Where is the Fountain of Youth? Inside your Sauna!

Have you ever noticed how incredibly young the Finns look compared to the rest of us? There’s a not-so-secret reality of their daily life that you can easily incorporate into yours: a daily sauna session.

The sauna does incredible things for your body, but you achieve that Fountain of Youth result from what it does to your skin. Daily sauna use will do wonders for your skin tone. Research has shown that a 20-minute daily sauna session will help keep your skin in tip-top condition. Here’s why:

  • When you take a sauna, your body naturally exfoliates your epidermis. Dead skin cells and bacteria get washed away. At the same time, nutrients and minerals are produced that help avoid wrinkles and minimize blemishes and acne.
  • Regular sauna sessions increase your body’s ability to keep your skin hydrated and help regulate your pH. This is especially critical to your “stratus corneum”—the outermost layer of your epidermis, which better protects underlying tissue from infection and dehydration.
  • Sauna sessions open up all your pores and increase blood flow to the epidermis. Ever notice how the Finns seem to have a healthy glow…? Regular exfoliation, toxin release and increased blood flow from regular sauna use keep the skin looking youthful and radiant. You’ll be stunned at the difference!

Winter wreaks all kinds of havoc on your skin—it’s the largest organ of your body and it’s exposed to all types of attacks from the elements. Regular sauna use can help defend your skin against aging and help you discover your own personal Fountain of Youth.

The holiday season is in full swing! Perhaps a terrific gift to yourself and your loved ones this year would be a Finnleo Sauna. We have the perfect sauna for every taste and lifestyle. Visit us today and find the perfect gift for everyone—you’ll love the way it feels.

Baked Sweet Potatoes on the Big Green Egg for Thanksgiving

It seems there are always a plethora of sweet potato dishes that turn up for Thanksgiving—most of them tossed in with marshmallows and more. For a twist this coming holiday, how about baking up sweet potatoes on the Big Green Egg? For sweet potato lovers, this might be an excellent alternative to the traditional dish normally served for the holiday. Give it a try!

Wishing you the very best for Thanksgiving and the coming holiday season from everyone here at Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Portland!

Baked Sweet Potatoes on the Big Green Egg

What you’ll need

  • 4 sweet potatoes (double the recipe if needed)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp buckwheat honey
  • 1 oz spiced rum
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • Kosher salt to add to taste

Make it

  • Set the Big Green Egg for indirect cooking at 500°F
  • Set the sweet potatoes on the Egg grill and close the come. Give the potatoes 40-60 minutes to bake. Potatoes should be tender when pierced with a knife or fork.
  • While the potatoes bake, place the butter, honey, rum and orange juice in a saucepan. Heat until the butter melts, then season to taste with kosher salt. Keep warm.
  • Remove the potatoes from the Egg. Take an injection syringe, fill it with the butter, honey, and rum mixture and inject directly into the center of each potato.
  • Cut each potato open and enjoy!

The Secret to Good Sleep is Your Jacuzzi & Sauna

November is National Sleep Comfort month. It’s well known that getting a good night’s sleep is key to our bodies and our minds. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that an estimated 50-70 million adults in the U.S. experience a sleep or wakefulness disorder! They also noted that those who experience a sleep deficit are more prone to suffer from chronic diseases: hypertension, depression, obesity & diabetes among those cited.

Getting 7-8 hours of sleep as an adult seems to be the key average to get recharged and feel refreshed, alert and productive during the day.

If you do have trouble getting to sleep and having a restful night of slumber with fewer wakeup interruptions, your Jacuzzi or sauna could very well be the key.

When you soak in a hot tub or take a sauna about 45 minutes to one hour before you hit the sheets, you’ll discover you will not only feel more relaxed, you’ll also be setting your body up for success to get that much-needed shut-eye.

A number of things happen to your body and mind when you make a hot tub soak or sauna session part of your getting-ready-to-go-to-sleep routine:

  • Your body will experience an increase in endorphins, the body’s “feel good” chemical. This will help improve mood, as well as relax your body and set you up for a great night’s sleep.
  • Soaking in hot water or a toasty sauna will elevate your body’s core temperature. In about 45 minutes, your body will start to cool off and regulate. This cooling off triggers the mind that it’s time to rest. You’ll not only fall asleep faster, but also achieve REM sleep quicker. You’ll also likely find yourself sleeping more successfully throughout the night.
  • Because both the sauna and Jacuzzi will release muscle and joint tension, you’ll find that you’ll wake up refreshed with fewer of the morning aches many of us often experience.

If you haven’t made your Jacuzzi or sauna part of your nightly sleep prep routine, give it a try! You’ll be amazed at the difference it will make in achieving a successful night of rest.

Pleasant dreams!

Give the Ultimate Holiday Gift: A Jacuzzi Hot Tub

Year after year, it’s a true treat and pleasure to deliver a new Jacuzzi hot tub to families across the greater Portland region for the holiday. If you’re thinking about the ultimate gift to give your family or a loved one this coming season, why not delight them with a Hot Spring Spa?

When you make this decision, you’re giving a gift that keeps giving every single day! Here are a few reasons why a Jacuzzi is such a great choice:

  • Better health. It’s well documented that soaking in a hot tub will be a gateway to a healthier you. It’s great for achy joints, sore muscles, arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, fibromyalgia…the list goes on.
  • Better sleep. It’s also a well-known fact that taking a hot tub about an hour before bed helps your body fall into REM sleep and aids in getting a full restful night of slumber with fewer mid-night wakeups.
  • Better relationships. Getting the chance to share a hot tub with your family, friends and that special someone gives you a unique chance to relax, unwind and talk with one another. You’ll find yourself in a much more connected place with those in your life.
  • Better back yard. A Jacuzzi allows you to utilize your backyard space in a new way. You’ll find it will inspire you to transform your outdoor landscape into a haven and increase the frequency you get outdoors.
  • Better connection with nature. It’s truly wonderful to take a soak, float in silence and just You’ll delight in the sounds of nature, from the chirps of birds and croaks of frogs to the sights in the heavens and the rustle of the breeze in the leaves of the trees. It’s a grand sensory experience!
  • Better YOU. Yes, you’re part of the gift equation! Taking regular hot tubs will give you a chance to clear your mind, open yourself up to new thoughts and get yourself centered. A terrific place to meditate and think of your place in the world and what you can achieve.

Plan now to make a Jacuzzi hot tub your ultimate holiday gift! Visit our showroom today and check out the entire line of tubs and select the best fit for you. You’ll look back years from now and think to yourself, “What a great idea that was!”

Help your Body Adjust to Daylight Savings with Your Jacuzzi

I’m not sure about anyone else, but it appears the older I get, the longer it takes my body to re-adjust once we either fall back or spring ahead the clocks for daylight savings. The fall adjustment seems to take a particular toll on me for some reason.

One thing that seems to help my body adjust is the Jacuzzi. Soaking about an hour or so before bedtime helps with falling asleep and achieving REM sleep faster. For about a week before we turn the clocks back, I also adjust my soaking time to one hour earlier. Normally I hit the hot tub around 10:30 each night, but the week before daylight savings I try to get my soak started between 9:30 and 10:00.

By the time we actually turn the clock back, my body’s already somewhat adjusted to the new soak time, and my sleep cycles tend to suffer much less interruption.

This year, you’ll need to adjust your clocks before heading to bed on Saturday, November 5th for the official turn back on Sunday at 2 a.m. For the rest of this week, experiment with soaking in your Jacuzzi an hour earlier than normal—and don’t miss a night! Hopefully you’ll experience less of the bio-adjustment to the new time cycle.

Happy soaking, and happy fall!