How to improve your blood pressure with a Spa?
Approx 38% of the 45-54 year old people have too high blood pressure, and the percentage goes up with age. Did you know that by soaking in a spa you can actually lower your blood pressure naturally? This is how your blood pressure is affected by a spa bath:
When your body warms up, blood flow is increased.
The warming of your blood causes your blood vessels to dilate.
THIS MEANS: your blood vessels actually expand, and make the blood circulation easier. Blood pressure is subsequently reduced – often is as little as 20 minutes! Does this mean that if you lived in a spa for the rest of your life, your blood pressure would be controlled? Yes – theoretically it does. But we also know that living in a spa 24/7 is not possible. Realistically, you should use your spa minimum 3 times a week, but most of our clients use it much more.
How to warm up your muscles with a spa?
Jump in your spa and this is what happens:
Water transfers heat 25 times faster than air!
The hot water causes muscle relaxation as heat from the water is carried deep into your muscles.
Normally, your body tries to cool itself by carrying heat to the surface via your blood.
Unlike a bathtub (where the water quickly gets cold) a spa can maintain a hot water temperature indefinitely.
So while you are soaking in a spa, you blood doesn’t re-circulate at a reduced temperature.
It returns deep within your body at a warmer temperature than before, delivering therapeutic heat where other treatments cannot.
Circulation is improved by 121% when in 38 degree water!
So again, does this mean that you have to sit in your spa 24/7 to keep warm and with a blood circulation?
You can do, but 30-45 minutes in a spa a day is the optimal – and it will make you feel warm and flexible.
How to support your body by buoyancy in a Spa?
When you sit in a spa buoyancy decreases the effects of gravity. Your body weight is reduced by 75–90% with chest to neck level immersion.
This means : An individual who weighs 70 kg on land, will weight about 7 kg in neck deep water!
This is a major help to reduce strain on your joints!
You get a dynamic flexibility by “buoyancy”.
You help you body to relax as buoyancy decreases the amount of shock transmitted through your bones, joints, and ligaments compared with land activities.
Everyone will improve mobility while they are in a spa. The force of “buoyancy” assists in venous return. On land, the downward force of gravity pushes blood toward the feet.
The cardiovascular system works against gravity to return blood to the heart. In the water, the up-thrust of “buoyancy” counteracts the downward pull of gravity thus assisting with venous return.
This will contribute to lower exercise heart rates during thermal water activities!
Spa maintenance is more trouble than it’s worth?
If you think that a spa requires a lot of work, you are not alone. It’s a concern that spa clients initially have.
FACT: Keeping your hot tub clean is important, but it’s also easy to do!
An average client spends 2-5 minutes a week to maintain their spa! Approximately the same time you spend brushing your teeth – A day 🙂
Those 2-5 minutes are spent on checking water, and adding sanitizers like chlorine or bromine. (Once a month’s you will spend an extra 10 minutes cleaning spa filters)
A spa always has the cover on when not in use. This is what protects the water and keep maintenance low. And the cover is always included in the price!
We offer several different spa models, and depending on the line they offer different cleaning systems. We would love to tell you more details about the different cleaning systems.
So considering all the benefits you get from using your spa, the time investment is more than well spent. That’s a promise.
Buying a cheap or used hot tub will save you money?
While buying second hand cars is big business – and often a much cheaper way to get a good quality product at a reduced price – the spa business is a different story.
If a second hand spa is from a manufacturer that has closed down, it can be a nightmare – if not impossible to get it repaired.
Spare parts like jet motors and heating elements are NOT standard and will NOT fit all spas. So it can be very difficult, costly and sometimes impossible to repair a spa that does not have local service support.
FACT: Though buying a cheap hot tub may save you money up front, it is very likely you will be spending much more money than it’s worth in the future.
Typically, the cheaper or older the spa is, the lower quality the parts are.
This means that you will have to pay to replace the parts more often, spend more time and money cleaning your Spa water and pay more to keep it operating.
When it comes down to buying a Spa, a familiar phrase comes to mind: you get what you pay for.That is a promise.
Will owning a hot tub drastically increase my energy bill?
Yes, considering buying a spa sounds fantastic, but is it not too expensive to run?
It definitely depends on which spa manufacturer you are looking at!
Some spas are very expensive to run, and especially in Europe electricity is not cheap – at least not anymore!
We will now give you a SURPRISING DOCUMENTED fact:
FACT: A medium sized spa costs less than 1 euro a day to run – and we don’t just say it, we can prove it!*
The power consumption of a spa depends on its size, usage and weather conditions, but most importantly, its isolation.
For example, a 5-seater Highlife Aria Spa manufactured by HotSpring, set to a temperature of 38 degrees used 20 minutes a day and located in Málaga, Andalucía, would cost about 82 cents a day (at 0,1391€ per kW).
So if energy efficiency is an important matter for you, a HotSpring Spa will save you some headaches and quite a bit of money in the long run.
* Independent study carried out by TÜV SÜD Global testing,certification and inspection. Download certificate here
A spa is too hot to use in the summer?
It’s 38 degrees and you are feeling dizzy and sweaty. The last thing you want to do is to get in hot water.
Well actually with a simple change you can use your spa to cool off in the summer. You simply convert your bubbling spa into a refreshing spa by setting it to summer mode and turning down the heat.
Think about it: Your body temperature is 37 degrees. Anything less than this — just a few degrees lower than your spa’s usual 38 degrees — will feel cool. It’s like having a smaller swimming pool where you can take a refreshing dip in the summer heat.
Won’t the sun heat things up?
The trick to keeping the water in your spa cool is to use your spa’s cover and insulation to your advantage. Water warms up more slowly than the air outside, so your spa will stay cooler longer.
Keep your spa covered during the day when you’re not using it to help it hold onto those lower temperatures despite the summer sun.
Remember, unlike an in-ground swimming pool, your covered, insulated spa won’t absorb radiant heat from the sun or the concrete around it.
At night, it’s time to let evaporation help your cause. Take off the cover while leaving the air jets running to drop the temperature a few more degrees.