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Spas and Hot Tubs for Back & Joint Relief

June 27th, 2013 by

hot-tub-spa-therapyI suppose we’re stating the obvious here, I mean, everyone knows that back pain can be relieved by a soak in hot water, right? And, it makes sense that the same hot water therapy can relieve the pain and swelling of arthritic joints.

According to The National Institutes of Health, Spa therapy, or hot-water balneology, appears to be indicated for chronic low back pain, stabilized rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. Clinical trial findings suggest that patients with knee and hand osteoarthritis may benefit.

OK, point proven. Hot tubs and spas are great for what ails ya. The combination of the heat and the body’s buoyancy in the water relax the central nervous system and allow blood to flow. Increased blood flow helps to relieve inflammation and swelling, and brings more white blood cells to your painful areas.

And if you have massage jets in your spa, you get the bonus benefit of hydro-massage to specific areas.

Back Pain

Chronic back pain is an extremely disabling condition, affecting millions of Americans. Persistent pain can be managed with pills, but for many, it’s the hot tub that brings steady relief.

back-painBack pain can be caused by vertebrae misalignment, or from compression on the nerves that pass through the spine. Warm water therapy has been shown to be useful (American Journal of Medicine) for those recovering from back or spine trauma. Range of motion exercises in the hot water can increase one’s flexibility in the affected region.

Although hot water soaks are great for backs, experts generally agree that for first aid treatment to back injuries, one should start with ice or cold compresses. After some stabilization of the area, alternating treatments of hot water soaking and cold compresses can be used. Weeks or months after an injury, hot tub therapy can continue to bring back pain relief and speed healing of the area.

 

Arthritis Pain

As early as 1938, the New England Journal of Medicine stated “No therapy has been shown to be more consistently effective at treating chronic arthritis, as is physical medicine, including hydrotherapy”.

arthritis-painArthritis can be of two types, rheumatoid or osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is when the body’s defenses are weak, affecting joints and bones. Osteo-Arthritis is a more common type of arthritis, affecting joints and bones that had suffered previous injury. Another very painful type of arthritis is Gout, when crystals develop between and around the joints. The swelling and pain can be excruciating.

Fortunately, there is relief in hot water. The temperature of the water helps to increase blood flow, and reduce swelling, while numbing pain receptors. Constricted muscles slowly expand as the skin absorbs the moisture deep into the body. Toxins are drawn off, and one can finally relax.

Hot tubs aren’t a panacea for pain management, but they do provide real relief, and are an accepted treatment for back pain, arthritis, and many other ailments.

Does your spa bring therapeutic relief to you or your family? What benefits do you see? Which conditions is your spa or hot tub treating effectively?

We’d love to see your comments below!

Carolyn Mosby
Hot Tub Works

 

 

Spas and Hot Tubs as Management Tools

June 6th, 2013 by

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Therapy is such a broad term, from aroma therapy to physical therapy. Hot water therapy boils it down a bit more, if you’ll excuse the pun.

Your hot tub or spa can be used to manage all sorts of therapies. I’m not talking about the “stress-reduction therapy” of a relaxing soak, but bonafide physiological benefits to using your hot tub.

Spas and hot tubs can provide specific relief to certain conditions, ailments and discomforts of life. Here’s a break down of 5 ways your spa can become a management tool.

 PAIN MANAGEMENT

For those that live with daily pain, hot water immersion can reduce pressure on joints and nerves by reducing inflammation and lowering blood pressure. For the millions of Americans with Arthritis and other joint problems, hot tubs provide relief by loosening muscles and reducing stiffness. Areas of the body which have suffered stress or trauma also respond well to hot water and massage jets. Spas reduce pain for sore athletes or those injured in accidents. Those with chronic pain from Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue syndrome are also finding hot tubs to reduce their symptoms. Migraines, tendonitis, back and neck pain – all can be helped with regular use of your hot tub.

SLEEP MANAGEMENT

Studies have shown that those who have a hot water soak before bedtime fall asleep faster and sleep more restfully. Using a spa raises the body temperature, while massage jets relax the sore spots. Physical tension (stress) is reduced, as one floats buoyant and weightless in the spa. At first exit of the spa, an energy boost is common, followed by a feeling of relaxed tiredness. I’m usually careful not to use my spa before 9 o’clock or so, or I’m out early!

BLOOD PRESSURE MANAGEMENT

Spas will cause your blood pressure to drop, as your veins and arteries open up and allow the heart to pump with less restriction. Studies on spa users show lower blood pressure levels during and after using a hot tub. However, spas are not recommended for individuals advised to avoid vasodilation, due to high blood pressure. Also, avoid alcohol and cigarette use in the hot tub, which cause vasoconstriction, removing the benefit, and possibly being dangerous.

BLOOD SUGAR MANAGEMENT

People with high blood sugar, did you know that regular use of your hot tub can lower your levels, restoring balance to the blood? It’s true, subjects with Type 2 Diabetes showed reduced levels of blood sugar when they used their spa daily. For this reason, some people unable to exercise are using their spa as a way to control weight gain. The decrease in blood sugar is linked to reduced hunger and faster digestion. There’s even been a book written about it, the Hot Tub Diet.

