Plenty of non-nudists enjoy clothing optional spas at Kripalu and other retreat centers that are not designed as "clothing optional resorts" or "nudist colonies." Whether you take your clothes off or keep them on, you can enjoy the many benefits of a whirlpool spa no matter where you choose to relax
It really doesn’t matter whether you keep your clothes on or off when using a hot tub at Kripalu or anywhere else, though some people may feel emotional and physical freedom by wading topless or entirely nude.
If you suffer from arthritis-related swelling and pain, hot tub therapy may alleviate these unpleasant symptoms, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Diabetics may also experienced reduced blood sugar, lower blood pressure, and even weight loss as a result of using hot tubs, according to the New England Journal of Medicine.
Stress, migraines, insomnia, and general pain can all be reduced when using spas. Even if you don’t suffer from any of the aforementioned symptoms, likely you’ll find a hot tub experience at Kripalu or another spot soothing.
Some people should not use a hot tub or need to take special precautions when doing so; this especially applies to expectant moms, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Most hot tub providers recommend people limit their soak to 10 to 15 minutes at a time to avoid overheating the body. You should also never use such fitness remedies when under the influence of alcohol or mind-altering drugs such as marijuana or street narcotics.
General Kripalu Hot Tub Quality (5 out of 5)
Like many other services at Kripalu, the hot tub is a great addition to a potentially stimulating getaway. The hot tubs are segregated according to sex. Also, you are asked to cover your genitals and buttocks (and women also breasts) when going between the locker room and the whirlpool room. You may also wish to take a dip in the cold plunge pool or warm up in your gender-appropriate locker room’s sauna before or after your clothing optional spas experience.
Friendliness Factor (4 out of 5)
Even the most social people may not feel like talking when standing nude in a hot tub or sitting among nude people in a spa. However, the vibe during several Memorial Day weekend 2010 women’s hot tub dips was very friendly. Many body types were represented, and while most ladies enjoyed their potential hot tub health benefits without clothing some did opt to stick to the traditional swimwear routine. Some people "skinny dip" for the first time at Kripalu or similar spiritual, non-nudist resort spots such as Omega in New York State.
Crowding and Hours Factors (5 out of 5)
Even though Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest times of the year, there were no waits required for the author of this article to enjoy several hot tub and cold plunge pool dips. While night owls may not like that the hot tub closes at 10 p.m., keep in mind that few hotels keep hot tubs open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. like Kripalu does as of May 2010. In general, the hours and availability exceed general offerings at spas, gyms, recreation centers, and hotels throughout the United States that the author of this article has personally visited. When enjoying any clothing optional spas experience, waiting is usually not a good thing because it might up the potential embarrassment factor even if you keep your swimsuit on.
eHow: Health Benefits of Hot Tubs: https://www.ehow.com/facts_4869803_health-benefits-hot-tubs.html
Kripalu Official Website: https://www.kripalu.org