Hydrotherapy is Often Recommended to Arthritis Patients
Those who struggle with arthritis know that even the simplest daily activities can be very painful. Even minor arthritis pain can cause stiff joints and decreased mobility that make buttoning a shirt or starting the car very difficult. Of course there are many assumptions out there about how to lessen the pain of arthritis, but the irrefutable benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy have held true for centuries.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water to relieve physical discomfort with its therapeutic functions varying with temperature. Hot water has long been prescribed for its ability to relieve bodily discomfort, such as muscle soreness, arthritis, and back pain, and is often recommended to expedite recovery from injuries. Researchers also conclude that hydrotherapy facilitates the removal of lactic acid, opens blood vessels for better circulation, aids the flow of endorphins, and relaxes the muscles surrounding arthritic joints.
10 Tips from the National Sleep Foundation to Help You Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep
Did you know the word “insomnia” means “no sleep” in Latin?
As a friend of the National Sleep Foundation on Facebook, I frequently view their posts on sleep-related education and research. Recently, a particular post caught my eye: Healthy Sleep Tips. I, for one, have no trouble falling asleep, but I have a very difficult time staying asleep and feeling refreshed when I wake up. Friends of JacuzziOfficial reported to get an average of 4-6 quality hours of sleep. I typically get four quality hours of sleep a night even though I am in bed for eight hours, my sleep is never deep and continuous. According to the National Sleep Foundation, “throughout adulthood, even as we get older, we need 7-9 hours of sleep.”
For you tired, sleep deprived individuals, I give you the National Sleep Foundation’s Healthy Sleep Tips:
Hot Tubs Promote Overall Wellness
We’ve all experienced the soothing effects of sitting in a hot tub, but do we understand what makes it feel so great? Just as the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians believed in the healing power of hydrotherapy, we know that the relaxing heat and jet-driven water does wonders to relieve physical burdens while decreasing stress levels, but how? Here, we will discuss the many benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy, and how they promote the body’s natural healing processes.
1. Pain Relief: Hydrotherapy is the use of water to relieve physical discomfort, but the temperature of the water used plays an important role in the therapeutic properties of the treatment. Hot water has long been sought after for its ability to relieve bodily discomfort, such as muscle soreness, arthritis, and back pain, and is often recommended to expedite recovery from injuries. Researchers conclude that hot tub hydrotherapy facilitates the removal of lactic acid, opens blood vessels for better circulation, aids the flow of endorphins, and relaxes the soft tissue surrounding arthritic joints. In combination with heat, factory-built hot tubs with their myriad jets can improve joint and muscular functions by directing hot jet-driven water to specific trouble points or pressure points in the hands and feet.
An Outdoor Spa Helps the Family Reconnect
Consumer research indicates that parents spend real quality time with their kids in their outdoor hot tubs; my family can attest to that. Once you buy an outdoor spa, it may well become a central part of your lifestyle. My family considers our hot tub the central hub of the backyard. Even when we aren’t in the outdoor hot tub, it’s still a beautiful focal point and water feature, especially at night. Outdoor hot tubs often facilitate family entertainment, enjoyment and bonding. The main reason my husband and I considered an outdoor hot tub was for family togetherness. As a full time working mom with three active kids and a full time working husband, I often find it very challenging to spend quality, relaxing time with my family. Between my job, my husband’s job, and the kids’ sports and parties, we are always on the go and don’t make time to enjoy not having anywhere to go or anyone to see. I really do cherish lazy days at home and being able to hang out in the outdoor hot tub with my daughters and husband. Our outdoor spa has provided us many opportunities to regroup, chat, and just enjoy each other’s company without the TV, computer or phone.
Arthritis Sufferers Use Hot Tub Therapy for Pain Relief
Recently, I have been reading chatter on various social media networks regarding arthritis pain relief. So, I put out the following question to our Twitter and Facebook followers:
Have you used massage and/or hot water therapy for arthritis pain relief? Tell us your experience.
We received several replies from people suffering from arthritis of various forms and severity. Responses praised hot water therapy as a highly effective way to relieve joint pain, stiffness, swelling and inflammation from this chronic condition. Jacuzzi® Office Manager and IT Administrator, Nancy Powers, has suffered from osteoarthritis for several years, so I asked her to talk about it.
“Out of all the methods I have used including deep tissue massage, a heating pad around various parts of my body, etc., hot tub therapy works best, hands down. Chronic pain is exhausting. Warm water jets are reviving; they provide fast and relaxing arthritis pain relief. Being in massaging hot water is like heaven for my joints. My arthritis is not only in one part of my body, it’s all over, so being able to submerge my entire body in invigorating hot water is an extremely desirable method of arthritis pain relief for me.”
Jacuzzi® Officially Announces New Blog and Social Media Profiles
Social media websites like Facebook and Twitter have reached a critical mass as a place where people from around the world come together to share news, ideas and information on a variety of topics. I’ve come to realize that there are many homeowners out there who are using blogs and these platforms to talk about wellness, backyard improvements, hot tubs and whirlpool baths. It is exciting to see so many conversations!
I have a few profiles on different sites that allow me to follow the latest news and keep up with my friends and family. I wouldn’t consider myself an expert in blogging, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, but I recognize that it is a great way for me and our team to communicate directly with you about our great bath and hot tub collections.
Jacuzzi’s J-210 Classic Round Spa Was the Prized Desire of Expo Attendees
Round Hot Tubs: On June 24th, just days before the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, Jacuzzi® displayed at the Health and Fitness Expo held at Qwest Events Center. 55,000 people were expected to attend the Expo, including over 27,000 race participants.
It was very important and exciting for Jacuzzi to showcase in this city, as Seattle was one of the original hot tub enthusiasts’ markets in the country. I have been in this industry for many years and I still remember the popularity of the original round hot tubs introduced about 30 years ago by west coast round spa manufacturers. As a progressive west coast city, Seattle was one of the first communities to embrace the spa lifestyle, deeming round hot tubs a backyard necessity. Natives quickly found portable hot tubs to be relief from the area’s cold and damp climate.
Jacuzzi Celebrates the Fourth of July
In honor of Independence Day, Jacuzzi employees gathered for a casual luncheon this week. “Fountain,” Jacuzzi’s main training room, merged Jacuzzi Spa teams with Jacuzzi Bath teams to commemorate Independence Day with a celebratory feast. Several people showed extra enthusiasm and wore their patriotic Jacuzzi Hot Tubs tee shirts that feature a festive red and blue fireworks display. Staff enjoyed typical picnic fair including fried chicken, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, soda and brownies. Employees look forward to the opportunity to get together as a company before a holiday weekend.
“I understand everyone is busy, but we should all take the time, relax and enjoy each others company when we can,” said Benefits Manager, Rosy Brennan.
Jacuzzi Communicates Hydrotherapy Massage Benefits to Golf Fans
Did you know that the most common golf injuries include back pain, tennis elbow, shoulder pain and knee pain? That sounds like a lot of stress for a game that is known to be a stress reliever. “Golf enthusiasts who excel at their game tend to push their physical limits to the max, which causes sore muscles and longer recover times without proper therapy” says Jim Sueppel, Jacuzzi Hot Tubs National Sales Manager. “Jacuzzi hydromassage allows individuals to create a personal targeted massage. Recovery time is reduced and golf experience and performance is improved because of restored strength and flexibility.”