Everyone feels pain from time to time, but living with chronic aches & pains can have a real negative effect on your life. And it’s not just the issue of...
How a hot tub can transform your aches & pains
Everyone feels pain from time to time, but living with chronic aches & pains can have a real negative effect on your life. And it’s not just the issue of the actual sensation of aches & pains, but the limitations it puts on your life and daily activities.
So many people are discovering that using a hot tub or swim spa is transforming their aches & pains, allowing them to find temporary and lasting relief, manage their pain and reclaim their life!
What does a hot tub do for aches & pains?
Hydrotherapy provides effective relief from common aches, pains, and ailments such as; osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis & fibromyalgia – providing you with some comfort and ease.
Research has shown that hot tubs and spas can help you cope with the pain and stiffness caused and organisations like the Arthritis Foundation recommends warm water therapy.
Because regular use of a hot tub or swim spa results in decreased pain, relaxed muscles and eased joints, regular use will make daily activities & exercise much easier. Studies show that the benefits come from the combination of water, heat & buoyancy. The hot water and massage jets (including the foot massager included in many of our Orca Leisure range) releases tension from your muscles and the buoyancy takes the pressure off your legs, feet, and back.
By just using your hot tub or swim spa for a small amount of time each day, you will also release so much of the anxiety and tension you are carrying with you. The less anxiety, stress & tension you are holding in your mind, the less anxiety, stress & tension you will feel in your body too.
How do you use a hot tub for pain relief?
You can utilise hydrotherapy alongside your current medical treatment, (and get advice if you’re not sure), but it is also an independent therapy that you can utilise whenever you like.
Here are some tips for using hot tub hydrotherapy for pain relief and pain management:
Hot & Cold Therapy
For sore muscles in particular, use a combination of hot & cold therapy. Apply a cold compress to the sore area and leave on for 20 minutes. Not only will this help relieve the pain, but the cold helps to reduce swelling and inflammation. Once you have applied the cold compress over your muscles, use heat to relax stiff muscles and help soothe the soreness. Again, use the 20-minute timeframe and soak in your warm hot tub to help circulate your blood.
Find the Best Settings
Try to experiment with your hot tub’s settings for effective massage of your pain areas. Your spa’s controls allow you to personalize your experience for greater relaxation or better massaging relief.
Choose a comfortable temperature for a 20-minute soak. Start out with a lower temperature and then increase it according to your comfort level and the therapeutic effects on your pain recovery.
Take advantage of warm water immersion and buoyancy to gently stretch and move about in your spa. Over the course of a 20-minute soak, you have some time to stretch and move around – taking care not to push yourself too far. The buoyancy of the water will take some of the stress off of your body as you move, so it will be easier to move.
Make sure you drink plenty of water. You may sweat from the heat of the hot tub so ensuring you drink plenty of water will keep your mind and body working and rejuvenate your joints and muscles.
At Prestige Spas, we supply & install high-quality hot tubs across the whole UK.
Whether your hot tub is for health and fitness or to be the envy of friends, as a leading hot tub supplier, we can supply and install the very best hot tubs and swim spas at the very best prices possible!
Please feel free to give our friendly team a call and we can help with your needs today!
Tel: 0845 219 5398
So, you’ve weighed up the benefits and you’re ready to invest in a hot tub. Now the search begins, and with so many options, prices, looks, and extras it can...
Choosing the right hot tub
Whatever your reason for getting a hot tub, it is a long-term investment and to get the most out of your new tub you want to make the right choice. Here we’ve put together some essential things to consider, helping you choose the best hot tub for you.
Consider Your Budget
Before you begin looking for a Hot Tub or Swim Spa, you need to consider your budget. Depending on your budget, you’ll be looking for an Entry-level tub – around £3k-4k, a Mid-Range tub – around £5k-9k or a High-End tub – around £9k-18k.
Hot Tubs & Swim Spas vary a lot between the different price bands, but whichever one you choose is a long-term investment. Consider exploring different finance options if it means you can get the tub that you really want!
Choosing the Right Manufacturer
Not all Hot Tubs & Swim Spas are made the same. That’s why at Prestige Spas we have chosen to work with Orca Leisure and Catalina Spas exclusively.
The manufacturers we work with specialise in quality, performance, and reliability and are wonders of modern engineering. Orca Leisure & Catalina Spas hot tubs have been designed and manufactured to the highest standards since the beginning. They are ergonomically designed and provide you with the experience of exquisite relaxation.
Consider the Space
The next thing to consider is what space you need from your hot tub. You can find hot tubs of all shapes, sizes, lengths & depths. Make sure there’s enough seats for the amount of people, but also that the size is appropriate for the height of some of those people and for your garden space!
Colours & Design
Next, make sure that the Hot Tub you’re looking for is the right colour and design for your garden space. There’s enough variety out there in terms of colour, shape, size and overall design that you can find the one that will truly make your space come alive.
You’ll also want to ensure that you’re getting the right extras with your Hot Tub. Hot Tubs & Swim Spas come with a lot of choices in terms of LED lights, built-in Bluetooth speakers, numbers of jets, whirlpools, waterfalls, foot massagers, built-in champagne buckets – the list goes on! Decide what your Hot Tub needs and make sure its included!
Making this long term investment is an exciting time – there are so many benefits to having a Hot Tub and with good use, it’ll truly transform your life. But with so much to choose from, we know it can be difficult to know if you’re getting the right Hot Tub or Swim Spa for you.
