Why a Master Spas Hot Tub?

 

There are literally hundreds of different hot tubs on the market. They all claim to be great and have great features, it can really be quite overwhelming to decide which hot tub is going to be the right one for you. We think that Master Spas master-crafted hot tubs are the right choice and we are pretty confident that you will too. We put together a quick guide to show you why an American Made Master Spas hot tub could be the right option for you.

They Look Great

Master Spa has an all new cabinet design that features a modern, sleek design, with the durability and quality that you can always expect from Master Spa. You can add exterior lighting to your hot tub. The exterior lighting automatically comes on each night and turns off every morning, so you can enjoy the beauty of the lighting every evening, without having to add something else to your to do list. You can be sure that your Master Spas hot tub will always look great.

They Sound Great

When you want to relax the last thing that you want is to have to listen to nagging noises. Master Spas hot tubs contain an exclusive Noise Reduction System. It significantly reduces the amount of noise and vibration from pumps and motors, making it 153% quieter than the industry leader.

Master Spas also have an optional bluetooth sound system, so you can add to your hot tub experience with your favorite music. The system has automatic device pairing and a vibrant subwoofer to make your music sound great! With these features Master Spas hot tubs aren’t just relaxing your body, but they are relaxing your mind as well.

They Feel Great

When you get down to it, the most important thing about a hot tub is how it feels or rather how it makes you feel. Master Spas hot tubs offer ergonomic seating, an optional Stress relief neck and shoulder seat, Master Blaster foot therapy and so many more comfort options. You can truly choose a hot tub that uniquely fits your relaxation needs. Master Spas is also ahead of the game in offering Masterforce Biomagnetic therapy system that applies magnetic therapy to pressure points along the neck, shoulders and back in addition to the hydrotherapy for a truly remarkable spa experience. When it comes to relaxation features Master Spas are sure to leave you feeling great.

They are Energy Efficient

With a hot tub the biggest thing that anyone wants is a tub that is…well hot! Maintaining hot water is one of the things that will make your hot tub energy efficient and keep your utility costs down. Master Spa hot tubs use Icynene foam insulation  which is an environmentally friendly foam that creates a continuous thermal barrier around the tub. This makes Master Spas hot tubs the most energy efficient spa available. They are a top choice for those who are looking for a high quality tub that keeps running costs low.

These are just a few of the many reasons that you should choose a Master Spas hot tub. They look great, sound great, feel great and are energy efficient, what more could you ask for? Come see us at Atlanta Spa and Leisure and let us show you in person the Master Spa difference.

10 Reasons Why You Will Love a Personal Sauna

Relaxing in a sauna used to be something that people enjoyed while on vacation, traveling for business, or after a workout at the gym. In recent years, personal in home saunas have become more popular and more accessible. They are changing the way people enjoy taking a sauna and in turn transforming people’s health. We have put together a list of ten reasons that you will love having your own personal sauna.

 

1. A home sauna is convenient

When you install a personal sauna, it is there for you anytime you want it to be. You won’t be wasting time driving to the health club. You won’t have to carve out an hour of your day to fit in 20 minutes in the sauna. You could even take your Sauna in the middle of the night if that’s what works for you. You get your sauna on your time schedule.


2. You get to personalize it

There are so many options available to you when it comes to in home saunas that you get to make it exactly the way that you want it to be. You get to decide where you want it, if you want infrared or traditional, custom cut or a combo. You can choose the style, the seating configuration and even the type of heater and control that you will have. Your sauna gets to be a complete reflection of you.


3. A sauna is a great place to reconnect


Your day has you pulled in a 100 different directions your work, your health, your relationships; they all need you. With a sauna you can give attention to your health and your relationships at the same time. The quiet relaxing time that you spend in your sauna is also the perfect time to have uninterrupted conversation with the ones you love.

 

4.You can set the mood 

Because it is your sauna and your rules, you get to set the mood however you want like adding music so you can close your eyes and let your favorite songs clear your head as the steam and warm air relaxes your body.

