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  1. 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.

  2. COLD & FLU SEASON: HOW YOUR HOT TUB COULD HELP

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    It’s that time of year again, cold and flu season. This year we are getting hit hard with the flu, so you will want to take extra measures this season to stay healthy.

    Did you know that regularly soaking in a hot tub could be a proactive and also a therapeutic solution to head colds and other sicknesses? Yes, hot tubs could help prevent you from getting sick, and speed up your recovery when you are sick. I’ll tell you why in this article.

    Maybe you’ve heard the theory that people who work out often get sick less? Well, it turns out that there is some validity in this. Researchers from Appalachian State University in North Carolina tracked the lifestyle habits of 1,000 adults over a 12 week period. The results were astonishing – those who worked out for regularly for at least 20 minutes decreased their chances of getting sick by half!

    “Activity is, by far, the most powerful lifestyle habit in terms of your ability to avoid getting sick,” said David Nieman, the study’s lead author. “Exercise is the one thing you can do that truly seems to boost immunity. In many ways, it’s more effective than hand washing and other hygiene habits. No matter how clean you are, coming into contact with viruses and bugs is unavoidable.”

    “Each exercise session sparks a temporary rise in immune system cells circulating around the body,” he said. “So, although these levels fall back into the normal range within three hours or so, each bout enhances the surveillance of harmful viruses and bacteria. Repeated often enough, this reduces the number and severity of infections like the common cold.”

    [source: ABC news]

    It may seem far fetched, but the reasons are simple:

     

    EXERCISES CAUSES A RAISE IN BODY TEMPERATURE – It has been found that even a small shift of a few degrees in body temperature makes a difference for preventing and fighting infections. Infectious agents can’t survive in environments where the body’s core temperature is elevated on a regular basis. In addition, Science Daily claims that elevated body temperature helps certain types of immune cells work better. On the flip side, too much strenuous exercise while sick could have the opposite effect on the immune system.

    EXERCISE MAKES YOU SWEAT: When you exercise, you sweat. Sweating releases waste products, lowering the amount of infectious agents in your body, and making you less prone to sickness.

    If you want to decrease your chances of getting sick, or even help cure a sickness you already have; increase your body temperature on a consistent basis and make sure to sweat.

    This is also how our body naturally fights a sickness. Our body reacts with a fever, raising the body temperature temporarily. Your internal environment becomes less inviting place for viruses and your immune system is boosted. A raise in temperature won’t eliminate the infectious agents, but it will make them less effective.

    We can apply these same principles to your hot tub. A hot tub can induce a “fake fever”. Your core body temperature is 98.6 degrees, and a maximum hot tub temperature is 104 degrees.

    By soaking in a heated hot tub, your body temperature will be raised. This will cause your core body temperature to shift, and also cause you to sweat. Raising your body temperature + sweating = the magic formula. 

    In addition, regular hot tub use will help you get a better nights rest and assist you in relaxation, all important aspects to keeping sickness away and curing it once it arrives.

    Hot Tub Tips:

    • Make sure your hot tub is clean, of course! If you have questions on how to maintain your Thermospas hot tub, call our Customer Care department at  #1-800-876-0158
    • Stay hydrated. This is very important!
    • Use aromatherapy like eucalyptus to enhance the relaxing and therapeutic effects of the hot tub

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    Are you someone that has used this technique before, or would like to test it out? Let us know in the comments below: