It’s no wonder why designers everywhere are creating spa-like environments in their client’s interior and exterior spaces. Spas provide experiences that are so relaxing and beneficial to your health that they are sought after by homeowners who want to recreate that experience in the comfort of their own homes.
When we made the decision to install a far-infrared sauna in our potting shed, it was part luxury item and part health equipment. Of course, the health benefits of far-infrared saunas are no secret.
Health Benefits of Far-Infrared Saunas
- Detoxification: Due to a rise in the core temperature, the resulting detoxifying sweat occurs at a cellular level, outing harmful toxins.
- Lowering Blood Pressure: Sweating encourages the heart to beat faster, which increases blood flow, thereby lowering blood pressure and aiding circulation.
- Weight Loss: You can burn up to 600 calories just by relaxing in your garden spa! The cause is an increase in cardiac and metabolic rates, which burns calories.
- Anti-Aging and Skin Purification: Infrared spas promote collagen production which reduces wrinkles and battles the symptoms of aging.
- Pain Relief and Relaxation: When heat penetrates tissues, joints, and muscles, minor to severe pain can be readily decreased. And unlike traditional saunas, infrared saunas are gentle, soothing, and therapeutic. The deep tissue sweat is relaxing and invigorating. I’ve found that a relaxing swim followed by a massage or sauna is a fantastic way to de-stress!
Typically, a one-person sauna is around forty-eight inches wide and thirty-six inches deep. We absolutely prefer far-infrared saunas because they promote perspiration while allowing you to avoid the overwhelmingly hot feeling associated with traditional hot rocks and wood-fired moist saunas. Far-infrared saunas are, however, electrically powered and need to be housed in a shelter. A conveniently placed outdoor shower is equally desirable due to the high amount of perspiration.
Garden spas can be constructed of stone, self-contained in a wooden tub, or ordered in plastic form for in-ground use. Spas are often associated with swimming pools and should be located near the pool house. They have hot water and massage jets that are operated by a pump commonly housed adjacent to the spa. While sizes of spas do vary, the most efficient ones are approximately five to six feet across and can comfortably hold two people. Generally, they are three feet deep with a conveniently placed seating ledge.
To see how we can help you relax and rejuvenate in a garden spa or sauna, contact Dargan Landscape Architects today to schedule a consultation.
Gus Chiggins says
Designers would definitely want to design spas because they’re so relaxing. I like going to my neighbor’s hot tub while he’s asleep. He doesn’t want me in it, but I can’t stand my back pain. It is such a nice respite from my constant pain, I might even get one myself.
Lilly Sedrick says
There is definitely nothing better than being able to enjoy a nice spa, especially during the winter. I would love to have something like this for my home. This would definitely be something that the whole family would enjoy. It would definitely also help be able to provide me with an opportunity to just be able to get away for a little while and relax.
Mary, the idea of garden spa or sauna is brilliant! My husband and I have been trying to think of something unique we can add to our landscape. I would love to have something like this! Hopefully we can find a landscaper that has the skills and tools to help us with something like this!
melody brown says
I didn’t know that you can lose weight just from relaxing in your spa. My favorite thing to do is relax in a hot tub, so I have been looking into getting one. This just reinforces the idea that getting one is the a great idea for me.
Cohen Jacobson says
I love that design in that picture! I love the surrounding foliage and the seclusive feel with all the shade. I think my wife and I deserve a little something to help us both relax at the end of a long day at both our jobs. That spa will be perfect! Thanks for great post.
Bryce Trout says
My wife and I are doing a little bit of landscape design around our home and I have been looking for ideas that I think would make our yard awesome. I can say that adding a garden spa would definitely do that. I am definitely going to show this to my wife. Thank you for sharing.
What better way to compliment a beautiful backyard than to add in a gorgeous spa. This post does a great job in pointing out all the benefits a spa can add as well as being pleasing to the eye. Be sure to hire an expert to make ensure the job is done professionally and up to code.
Veronica Marks says
I didn’t realize that detoxification was a benefit of far-infrared saunas! I’m always looking for ways to increase my health naturally. This is a great list of reasons to show my husband so that he’ll add a sauna to our landscaping plan!
Jason Strong says
My wife and I want to add a nice spa to our backyard but aren’t sure how. We have never done landscaping like this before so we are trying to figure out the best way to go about doing this. This article helped though and I hope that we can get plans drawn up soon using these tips.
Jeffrey Goodman says
I would love to add a garden spa in the back yard. Having a spa would be great so I can relax after a long day of work. With all the health benefits I don’t see why you wouldn’t want one.
Charles Kemp says
I have never seen landscaping quite like this but I love how it looks. I would love to have a spa installed into the yard like this. I love how the landscape gives it a nice natural feel to it like you are in the forest. This would be something that I would think about getting in my yard.
Kenneth Gladman says
I don’t know if I have seen a more beautiful hot tub in a residential home. I really love the square design and how it is surrounded with shrubbery. It almost looks like it is in the middle of a forest.