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Stay Loose: Hot Tub Massage and Chronic Lower Back Pain

How Hydrotherapy Can Help


Anyone suffer from lower back pain out there? How do you manage lower back pain? Does your hot tub help with the pain?

Here are some comments from our customers:

  • “Oh yes it does!!! Powerful jets massage my whole back, the heat soothes sore muscles. Our Jacuzzi is wonderful”
  • “New Jacuzzi owners and bought it because of my chronic back problems…it has helped.”
  • “its a blessing- with or without back troubles.great to de-stress, relax & unwind.”

According to survey results released in 2012 by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)1 nearly two-thirds of Americans experience low back at some point in their lives.

Anyone who owns a Jacuzzi® hot tub knows that the warm-water therapy feels incredibly soothing on tender or tense back muscles, and it can also be an effective way to gain some control over lower back pain. Hydrotherapy revs up circulation to soothe muscles and relieve pain symptoms faster. It also promotes spine flexibility; stiffness of the spine, from sitting too much, for example, is often identified as a cause of lower back pain.

Our research convinced us that a hydrotherapeutic massage from hot tub jets may be a good tactic for overcoming lower back pain:

  • A study comparing hydrotherapy and land-based exercise for lower back pain stated that both are helpful, but “hydrotherapy seems to be better for spinal flexibility.” The Journal of Musculoskeletal Research, Vol. 13, Issue 04, Dec. 2010
  • Applied heat expands blood vessels, improves circulation, helps to relax muscles and reduce pain, according to an article about hydrotherapy and pain relief2 on The American Cancer Society’s site. “Warm water in the form of a bath, massaging water jets, or hot tub also provides relaxation and stress relief,” it says, and… “An analysis of studies done on hydrotherapy for lower back pain suggested that it might be helpful, although further studies are needed.”
  • Other studies have also concluded that while more research is needed, “hydrotherapy currently remains an attractive treatment modality for low back pain to improve aerobic conditioning and initiate spinal stabilizing efforts.”

The APTA recommends learning strategies for preventing and relieving back pain (72 percent of those surveyed use pain medication to relieve their symptoms). Jacuzzi hot tub hydrotherapy encourages the body to use its own responses to handle back pain. With a Jacuzzi hot tub in your backyard, you can fight chronic pain with regular hydrotherapy sessions, and feel better naturally.

Got Stress? Get a Hot Tub. – Jacuzzi Hot Tub Infographic

Here’s the Breakdown on the Benefits of Jacuzzi® Hydrotherapy

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It may be comforting to know that you’re not the only one who worries…about money (75% of us stress over money)…and work (70%)…and relationships (58%). You get the picture. You’re also not alone in being subject to the negative effects of stress, which include:

  • Having trouble falling asleep and waking up at night.
  • Feeling sluggish and less alert during the day.
  • Being “wired” by the body’s production of adrenaline, which gets you ready for action. Since you can’t do anything about that adrenaline rush most of the time (squeezing the steering wheel tighter when stuck in traffic doesn’t count), your body pays the price. Blood vessels get constricted and circulation slows down, which leads to health problems.

All it takes is a quick look at the chart to see how a Jacuzzi hot tub helps you manage stress. The benefits are wide ranging, and include a few that aren’t shown on the chart. For example, sharing time in a hot tub can promote better communication and closer relationships. Spending time outdoors in your hot tub can make you feel more connected to the natural rhythm of the days and seasons, and less of a slave to your crowded schedule.

Studies have shown that hydrotherapy helps combat stress. To discover why Jacuzzi hydrotherapy works best, contact your local Jacuzzi Hot Tubs dealer. They can provide a full breakdown on our hot tubs’ stress-busting abilities, along with a chance to experience Jacuzzi hot tub hydrotherapy for yourself.

Play Hot Tub Music from Your Smartphone

Our New BLUEWAVE™ Spa Stereo System Connects via Bluetooth®

JHT_BLUEWAVE_Stereo_j200sNow you can listen to YOUR music from your smartphone and get premium sound through the speakers in your Jacuzzi® hot tub. If you store your music or save your favorite radio stations on a smartphone, the new BLUEWAVE Spa Stereo System with Bluetooth® is the innovation you’ve been waiting for.

We’ve made it really easy to love this new system. BLUEWAVE integrates with the Jacuzzi’s J-1000™ Control System. It displays track and playlist info on the topside control screen, and you can also use the water-resistant remote control – in the J-400™ Collection hot tubs, the remote controls the temperature, lights and jets, as well.

Here are some other reasons why the BLUEWAVE is the talk of the industry:

  • It streams audio from up to 30 ft.
  • USB power allows you to direct-connect and charge while you listen.
  • Docking compartment features a marine-rated seal to keep moisture out.
  • AUX input lets you plug in from other devices.
  • J-400 hot tubs have JBL® speakers plus subwoofer; J-300™ Collection features marine-grade speakers and subwoofer; and J-200™ hot tubs include marine-grade speakers.
  • Apple USB cable is included.

BLUEWAVE gives you the ability to personalize your hot tub experience like never before. Tap into your party playlist, stream the relaxing sounds of nature, listen to your favorite sports announcer or tune in to a talk radio show. A new Jacuzzi hot tub with BLUEWAVE sounds amazing, right? (Ask your local Jacuzzi Hot Tubs dealer about retrofitting your existing Jacuzzi hot tub with a BLUEWAVE Spa Stereo System, too.)

J-470™ Hot Tub Plays a Role in Backyard Home Improvement Show

Watch DIY Network’s Sweat Equity TV Show Dec. 26th

Sweat Equity is one of our favorite home improvement shows because it features real people working with believable budgets. In the episode titled, “The Party Yard,” Jane and Jared, a couple in Minneapolis wants to bring their backyard up to par with others in the neighborhood, and create a space where they can entertain.

The worst feature of the backyard was probably the second-story deck that had no connection to the almost-barren backyard. The area under the deck was used for storage, which looked pretty messy.

Amy Matthews, the Sweat Equity host, said the goal was to create “an outdoor living space as opposed to just a deck.” New steps and a railing in a wood-alternative material were built to extend from deck to yard. In the big backyard, a landscape architect added affordable plants – the trees along the perimeter will look great as they grow – and the chain-link dog run was replaced with new fencing. The small concrete patio was replaced with a patio made of natural-looking pavers and a fire pit.

But back to that unsightly “storage area” under the deck…With help from Twin City Jacuzzi, a beautiful new Jacuzzi® J-470 hot tub was delivered and set up in the space. The hot tub is a perfect fit, and the deck above (with the addition of a nice underdeck treatment) provides privacy and protection from the elements.

A real estate agent asked to “look at the true benefits to the resale value of the home,” agreed that a six-person hot tub added value. Homeowner Jane especially likes the speaker system in the J-470 and the 39 jets with colored lights. She said she couldn’t wait to have people over for a party. The J-470 was declared a “treat with a cherry on top” in this home improvement!

The Party Yard episode, which first aired in November, is scheduled again to be shown on December 26. Check your local listings and pick up some home improvement tips from Sweat Equity and Jacuzzi.


Behind The Scenes:

Jacuzzi was graciously invited into the home of a local southern California family to capture raw footage featuring a J-480 hot tub installation. Like many families, busy schedules and a flurry of activities tend to dictate the daily pace of hustle and bustle. At this active home, the hot tub is viewed as a place where the family gathers and stays connected. A small area in back of the house was designated as the go to spot to unplug and unwind…as a family.

A Jacuzzi hot tub can make any outdoor space suddenly look like a relaxing oasis.
They are all smiles, nice and warm in the Jacuzzi hot tub while we are freezing…it’s winter!
“Wednesdays are unofficial hot tub family nights.”
A busy mom shares how her Jacuzzi hot tub has allowed her to spend quality time with her daughters having meaningful face to face conversations away from cell phones and computers.

Holiday Travel Stretches

Prevent Stiffness and Relieve Sore Muscles Caused by Travel

Many of us are looking forward to spending time with family during the holiday this week, but are dreading the long hours of travel to get to our destination. Riding in a car for hours or sitting in a cramped seat on an airplane can cause muscle tightness, pain, fatigue and less than festive moods. Here at Jacuzzi, we pride ourselves on helping people unwind and find balance and relaxation, whether through hydrotherapy, stretching or any other form of relief.

