• Why Giving Your Feet A Break Is The Key To Staying Active

    Why Giving Your Feet A Break Is The Key To Staying Active

    After a long day of being up and about, there’s nothing we want to do more than lie back and put our feet up. But why stop there? Research has shown that soaking your feet in hot water for 15 to 20 minutes can do wonders not only for your well-being and mood, but also for alleviating chronic aches and pains – both in your feet and beyond.

    Our feet are what carry us around all day after all. Yet, when it comes to caring for our bodies, they seem to be some of the last parts we consider.

    Looking specifically at how we could create a hydrotherapeutic experience that effectively targets and helps alleviate pain points in this often over-looked part of our bodies, the team at Beachcomber embarked on delivering a massage configuration that would give users all the benefits of a professional foot massage, while enjoying the comforts of being at home.

    Beachcomber Hot Tubs’ Reflex Foot Massage Jets

    Providing intense jetting power to the feet, the Reflex Foot Massage (RFM) fixture fits into our spacious footwell. The upward jetting ensures that you are getting full relief to the one area you really may need it the most.

    As Reflexology shows, your entire body is represented by and connected to your feet, meaning that caring for that part of your body can improve the health and wellness of all of your limbs and organs. While improved mood and increased relaxation are some of the benefits of our Reflex Foot Massage jets, listed below are a few more (you might not expect)!

    Improved Circulation
    Although we use our feet to get around all-day long, the muscles in them don’t actually get too much of a workout. This prevents adequate blood flow in your feet, causing pain and stiffness. Adding a 10-20 minute massage session to your daily hot tub soak will greatly improve blood circulation in your feet, as well as cut down on the foot pain experienced in everyday life.

    Prevents Foot and Ankle Injuries
    By improving the blood circulation in your foot, RFM jets help with the recovery and strengthening of the muscles in your feet. Adding foot and ankle strengthening exercises and stretching can further prevent injuries and speed up recovery time.

    Lowers Blood Pressure
    High blood pressure has become very common among people in our high stress society. A 10-minute foot massage session three times a week can significantly reduce the stress inflicted upon your body by the effects of high blood pressure and anxiety.

    Helps Relieve Pain from Flat Feet
    People with collapsed arches or flat feet often experience pain after physical activity because of inflammation and ligament damage. Regular deep massages from our RFM jets can help ease or even cure these pains.

  • [Study] The Importance of Finding Screen-Free Family Time

    [Study] The Importance of Finding Screen-Free Family Time

    Technology has never played a bigger role in our lives than it does today. While it has opened up a whole new world of possibilities in the ways in which we can connect with people across the globe, it has had the opposite impact on how we connect as families at home.

    Why Go Screen-Free With Your Family

    A recent study found that when a working parent arrived home after a long day at the office, his or her children were so immersed in technology that the parent was only greeted 30% of the time and was totally ignored 50% of the time.

    On the flip side, 54% of children think their parents check their devices too often, while 32% say they feel unimportant when their parents get distracted by their phones.

    Children 8 to 18 are consuming an alarming average of 7 hours of screen media per day (increasing 2.5 hours in just 10 years), and more and more research is showing the adverse effects from over-exposure to screen media on physical and mental health development.

    As parents, it’s on you to find ways to combat the trend and find time to take screens out of the home equation.

    Tell your kids: “Let’s not post about it, let’s just be here and be present”

    One solution is finding enjoyable activities that bring everyone face-to-face and invite conversation.

    When Keith & Judy Scott founded Beachcomber Hot Tubs, they were inspired by the tradition of gathering as a family around a campfire. Much like this age-old tradition, a Beachcomber Hot Tub invites everyone to come around and enjoy the comfort and solace of warmth and relaxation and connect as a unit and with the nature around them.

    This is also an opportunity to easily remove any kind of interaction with technology!

    It’s in this type of face-to-face social gathering, in the physical presence of our family and friends, that we make the connections that enrich our lives the most and equip the next generation with the skills to live a successful, healthy social life.

  • How To Turn Your Backyard Into An Everyday Vacation Spot

    How To Turn Your Backyard Into An Everyday Vacation Spot

    Warm weather, a change of scenery, and a few days to relax – there’s a reason we wait all year for a vacation! But with so much build up, it’s often hard for family vacations to live up to all the hype.

    According to a 2013 American Express Survey, the average vacation for a family of four in the United States costs $4,580! Skip ahead to 2017, and the cost is only going up.