 

5. There is a daily reward for all of your work

You work hard… really hard. A long day at the office or working in the yard can wear on you. When you have your own sauna, as soon as you get home you can get in and let the steam rid your body of the toxins from the day as it relaxes your cares away. Once you have had your daily sauna you can fully enjoy your evening.  


6. Saunas are good for your mind

Saunas have been proven to be good for your brain. They help with mental relaxation, they mimic the elevated heart rate of a workout, they increase blood flow to your brain. These benefits can be yours everyday.

 

7. Saunas add value to your home

Saunas can be a great addition to any home. They can take unused junk space and turn it into a beautiful design feature, which will definitely add value to your home.

 

8. You will get better sleep

Saunas help you sleep! When you are fully relaxed and your mind is clear you are set up for a great night’s rest. That means you will wake up refreshed and ready to tackle another day!

 

9. Saunas are great for workout recovery

Athletes are always using saunas as part of their workout recovery. They help you recover faster. They can help improve your physical endurance and allow you to workout harder.

 

10. Daily sauna use is great for your health

The health benefits of a sauna are numerous. They help your body flush toxins and lose weight. Saunas can boost your immune system and help make you look younger by improving the blood flow to your skin, just to name a few. The benefits really are quite remarkable.

With all of these reasons to love your personal sauna, why would you not invest in one for yourself? At Atlanta Spa and Leisure we love our saunas and we want to share the love. Come by and let us help you design the perfect sauna for your home.

Update Your Game Room

 

When it comes to indoor entertainment it doesn’t get much better than having your own game room. So you put one in….kind of.  If you are like so many people that we meet, you started that indoor game room, but it has come up lacking. Maybe you went cheap on your game tables, or you intended to add additional games and just never did. Whatever the case you find yourself with a game room that just isn’t providing the hours of enjoyment that you had imagined. We can help you create that perfect game room where all of your friends, not only want to come hang out, but where they never want to leave.

Choose a Focus

You will want to choose a main game table for the room so that there is a clear focus when people enter. We recommend using a pool table as the focal point in your game room. Everyone loves playing pool and nothing screams game room like a beautiful pool table right when you walk in. We carry several different styles of pool tables from traditional pool hall style tables, to sleek modern designs that even have hard covers so your table can be used for other things as well like eating or playing cards. Whatever vibe you are going for in your game room, we have a table that will fit perfectly.

Add Some Extras

Having one game table is a good start, but it doesn’t really mean you have a game room. It just means that you have a game table. To round out your game room you want to add some other game options. There are several options depending on how much space you have in your game room. If you have a large room to fill, you could consider adding another game table such as ping pong, foosball or even a poker table. If you don’t have quite as much space, you could consider adding a shuffleboard table. These tables are typically long and thin so they can go right up against a wall. They are a fun option because not many people have them, making a really unique feature in your game room. If you are really tight on space you could always add a dartboard. They make a fun game room addition, but don’t take up additional floorspace.

Additional Furniture

You may be thinking that more furniture will be too much in your game room, but you really do need to add some additional seating in your game room. Many game tables are played standing up, so at a minimum you will want to add some barstools or something that guests can at least perch on. If you are going for a space where people will be hanging out and staying for a while, you want to have some more comfortable seating options. Tall pub tables, a bistro style table or a full on bar counter and stools are great options for seating and definitely invite people to pull up a chair and stay a while.

Decide on a Decor

You’ve got your games in place, you’ve added some seating, but you can’t stop there, after-all you are wanting a place where everyone wants to hangout not just play a game and leave. You are going to need to decide what kind of decor you want in your game room. Do you want a traditional bar kind of feel, something more modern, rustic or maybe a sports theme? No matter what you choose, you should go all in. Make sure that every table, accessory and piece of furniture fits with your chosen decor. That is what will really bring your room together and make it that fun space where you and everyone else wants to be.

Now that you have made all of the decisions and have the perfect game room planned out in your mind, you are ready to take the next step. Come see us at Atlanta Spa and Leisure where our goal is to help you turn your plans into reality. Our friendly staff is ready and waiting to help you get that game room from designed to done.

