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  1. The Science Behind How a Hot Tub Can Help Relieve Stress

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    In today’s hyper-production and incredibly busy society, it’s easy to become overly stressed. Thankfully, science has proven that a short soak in the steaming and massaging waters of a hot tub at the end of a long day can help you greatly reduce a lot of that stress.

    Why Is Stress Bad for Us?

    Before we get into how exactly hot tubs help to relieve stress, it’s important to look at the negative effects of stress. According to the Mayo Clinic,1 stress can affect your thoughts, feelings and behavior. Stress can wreak havoc on your body and mood, causing chest pain, upset stomachs, headaches, depression, anxiety, angry outbursts and social withdrawal. What’s worse, if your stress is left unchecked, you can develop some serious health problems. Chronic stress can lead to heart disease, depression, problems with your memory and concentration, weight gain, digestive problems and problems sleeping, according to the Mayo Clinic.2

    The Science Behind How a Hot Tub Can Help Relieve Stress

    Warm Water Immersion for Deep Relaxation Immersing yourself in warm waters at 102 degrees F has proven to put your body into a deeply relaxed state. During his research, Dr. Bruce Becker, a physician and research professor at Washington State University, found that the sympathetic nervous system3 (which increases when you’re stressed) and the parasympathetic nervous system (which helps your body to calm down), balance out when you soak in warm water. Your nervous system reacts to warm water in the same way that it reacts to meditation or other relaxed states. During his studies, Becker found that stress levels were decreased in all subjects who immersed their body in warm water. Water Buoyancy Reduces Physical Stress The weightlessness of your body in a hot tub can also help to relieve physical stress. A study by E. J. Sung and Y. Tochihara4 analyzed how soaking in warm water improved sleep. The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)5 suggests that this sleep improvement may be a result of the water’s buoyancy. The water, supports approximately 90 percent of your normal body weight, relieving stress from your joints and muscles and making you feel weightless. Massages Work The Stress Away Along with the stress relief you receive from water buoyancy and warm water immersion, therapeutic massages from hot tub jets help to relax your body and mind. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center,6 massages reduce stress hormones and promotes the body to release endorphins, which are natural mood elevators and painkillers. The American Cancer Society7 also states that massaging water jets provide relaxation and stress relief. Quiet Relaxation for Stress Management Taking just 15 or 20 minutes every day to sit quietly, relax and breathe deeply can help you cope with stress, according to the American Heart Association8. A hot tub is the perfect place for tranquil solitude, giving you the alone time you need to focus on yourself and relax. Dr. Michael R. Irwin, director of UCLA’s Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and the Mindful Awareness Research Center, also states9 that taking time to relax everyday significantly improves your life. In an interview with the LA Times, he says that stillness and being present in the moment causes profound relaxation by resetting your physiology, regulating your stress hormones, helping with concentration and reducing tension. As you can see, soaking in a hot tub is an incredible way to help you manage the stress in your life. Not only are hot tubs fun and enjoyable, but they can also help to give you a happier and more pleasant life through relaxation. If you’re interested in learning more about hot tubs, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-876-0158. We would love to be a part of helping you transform your life for the better. Sources:

    1 “Stress Symptoms: Effects on Your Body and Behavior.” Mayo Clinic. July 19, 2013. Accessed February 13, 2015.

    2 “Chronic Stress Puts Your Health at Risk.” Mayo Clinic. July 11, 2013. Accessed February 13, 2015.

    3 Popke, Michael. “Research Lends Support to Long-Held Notion That Warm-Water Immersion Does a Body Good.” Athletic Business. February 1, 2010. Accessed February 13, 2015.

    4 Sung, Eun-Jung, and Yutaka Tochihara. “Effects of Bathing and Hot Footbath on Sleep in Winter.” Journal of Physiological Anthropology and Applied Human Science 19, no. 1 (2000): 21-27. Accessed February 18, 2015.

    5 Batter, Laurie. “The Science Behind the Soak.” National Swimming Pool Foundation. August 1, 2009. Accessed February 13, 2015.

    6 Ehrlich, Steven D. “Massage.” University of Maryland Medical Center. Accessed February 13, 2015.

    7 “Hydrotherapy.” American Cancer Society. Accessed February 13, 2015.