    That’s a ton of money to spend, and while vacations are an important way to bring your family closer together, they only last for a short period of time before you settle back into your daily routine. That’s why a growing number of people are taking steps to make their own backyards as exciting and luxurious as any tropical vacation destination. Creating a backyard oasis featuring a hot tub can create enjoyment for the whole family for years and years.

    Here’s Why You Might Want To Consider Investing In A Hot Tub Instead: 

     

    Avoid The Stress Of Travel

    Escalating costs due to hidden fees, duties and taxes more often than not result in our travel budgets going out the window, no matter how well thought out your trip might be. The stress of travelling with children and with connecting flights can take the fun out of any vacation, even once you’ve arrived. By installing a hot tub and dressing up your backyard, you’ll be able to get the benefits of relaxation you anticipate at your destination, without having to go anyway at all!

    77% of hot tub owners see their hot tub as one of the few places they are able to de-stress.

    Year-Round Enjoyment

    Spending more quality time with your family at home is proven to enhance your physical and mental well-being and give you the opportunity to re-connect with your loved ones. Adding a hot tub to your backyard is the kind of investment that will provide this enjoyment and bonding year-round, instead of just for a week or two.When planning out your backyard oasis, no matter the size, try to carve out different activity zones within the space so that you are able to lounge, dine, and enjoy the natural surroundings as much as possible.

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    Investing Rather Than Spending

    Installing a hot tub is one home improvement that can pay for itself. Not only does it help you reconnect as a family, but it also adds value to your home. Building out more outdoor spaces to entertain and connect can also add to your home’s market value, including an outdoor kitchen space and covered gazebos that you can use as outdoor living rooms.

    Other amenities that can layer on the ambiance include fountains, fire pits, and durable all season furnishings.

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    Voila! Your next destination is only a few steps outside your back-door!

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  • 3 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself Every Day

    3 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself Every Day

    6:00 A.M. The alarm goes off and you’re about to enter into another daily grind. Rushing, the first hour goes by before you’ve even had enough time to fully wake-up. After a hectic day of emails, deadlines, and carpools, by the time dinner is finished and cleaned up, it’s hard to think of nothing else than heading back to bed.

    This is a constant, unavoidable cycle for many of us that comes with the strain of getting through each and every day of the week. But what’s missing here is time to take just for yourself – that “me time” that can help you prepare for the rest of the day’s challenges.

    Ways To Live Healthier Everyday

    1. Add Yourself To Your Schedule

    Just pencil in 30 minutes a day and block it out in your schedule. This way you can plan around it in advance, and make it something that’s part of your daily checklist. This should help stop you from skipping out on the important things you need to stay healthy and nurtured and avoid burning out from fatigue.

    2. Exercise

    Aside from the obvious health benefits this provides, a daily work-out also helps you get into a clear mindset and better mood, as well as helping you get in touch with what’s really on your mind. This should also provide some much needed detox from your computer and mobile screen.

    3. Make Time To Recharge for Tomorrow

    In the evening, it’s important to take time to let go of the stress of the day and recharge your body and mind. Bringing yourself back to a calm and relaxed state is also beneficial to a good night’s sleep, something that’s critical for doing your best work the next day. A Beachcomber Hot Tub is a great way to escape for even 15 minutes a night, and has been clinically proven to help you reach a state of tranquility before bed, soothe your muscles after working out, and reduce stress to enhance your mental well-being.

  • How Hot Tubs Improve Your Sleep

    How Hot Tubs Improve Your Sleep

    Getting up for work in the morning is never easy, especially after a not so restful night’s sleep. Sleep is your brain and body’s way of preparing for tomorrow, and has a far bigger impact than just energizing us. A good night’s sleep conditions our ability to learn, problem solve, and make smart decisions.

    In a perfect world, we would all get 8 to 10 hours of uninterrupted deep sleep every night, but that’s not the reality for most of us juggling jobs, families, and social lives.

    Often people combat this issue with the use of potentially harmful sleeping aids, but did you know that you can handle this problem naturally?

    One of the proven remedies for making big improvements on the quality of your sleep is hydrotherapy.

    How a hot tub helps you fall asleep

    Immersing your body into hot water prompts a deep feeling of relaxation and an increase in body temperature. This sensation improves your circulation and helps your body release endorphins that allow you to relax and fall asleep not only faster but also sleep through the night soundly.

    So next time you want to watch late-night television, think about the benefits of clearing your body and mind in a Beachcomber Hot Tub before bed instead.