Hot tubs for those who suffer from Fibromyalgia

 

Fibromyalgia is a word that we are hearing more and more often lately. An increasing number of Americans suffer from this debilitating disease. The worst part is that the symptoms of this disease are invisible, so many are suffering in silence. With no cure and varying success with treatments, Fibromyalgia can be difficult to treat. Many doctors recommend keeping a journal to record the type of pain, when it occurs, and what makes the pain better or worse. This begins to give the patient a toolbox of treatments to try when the pain is at its worst.

We would like to suggest adding a Hot Tub to your toolbox. Regular hot tub use can help those who suffer from chronic pain, like Fibromyalgia in a number of ways.

Muscle pain

First, hot tubs offer relief from muscle pain and joint stiffness which are frequent concerns for fibromyalgia sufferers. The moist heat of a hot tub increases blood flow which helps to heal muscles and relieve soreness. The increased blood flow also helps to act like a lubricant for your stiff joints, increasing your range of motion. Relaxed muscles and a better range of motion can help break the pain cycle that many who suffer find themselves in. Being active helps you to feel better, but with sore muscles and stiff joints it is hard to be active, so you remain sedentary which can lead to weight gain, muscle stiffness and you guessed it more pain. A hot tub can help break that cycle.

Sleep

A good night’s sleep is necessary for helping your body function at its best. For those who Suffer from Fibromyalgia a good night’s sleep can be very hard to come by. In addition to all of the usual things like stress and worry that keep people awake at night, many who sufferer also experience night time pains that either keep them from falling asleep, or keep them from staying asleep. Those who make soaking in their hot tub part of their nightly routine, report having a better night’s sleep and more regular sleeping patterns. Just imagine what a difference it would make in your life if you could consistently be getting good sleep.

Exercise

In one form or another exercise is usually recommended for those with Fibromyalgia. As we discussed earlier this can be very difficult when you are in a cycle of pain. It is hard to workout when you are hurting, but not working out can lead to an increase of pain. Again, a hot tub can help. a quick search will turn up many stretches and exercises that can be done in your hot tub. This is ideal for those with muscle pain and joint stiffness because the water alleviates much of the pressure that is put on your body during a dry workout. With up to 90% of your bodyweight being supported by the water, most are able to exercise with a very minimal amount of pain and a better range of motion.

As with all things, those suffering from Fibromyalgia will need to start slow with their hot tub use and know their limitations, but a hot tub can work wonders for those who have to live daily with this debilitating disease. Stop by and see us at Atlanta Spa and Leisure we carry a huge selection of new and certified pre-owned hot tubs. We are sure to have the perfect hot tub to help you manage your pain and start living life to its fullest.

The Natural

 

 

There are so many different spa additives on the market it is hard to know which ones are the good ones and which ones leave much to be desired. Well we have found one of the good ones. The Natural is a Vitamin E conditioning formula that will totally revolutionize your hot tub experience. Checkout all of the great benefits.

For your Skin

The Natural is like a moisturizer for your entire body. It fortifies your skin with essential vitamins that your skin needs to stay soft and moisturized. The natural infuses your skin with vitamins A, B, C and E so your skin can stay as soft as possible. The best part is that all of this is accomplished while you are enjoying your daily hot tub soak.

For your Hot Tub

Just because an additive is good for your skin doesn’t mean it is good for your hot tub and vice versa, but The Natural works with your system to help maintain proper PH and Alkalinity. It conditions the water as it is moisturizing your skin. The Natural leaves no scum lines around your tub and it won’t damage any of your spa equipment, pillows, covers or your spa surfaces. The Natural is good for your body and good for your spa.

It has been said that the natural is “the best product that nobody knows about”, so now that you know about it, stop by and see us at Atlanta Spa and Leisure we will set you up with The Natural so you can start experiencing all these amazing benefits in your hot tub too.

Hot Tub Covers, Keeping More Money in Your Wallet

 

 

It may not seem like a huge deal, but the cover you choose for your hot tub is actually a really important decision and should be given some consideration, to ensure that you are getting the most out of your cover.

Basically, there are 2 main functions for a cover; to keep debris out and to keep heat in. Keeping debris out doesn’t take to much thought. Any cover that completely covers the tub with no gaps will meet this requirement.

