If you’ve ever been to one of our Home Renovator Auctions or browsed a Fowles auction video or catalogue, then you’re probably aware that we have whirlpool tubs available at deep discounts. You may have tried out a whirlpool tub at a hotel or a friend’s house and liked the experience. Maybe you’ve been thinking that it’s something you’d like to have in your home, but you’ve been wondering if it’s worth the extra cost.
There are solid, health-related reasons to opt for a whirlpool rather than or in addition to a regular bathtub. In fact, they have very real benefits for muscle and joint health and they can help to relieve stress. The secret is in the heat and in the stimulation from the water jets.
Whirlpool Tubs Can Ease Muscle Soreness
Spa-style tubs with water jets ease sore and tired muscles in two ways. The heat improves circulation, which helps muscle cells to refuel and get rid of waste. The impact of water from the jets provides a massage that stimulates blood flow even more and relaxes, stretches and reconditions muscles, too. It also feels good to use a whirlpool tub; it provides immediate relief from muscle soreness.
If you use a spa in the evening after a hard training session, you will be amazed at the difference that it can make in how you feel the next morning and for the rest of the week. It really helps in muscle recovery. If you spend your days sitting in a car and at a desk, then your muscles are being overstressed by holding the same, often awkward positions for long periods of time. They could use some rest and renewal, even though you may not think you’re using them much. You’ll really notice the difference in how your neck and back feel.
Whirlpool Tubs Can Slow Joint Deteriation
Arthritis is a deterioration of the joints that can be caused or worsened by inadequate circulation. Knowing that hot water and spa jets improve circulation in two ways, it’s easy to see why a whirlpool bath would be beneficial for arthritis sufferers. The dilated blood vessels bring extra oxygen to the affected joints. Used regularly, a spa tub can slow joint deterioration due to arthritis and perhaps even give damaged joints a chance to rebuild. It’s called hydrotherapy, and it’s recommended by doctors as a treatment for arthritis.
Whirlpool Tubs Can Help Relieve Mental Stress
Of course, whirlpools also help to relieve mental stress. Mental stress brings sore, tense muscles and a spa tub can help to ease the soreness and release the tension. Nothing is more relaxing than sitting or floating in warm water, with almost all no weight on your bones or joints. It brings a feeling of emotional security and safety, and as your body is supported by the water, it’s easy to let go of mental stress, too. For this reason, using a spa in the evening can improve sleep.
For most people and in most circumstances, using a spa-style tub promotes health and well being. However, it’s worth noting that spas need to be kept scrupulously clean or they can collect the types of germs that cause respiratory illness. Pregnant women and people with high blood pressure or heart disease should consult their doctors before using a whirlpool tub.