• Relief from Arthritis in the Hot Tub

    Relief from Arthritis in the Hot Tub

    It’s no secret that soaking in warm water provides relief of joint pain and muscle soreness. Research has proven that warm water therapy works wonders for all kinds of musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia and low back pain.

     

    Bruce E. Becker, MD, director of the National Aquatics & Sports Medicine Institute at Washington State University in Spokane, points to many reasons why soaking in warm water is effective for arthritis sufferers. It reduces the force of gravity compressing the joint, offers full support for sore limbs, and can decrease swelling and inflammation and increase circulation.

    Patients who Dr. Becker has studied seem to reach a maximum benefit after about 20 minutes of soaking.

    Keeping this in mind, consider these other simple steps to make the most of your next hot tub soak.

     

    Go warm, not hot. Water temperatures between 92 and 100 degrees are a healthy range. If you have cardiovascular problems, beware of water that’s too hot as it can additionally stress the heart.

     

    Keep moving. Since warm water stimulates blood flow to stiff muscles and frozen joints, the hot tub can be an ideal place to do some gentle stretching. To ease low back pain, trap a tennis ball between the small of your back and the bottom or back of the tub, then lean into it and roll it against knotted muscles. The resulting improvement in flexibility can last even after you get out, especially if you stretch upon exiting the tub.

     

    Hydrate! Make sure you drink water both before and after your soak to prevent dehydration. It may be easy to neglect the care you need to take of your insides if you’re distracted by the relief in your joints caused by the surrounding water. Consider setting a reminder alarm on your phone so you don’t forget your post-soak glass of water!

     

    Get salty. Magnesium is a mineral that’s important for bone and heart health. While it’s not advisable to add non-Beachcomber water care solutions to your hot tub water, occasionally supplementing hot tub soaks with regular baths infused with magnesium sulfate crystals, or Epsom salts, can have a beneficial impact on arthritic symptoms as well.

     

     

  • [Infographic] Where Beachcomber FlexJets Target Your Muscle Groups

    [Infographic] Where Beachcomber FlexJets Target Your Muscle Groups

    What makes the jetting inside a Beachcomber Hot Tub truly unique is the ability to personalize the massage therapy experience just for you!

    Not only can you and your fellow bathers choose from our line-up of FlexJet inserts, but you can you dial the intensity up and down for deep tissue and gentle results, depending on your mood. Changing a FlexJet is as simple as changing a lightbulb, and each one is configured with specific hydrotherapy results in mind. To find the massage you want and where the key muscle groups are located that have been targeted in each design, have a read through The Ultimate Hot Tub Massage Infographic below.

     

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    Have a look at more Beachcomber Jetting Features and some of the most sought after patterns available using our FlexJets.

  • Targeting Lower Back Pain With Hydrotherapy

    Targeting Lower Back Pain With Hydrotherapy

    If you’ve never experienced lower back pain, consider yourself lucky…and most likely overdue. In a survey undertaken by the Saskatchewan Health Authority, half of all participants experienced pain in the lower back in a six month period. In fact, up to 80% of Canadian adults will suffer from this at some point in their lives, and with working environments continuing to become more sedentary and life expectancy increasing, you can only expect these numbers to rise.

    While most people associate lower back pain with over-exertion, sitting and remaining immobile for long periods of time can actually negatively impact our muscles and joints and lead to de-conditioning, fatigue and added stress on our spinal discs which results in chronic pain.

    That’s the thing about lower back pain, there’s almost no escaping your vulnerability to it. Whether we’re at rest or in motion, this part of our bodies is always playing a vital supporting role and is highly susceptible to injury and long-term disability unless we give it the daily relief it deserves. The good news? As more clinical information emerges, doctors and healthcare practitioners are continually looking at hydrotherapy as an effective form of treatment.

    How Can a Hot Tub Help Treat Lower Back Pain?

    When you step inside, the buoyancy and the heat decrease the pressure on joints and other points of the body, and reduces inflammation. This allows you better mobility and the opportunity to simultaneously strengthen and soothe this area of the body. With the propulsion of the jets, a hydrotherapeutic massage results in targeted, penetrating relief into the muscle tissue. It’s why you see professional athletes jump into a hot tub after any sort of intense physical training.

     

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    Beyond relief to the lower back, The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research recently found how this form of therapy is particularly powerful for arthritis sufferers, and even more impressively, another study showed that hot tubs can actually lower blood pressure 10% more than 60 minutes of exercise.

    So keep your body pain free, and find the relief you need to live a full, healthy live inside a Beachcomber Hot Tub!

  • How Beachcomber’s Flexjet Massage Therapy System Enhances Your Hot Tub Experience

    How Beachcomber’s Flexjet Massage Therapy System Enhances Your Hot Tub Experience

    When it comes to hot tubs, the first thing to remember is that more jets do not equal a better massage. When it comes to jetting, the secret is in optimal placement and customization and uncovering the right combination for your therapeutic needs is what will deliver high-impact, long-lasting results.

    Our Flexjet Massage Therapy System gives you the freedom to create the massage you want inside your Beachcomber Hot Tub, and is as simple to customize as changing a light bulb. Whether you want deep, penetrating hydrotherapeutic relief targeted to alleviate specific muscle aches and strain, or a calm, pulsating massage for soothing minor tension and drawing you into a deep state of meditative relaxation, you’ll be able to find a jetting combination that fits your daily needs.

    Beachcomber Hot Tubs Flexjets

    Discover some of the options below to pinpoint the perfect configuration for your home spa experience.

    Roto Flexjet

    The Roto FlexJet is designed to treat the tension and pain that builds up in your lower back with an oscillating, targeted high-pressure massage that delivers near instantaneous relief. The muscle strain in this area of our body has been known to create chronic pain, and impactful hydrotherapeutic massages can deliver wonders in keeping the body ready for a full, and active lifestyle. This is also available in an enhanced Twin Configuration that creates even more momentum to ensure your massage is getting deep into the tissues of the lower back.

    Vortex Flexjet

    The Vortex Flexjet is the perfect option for localized pain on your legs and back, with four different sizing configurations to ensure the proper scale for the various muscle groups you are looking to relieve. The jet provides a targeted deep tissue massage, using a single stream of water and air mixture, cut with 4-6 flutes. The flutes twist the water upon release to create turbulence and massage force that is the perfect pressure equation to give you the ideal massage solution.

    Massage Flexjet

    Offering 7 sets of jets in one, this Flexjet is a marriage of traditional massaging techniques, motion and pressure. With the power of both directional and full motion techniques working together, this jet helps penetrate deep into muscle tissue to encourage blood circulation and oxygen. This targets shoulder and upper back muscles, to help melt away the weight of the day from your tense upper body.

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