The second function takes a little more consideration. Keeping heat in is a key factor to enjoying your hot tub. Nobody wants a warm hot tub. More importantly nobody wants excessively high utility bills from a heater that is continuously running.  Choosing a high quality cover is going to ensure that you always have hot water and lower utility bills.

So how can a custom cover from Atlanta Spa and Leisure save you money?

 

High Quality Materials

Our custom covers are made from high grade materials so your cover will stand the test of time. That means that you won’t be shelling out hundreds of dollars for a new hot tub cover because the one you bought only lasted a couple of years. Our covers are made with marine grade vinyl that has mildew inhibitors and UV stabilized color to protect against fading. The reinforced cover handles and child locks are double stitched to protect against tearing. The hinges are double reinforced so they will stand up to daily use. The 2” galvanized steel support beams are the strongest available and are chemical resistant. You can rest assured that you are getting a cover that will last.

 

Foam Density

When looking for a cover that will save you money, you want to make sure that it is well insulated to prevent heat loss. This will cut down on your utility bill and the cost of maintaining your heater. Our custom hot tub covers use 2lbs density virgin EPS foam core insulation. They are available in a 4”-2” tapered cover with an R-value of 19 and a 5” to 3” tapered cover with the highest top strength insulating value of R-21. That means that you are getting the most effective insulation available in a hot tub cover.

 

Vapor Barrier

One of the ways that a hot tub cover gets ruined is by getting waterlogged. Our covers use a 4 mil vapor barrier that is heat sealed to the foam core so that the core is fully protected. This is another way that your hot tub cover will outlast the competitors

 

Fit

One of the most important things, is to make sure that your cover gets a tight seal. With a custom cover you can be sure that you are purchasing a cover that fits properly and will form a tight seal to keep in as much heat as possible, keeping your energy bill as low as possible.

 

Buying a quality spa cover is one of the most important ways that you can protect your hot tub investment. So what are your waiting for? Come by Atlanta Spa and Leisure and get your custom hot tub cover ordered today.

10 Reasons Why a Swim Spa is Better Than a Pool

 

 

You enjoy swimming and would like to be able to swim in your own backyard, but you keep going back and forth…should you get a swim spa or just get a pool. We think that a swim spa is the best choice, so we put together a list of the top 10 ways that a swim spa is better than a pool. We are confident that after reading our list you will agree that an swim spa is the answer to your question.

  1. Continuous uninterrupted swimming

A swim spa creates a more enjoyable swimming environment than a pool because you can continuously swim without having to worry about turns or running into walls. This continuous swim lets you really get into the zone with your workout. You can concentrate on form and power without distraction. It is also good for you mentally because you can let your mind go while your body swims.

2. Adjustable swim current

A swim spa has adjustable swim currents to accommodate a variety of swim levels. From those just starting out to the Olympic swimmer, a swim spa can provide a great workout for a variety of levels. That also means that as you improve, your swim spa grows with you giving you are targeted workout every time.

3. It’s like a pool and a hot tub

After your workout a swim spa can give you all of the workout recovery benefits of a hot tub.  With jetted seats to massage your muscles, it is truly like getting a pool and a hot tub all in one. Some swim spas even have dual zone heaters so you can work out at a cooler temperature then head over to the relaxing heat of the hot tub side.

4. Accessories

Swim spas have a variety of accessories to help you mix up your workout routine. From rowing equipment to underwater treadmills your swim spa will turn out to be so much more than just a place to swim.

5. They look great

I know we are partial, but swim spas look great. With options for fountains and lighting features it will really be a focal point for your backyard.

6. More cost efficient to own

Because the are smaller, the cost of owning a swim spa versus a pool is significantly less. You will use less water, less chemicals, and less electricity to heat and maintain your swim spa.

7. Indoor installation option

A swim spa can be installed indoors if you choose so you can workout or simply enjoy a nice swim, no matter what the weather is like outside. Swim spas can be installed in basements, sunrooms and even garages.

8.Takes up less space

Swim spas don’t take up nearly as much room as a traditional pool. They leave you plenty of room in your yard to enjoy, gardening, playing with your kids or to simply enjoy some green space.