Here are some effective stretches for holiday travelers:

LEGS – There usually isn’t room to actually stretch out when you’re in flight or on the road, but you can increase the blood flow to your legs while seated. Keeping your feet flat on the floor, press against the outsides of your knees with your hands. At the same time, push your legs out against your hands for five seconds. The resistance revs up circulation in your lower extremities. Try the same move, with your hands inside your knees, pressing your legs inward to resist.

NECK – The neck and shoulders really feel the pain from sitting too long. You’ll get the benefits from this stretch instantly. First, sit up straight. Clasp your hands behind your head. Slowly, let your palms press your head toward your thighs, pointing chin to chest. Use your palms to gently stretch your head away from your shoulder until you feel a good stretch. Hold for 20-30 seconds and slowly lift your head, unclasping your hands. Be careful not to go too far; it’s better to repeat the stretch, gently, a couple of times.

ARMS – You have more freedom to move in an automobile, but on a crowded flight, it can be tough to spread your wings and “fly.” A nice way to stretch your arms without taking up space: 1. Raise your right hand, then bend at the elbow until your hand is behind your back. From here, try lifting your elbow back and higher, keeping your shoulder blade sliding down your back. Repeat on the left side.

The trick to staying comfortable while traveling and arriving without wobbly legs and neck pain is allowing your body’s muscles to move and increase circulation throughout. Once you’ve safely arrived at your destination, take a walk and a stretch break to help you stay alert and prevent muscle stiffness. And of course, if you can – take a nice soak in a hot tub!

Making Your Hot Tub Guests Feel At Home

Tips for Having a Trouble-free Good Time

For most people, late November marks the beginning of festivities and entertaining guests at home. The holidays are a popular time to invite friends and family over and the perfect occasion to relax and catch up in the hot tub. We asked our Jacuzzi® Facebook followers to share their advice and hot tub tips for guests.

We got a kick out of some of the responses:
– Welcome to our s a, there is no p in it. Keep it that way!
– Don’t drink and dive.
– Bring those you love.

A good way to make sure everyone feels at home is to establish your own set of ground rules to follow. It’s easier than it sounds, and a few guidelines can help make everybody feel comfortable and welcomed.

Snack items and beverages. Most invited guests will ask what they can bring in terms of snacks and beverages. As the host, provide the snacks items and drinks the first time guests are over and use the hot tub. Serve “hot tub safe” snacks, like fresh veggies, olives and other goodies that you can easily retrieve in case they fall into the water. Avoid serving snacks like crackers or potato chips, these type of snacks crumble and can easily fall into the water and cause a nightmare to clean up. Cool beverages taste great and refreshing when you’re soaking in a hot tub – be festive with cranberry juice spritzers garnished with mint leaves. Non-alcoholic smoothies are always a popular choice for kids and adults. Take the opportunity to explain to guests the reason for your hot tub safe snack and beverage choices- so they can keep it in mind for the next party.

No foam please. Although the kid in all of us enjoys a warm bubbly bath, foam in a hot tub is not considered a good thing. The appearance of foam on spa water is typically created by:

  • Shampoo or hair gel residue – Provide hair bands so guests with long hair can easily tie it up and keep it out the water.
  • Body oil and lotions – Applying body oil or lotion the morning of an evening party is fine and will most likely not affect spa water. However, it’s best to notify guests ahead of time not to apply lotions or oils on skin right before arriving to the party. Offer guests a variety of skin moisturizers to use immediately after bathing.
  • Excessive detergent- Many people wash their swimsuit in strong detergents, which may reside in the clothing even after the rinse cycle. Ask your guests to rinse their swimsuits in water prior to arriving.

Easy in, easy out. Going barefoot and stepping into the spa may track grass or dirt into the clean water. Keep extra sets of outdoor slippers handy for spa guests. It’s easy to keep the hot tub water clean if your guests wear slip-on shoes and remove them right before they step into the hot tub.

Warm, cozy and dry. For me, the ultimate spa experience involves wrapping myself up in a large fluffy towel to stay cozy immediately after stepping out of the water. Extend the hospitality and make your guests feel pampered. Set out stacks of freshly laundered large fluffy towels near the spa and easily accessible.