    8 “How Can I Manage Stress?” American Heart Association. January 1, 2012. Accessed February 13, 2015.

    9 Dawson, Alene. “Soak Your Cares Away – It’s Terrific and Scientific.” Los Angeles Times. January 24, 2014. Accessed February 13, 2015.

  2. ThermoSpas Deliver The Ultimate Massage

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    After a long day of work, all most of us want to do is come home and relax. Well, imagine coming at the end of the day and receiving a full-body massage in your backyard with just the touch of a button. This dream can become a reality with a ThermoSpas hot tub.

    Hot tubs are one of the greatest places to receive a massage. The hot water increases your blood circulation, allowing your muscles to relax and loosen. This increases the effectiveness of the jets’ massage.

    ThermoSpas offers the most extensive line of hot tub jets out there. Most other standard spas have about 20 jets, while ThermoSpas have an average of 70 jets that don’t add any costly horsepower. These jets work together to push the tension out of your muscles, prevent muscle soreness and flush toxins out of your system with an incredible massage. Plus, ThermoSpas makes an optional bubbling system available to further soothe and relax your aching muscles.

    ThermoSpas Unique Jet Technology

    Let’s take a closer look at the extensive line of hot tub jets to see how they work together to deliver the ultimate massage. ThermoSpas’ Swivel Action Direct Flow jet design and manifold plumbing system allows us to not only put more jets in our spas, but also allows us to install a wider variety of jets to suit your individual therapeutic needs.

    Some of the jets in ThermoSpas are easily interchangeable and each can be individually controlled. This allows you to create your own custom seat to target different areas of your body. Each of the types of hot tub jets works different to give you an endless amount of options for a unique massage every time. From the Pulsating Jets’ gentle, pulsating massage to the Therapy Jet’s powerful massage technique, each jet works to meet different needs. When various types of jets are used together, they offer an incredibly complex and relaxing massage.

    But the customization options don’t stop there. Our patented Total Control Therapy option allows each seating area to have it’s own individual pump, so that each seat can be activated independently and every person in the hot tub can receive the type of massage that they desire. A person who just came home from work may want to relax in their spa with a medium-pressure massage. However, their partner with back pain might already be enjoying a high-pressure massage to reduce their pain. In most standard spas, these two people wouldn’t be able to satisfy their individual desires while in the spa together. But in a ThermoSpas hot tub, they can.

    This is possible thanks to our Throttle Control Valve. The valve allows each bather to adjust the pressure of the jets in their seating area without affecting others. This way, your entire family can relax comfortably together.

    For a full-body massage, we recommend Wave Lounge

    One of the most loved ThermoSpas features is the Wave Lounge, which offers an incredible full body massage. This lounge is built into the hot tub and features nearly 60 jets that cover the full length of your body. Let’s take a look at how it works.

    When you turn the Wave Lounge on, the first set of jets in the Pillow Massager gently massage your neck and shoulders. A few seconds later, the jets move on to massage your spine and lower back. After this, your legs and thighs receive the powerful stream of water from the jets. Finally, your feet receive a pulsating massage, and the soothing cycle repeats itself.  If you’re feeling pain in a specific area or just want to massage an isolated section of your body, you can push the pause button on the control panel next to you and the Wave Lounge will work solely on the body area of your choice until you’re ready to move on.

    For the perfect neck massage, we recommend Pillow Jets

    Unfortunately, the neck regularly falls victim to pain and tension. We know how important neck massages are to relieving that pain and tension, so we created Pillow Jets. Pillow Jets are another one of our beloved inventions that pushes a strong stream of warm water across the back of your neck. You can adjust the water intensity with a control valve to create the perfect neck massage.

    If you want the ultimate massage experience, look no further. ThermoSpas deliver better massages than any other spa on the market with their patented technology. You’ll never have to go to sleep without a relaxing massage first. To find out more about ThermoSpas jets and massaging capabilities, feel free to contact us. We’d love to hear from you.

  3. Jets For Warm Water Therapy

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    The most important features in a hot tub are the jets, and this is where ThermoSpas really shines. Hot tub jets add to the diversification of your warm water therapy, and they make the real difference between a basic hot tub and a true spa.

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