Streamline Your Summer with Bay Area Jacuzzi Spa Service

IMG_0601Summer is always a busy season, especially if you have children. Replacing the regular schedule of school with a variety of summer activities, camps and other opportunities can make it difficult, if not impossible, to keep up with your own set of priorities, activities and lists. Add that long-awaited vacation and a family reunion to the mix and the maintenance needs of your Jacuzzi Spa will probably fall off your list altogether.

This is why you need Bay Area Jacuzzi Spa service this summer. When you call in the professionals, you are able to schedule service and forget about it, while being assured of receiving complete spa service at the hands of trained experts.

There are two different types of spa services available, depending on your needs. To keep your spa in top condition, a weekly balancing will enhance your enjoyment of your spa and keep the entire system in peak form. In addition to water testing and treatment, filters are cleaned regularly and spa cover conditioner applied. This is a particularly wise investment if your children are using the spa as part of their summer recreation, and you are not always available to supervise what goes into the spa, by accident or by misguided design.

There is also full spa service available, where the spa is completely drained, checked, cleaned, inspected, conditioned, and refilled. You may choose to have this service done while you are away on vacation, or after the children are back in school and your spa is no longer being subjected to their antics.

You might even find that these spa services are so convenient and practical that you wish to continue them after your summer travels are over and your children return to school. After all, your spa was designed and installed as a place for you to relax, not something to add to your list of worries. So contact us today and let’s discuss what services we can provide to streamline your summer, as well as the rest of 2013.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Help Relieve Stress Related Depression

depressionMillions of people each year suffer from stress related depression. Whether it’s due to financial matters, family issues or work-related problems, stress and depression can strike at any time. While more serious forms of depression may call for a doctor’s care, Jacuzzi hot tubs can actually help relieve some of the stress and help calm your nerves.

Stress puts unnecessary work on our body and strain on our health. It causes the heart to have to work more hard and this can cause problems with digestion and breathing. In fact, more than 80% of common diseases have a relation to stress.

The way a Jacuzzi hot tub helps with stress related depression is with three major components:

  1. Environmental Heat. The heated water from a hot tub causes an internal shift in the body’s core temperature. This causes it to feel more relaxed and helps with sleeplessness. If you’ve ever taken a warm bath in order to help with insomnia or to calm your nerves then imagine that comfort not only multiplied but enveloping you in a relaxing atmosphere.
  2. Massage. Many people get massages because of its healing benefits. It releases toxins in the body and one of the main attractions of a massage is that it feels good and relaxes the muscles. A hot tub works the same way by using jets of water that massage your body. Instead of a pair of hands in one spot, you get massaged all over at the same time.
  3. Buoyancy. By being buoyant in a Jacuzzi, there is less stress on your body. This is ideal for aching joints and muscles but where it helps to relieve stress related depression is that you are combining the relaxation with hydrostatic pressure, which helps your lungs and heart become stronger.

While a hot tub may not be a cure for all kinds of depression, it definitely will help those with stress related depression by being in a warm, relaxing environment that helps the body feel better.

If you want to learn more about Jacuzzi hot tubs or how they can benefit you, simply contact us and we’ll help you get started.

Spend Migraine Awareness Month Soaking in Jacuzzi Hot Tubs

DSC_0309According to the National Headache Foundation, more than 35 million Americans suffer from migraines. Those statistics were released as part of the National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month kickoff. It traditionally takes place each year in June. In recognition of the event, here’s a look at how soaking inJacuzzi Hot Tubs may help alleviate migraine pain:

To date, there are multiple triggers that are known to cause migraines in some people. Among the list of triggers are physical overexertion and stress. Once triggered, the person’s brain begins to respond by releasing natural substances that cause inflammation. The symptoms that typically follow tend to be varied and quite intense. Those symptoms include sound sensitivity, light sensitivity, visual anomalies, nausea and muscle pain.

Because the triggers and symptoms vary, there are multiple ways to prevent and treat migraines. They include temperature therapy, relaxation therapy and massage. Those are the areas where a soak in a Jacuzzi Hot Tub may help. Jacuzzi Hot Tubs are designed with powerful jets and diverter values that help move hot water throughout the tub’s interior. The diverter values enable Jacuzzi Hot Tub users to focus the soothing, warm water onto certain parts of their bodies.