We hope you find the above tips helpful as you begin party planning this season. Your guests are sure to enjoy relaxing in your hot tub and appreciate the extra thought put into making them feel at home.

Bring Home a Hot Tub for the Holidays!

Special 0% Financing for 36 Months – Limited Time Offer

No matter what the weather, you can count on warm winter holidays when there’s a new Jacuzzi® hot tub in the backyard! From now until December 1, we’re offering qualified buyers their choice of either 0% APR financing for 36 months or a new Apple® iPad. (A savvy gift idea.)

Your new Jacuzzi hot tub will give family and friends a wonderful place to hang out and relax during gatherings at your home. And at this hectic time of year, you’ll love the relaxation and hydrotherapeutic benefits of soaking in your hot tub, every day. When schedules are packed with work, shopping, after-school events and parties, a warm-water massage can help you wind down, loose the tension in your neck and back, and sleep better at night.

The Hot Tubs for the Holidays promotional offers are available for a limited time only, now through December 1, 2012. To find out more about this special offer and experience the full line of high-quality Jacuzzi Hot Tubs,visit your local dealer today.

Promotion valid November 1 – December 1, 2012.

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*Not valid with other promotional offers. Restrictions apply. See participating dealers or click here for complete terms and conditions (U.S. and Canada). Financing available on approved credit.

Slow Down Hectic Schedules

Develop a Hot Tub Habit

Why is it that when the weather cools down at this time of year, our schedules heat up? Driving the kids back and forth to school, making sure your home and yard are ready for winter, and putting in long hours at the office now that summer vacation is over, can all make the fall season pass by in a swirl of leaves.

But for families who have a hot tub in the backyard, the shift from carefree summer to busy autumn can be a time to build new, stress-reducing routines and bring everyone closer together.

Ease the transition into autumn.
When the days seem to be racing by (is it really dark at 6 o’clock?) a hot tub session can help to slow them down. Notice how an afternoon business meeting or helping with after-school homework can leave you feeling wound up and under-energized at the same time? There’s nothing like hot tub hydrotherapy by to bring you back into balance. Spending just 10 minutes in a hot tub can help you relax and put your day into perspective.

Head for the hot tub together.
Your school-age kids will look forward to hot tub time after their homework is finished or when they’re worn out from soccer practice. Get dad and kids together for a hot tub session after raking leaves or watching football on TV. And sure, younger kids like to splash, cup their hands over the jet stream, and bounce from one seat to another. But sharing time in the hot tub with your kids makes it easier for everyone to relax and communicate more openly– especially teenagers.

Warm up to the chill in the air.
You can really appreciate the crispness of autumn and the beauty of fall colors when you’re relaxing in your hot tub. All you have to do is step outside into your own backyard or onto your deck and you’re there. With the days ending earlier, you’ll have time to relax in your hot tub before bed. A cool, dark evening and a warmly lit hot tub go together beautifully, and you’ll both sleep better after a soothing hydromassage.

This fall, take a moment to marvel at the Harvest Moon, sneak a couple of pieces of Halloween candy, and find out how good it feels to soak in your hot tub on a regular basis. It’s a healthy habit that can help you skate through the rest of the year more smoothly.

Connect with Nature to Reduce Stress

Hot Tub Hydrotherapy Includes Benefits of Being Outdoors

Hot Tub Hydrotherapy and Mother NatureMother Nature has remarkable therapeutic powers. All you have to do is step outside into the sunshine and take a few breaths of fresh air to notice how the stress of being in the office seems to float away. Unfortunately, walking to and from the car is about the only time some of us spend outdoors on a regular basis. But if you have a hot tub in the backyard, you can soak in the beneficial effects of the great outdoors along with the amazing effects of hot tub hydrotherapy.

Research studies have shown that being outdoors can reduce stress. Levels of serotonin, the neurotransmitter that works to regulate moods, rise when we are exposed to natural light outdoors, according to an article by Simon N. Young, published in the Journal of Psychiatry & Neuroscience. The man who coined the term “road rage,” Dr. David Lewis, discovered through research that the scent of grass had a calming effect on frantic drivers. And an article in the New York Times on July 6, 2012, extolled the health benefits of spending more time in nature, including enhanced immune function.


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