If you’re looking for a quiet and compact warm water oasis for therapy and massage, you’ll probably get the most enjoyment out of a compact hot tub. The compact hot tubs from ThermoSpas® are luxurious, easy to maintain, less expensive to operate than larger hot tubs and don’t take up a lot of space indoors or outdoors. Best of all, they come with a variety of incredible features and are roomy enough to comfortably fit even the tallest of bathers. Let’s take a closer look at our compact hot tubs now.
Imagine ending your day by retreating to an intimate and steaming indoor hot tub for a relaxing night with your loved one. Our Gemini model can make this dream a reality. It’s our most compact hot tub, offering the perfect private retreat for one or romantic oasis for two. Each side of the spa features a slightly different seating arrangement and jet configuration to create a unique experience for both bathers. The Gemini is extremely economical, at less than 175 gallons. Most importantly, even the tallest of bathers will find deep relaxation while receiving a neck, shoulder, and foot massage in the Gemini’s deeply contoured seats.
Looking for the most comfortable 3-person hot tub in the world? Look no further than the Maui. Not only is this compact hot tub energy efficient and soundproofed, it can also include all of the elegant features of a full-size spa, so you won’t miss out on anything with its efficient size. Both short and tall bathers will rejoice in the hot tub’s masterfully-designed deep therapy seats, which are covered with powerful massaging jets. If you’re looking for a compact hot tub that still has all of the great features of a full-size spa, the Maui is the perfect choice.
As you can see, compact hot tubs from ThermoSpas® are as luxurious, comfortable and relaxing as our full-sized models, yet can fit in much smaller places. If you’re interested in finding the perfect spot to put your future hot tub, feel free to schedule a site inspection with our professional hot tub experts. They’ll deliver all the information you’ll need to your home and help you decide where and how to install your hot tub.
Congratulations on buying your first hot tub! We know that being a new hot tub owner is not only exciting, but can also feel a little bit overwhelming at first. There’s no need to worry though. Taking care of your hot tub and enjoying it to the fullest extent is easy to do, especially after reading some helpful information. We’ve compiled a handful of tips to help you both maximize your enjoyment and maintain your hot tub.
1. Invest in a high quality hot tub cover
Along with keeping your spa safe from the outside environment, a well-insulated and high quality hot tub cover saves you a significant amount in energy costs by keeping your water warm. Good news: if you bought a ThermoSpas® hot tub, you’ve already invested in a great cover.
2. Stick to a regular cleaning routine
As long as you regularly sanitize and clean your spa and its filters, maintaining your hot tub will be easy. All you have to do is follow our hot tub cleaning schedule here to keep your spa looking and functioning as good as new.
3. Keep the temperature consistent
If you have a well insulated hot tub and cover, it actually costs less to keep your water temperature consistent than it does to heat up cool water when you use your hot tub regularly. Instead of turning down the heat after you’re done using your hot tub for the day, just make sure to secure your cover.
4. Protect your cover with cover conditioner
After you’ve invested in a high quality hot tub cover, you’ll want to make sure you’re doing everything you can to make it last for as long as possible. Use a cover conditioner to protect your cover from UV rays and keep it from hardening and cracking.
5. Always have extra swimsuits and towels for your guests
Whether your friends forget to bring their hot tub attire or they spontaneously want to use your hot tub while they are at your house, you’ll quickly learn why it’s important to have extra swimsuits, towels and robes for your guests to use.
If you’re worried about what to do with your hot tub while you’re out of town, don’t sweat it! ThermoSpas® hot tubs feature an economy mode, which lowers the water temperature by 15 degrees when you turn it on, and heats it right back up to its original temperature when you turn it off.
We hope these tips help you get the most out of your hot tub! If you have any more questions, feel free to contact a ThermoSpas representative at 1-800-876-0158.
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.
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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.
When your body begins aching and your nose gets uncomfortably stuffed up, your first reaction is probably to run straight to the medicine cabinet or the local pharmacy. But that’s not all you should do this year. Soaking in a hot tub can help you feel a little bit better if you have the flu or cold. Just make sure to stay hydrated, keep your hot tub clean and only soak in 20 minute intervals. Here’s how warm water combined with powerful jets may relieve your cold and flu symptoms in the most relaxing way possible.
Clear Out Your Stuffy Nose & Throat
Do you remember when your parents used to make you put your face over a bowl of hot water to clear your nasal passages? Hot tubs can give you the same result in a much more relaxing way. As you lay back in a steaming hot tub, warm vapor clears your nose and throat, allowing you to breathe freely again. Just remember to keep a towel or handkerchief close by so that you can cleanly blow your nose!
Relieve Your Headaches and Body Aches
As if congestion, coughs and fatigue weren’t enough, a flu or cold tends to leave us with irritating aches that last all day long. Before you take that pain relief pill, try relaxing in the hot tub for a few minutes. The hot tub’s heat, buoyancy and massage can provide you with instant natural pain relief.
Use ThermoSpas® total control therapy system to target the areas of your body that are aching the most with hydrotherapy jets. The powerful massage you’ll receive can relax your muscles, increase circulation and dilate blood vessels, working the pain away.
Improve Your Sleep
Though falling asleep can be difficult when you’re sick, it’s especially important to get sleep while you’re body is fighting off an illness. Soaking in the warm waters of a hot tub puts your mind and body into a deep state of relaxation. When you experience this relaxation before you go to bed, you can fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your sleep.
If you catch the flu or a cold this winter, we hope you try soaking in a hot tub to help alleviate your symptoms in a more natural way. As long as you remember to bring a water bottle with you to stay hydrated, keep your hot tub clean and only soak in 20 minute intervals, the symptoms you have will hopefully melt away. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any more questions about hot tub health benefits!
This content should not be interpreted as medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional.