Adding JetPaks to Your Hot Tub For Fun and Therapy

If you are looking for a little bit of fun and therapy within your custom hot tub or portable spa, there’s no better way to achieve these results than by choosing to go with JetPaks. The JetPak Therapy System is exclusive to Bullfrog Spas and was designed to provide users with an amazing hydro massage sensation that can be personalized specifically for you.JetPaks-banner

Hot Tub Therapy for Each Individual

Each and every jet used in the Bullfrog hot tub with JetPaks serves a different purpose to massage and provide wellness for all types of therapy objectives. By opting to add JetPaks to your at-home hot tub, you will have the ability to enjoy a therapeutic hydrotherapy session right in your own backyard, whenever you desire. There is truly no more customized and personalized experience that you can have in a hot tub.Exchanging a JetPak in a Bullfrog Spa

Types of Jets and Therapeutic Benefits

There are many different types of JetPaks that you may opt to add to your hot tub. Each JetPak has its own focus that can help provide you with therapy, relaxation, and fun at the same time. Each JetPak is created using different jets that each have their own specific therapy use. Let’s discuss these individual jets.

DeepRelief hot tub jetDeepRelief Jets are some of the most popular and most powerful jets. Many people choose to add at least one JetPak with these jets to their hot tubs. You can relieve extreme day to day tension with the help of this intense-powered jet that was specifically designed to provide you with a focused deep-tissue massage in your spa. If you are dealing with aches and muscle pains, JetPaks using this jet will be the the ideal for you.

FirmRelief Hot Tub JetFirmRelief Jets provide hot tub owners with a steady firm massage designed to help to relax and remove the tension from various muscle groups. For a great mix of therapy and relaxation look for JetPaks that feature this jet.

Dual Pulse Hot Tub JetBoth Single Pulse Jets and Dual Pulse Jets use a rhythmic pulsing motion to give you a kneading pressure that provides extreme relaxation and relief of tension. DualPulse jets are a bit quicker in their intervals between pulses and SinglePulse jets provide a slower more relaxing massage.

If you are looking to address certain parts of your body with your hot tub massages, you may opt for Target Therapy Jets. These types of jets are placed in various areas of the hot tub and focus on high tension parts of the body like feet, calves, wrists, and hips. Firm pressure will relieve your muscles, giving you a relaxing and rejuvenated feel.

Oscillator Hot Tub JetOther types of exclusive jets only available in JetPaks include Oscillator Jets and Shower Jets. The Oscillator Jets provide an wide ranging massaging action that covers a large area of your back with a figure-8 kneading motion for maximum relaxation. Shower Jets are like a dream with their light and soothing caressing feel. This is the perfect massage for escaping your cares for a while.

Fun With JetPaks

Not only do JetPaks provide users with hydrotherapy relief in their spa, but also add in a little bit of fun. You can experience new and unique feelings while relaxing in the comfort of your very own hot tub. Whether you’re looking for deep-tissue massages, soothing motions, firm relief or kneading actions, adding JetPaks allows you to experience it all, offering a fun and relaxing time at home.

Don’t Feel Older as You Age: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Youth

Don't Feel Older as You Age 5 Tips for Keeping Your YouthNo one should wait until they are too old to begin taking care of their body. There are so many things we can do to maintain a youthful mind and body now.

No matter who you are and how old you are, there are things to do that will help you live a stronger and more vibrant life and it is never too late to make changes. Below are 5 tips that will promote a more youthful you.

Starting Early

Never wait until you are too old, to start taking care of yourself and your body. Believe it or not, the signs of aging will start creeping up on you in your 20s and 30s. Most of us never think twice about aging and the long-term effects of our choices at that age. But age will happen much quicker than you think. Whatever your age, start now to make positive changes!

Drinking Water

You should drink an adequate amount of water every day. Most people go about their daily business without even realizing they are becoming dehydrated. This is one reason why you might develop dry skin and eventually wrinkles. Bring a water bottle with you from home and take it everywhere you go, even while just driving and running errands. This can also save you money at the end of they day. You might otherwise feel the need to stop at a gas station or fast food restaurant for something less much less healthy like a soda or coffee.

Watch Your Diet and Learn to Eat

Use common sense when it comes to your diet. Eat a little more often but a little less each time. The more you eat great stuff from nature like fresh fruits and vegetables, the more this will become what you crave. The convenience of fast food is horrible for your appearance and health. The old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is something to keep in mind when watching your weight and overall wellness.

Exercising

Make sure you exercise regularly. The most important thing about exercising is consistency; if you start consistently walking, riding a bike, surfing, golfing, jogging, skateboarding or anything else, you will see the benefits of your efforts. Minimally, you should aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise a day. Make time out of your schedule to begin regular fitness, or join a group so you always have support when you start.

Take Time for You

Last but not least, take the time out every day to do something relaxing for yourself. This might be reading a book out on the back porch for 20 minutes, or spending time in a hot tub just letting your muscles and body relax. Nothing is better after a hard days work than coming home to sink into a nice, bubbling hot tub. It is the perfect ending to the day.

We might not be able to do much about our age, but with more information we can start with some simple steps to regain wellness. Why not start taking care of your body today and maintain and regain your youth?

The History Behind Our Modern Luxuries: Hot Tubs

Hot Tub HistoryEveryone tries to obtain the American dream, the idea of living a comfortable life full of wealth, endless amounts of happiness, and houses full of luxuries that the common man only dreams about having. A house full of gold, a yard full of expensive toys, and a jet that can take you anywhere on a moment’s notice, all of this located on a private island upon which you’re the only inhabitant. There are some essential items that people think of when they think of luxury items. People think of a large home, they think of a fast sports car, they think of gold, and they also think of hot tubs. But what’s the history of hot tubs? And why is the hydrotherapy they provide as soothing and therapeutic today as it was thousands of years ago?

The Earliest Hot Tubs

Hot tubs, or things like hot tubs, have been used as hydrotherapy ever since 4th century B.C. This is made evident by the remains of wrecked marble bathtubs along with an aqueduct that has been unearthed from the area of Therma in Icaria. This bears testimony of the place’s popularity in the ancient times. In ancient Rome there were three types of baths: baths at home, private baths, and public baths. The practice of bathing was so ingrained and part of the Roman culture, that the Roman legions built their own baths at mineral and thermal springs in the newly conquered lands. Examples are found all over Europe. As early as 737 A.D, Japan began constructing ofuros, which were soaking tubs full of hot, steamy water.

Modern Hot Tubs

Hot tubs that we know of today weren’t created until the 1940s. These were inspired by the Japanese ofuro. Hydrotherapy pumps -water pumps that were specifically designed to help a person with blasts of water- were introduced by the Jacuzzi brothers, who founded a corporation that produces whirlpool bathtubs and hot tub spas. Fiberglass shell hot tubs appeared around 1970 and was soon replaced by acrylic shells, this change in design proved beneficial in cleanliness, while being easy-to-maintain.

Hot Tubs—Not Just for Fun

Hot tubs are used today for a multitude of reasons, and can be enjoyed by various ages. People can use them for their intended purpose of hydrotherapy, finding that the continuous blast of water on a sore spot aids in soothing aches and pains. They can be used for entertainment; having a bunch of people admire the quality of the tub while submerged in the relaxing waters, or just you and a significant other enjoying the relaxing, bubbling water as it helps create a mood. With a variety of purpose, hot tubs are truly a luxury item that many can enjoy today, just as many enjoyed in times gone by.

Warm or Cold: 5 Ways to Relax Year Round

Relaxation Techniques Anytime

Relaxation is important for your overall health. In fact, it is essential for all elements of well-being: physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual. Learning to relax can help you rediscover your passions and zeal for life. Unfortunately, the demands of work, school and family can take a toll on your wellness. Stressful situations can lead to many different problems, from weight gain and illness to discontent and depression. Fortunately, there are ways to relax and reduce stress in every season, rain or shine. Here are five examples.

Accept Your Stressors

Accepting stress is the first step toward relaxation. While some stress is helpful for motivation and balance, too much stress can harm you. Knowing the signs — from headaches and muscle tension to irritability and loss of focus — can alert you to stress before it gets worse. Once you recognize the signs and accept your stressors, you can make room in your life for relaxation. Have daily fun, like an after-work soak in the hot tub, and be sure to get adequate sleep. Until it comes naturally, you may have to schedule relaxation on your calendar.

Practice Deep Breathing

Relaxation techniques are simple exercises designed to reduce stress. Deep breathing is the easiest way to calm yourself, winter or summer. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth, and hold each breath for five seconds. Repeat this breathing process ten times. As you exhale, visualize the tension leaving your body. Practice this technique any time, and anywhere for a relaxed feeling in short order.

Exercise Every Day

Regular exercise is a proven way to reduce or eliminate stress. Contrary to common belief, it actually energizes your tired body. When stress occurs, the benefits you receive from regular exercise can help you overcome it. Plan your exercise according to the weather or season. On warm, sunny days, take a hike in the woods, walk in the park, or swim laps in the pool. Hit the gym or your treadmill on cold, rainy days. Schedule exercise on your calendar until it becomes a habit.

