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Endorphins & Hot Tubs – April is National Stress Awareness Month

Posted in Health Benefits,Spas by hotspringd on the April 13th, 2013

Endorphins are mother nature’s natural pain and stress fighters and the soothing massage provided by a hot tub helps stimulate the release of endorphins helping to dissolve away the stress and tension of the day.  But why is the production of endorphins so important to our overall health and wellness?

Stress and pain are the two most common factors leading to the production of endorphins.   Those endorphins interact with receptors in the brain to reduce our perception of pain acting similarly to that of morphine and codeine without the negative side effect of those drugs – addiction.

As if the decreased feelings of pain and stress weren’t enough, the release of endorphins also leads to the feelings of euphoria as well as a control of appetite, increase of the release of sex hormones and improved immune response.  Also with higher levels of endorphins, we experience less pain and have fewer negative effects of stress.

Although the release of endorphins varies among individuals, it is known that increases are affected by increases in exercise and the consumption of certain foods such as chocolate and hot peppers.  The release of endorphins upon ingestion of chocolate likely explains the feeling of comfort and the craving for chocolates.

The use of hot water therapy also aides in the release of endorphins within the body helping to reduce the potential negative effects of stress. With the positive relaxing benefits of soaking in the swirling hot waters of a hot tub coupled with the obvious benefits of an increased release of endorphins working to provide you with maximum benefits, the regular use of a hot tub should certainly be part of one’s daily activities for improved health and wellness.

So the next time you feel increased stress starting to creep up on you, think endorphins and when you think endorphins think hot tub therapy and maybe a chocolate.  You will feel that stress drift away while your body enjoys the additional benefit of heat, buoyancy and massage all working in concert to provide the maximum benefit of  hot tub soaking!

Happy hot tubbing

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APRIL- Stress Awareness Month

Posted in Health Benefits,Saunas,Spas by hotspringd on the April 6th, 2011

 

Stress can be positive, keeping us alert and ready to avoid danger. Stress becomes negative when a person faces continuous challenges without relief or relaxation between challenges. As a result, the person becomes overworked and stress-related tension builds.

Stress that continues without relief can lead to a condition called distress — a negative stress reaction. Distress can lead to physical symptoms including headaches, upset stomach, elevated blood pressure, chest pain, and problems sleeping. Research suggests that stress also can bring on or worsen certain symptoms or diseases.

We all have stress in our lives so lets make sure we use our HotSpring Spa or Finnleo sauna so we don’t fall into the negative effects of stress .  Whether its immersing ourselves into the warm swirling water of our Hot Spring Spa or the warmth of our Finnleo sauna relieving our stress from our lives, make sure we are using these stress relivers so we can live a better and healthier life, not to metion it will help us feel and look younger.

 

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Why a Hot Tub; Why Now; Why a Hot Spring Spa

Posted in Energy Efficiency,Health Benefits,Spas by hotspringd on the October 17th, 2010

WHY A HOT TUB?

The benefits of hot water hydrotherapy can hardly be argued. The use of hot water therapy goes all the way back to the early Romans when they used the hot water in common baths for therapy and relaxation.

This has been further justified by the medical use of hot water therapy for muscle, joint and athletic applications. Many a physician has also recommmended and even prescribed hot water therapy for stress, sleep disorders, arthritis, fybromyalgiaand many other ailments.

It has only been during the last few decades that this type of therapy has become readily available to the public in the form of residential hot tubs.  Now take take this wrong, this is not new, it is that the industry has only of late designed and perfected new features that has made the hot tubs truely a device that provides unparalleled hot water therapy and now withe features that minimize the efforts needed to maintain those hot tubs.

SO why NOT invest in a hot tub that provides all those benefits for all of us who struggle with the challenges that are thrown our way every day?

WHY NOW

No one can argue with the fact that the challenges that we face today are at levels never experienced before.  With the increases in our daily challenges, many are faced with increased stress which in turn can lead to many physical and non-physical ailments.

But with the never-ending push to be conservative with our budgets, it has become increasingly difficult to justify the expenditure for a hot tub often times because such a purchase would be considered a luxury.  However, when the numerous benefits that are provided by a hot tub are considered, many might feel that a hot tub is NOT a luxury but more of a “health and wellness” necessity.

Let’s consider for a moment the person who is riddled with arthritis and who’s ability to walk is limited only to that asisted by mechanic means, eg with a walker.  The pain that invades their bodies on a regular basis can only be controlled either by the use of harsh, expensive medicines or with the regular use of a hot tub.  In this case, the hot tub is certainly NOT a luxury!

How about the otherwise healthy ageing individual who discovers a new pain about every day and excepts the fact that this simply comes with age.  If that person learns to cope with those pains with the regular use of a hot tub – is that a luxury?

 Or even the person who has trouble falling asleep at night because of the stress of the times.  When they opt to use a hot tub on a regular basis in leu of a traditional drug that in many cases can become habit forming, is that a luxury?

I think that you can see in all of these cases the choice to “treat” yourself with hot water therapy is certainly a “health and wellness” choice NOT a luxury choice!

Times have changed.  The big party hot tub of the past is truely a picture of the past. Most hot tub customers in the earlier days were just that – “I want the biggest, badest hot tub with all the goodies on it!”  That fad has past and the trend has turned towards smaller, more personal hot tubs to address the stress reduction needs of today.

So why now – because we need them now more then ever to relieve our stress, to soothe our aches and pains, to help us sleep and to help us achieve a better quality of life!

Why a Hot Spring Spa?

Hot Spring Spas have lead the hot tub industry for almost 35 years.  They have developed many of the industries firsts that have now become the standard in the industry.

Taking acre not to be tempted to follow the fads, they have continued to develop features that truely have a lasting benefit to the customer.  They understand the “reality of daily use” of a hot tub and they continue to develop features that address those needs.

They understand the importance of creating a quality product that performs day in and day out.  They understand the importance of low operating costs and all of their spas are built on that energy efficient platform.  They know how important jet variety is as compared to simply putting more of the same types of jets in a hot tub.  And they understand the importance of building a hot tub that is virtually maintenace free relieving you of the task of adding harsh chemicals to your hot tub on a regular basis – chemicals that that can not only effect you but also the environment.

Hot Spring Spas has also realized the importance of costs with respect to the customer’s inital investment.  It has never been more important then it is today. WIth that in mind, they designed a new line of “value added” hot tubs at a price that can fit everyone’s budget.

So let’s learn something from those whom we have followed and utilize hot water therapy as a necessity NOT a luxury.  The challenges we all face today are possibly greater than the have ever been in the past and the need for hot water therapy is also at it’s peak.

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