9. Portable

Okay, they aren’t exactly portable, but if you ever decide to move you can take your swim spa with you. Try doing that with an in ground pool.

10. Easier to Install

Finally, swim spas are easier and cheaper to install than a swimming pool. There is usually very little prep work that goes into creating a space for your swim spa, so you can start enjoying it way sooner than you would with a lengthy pool project.

We knew that our list would convince you to choose a swim spa, so stop by and see our selection of H2X and Michael Phelps swim spas from Master Spas. You won’t regret investing in a swim spa.

Luxury Custom Cut Saunas

 

The health benefits of a Sauna are absolutely phenomenal, but few people have the time to drive to a health club everyday to enjoy all of these benefits. Fortunately, at Atlanta Spa and Leisure we can turn nearly any extra space you have into a custom cut sauna. With just an empty closet, we can bring you all of the health benefits that come along with daily sauna use.

How Does It Work

First you will need to pick your space. Literally, any extra space can be converted from useless to a sauna. We have converted closets, sheds, extra deck space, and even created freestanding saunas in empty areas of a basement.

After you have picked your space, we will come out and take some preliminary measurements. We will use those measurements to make a CAD drawing.

Once we have your drawing, you will want to pick your layout, wood type, heater and  control. After these decisions are made, we will start to work on your custom cut sauna. We do everything from the framing and drywall to painting if it is needed. Some of our customers prefer to do the work themselves. In this case we will give you the CAD drawing, wood, heater and controls, but you will do the install yourself. Either way you will be so glad that you transformed your unused space to create a sauna that will benefit your health for a lifetime.

What Options are Available

Our Helo custom cut saunas come in two wood choices either kiln dried cedar or hemlock. There are eight different heater options to choose from. All of them are  electric heaters that provide quality craftsmanship and a combination of modern technology and traditional sauna heating. Each of the models offer a unique design and has an individual way of expressing the sauna experience. As if all of these options weren’t enough, we have a variety of different layouts to choose from depending on the size and layout of your space. You can check out our design gallery here.

With all of these options you are sure to be able to design a sauna that works for your space and your individual taste. Join us in our showroom so we can start planning your custom cut sauna today.

Our Top 5 Big Green Egg Grilling Eggcessories

It’s grilling season!

The Big Green Egg has taken outdoor grilling to a whole new level. Professional barbecuers, chefs and home grilling enthusiasts have fallen in love with it’s versatility and ease of use. On its own The Big Green Egg is a grilling machine that is sure to impress, but add an eggcessory or two and you have just opened up a whole new world . BGE offers a huge line of accessories for their Big Green Eggs that Egg lovers have dubbed eggcessories. From grill tables to cooking utensils they have thought of everything you could possibly want to complete your cooking arsenal. We have put together 5 of our favorite Eggcessories to get your collection started.

 

The ConvEggtor 

It transforms your Egg from direct heat to indirect heat; which basically means that you can use your BGE like an oven, cooking casseroles and pies. The door of options will be blown wide open. With evenly distributed heat and and the precise temperature control that Big Green Eggs are known for, you will love your Egg far more than your oven.

The Pizza Stone and Pizza Peel

A Big Green Egg pizza stone and pizza peel are must haves. Everyone loves a delicious slice of cheesey pizza. The flavors added by cooking it on your BGE give your favorite pizza that rich flavor you would find in a pizza that has been cooked to perfection in a woodfired pizza oven. It is definitely a must have Eggcessory.

The Egg Mitt

It sounds basic, but the Big Green Egg, Egg Mitt is an ideal addition to your grilling repertoire. This glove is designed with durable heat resistant fibers that let you handle extreme temperatures up to 475 degrees. These are a great option for flipping skewers or handling large cuts of meat. You could grill without one, but why would you want to?

The Flexible Stainless Steel Skewers

Next up is a fairly specialized item, but a favorite no less. BGE flexible stainless steel skewers are a win in our book. They allow you to prep your meat and veggies, marinate them in a bag, then transfer to the grill. They cut down on prep time and mess. As an added feature the pointed end of the skewer never gets hot which makes turning the skewers a breeze.  