Based on aquatic therapy principles, those features may reduce muscle pain, stress and inflammation. They may also improve circulation and respiration. Thus, soaking in a Jacuzzi Hot Tub for an hour may prevent or reduce the severity of a person’s migraine. Of course before attempting to use a Jacuzzi Hot Tub to treat any health problem, it is best to consult with one’s primary care physician. He or she can help to rule out other health issues that may be causing frequent headaches and recommend additional treatments.

Would you like to learn more about the benefits of soaking in Jacuzzi Hot Tubs? Contact us at 1-800-837-3529. Paradise Valley Spas has been in business for three decades and can provide you with a free quote.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs May Help Accelerate Weight Loss

weight-loss-hot-tubsMost people know that Jacuzzi Hot Tubs can help with a variety of health related issues and that they promote relaxation but some studies have shown that they can also aid in weight loss.

For instance, in a 1999 New England Journal of Medicine study, participants lost an average of approximately a pound per week. Now while this isn’t a huge amount of weight, a hot tub offers more that helps promote a healthier lifestyle.

Those that exercise will love soaking in a relaxing hot tub to soothe their tired muscles. By being able to relieve some of the aches and pains of exercising, it encourages you to exercise more. The reward of a relaxing soak in a hot tub means that a person is more likely to enjoy their workout session knowing that they have something waiting for them that is fun, peaceful and soothing.

Those that have medical issues that prevent them from hardcore exercise can enjoy stretching in a hot tub. This is perfect for those with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and those with arthritis and joint pain.

How the Jacuzzi Hot Tub works to aid in weight loss is by promoting better circulation. The warm water dilates the blood vessels and helps a person sweat more. Some of the weight loss is water weight but the better circulation helps and while they are a small amount, real calories are burned.

While nothing works as well as a good workout, a hot tub not only offers a way to relax after that workout, it’s a good fit for those that cannot perform a traditional type of exercise regimen.

If you want to learn more about the benefits of a Jacuzzi Hot Tub, simply contact us for more information on how you can benefit.

Fibromyalgia Relief with Jacuzzi Hot Tubs

attractive woman relaxing in a whirlpool jacuzziIf you experience the pain and life-limiting discomfort of fibromyalgia, you’re not alone. The American College of Rheumatology estimates that between 3 and 6 million Americans suffer from fibromyalgia. But some recent studies suggest that for many fibromyalgia sufferers, Jacuzzi hot tubs can provide therapeutic benefits and relief from pain.

One such research study treated one group of fibromyalgia patients with five sessions in a heated pool per week for three weeks. These patients reported less tenderness and pain than the control group which had no such treatment. In fact, the pain relief lasted up to six months after the study had ended. Another study involving exercise in heated water yielded similar results.

And it makes perfect sense that bathing in warm water would be beneficial for fibromyalgia sufferers. Stress, which has been known to exacerbate fibro symptoms, just melts away in a jacuzzi. The warm environment and gentle jets massage muscles, relieving the “clench” that fibromyalgia patients often experience in muscles when they spasm.

According to WebMD, many factors which contribute to the worsening of fibromyalgia symptoms can be alleviated by soaking in a jacuzzi.  Restless sleep, emotional or physical stress, and anxiety can all be improved with rest and relaxation – and there’s no better place to relax than in your own heated Jacuzzi hot tub.

In addition, the warmth and gentle massage in a hot tub increases overall circulation which can relieve joint and muscle pain. The buoyancy of the water takes the pressure off of tired joints and makes exercise easier and more comfortable.

Fibromyalgia patients have a chronic condition that causes overall pain and can often interfere with work and other daily activities. Getting effective relief for the pain and tenderness of fibromyalgia can mean a greatly enhanced quality of life for fibromyalgia patients.

If you would like more information on installing your own Jacuzzi hot tub, contact us.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Are a Dream Come True for Those With Insomnia

az_hot_tubIf you suffer from insomnia then you know how difficult it is to function on little or no sleep. While there are so many products on the market, what if you could help with your sleeplessness without the use of over the counter or prescription drugs? Jacuzzi Hot Tubs  can actually help those with insomnia get a good night’s sleep.

How it works is through a variety of ways. For one thing, you are getting a relaxing massage that soothes your muscles and allows your mind to relax at the same time. You’re in a peaceful, comfortable setting and you can let your worries slip away, making it easier to get some sleep. The water is buoyant so your joints and muscles are less stressed and it feels good as well.