Luckily, our friendly team knows all there is to know about hot tubs and are on hand to give you advice! For a friendly chat and some advice about your needs, give us a call today on 08452195398.
Orca Leisure have just released their brand new version of their amazingly popular 'Hallboro' model. The much anticipated Hallboro III features a brand new electronic control unit from Gecko®. If...
The Orca Hallboro III is here!
Orca Leisure have just released their brand new version of their amazingly popular 'Hallboro' model.
The much anticipated Hallboro III features a brand new electronic control unit from Gecko®. If you're in the know with hot tubs, you'll know that Gecko is one of the leading manufacturers of hot tub electronics, and Orca's new partnership with the Canadian brand will only strengthen their lineup moving forwards.
The Hallboro III is Orca Leisure's flagship 13 amp model, featuring 2 loungers and 3 seats. It features 4hp of pump power (2x 2hp pumps) and a 2Kw heater. It also boasts a fantastic bluetooth® speaker system plus an array of underwater LED mood lighting that can be set to any colour you desire.
Full details here: https://prestige-spas.co.uk/product/orca-hallboro-ii
Hot tubs can help you feel good as well as improve your health in several important ways. A soak in a hot tub can feel oh-so-good after a long day....
The health benefits of a hot tub
Hot tubs can help you feel good as well as improve your health in several important ways.
A soak in a hot tub can feel oh-so-good after a long day.
But the benefits go well beyond simple relaxation. Here are five proven hot tub health benefits to keep in mind if you’re thinking about buying a hot tub.
Hot Tubs Improve Your Cardiovascular System
A 2019 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health revealed that warm water immersion is good for your heart and entire cardiovascular system. That’s because the heated water increases cardiac output due to blood flow shifting to the main blood vessels. The study’s authors concluded that warm water immersion has so many benefits for your cardiovascular system that it has “clinical significance as an alternative to exercise training.”
Hot Tubs Help Loosen Up Stiff Joints
A hot tub can be a godsend if you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia or lower back pain. The Arthritis Foundation says that soaking in warm water loosens stiff joints and sore muscles. Heat from the water expands your blood vessels, which lets blood, oxygen and nutrients flood and repair the damaged tissues. That boost in circulation makes joints and muscles feel better fast.
Hot Tubs Can Improve Your Sleep
In need of more (or better) zzz’s? Then consider immersing yourself in a hot tub an hour or two before bed. In a 2019 study, biomedical engineers at the University of Texas at Austin showed that going into water that’s at least 104 degrees F significantly improves sleep.
The researchers concluded this after sifting through 5,322 studies on how warm water affects sleep. They found that not only does your sleep quality improve when you take a dip in warm water close to bedtime, but that on average you fall asleep 10 minutes faster. The water, they found, changes your circulation and body temperature in ways that aids your circadian rhythm.
Hot Tubs Can Reduce Harmful Inflammation and Improve Your Metabolism
Exercise and eating right have always been the ticket to good health. But soaking in hot water can help, too. A study conducted by a team of researchers at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom showed that hot water immersion helped reduce chronic low-grade inflammation in a group of sedentary, overweight men. What’s more, it also reduced the subjects’ fasting blood sugar and insulin levels.
The researchers attributed the results to hot water kicking off the beneficial acute inflammatory response and increasing the production of nitric oxide, a substance that helps blood flow and carries glucose throughout the body.
Hot Tubs Can Lower Your Blood Pressure and Help You Feel Less Stressed
You probably didn’t need a study to tell you that hot tubs can help melt away your stress. Nonetheless, a study by a team of researchers led by well-known aquatic researcher Dr. Bruce E. Becker revealed that warm water immersion helps lower your blood pressure. And that’s a good thing if you’ve had a rough day, because stress has been shown to temporarily increase your blood pressure.
In “Biophysiologic Effects of Warm Water Immersion,” the research team discovered that, on average, participants’ systolic blood pressure decreased by 11.596 mmHg and that their diastolic blood pressure decreased by 25.826 mmHg after taking a dip.
Hot Tubs Aren’t for Everyone
While most people can safely use a hot tub, certain groups should avoid them. Pregnant women, young children and anyone with heart disease should stay out of hot tubs. Even if you don’t fall into one of these groups, it’s still a good idea to check in with your physician before using a hot tub.
Hot Tubbing Improves Autism Symptoms. This news will be a surprise for many parents with autistic children. In a new study, immune system regulation was linked to hot water bathing....
Hot tubs improve autism symptoms
Hot Tubbing Improves Autism Symptoms. This news will be a surprise for many parents with autistic children.
In a new study, immune system regulation was linked to hot water bathing. Researchers have discovered that soaking in a 102-degree hot tub can improve the social behaviour of children with autism, another in a long line of scientific confirmation of health benefits from hot tubbing.
The study, led by Dr. Eric Hollander, compared the behaviour of 15 children after soaking in 98-degree water and the behavior of the same children after soaking in 102-degree water.
The behaviours were significantly improved after the hotter sessions. Hollander is director of the Autism and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Program at Montefiore Medical Centre in New York City.
The improvement is similar to behaviour changes when children have a fever, widely reported by parents. The researchers say the heat triggers the body's release of anti-inflammatory signals. Inflammation that results from an overactive immune system is linked to autism.
Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. The symptoms can be very traumatic for parents and their children who have been diagnosed with autism.
The two novel projects will be presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
For the bath study, 15 children with autism spent alternate days soaking in a 102-degree hot tub versus a 98-degree hot tub. The findings showed that social behaviours improved on the 102-degree hot tub days.