The Cast Iron Skillet

Our list wouldn’t be complete without a cast iron skillet. It gives you a huge variety of options. You can fix casseroles and pies in your cast iron skillet one week and then sear fish and steaks to perfection the next. It is something you definitely won’t want to do with out.

Adding one, two or even all of these great eggcessories to your Big Green Egg, will help your Egg reach its full potential. Stop by  Atlanta Spa and Leisure and Check out our extensive line of Big Green Egg eggcessories!

10 ways to love your brain

It is now estimated that 5.7 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s and there are approximately 47.5 million people worldwide that suffer from various kinds of dementia. These statistics are startling. Fortunately, the Alzheimer’s Association has put together a list of 10 things that you can do reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

Interestingly enough, over half of these things can be accomplished with regular Sauna use. In fact, recent studies have shown that using a sauna 4-7 times per week can lead to a 65% reduction in Alzheimer’s and a 66% reduction in Dementia. Now that is definitely something worth looking in to. Below we have put together some information about sauna use and how it relates to the 10 things that can help improve your brain health.

  1. One of the best things you can do for your overall health, as well as, your mental health is to participate in regular cardiovascular exercise. The elevated heart rate and increased blood flow that come along with cardio exercise are great for your mind and body. You may be wondering just how a sauna relates to cardiovascular exercise. Studies have shown that regular sauna use actually has similar health benefits to cardio workouts. When using a sauna, your core body temperature goes up which causes you to sweat. This leads to an elevated heart rate and increased blood flow, the same things that occur when participating in cardio exercise. This is particularly good news for older people who find it  difficult to work out, but would still like to reap the benefits.
  2. Your sauna may not help to much with this one, but formal education at any age can help decrease your risk of cognitive decline. So, hit the books and keep your mind sharp.
  3. Smoking has long been shown to increase a person’s risk of cognitive decline. When a person quits smoking, they reduce their risk back to a level comparable to a non-smoker. A sauna is certainly not a magic bullet for helping some kick their smoking habit, but saunas can help you sweat out the toxins that have built up in your body due to smoking. Saunas also help to reduce stress, which could make them a healthy alternative to the stress relief that many smokers feel when they light up.
  4. Evidence shows that the same risk factors that can cause heart disease and stroke are also shown to increase your risk for cognitive impairment. Recent studies have found that regular sauna use by middle aged men reduced the incidence of fatal cardiac events, which is good for your heart and brain.
  5. Brain injuries can also lead to cognitive decline. So take care of yourself. Switching out some of your more risky hobbies, for relaxing sauna use could help.
  6. Although eating healthy isn’t directly related to using a sauna, many people do enjoy fruit, water, and other healthy snacks after enjoying their sauna. Eating a balanced diet can also help fight against cognitive decline.
  7. Getting enough sleep is another strong factor in overall health, including good mental health. Insomnia and sleep apnea have both been shown to result in memory problems and thinking impairment. Improved sleep is one of the side effects that nearly all sauna owners report. A more relaxed mind and body almost always results in better sleeping patterns.
  8. A link has been found between a history of depression and cognitive decline. Because depression is a serious medical condition, you should definitely contact your doctor first. However, your sauna can be a great addition to the treatment prescribed by your doctor. Regular sauna use can reduce feelings of stress and anxiety which often lead to depression.
  9. Being social is actually one of the things that can lead to good mental health. Spending time with friends and family and having good conversation are ways that you can accomplish this and what better place to have good conversation with family and friends than in your sauna. You will be improving your health in more ways than one.
  10. Finally, working puzzles or completing brain teasers is another great way to keep your brain sharp. Some people find that puzzles are a great way to pass the time when doing interval sessions in their sauna.

There you have it. 10 ways that you can love your brain and so many can easily be accomplished with regular sauna use. But, you don’t have to go to a gym or club to enjoy the benefits of a sauna. In home saunas are becoming more and more common. the convenience of having a sauna in your own home is something that your body and mind will benefit from for years to come. Stop by and see us at Atlanta Spa and Leisure our knowledgeable staff would love to help you design the perfect sauna for your home!