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  1. How a Hot Tub Can Help Your Fibromyalgia

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    Fibromyalgia is a medical conditioned characterized by chronic pain throughout the body. While debates waver between if it is a disease or a physical response from other physiological symptoms such as depression and stress, doctors and diagnosed patients can agree that the condition is very real, and very painful. Here at ThermoSpas, we encounter many customers with fibromyalgia who wonder if a hot tub can help relieve their pain and symptoms. We are happy to say that yes it can.

    A study was taken with 42 fibromyalgia patients with half receiving treatment from a hot tub while the other half did not. After three weeks of sessions, a total of 15 sessions, results showed that the patients using the hot tub resorted significantly less pain, even six months after the treatment had finished. Think how a patient could feel if they continued hot tub treatment everyday.

    It’s simple to see that a hot tub could be a great relief strategy for fibromyalgia. The warm water and rushing jets are highly regarded as terrific stress relievers and muscle relaxers. If stress is one of the main causes of fibromyalgia, and the result is sore muscles, then a hot tub is a terrific solution.

    Fibromyalgia can cause insomnia and emotional distress because of the harrowing pain. Hot tubs are a great solution to helping relax the mind and prepare it for a good night’s sleep. As well, hot tubs are very beneficial for relieving anxiety. The massaging jets and soothing rush of water is able to settle the worries of the mind and put a person’s body in a much more relaxed state.

    For a person with fibromyalgia, a ThermoSpas Hot Tub can be an excellent choice as we are the only company to offer Total Control Therapy. This allows the hot tub user to control the pressure of the jets surrounding them at any given time. Use the simple Throttle Control Valve to adjust the intensity of the entire seating area from a mild tingling sensation to a full force powerful jet massage. This allows a hot tub to have the exact amount of pressure that a person is hoping for. While some days a patient may feel extremely sore and need a lighter massage and others a more powerful massage, the option is always available.

    Along with Total Control Therapy, ThermoSpas offer our patented pillow jets which send a stream of warm water to a user’s back and neck. The result is a unique massage experience that sends relief to the neck and shoulders and down the back.

    Warming the body to its core is a terrific way to relieve sore muscle pain and relax the body, mind, and spirit for an anxiety-free lifestyle. If you have any more questions on how ThermoSpas hot tubs can help relieve your fibromyalgia, arthritis, or just sore muscles, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

    While hot tubs have a wide range of proven benefits for, we suggest consulting with your doctor or medical professional to determine if hydrotherapy is the right choice for you.

  2. ThermoSpas Aquacisor: The Ultimate in Fitness and Lifestyle Hot Tubs

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    Sometimes finding the time to workout can be a real challenge. You know you need to exercise to feel good and look great, but with all the fitness fads and conflicting research that exists today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options.

    The Aquacisor hot tub takes the “guesswork” out of getting in shape. You can warm up, walk, run, strength train, and even get a full body therapeutic massage – without ever leaving your driveway.

    As a bonus, you get to workout anytime of the year, even in winter!

    But the benefits don’t stop there; you also get the luxuries that come with hot tub ownership such as decreased stress, relaxation, better sleep, more quality time with family, and a place to entertain friends.

    The Aquacisor simply is the ultimate in fitness and lifestyle hot tubs! Read on to learn why.

    Health and lifestyle benefits

    A luxury spa and underwater resistance training machine designed with all the patented hot tub technology that ThermoSpas has to offer, makes the Aquacisor one of the top fitness hot tubs of choice.

    Aside from the luxury amenities that ThermoSpas is known for, the Aquacisor is one of the deepest hot tubs available, allowing you to get a heart pumping, aerobic lower body workout by walking or jogging against the resistance of the water jets.

    Adjustable exercise tension bands can be purchased that attach to the spa to help tone and build muscle strength in your arms, chest and back.

    The Aquacisor comes with two “Captain Chair” seats and open bench seating so that you can entertain friends, or your spouse can relax as you workout. Built in pillows, wrap around armrests, independent controls, and even a space to rest your drinks are all included in each spa.

    Along with these amenities, spa owners enjoy the advantages that hot tubs, warm water therapy, and aquatic fitness have to offer:

    5 lifestyle benefits of the Aquacisor Hot Tub:

    1. Throw a hot tub party and entertain friends and family
    2. Relax at the end of a stressful day
    3. Turn the heater off and let the kids have some summer “cool-tub” fun
    4. Treat your spouse to a romantic hot tub night
    5. Soak for 20-30 minutes before bed each night and get better sleep
    6. Walk or jog in place and have the luxury of working out any time of the year
    7. Get the whole family involved in exercise, with a low-impact aquatic workout that is as much fun as it is calorie-burning
    8. Attach exercise bands to the Aquacisor and get a complete upper body workout for your arms, chest and back
    9. Warm up your muscles and prepare your body for exercise with just a 5 minute soak before any workout
    10. An exercise solution for those with limited mobility that have difficulty with traditional on-land exercise

    5 fitness benefits of the Aquacisor Hot Tub:

    The beauty in owning a hot tub like the Aquacisor, is that you take the guesswork out of stress management and keeping fit. Warm water therapy has been used for centuries as a way to relax and cure common health ailments. You don’t need another fitness fad – you need to get back to basics. With an all-in-one system like the Aquacisor, you can experience numerous relaxation and fitness benefits in one portable compact system.