The other way is a little more scientific in nature but no less helpful. There have been studies, the latest being in the Scientific Journal called Sleep, that shows that a sudden drop in body temperature helps with sleep habits. By soaking in your hot tub about an hour and a half before bedtime, your body’s internal thermostat lowers your core temperature and makes it less difficult to get the sleep you so desperately need.

The two health components combined show that using a Jacuzzi can really help you get a grasp on more restful nights. Not only are you getting the benefits for your mind by relaxing and unwinding, you are getting actual scientific benefits by lowering your temperature. You are not only less stressed but actual have a better chance of falling asleep peacefully and without drugs.

The water should be at around 103 degrees; you do not want it too hot but at this temperature it is a perfect level to help the sleep come easier.

Obviously you should always as your primary care giver about using a hot tub but as long as you are cleared to go, it is an excellent start to a great night’s rest. For more on finding the right hot tub for your needs simply contact us and we’ll be more than happy to help.

The History of Hot Tubs

Original Jacuzzi Jet

Original Jacuzzi Jet

Hot tubs have been used for therapeutic purposes since 2000 B.C. when the Egyptians created them by putting hot stones in a caldera.

The Ancient Greeks also knew all the benefits of hot tubs and used them for many of the reasons we do today.  They combined hot baths with exercise for complete physical health, accentuating the regimen with massages.  We’ve all heard that story about the Greek scholar Archimedes who went to take a hot bath after working really hard on a problem.  As soon as he submerged himself in the water, he was struck by the answer and rushed out shouting “eureka” or “I’ve got it.”  It’s true that many times, if you’re stuck with a mental problem, taking a physical break from it and relaxing the way you do in a hot tub can actually result in solving the problem.

Another culture that always believed in the healing power of hot tubs is Japan where they have had outdoor and indoor hot tubs since the 8th century A.D.  Their indoor hot tub, called the ofuro, is the precursor to the modern hot tub we now use.

Ancient Rome continued in the Greek tradition to such an extent that they built baths wherever they went.  The town of Bath in England was one of these places and the baths built by the Romans have been preserved there to this day.  The Romans also believed in the healing power of hot tubs, using them to heal rheumatism and for the recuperation of wounded soldiers.

More recently, hot tubs started to become popular in America in the 1950’s.  The first ones were made of oak barrels, wine tanks and olive vats from nearby wineries.  In 1956, the Jacuzzi brothers came up with the idea of using hydrotherapy to treat arthritis; they invented a pump to be used in hot tubs and therefore invented what we now call the jacuzzi.  In the 70’s, wooden hot tubs were replaced by fibreglass and these were later replaced by acrylic shells.

Today, you can reap all the benefits of hot tubs that people have known through the centuries and get yourself one of the San Francisco Hot Tubs with all the bells and whistles.  Contact us to install a hot tub with the features you want.

Jacuzzi Hot Tubs: A multi-sensory experience

I don’t believe I have to make a strong case for the absolutely sublime benefits of relaxing in a hot tub, water hot enough to relax the muscles but not melt them. But let me try.

Imagine a day when you’ve been at work. No one around you seems to be happy and it has begun to rub off on you. We’ve all had those days. No matter how positive we begin our day, something can come along to rain on our parade. But we soldier on. We push through those obstacles and we find ourselves finally clocking out and heading home, desperate for some kind of pressure relief.

Now face it. There are lots of things one can do to unwind after a hard day. Television. Soft music. Candlelight. A glass of wine. A phone call to a sympathetic friend. All of those things, and more, can loosen up that mainspring that’s been tightened to the max. But any one of those methods of relaxation is uni-sensory in nature. Sometimes we need more.

Enter the jacuzzi hot tub. Combined with some of the other suggestions above, a hot tub can bring together some pretty wonderful forces of nature to bring about a form of sensory decompression that one will often think back on in the middle of another harried moment.

Close your eyes and place yourself here. The lights are down to a very comfortable level. You have your favorite soothing music playing on the stereo, or your iPod these days. You’ve just lit a candle and the scent of lavender has begun to waft through the air. You step into the hot tub, steam rising off the surface. Sinking down to your shoulders in the luxuriously warm water, you begin your journey into the quiet peace that you’ve been longing for all day.

If you haven’t set the temperature too high, you can stay there for some time and just allow the jets to massage your tightened muscles into submission and give you that wonderful sense of being lifted by the bubbles. With the music, the scent of the candle, the low light and if you’re really lucky, there will be a light rain to give an extra little texture to the experience, you can find yourself in a place you wouldn’t have thought possible just a little while ago.