    • 3 Reasons Why Pro Athletes Use Hot Tubs To Stay Healthy

      3 Reasons Why Pro Athletes Use Hot Tubs To Stay Healthy

      Pro athletes spend endless hours conditioning their bodies in order to stay at the top of their game. That means not only working out on and off the field, but taking the proper steps to avoid injury and muscle pain that can send them to the sidelines, and often even into early retirement.

      No matter your level of physical exertion, it’s super important to take at least one tip from the pros to heart: taking the time for recovery! 

      After any level of training, our muscles require plenty of rest to not only restore, but also to grow. Working out hour after hour non-stop won’t give you the results you’re after and will also lead to muscle tears and chronic soreness that could keep you from staying active for months at a time.

      So why use hot tubs to stay fit?

      Preparation: Having a quick soak before physical exertion helps loosen up your muscles, which helps to speed up the recovery process and avoid injury.

      Recovery: The hot water increases blood flow and circulation, helping your trained muscles recover and build, and the mix of heat and jet propulsion soothes soreness and helps release built-up muscle tension that causes pain.

      Focus: Pro sports can often be just as much of a mental game as a physical one. That’s why many athletes take a 10-15 minute dip prior to hitting the field to help induce a meditative state that is needed for giving an all-star performance.

      We all live busy lives, and making the time for training can be a time-strain in itself, but don’t make an amateur mistake and instead look to the pros. Always ensure your body is getting the break and benefits it needs to keep performing strong.

    • Troubleshooting a Noisy/Broken Hot Tub Pump

      Troubleshooting a Noisy/Broken Hot Tub Pump

      A noisy hot tub pump is a common troubleshooting item in many older or less well-maintained hot tubs. Whether you’re hearing a loud buzzing, grinding or clicking noise, you can usually assume it’s coming from the motor.

      Having a technician come look at your hot tub is crucial and what we suggest you do if you’re experiencing any issues. There are a few

      Fixing A Noisy Hot Tub Pump

      Buzzing or Humming Noise

      A buzzing or humming noise is often a sign of a seized or otherwise damaged pump. This sound usually comes with other symptoms such as:

      • Little or no water circulation
      • Topside control panel shows OH, DR, FLO, or DRY
      • The tub is having trouble circulating water

      Grinding Noise

      A grinding noise indicates a motor with bad bearings. Because bearings do wear over time, it’s best to have these checked every time a hot tub technician takes a look at your hot tub. Once you hear a grinding noise, it’s a sign that you need to order new bearings because the grinding is a sign of damage.

      Tripped Breaker

      A tripped breaker will cause your hot tub pump to stop working. As a solution, try disconnecting the heater and then flipping the breaker back on. If following this the breaker trips again, try disconnecting the pump and then flipping the breaker on. If the breaker doesn’t flip when the pump is disconnected, the hot tub pump is your problem.

      Obstructed Pump

      A loud Beachcomber hot tub pump can also be a sign of an obstruction being present within your pump. With an obstruction, the pump will be forced to work harder, thus making a noise as well as creating unnecessary wear within the components.

      In general, we suggest having a certified hot tub technician take a look at your hot tub if you’re experiencing any issues.

       

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    • Hot Tub Stargazing

      Hot Tub Stargazing

      Relaxing in your Beachcomber Hot Tub under a clear night sky is one of the best ways to relieve stress. It allows you to forget about work, while reconnecting with nature and those around you. While soaking in your tub, it can be fascinating to look up into the night sky and catch glimpses of the constellations that make up our galaxy.

      Below are a few descriptions of some of the most popular constellations.

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      Big Dipper

      Latin for Water Carrier

      The Big Dipper is potentially the most famous group of stars. It is part of the constellation called Ursa Major. The beginning of the formation is very linear, while it finishes with the famous dip.

       

      Little Dipper

      Latin for Smaller Bear

      The Little Dipper is famous for containing Polaris, the North Star. This constellation is very similar to the Big Dipper, as they both have the same general look to them. Both have 3-4 stars that create the handle, then 4-5 that create the scooper. Although this formation is best viewed in June, in the Northern Hemisphere it can be seen for a large majority of the year.

       

      The Hunter

      Latin for mythological Greek hunter

      The Hunter is one of the largest and most recognizable constellations. It is most known for its 3 horizontal stars that create Orion’s Belt. The rest of the constellation form a quadrangle, with two other stars that create his head and bow. Unlike some other constellations, The Hunter is viewable around the world at certain points during the year.

       

      Leo

      Latin for Lion

      Leo is one of the few constellations that somewhat looks like its namesake, hence it is also one of the easiest constellations to find. A prominent backwards question mark forms the head and chest, while the rest of the body is formed by a long triangle that is turned on its side.

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