuming. Just find a place where you can sit and let your mind wander to the sound of lapping waves or water trickling over stones. 

If you want to plan a relaxing vacation, you can also consider finding somewhere to stay that is next to the water. Find a campground with a gentle creek where the kids can spend hours skipping rocks or hunting for minnows in the shallows. Or rent a cabin on a quiet lake where you can paddle a canoe and enjoy the sound of the water splashing against the boat. Some of the best vacations can be quiet getaways with your family where nothing much happens.


Bring Water to You

While there will be weeks when you have the time to get out of the house and enjoy water in nature, not every day will afford this luxury. Some days will be so busy that you will hardly have time to sit down for a meal. On these days, you can still find creative ways to bring the healing benefits of water to your day. 


Make It Part of the Background of Your Day

Whether you are in the office or at home, there are ways to make water a part of your home or work environment. Set up your day to be more relaxing by using rain or wave sounds as a soundtrack to your day. Find rainy ambience videos online or find a website that offers stormy background sounds. The sound of water can help you focus on your tasks while also making you feel more relaxed.


Make It Part of Your Nighttime Routine

Having a bedtime routine can help your body to shift from your busy day into a state of being ready for sleep. Establishing even a few simple actions can help trigger your body to start entering into this restful state. Consider adding a warm shower or a soak in your hot tub to your nightly routine. You can even use sleep apps or podcasts that use water sounds in the background to help lull you to sleep. 


At Wind River Spas, We Bring the Healing Benefits of Water to You

At Wind River Spas, we build quality hot tubs because we strongly believe in the benefits of hydrotherapy for everything from aches and pains to high stress levels. We developed a system that would allow for a chemical-free soak because we didn’t want the relaxing benefits of sitting in hot water to be counteracted by exposure to excessive levels of chlorine.  With a hot tub from Wind River Spas, you get the combined benefits of warm water, massaging jets, and the soothing sound of water to lull you into a better state of mind. Since your hot tub is ready for you 24/7, you can enjoy the healing benefits of water any time you have a spare 30 minutes to retreat from the busyness of the day. 

Life can sometimes get so stressful that you can feel like you are constantly in a state of fight or flight. You can restore more balance to your life by taking a few minutes every day to connect with water. Whether you only have the time to pull up a video of water sounds on YouTube or you have a few spare minutes to enjoy a walk next to a bubbling brook, it can give you the boost you need to get you through the week. 

Would you like to add a hot tub soak to your daily routine? Give us a call. We would love to talk to you about your goals for hydrotherapy and help you find the perfect hot tub for your needs.