With all the stressors in our world today, I would think that a shopping trip for a Jacuzzi hot tub would be a high priority to those seeking an “old faithful” for relaxation.

For more information on a wonderful selection of Jacuzzi hot tubs, spas and saunas, contact us.

Five Health Treatments wtih Jacuzzi Hot Tubs

jacuzzi hot tub therapyHumans have treated health problems with heat therapy and hydrotherapy for thousands of years.  Jacuzzi Hot Tubs offer users a unique method of delivery where heat therapy and hydrotherapy are concerned. The health benefits of hot tubs are invaluable and numerous. Here are five treatments a Jacuzzi Hot Tub can provide that you may have never considered.

  1. Headaches and Migraines - Hot tubs disperse heat through water evenly. This makes hot tub treatments very effective for headaches and migraines. Many people who experience chronic headaches and migraines also suffer from muscle tension in their necks and upper backs. The miracle combination of heat and water help the blood to circulate better in the body’s extremeties. This relieves pressure from the head.
  2. Arthritis - Doctors and experts recommend hot tub treatments for stiffness and pain from arthritis. Hot tubs offer constant, mild heat that helps loosen joints, circulate blood and relax muscle tension. Athritis sufferers can use hot tubs to decrease pain while performing daily activities and exercise. The water of course also helps relieve tension and provide buoyancy to take pressure of joints.
  3. Insomnia - The warm water and relaxing environment of Jacuzzi Hot Tubs provide a unique treatment for insomnia. Insomnia sufferers often also experience memory lapses, grogginess, mood swings and even depression. Prescriptions used to treat insomnia usually come with a list of undesirable side effects. The hot tub’s warm water is effective for relieving tension and stress. The body’s temperature drops when getting out of the hot tub, signaling the need for rest. A gentle soak before bedtime helps with deeper and more restful sleep.
  4. Diabetes - In September 1999 The New England Journal of Medicine published a study relating hot tubs and diabetes. The article suggested that hot tub therapy was effective in lowering blood sugar levels by up to 11%. Many patients also lost weight. The study linked the warmth and buoyancy of the water to the results. The publication also added that swimming in a pool isn’t nearly as effective as hot tub treatments. It is higly important that patients seeks a doctor’s consultation before beginning a hot tub treatment.
  5. High Blood Pressure - The Mayo Clinic found that hot tub use offers the same benefits of exercise, but without the strain on the heart. The warm water opens the blood vessels just as a brisk walk might do. The stress relieving properties of heat therapy and hydrotherapy help those with high blood pressure. It is always very important to consult a physician before beginning a hot tub routine.

A Jacuzzi Hot Tub can truly be an invaluable tool in maintaining health. Please feel free to contact us with any question or concerns. Let Paradise Valley Spas help you with all your hot tub and sauna needs!

Kid Friendly Hot Tubs and Saunas

Children love to get into everything, don’t they?  And they especially love imitating their parents.  It’s only a matter of time before your child wants to dive (hopefully not literally) into the hot tub and sauna experience.  Being aware of safety rules and installing a few features will keep your children safe.

The number one risk from the hot tub to your children is the risk of drowning.  And while children eventually learn to steady themselves against the bubbles or the small waves, drowning still does occur among older children as well.  The most important rule is to never leave your children alone in the hot tub.  Always be monitoring them from close by, sitting in the hot tub or just next to it will prevent kids from putting their head under the water in an unsafe fashion.

Hair entanglement is a common occurence.  Hair can get caught in the filter, or in the main drain- and can be difficult to break free from.  Purchasing an inexpensive drain cover will prevent hair and body parts of getting sucked into the drain.

Purchase a cover for your hot tub to prevent and discourage kids from getting into the hot tub when they shouldn’t.  Remind them that they are only allowed to be in the hot tub when you’re around.

Purchase some steps to make getting into and out of the hot tub easier, and reduce the risk of slipping and falling.  Preventing injuries around the hot tub is just as important as taking precautions in the hot tub.

Temperature is crucial.  A child should never spend time in the water that is more than 104 F degrees.  So purchase a thermometer that will allow you to get an accurate and fast reading.  Choose from a wide selection in one of our 7 Bay Area locations, from a floating duck to a wireless remote controlled thermometer.

Discourage horseplay and on contact playing games, but do pick up some waterproof playing cards so kids can still have fun while in the water.

These simple things can keep your kids safe while having fun.  If you’d like more ideas for fun things in your hot tub, please contact us today!