“People love the idea of controlling your pool and spa and even your sauna from your phone,” says Zach Goldsmith, an agent with Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate in Los Angeles.
The added convenience is irresistible, Mr. Goldsmith says: “I was driving home the other day and set my Jacuzzi to 104 degrees [fahrenheit] with my phone, knowing I’d be home in 30 minutes. When I got there, it was already on—I just had to turn on the bubbles.”
Luxurious home spas allow people to get the same kind of pampering they have become used to when they travel.
“The most popular item is the dry sauna, and that is being replaced by the infrared sauna,” says Santiago Arana, a top agent with The Agency in Los Angeles. Infrared saunas use infrared heaters instead of traditional heat sources to quickly raise the temperature of the sauna. “That is the hottest thing right now,” he says.
Steam rooms are also very popular, he adds, “and some of them can release different scents, so you can have the smell of different flowers in the steam.”
People are also adding
ice-cold plunge pools for a bracing, healthy finish after hot yoga or an infrared sauna.
“You stay in the cold plunge as long as you can, for hot-and-cold therapy,” Mr. Arana says.
Below are five products that offer the latest in both technology and relaxation.
Superior by Maya Bath
The Superior offers a seamless combination of shower enclosure, steam shower, and hydro-massage whirlpool bathtub—all within the same cabin. Other features include a 12-inch digital TV, touchscreen control panel, Bluetooth compatibility, art-tinted glass, and heavy-duty stainless-steel hinged doors and fixtures, as well as a steam generator and thermostat-controlled water temperature.
Jacuzzi Fuzion 7260 Bath
The Salon Spa model offers a mix of Jacuzzi’s whirlpool jets and its bubbly Pure Air hydrotherapy technology, and the acrylic tub is big enough for two. Deluxe features include customizable comfort options, a neck-massaging waterfall, infinity-edge drain system, slip-resistant bottom, and an optional wood deck (for US$2,059). Upgrade it with Jacuzzi’s Chromatherapy or Illumatherapy technologies for a color-and-light show.
Radiant 3-Person Cedar Corner Infrared Sauna
This three-person corner unit from Blue Wave Products has seven carbon heaters and is made of Canadian red cedar, which is known for its handsome color variation, refreshing aroma, durability, and resistance to rot and mildew. Its EZ Touch dual interior and exterior digital-control panels allow for easy temperature control. Other features include towel hooks, a magazine rack, CD player with mp3 plug, and backrests.
Ogawa Smart 3D Massage Chair
Choose from 17 different massage programs, and use the chair’s
Wi-Fi-enabled smart tablet to save your personalized massage preferences—or use it to watch movies while you relax. You can adjust the depth of the Dual Head 3D rollers by more than three inches, allowing you to choose a light touch or a full-on deep-tissue massage.
Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror
Starts at US$999
Using Amazon’s Echo brand of smart speakers and its virtual personal assistant Alexa, this smart mirror lets you use voice commands to adjust the light while applying makeup or styling hair. You can also use it to control Kohler Konnect products, from warming the toilet seat to starting the shower. And you can get Alexa to play music or give you traffic updates. A motion-activated night light makes it easy to navigate your bathroom in the dark. All of the mirrors are 33 inches tall, and come in widths of 24, 34, and 40 inches.
This article first appeared in Mansion Global magazine’s June issue.
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