    What does a typical workout with the Aquacisor look like? Stay tuned for our upcoming 25 Minute Aquacisor Fitness Routine.

  3. Do You Have Arthritis Pain? Read How A Hot Tub Could Help

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    Over 70 million Americans suffer from some sort of arthritic condition. That amounts to one in three people. The pain caused by arthritis can affect daily routine activities and limit one’s ability to do the things they once loved to do.

    Thankfully, there are natural and effective ways to alleviate arthritis pain and improve quality of life. By taking advantage of the age-old ritual of warm water therapy and the proven benefits of aquatic exercise – pain relief could be just a soak away.

    Why exercise?

    When you have arthritis, the pain in your joints may make you want to limit your movements and avoid doing anything that causes more pain. This may feel better in the short term, but this lack of movement will cause you more pain over time.

    When you don’t exercise, your joints become more stiff, you lose strength in your muscles, and your range-of-motion decreases, causing you to feel more pain and to be less able to do the things you want to do.

    Although it may feel like the last thing you want to do, exercise is one of the most important steps to improving your life with arthritis.

    When you incorporate daily exercise into your life, it will not only boost your self-esteem because you will be looking and feeling great, it will give you the ability to do more of the things you love to do. Playing with your grandchildren, going for a walk, or activities like golfing and boating will be easier and less painful when you are stronger and more energized.

    You will also have more energy, be able to sleep better at night, and maintain a healthier weight. For these reasons, and many more, exercise is a vital component to any healthy lifestyle; and especially for those who want to improve their lives while living with arthritis pain.

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    The science behind exercise and arthritis

    A case study performed by the Mayo Clinic found that arthritis patients who participated in an exercise regimen noted a 12.8% decrease in pain perception and an 18.2% decrease in difficulty performing daily tasks. The exercise regimen that the group participated in was The National Sleep Foundation’s Aquatic Exercise program, in which the participants used water exercise as their main source of activity.

    The main purpose of this particular study was to investigate how water exercise could improve the day-to-day living of individuals living with arthritis and arthritic conditions.

    The study concluded that, “[…] both aquatic and on-land exercise protocols effectively increase the quality of life for those suffering from arthritis.”

    Benefits of water exercise in a hot tub

    Exercising in water is a viable alternative to those who have difficulty with traditional exercise due to limited mobility, and water exercise in a hot tub offers even more therapy benefits.

    It can be difficult for those with arthritis to participate in traditional on-land warm ups, which is one of the reasons why a hot tub is a great alternative. It’s important to properly warm up the body before any exercise routine since warm muscles move with greater ease and flexibility – posing less risk for injury. The warmth of the water in a hot tub will warm up the muscles with little to no physical stress and prepare the body for exercise by increasing circulation and elevating heart rate.

    The aquatic environment is an ideal place for low-impact exercise. The buoyancy of the water helps support the joints, thus allowing for freer movement and greater range-of-motion. The gentle resistance of the water is ideal for low-impact strength training.

    The warm water therapy benefits from a hot tub are also relaxing, therapeutic, and have been used for centuries to treat various health ailments.

    Water exercises for arthritis

    If exercise has been approved by your doctor as a method to treat your arthritis, there are a variety of water exercises recommended by the Mayo Clinic and other health professionals that are easy to learn and simple to perform.

    Most of the exercises involve movements to improve range-of-motion while at the same time strengthening muscle and receiving aerobic benefits.

    Here are 3 exercises recommended by the Mayo Clinic to help treat arthritis that you should ask your doctor about:

    • Range-of-motion exercises. These are daily exercises that help to relieve stiffness in your joints and increase range-of-motion by mimicking the movements you do in daily life.

    • Strengthening exercises. Strong muscles help support and protect your joints. Exercise bands like those found in the the Aquacisor Hot Tub offer many aquatic strength training options to give you a full body strength training workout.

    • Aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is important to your overall health. It will help you maintain a healthier weight, give you more energy and help you sleep better at night. A common hot tub aerobic exercise that is low-impact and easy on your joints is walking in water. The water gives you just enough resistance to get your heart rate up to an aerobic, calorie burning level.

