Outdoor Hot Tubs – Surrounded by the mighty Redwoods, in the shadow of Mt. Tamalpais, come enjoy our two outdoor tubs for a therapeutic soak or as part of a Massage Package to loosen up fatigued muscles. Each tub is nestled among the Redwood grove and secluded in its own peaceful space with total privacy. Each tub can hold up to four people and can be jointly rented for celebratory gatherings. Also, our Moon tub is equipped with an accessibility lift to aid our guests with difficulties climbing stairs. Located adjacent to our Prayer Garden, the outdoor space is ideal for a relaxing afternoon or evening respite.
Our hot tubs were built by G.R. Sanders Construction www.grsanders.com
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Infrared Sauna – Try our new Infrared Sauna!
Infrared Saunas use radiant heat, rather than ambient heat to heat you up. Regular saunas heat the air to very high temperatures and the air, in turn, heats you. Infrared saunas use radiant heat from special panels that heat your body opposed to the air. This can be similar to sitting next to a fire at the beach when it’s cold out, the air is cold, but you feel the radiant heat from the fire. Our IR Sauna accommodates 1 –3 people and is available for 1/2 hour or 1 hour sessions.
Far Infrared Saunas are growing in popularity and are naturally rising to the top of health regime requirements. Specific claims to health benefits are as follows:
- Helps purify fat cells and controls weight
- Effective way to burn calories (up to 600 calories in one session)
- Detoxifies heavy metals, hydrocarbon residues, alcohol, nicotine, sodium and cholesterol
- Strengthens the cardiovascular system with deep Far Infrared penetration
- Effective for treating sprains, muscle spasms and joint stiffness
- Relieves aches and pains
- Improves and clears cellulite
- Improves skin tone and complexion
- Helps scars and burns, acne, psoriasis and eczema
- Sharpens senses and relieves stress and fatigue
- Stimulates endorphins of the brain and ‘feel good’ hormones
- Improves your immune system and kills organisms like bacteria and parasites
- Increases overall health and resistance to disease
How to Use Infrared Sauna:
Begin with turning on the sauna and setting the temperature you like. The most common temperature is 110 – 120F, but experiment to find your unique comfortable temperature. You may find it pleasant to set the temperature higher or lower at times – it can depend on your condition at the moment, on a season, on outside temperature, etc.
Now you have some time (10 – 20 minutes) while your sauna is warming up. Spend time while your sauna is heating in some activity that takes you away from everyday routine and makes you more relaxed and peaceful. One option is to take a warm/hot shower. It is reported that it can improve your sweating. Don’t forget to wipe water from your body before going to the infrared sauna, because the wood of the sauna can get dark or warped after water. Some people do some physical exercises before sauna as it can shorten time it takes to perspire. We at Joseph Smith’s also believe a hot tub prior to sauna is a marvelous option. We also have a Meditation Garden for you to enjoy.
Think about what you plan to do while taking a sauna. Meditation is a wonderful activity for the sauna. You may also want to bring a book, or some music with you. It is important to have one or two towels with you to wipe the sweat as it appears on your body. Drink plenty of water before, during and after your sauna. Enjoying the sauna is not only pleasant, but can significantly increase overall healing.
Wet/Dry Cedar Sauna - The benefits of a cedar sauna are amazing. As well as soothing and relaxing tired muscles, the most notable health benefit is to the heart. Saunas can also give tremendous relief to people suffering pain and mental health problems. A sauna provides a cardiovascular workout, increases your metabolic rate and improves circulation. Our Wet/Dry Cedar sauna accommodates 5 – 8 people and is available for 1/2 hour or 1 hour sessions.