Incorporate Outdoor Hot Tub Therapy into Recovery Efforts

Once again, Jacuzzi will be present at select Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Health and Fitness Expos across the U.S. Jacuzzi’s booth will feature running and stretching professionals to teach event attendees how to properly stretch, prepare, and recover faster while training for endurance events.

Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon June 3-4, 2011: Meet elite runner Luke Humphrey from Team Hanson’s-Brooks in the Jacuzzi booth on Friday, June 3 at 4:00 p.m. Hear how Luke is preparing to follow up his second place half marathon finish in New Orleans (& receive a special offer from Jacuzzi!)

As days lead up to a marathon, training runs become longer and the body adapts to the physical stresses of running harder and running farther. Throughout the course of training, the majority of runners experience some sort of muscle soreness. Sore, achy muscles can not only make training uncomfortable, but it can also be difficult to stay on track. The good news is that there are ways to relieve muscle soreness, including recovering with Jacuzzi patented hydrotherapy suited for the needs of physically active people.

Physical therapists suggest targeted stretches to rehabilitate and avoid recurrence of common injuries. Regional Manager Patti Ryan adds “with contoured seats, one is able to sit in various positions to do stretching with jets targeted at calves, knees and legs. Flexibility is maximized and blood circulation is improved if a person stretches in hot water combined with massage.”

All body types can benefit from stretching in outdoor hot tubs. Take it from James Staten, the first person to compete in all fourteen events in the Competitor.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series in a single year (2010) – “My recovery recipe: chocolate milk followed by lots of stretching, a good go on the foam roller, a long soothing shower, and a dip in a Jacuzzi hot tub. At 102 degrees and its jets on full blast there’s little else that beats it for relaxation and recovery. I like to rotate between the seats of my J-325 starting with jets pulsating on my lower back muscles, then to the spine-tingler opposite the foot jet for a nice arch rub, then over to the seat with jets hitting the shoulder blades…invite in the wife and a couple other runners and let recovery take over.”

All Rock ‘n’ Roll Series events feature the two-day Health & Fitness Expo presented by Power Balance prior to the event. Free and open to the public, these expos feature the latest in running technologies, fitness apparel, health and nutrition information and interactive displays.

Visit Jacuzzi’s booth on the following Expo dates:

  • Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & ½ Marathon June 3-4, 2011
  • Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon June 23-24, 2011
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Chicago ½ Marathon August 12-13, 2011
  • Dodge Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach ½ Marathon September 2-3, 2011
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia ½ Marathon September 16-17, 2011
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Dodge San Jose ½ Marathon September 30-October 1, 2011
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Denver Marathon & ½ Marathon October 7-8, 2011
  • Zappos.com Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon & ½ Marathon December 2-3, 2011