    Water exercise at home

    If your doctor advises you to participate in aquatic exercise or warm water therapy for your arthritis, you may want to consider investing in a hot tub for your home.

    ThermoSpas designed a hot tub in collaboration with the National Arthritis Association that was specifically designed for arthritis sufferers – The Healing Spa. This hot tub addresses all the needs and limitations of arthritis sufferers from the knobs to the specially designed easy-entry system.

    Are you ready to enhance your life with the power of warm water therapy? Request your free brochure and DVD today or call us at 1-800-876-0158 to speak with a ThermoSpas representative.

  4. Featured Hot Tub of the Month: The Healing Spa

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    May is National Arthritis Awareness Month, and here at ThermoSpas we understand the link between arthritis and warm water therapy. That is why we have chosen The Healing Spa as our featured hot tub of the month.

    Did you know that, despite the fact that over 70 million Americans suffer from the chronic pain of arthritis, and dozens of studies recommend warm water therapy as an ideal treatment for stiff joints and sore muscles, no one has designed a therapeutic hot tub specifically for arthritis sufferers?

    ThermoSpas recognized the need for a hot tub model that overcame the obstacles typically faced by those with limited mobility and advanced age; a hot tub with features like sculptured safety steps, easy grip mobility bars, easy entry and exit captain’s chair, and a child’s therapy seat for juvenile arthritis.

    In collaboration with the National Arthritis Association and an expert panel of volunteers (all arthritis sufferers themselves), ThermoSpas set out to design the ultimate arthritis hot tub. Volunteers tested the existing ThermoSpas hot tubs for easy access, entry and exit safety, simple maintenance, and much more. With the input from The Arthritis Foundation, the ThermoSpas engineering team redesigned every spa feature from the knobs to the staircase, and even designed a completely new hot tub shell.

    This powerful collaboration resulted in the creation of The Healing Spa, a 5-person therapy hot tub with advanced therapeutic features that can be used for pain relief, entertainment, and relaxation. The Healing Spa was also awarded the National Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation.

    THE HEALING SPA FEATURES

    healing spa featuresWhat makes The ThermoSpas Healing Spa so special? The advanced therapeutic features of course!

    Since ThermoSpas builds each hot tub to fit your unique needs and budget, you have the ability to customize many of your spa’s features. Below are the features that come with every Healing Spa, but you can choose the type of jets, controls, sanitizing systems, and more. You even get to pick the color of the cabinetry and acrylic to match the decor of your home!

     

    Every Healing Spa Includes:

    1 – Extra Wide Top Rail. The wide, flat platform around the outer edges of the spa gives bathers a secure place to rest or cool down after a therapy session.

    maxi comfort hot tub pillows2 – Maxi-Comfort Pillows. Larger and plusher than other hot tub pillows, these two deep therapy station pillows provide utter comfort and gentle massaging jets.

    3 – Easy Grip Mobility Bars. This spa has horizontal and vertical grab bars that light up so that you can easily position yourself into the most comfortable position.

    4 – Easy Entry and Exit Captain’s Chair. Mobility is a key concern for those with arthritis. This unique chair has an armrest stirrup that gives you the leverage to get out of this seat as easily as you settled into it.

    5 – Full Body Therapy. The wide array of jets in this seat provide the ultimate in warm water therapy for the neck, back, thighs, calves and feet.

    6 – Palm Adjustable Controls. Fingers are frequently affected by arthritis. This jet control is large enough to accommodate fingers with limited movement.

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    7 – Sculptured Safety Steps. These wide, non-slip steps make getting into your spa safe and carefree. The step places you directly in the center of your spa, so from there you can choose your therapy seat. Later, you use the steps to cool down at the end of your hot tub session.

    8 – Easy Change Filters. ThermoSpas didn’t leave any hot tub feature unnoticed when they designed the Healing Spa for ease-of-use. These specially designed filters require no twisting or heavy-lifting. They simply slide up and down and then lock into place effortlessly.

    9 – Reversible Ice Bucket, Cup Holder, and Shelf. Flip the shelf over and it becomes a bucket large enough for multiple cans or bottles and includes 4 cup holders.

    10 – Deep Massaging Lounge. A relaxing, full body massage for bathers of every height and size.

    hot tub bench seat11 – Standard Depth Bench Seat. Massage your shoulders and back with the pulsating jets while you sit high enough to enjoy a conversation with friends or family.

    12 – Child Massage Seat. Whether for therapy, fun, or both; the child’s seat massages a child’s body with back, leg, and foot  jets. It’s within arm’s reach of a seat for a parent or physician. It also can be used as an adult cool-down seat or an entry/exit step.

    Are you ready to enhance your life with the power of warm water therapy? Request your free brochure and DVD today or call us at 1-800-876-0158 to speak with a ThermoSpas representative.