Many doctors strongly recommend hydrotherapy (soaking in warm water) as part of a comprehensive treatment of chronic arthritis pain (which may also include physiotherapy, hypnosis and medication). Just 10 to 15 minutes per day in water temperatures between 36 and 40'C (98 to 104?) can significantly improve your body's coordination and flexibility. A hot tub is also an excellent place to exercise sore arms and legs, because unlike exercising on land, which forces your muscles and joints to light against gravity, exercising in the near-weightlessness of a hot tub requires minimal energy and strength. Finally, the warm aquatic environment facilitates blood flow to your extremities and makes it easier for your heart to pump. How do we know all this? Our President and CEO, Don Elkington, serves on the Board of Directors for the Arthritis Research Center of Canada.
Humans are supposed to sleep up to 9 - 10 hours a day. A relaxing daily spa session can help you get the greatest benefits from the sleep you do have time for.
The link between stress and illness should be of interest to anyone concerned with their health. We all have stress in our daily lives relating to work, family and society. Mental tensions, frustrations and insecurity are among the most damaging types of stress.
High-pressure water on tired muscles provides a soothing and stimulating effect similar to that of an expensive massage therapy session. In fact, a home spa gives you instant permanent access to the same beneficial effects of hot water enjoyed through the ages by the ancient Turks and Romans (or anyone who happens to live near natural hot springs). A hot tub's hydro massage jets target pain precisely. Jets in the foot well, for example, alleviate pain in your ankles and feet. while the swirling jets installed in the back of a hot tub's lounge seat ease tension in the back and neck. Morning stiffness? A relaxing soak is a great way to start the day. More pain at night? Have a soak before bedtime.
Coast Guard Corners are vacuum-formed heavy-duty black plastic covers that are installed on the bottom of each corner of your hot tub. Without this protective covering the raised curved corners on your spa have little to no protection from rain, snow, rodent and insects. With Coast Guard Corners and the standard Poly Bottom Moisture Protection your hot tub has the shielding needed to retain its integrity when exposed to imperfect environments.
If the spas temperature sensors drop to below 45 degrees F within the heater, the pump and blower will automatically activate to provide freeze protection. The equipment stays on until 4 minutes after the sensors detect that the spa temperature has risen to 45 degrees F or higher.
A Coast Hot tub will look great in your back yard, especially with a choice of cabinets and shell colors custom-tailed to its surroundings. Like a good kitchen or bathroom renovation, an attractive, top-quality spa can add aesthetic and monetary value to your property.