Try Massage Therapy

Massage is the ultimate relaxation therapy. Studies show that massage can decrease the level of cortisol, a stress hormone. Massage sets your body to a rest and recovery mode that lets you relax. Moreover, the effects can linger for hours afterward. Massage studios and spas offer various styles and techniques to jump-start the relaxation process. Improved relaxation promotes mental calmness, alertness, and creative thinking. It can even give you a better outlook on life.

Cuddle Your Pets

Pets are very good stress-reducers. Many nursing homes use pet therapy to address stress and anxiety in their patients. You can do the same thing in your own home throughout the year. Cuddling your pets relaxes you and them. As you play with your pets, talk to them about your problems, they will not mind. In fact, your pets will love the extra attention, and you will feel so much better.

What Benefits Do Hot Tubs Provide For Athletes?

Hot Tubs and Sports and Exercise

athletes and hot tubs

If you are an athlete, then you may want to consider soaking in the hot tub before and after a workout. There are a number of ways that you can benefit from soaking in a hot tub. Below are some of those potential benefits:

Reduce Your Risk Of Injury

Soaking in a hot tub before you work out can help loosen up your muscles. This will make it easier for you to exercise, and reduce your chances of suffering an injury. Depending on your sport or activity, soaking in a hot tub before exercising can help improve performance. When muscles are loose and ready your agility and speed can increase.

Reduce Soreness And Stiffness

Muscle soreness and stiffness are two very common complaints that athletes have. Most athletes experience the soreness and stiffness the day after they exercise. Warm water therapy helps your blood vessels dilate, or expand. This helps increase blood flow to the muscles and skin and can help prevent soreness and stiffness.

Insomnia

Insomnia is a problem that is fairly common in athletes who work out later in the day, or those who are simply prone to insomnia. Studies have shown that people who soak in hot tubs one hour before they go to bed usually have an easier time falling asleep. It isn’t hard to see why the warm, swirling water might be beneficial in helping you relax.

Treating Injuries and Ailments

Soaking in a hot tub can also help ease the pain of an existing injury. There was a study done in 1995, published in the British Journal of Rheumatology with people who suffered from chronic low back pain who were asked to soak in a hot tub every day. The results of the study showed that the subjects experienced both short and long-term back pain relief. In another study published in the Journal of Rheumatology, a group of researchers from France examined the effects that consistent hot tub therapy had on pain and the subjects noticed a significant reduction in pain and an improvement in flexibility. They were also able to reduce their reliance on anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers.

Soaking in a hot tub before your workout can reduce your chances of suffering an injury. It can also reduce muscle soreness and stiffness and help you treat an existing injury. If you are an athlete or just simply training to be one, don’t forget the benefits that heat therapy can have on your workout and be sure to consult your physician to be sure this is the right treatment for you.

3 Easy Techniques for Maximum Relaxation

Maximum Wellness: Combine Hydrotherapy With Relaxation Techniques

woman enjoying yoga and a spaYou finally found some time to relax in your hot tub.  The swirling waters warm your muscles and increase your blood flow.  Make the most of your hydrotherapy by adding some additional relaxation techniques.  These three techniques practiced in the spa can increase the benefits of hydrotherapy and make you feel great:

Body Inventory.  Focus your awareness on your body, specifically areas that are uncomfortable.  Let the water work its magic and let go of the stress.  As you master this technique you will become aware of where your body stores stress.  Releasing the tension in these key areas will give you an experience of increased energy and a sense of well-being.

Breathing.  Breathe in letting your abdomen expand.  These deeper breaths are more relaxing than the ones that stay higher in your upper chest.  Focus on the sound and feeling of your breathing as you become more relaxed.  You will find that you can relax your body, calm your mind, and better cope with the stresses in your life as you learn this breathing technique.

Progressive Relaxation.  Start at your feet and feel the water swirling around them.  Tense and relax the muscles.  Next, move your awareness to your calf muscles and tense then relax them.  Then on up to your upper thighs, abdomen, arms, shoulders, neck and head.  With each section of your body, feel the hydromassage of your Bullfrog Spa loosening the muscles and bringing relief.  You will feel a deep state of relaxation when your awareness progressively focuses on all of your major muscle groups.

As you practice these methods you will become more proficient and your Bullfrog Spa will be complete relaxation therapy for your body and mind.