RECUPERATION & RECOVERY

If you have been in an accident, or had a recent surgery, recovery time can be improved in a spa. Soaking and floating, using the buoyancy to practice mobility exercises and stretching of the affected areas, will increase blood flow and oxygen, and speed healing. A lower water temperature may be used for recuperative therapy, around 88 degrees, or whatever is most comfortable. Professional athletes know the benefit of a hot tub after a game or match, and so do many recreational athletes. I have one friend who comes over to use my spa after every marathon or half-marathon, or 10K that she runs.

So, what therapy is your spa bringing you? Spa owners also report general well being after using a spa – so at the very least, you can enjoy the Mood Therapy benefits of your spa or hot tub!

 

Carolyn Mosby
Hot Tub Works

 

12 Spectacular Spas & Hot Tubs

June 3rd, 2013 by

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I have always admired unique designs in spas and hot tubs. There are so many creative ways to enjoy hot water – indoors or out! With much respect to these hot tub designers, who unfortunately will have to remain nameless, as I don’t  know who they are!

Maybe these spa designs will spark some ideas about your own backyard hot springs. For most of us, (myself included), we have these boxy, aboveground spas. Functional, practical, every bit as soothing – but these spas below, they have something special.

 

Here’s a few images of some of the world’s top hot tubs – the most luxurious, alluring and peaceful places of hot water heaven. These are some of my favorite hot tub designs, and I’m glad to share them. You can share these, too!

Round cedar hot tub flanked by large outdoor wood deck.

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Another traditional wood hot tub with steps and lighted surround wall.

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Natural rock spa quarried from behind the house? Built from concrete and stone!

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Vinyl swim spa with auto cover, surrounded by wood deck & bamboo.

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This stone spa is fantastic! Love the unique fence, too.

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Another great use of wood decking to surround a hot tub. This one floats over the lake!

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And this spa floats over the ocean, with hues of blue to match!

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Tranquil, serene oasis overlooking the woods. Very zen.

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For a touch of elegance, the winner of the tile category, with classic roman ends.

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This combination swim spa and hot tub has built in music, tv and bar! Party spa!

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California design? Would love this in my Californian backyard!

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I don’t see this in my backyard, but this resort sure has it going on!

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Thanks for checking out my gallery of spectacular spas and jaw dropping hot tubs! If you know where these tubs are, or were involved in the design of these fantastic hot tubs, we’d love to give you credit – leave a comment below!

 

- Jack

 

10 Fabulous Celebrity Hot Tubs

April 12th, 2013 by

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If you’re like me, you enjoy the occasional voyeuristic and vicarious view into celebrity lifestyle. Here in Southern California, music, film and technology celebs are quite common, and also here in the O.C., everyone has a pool and spa.

What’s also common about celebrities is that they buy and sell houses in L.A. – all the time! My pics below were easily found by looking through the MLS realty listings for the area. I hope that doesn’t qualify me as a stalker! :-)

 

So, here’s a list of my top ten Celebrity Hot Tubs in Southern California. Which one is your favorite?

 

Top Ten Coolest Celebrity Hot Tubs

Britney Spears    

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Matthew Perry   

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America Ferrera   

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Jim Carrey   

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Nick Lachey    

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Pink    

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Hulk Hogan    

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Jennifer Love Hewitt    

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Joey Fatone    

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Ashton Kutcher    

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What’s the one thing that is missing in all of these celebrity spa photos? That’s right Hot Tub Covers! I’m sure they just took it off for the picture, right? Most of these would be custom size and shape spa covers – but that’s our specialty! I was hoping I’d find more portable, aboveground spas and hot tub photos, but only Jim Carrey!

Enjoy your Hot Tubs, Celebrities and you regular folks, too!

 

XOXO;

Gina Galvin
Hot Tub Works

Bullfrog Spas Thaws out Frozen Polar Plungers

February 19th, 2013 by

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Bullfrog Spas sponsored a Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 9, a benefit for the Special Olympics.

In the frozen north, on Utah Lake near Saratoga Springs, Utah they placed a large eight person spa to allow participants to shake off the cold of the 35 degree lake water.

Polar Bear Plunges, if you are not familiar, are fund raising events, held during the coldest winter months. Participants pay a fee, and can raise pledge money from friends and family. Polar Bear Plunges, as they are sometimes called have become strong annual traditions in many northern towns.

This plunge has adopted the phrase “We’re Freezin’ for a Reason” as participants leap into icy waters. The ice is so thick that chain saws are used to open up the ice sheet and form a pool large enough to fit everyone.

And of course, the smart people at Bullfrog came up with the idea of sponsoring some of these events – what do people need the most after taking the plunge in cold water – Hot Water, of course! According to a participant who slipped into the 100 degree spa, “Your hot tub pretty much saved my life.”

Polar plungers frequently don outrageous costumes, or plan funny group plunges. Hot food and drinks are brought in by local restaurants. There are corporate teams, couples, families and individuals taking the icy plunge. Polar plunges are always a festive event, full of smiles of shrieks.

I suppose that we could do a “Grizzly Bear Plunge” here in Orange County – brrrr! 65 degree water! I wonder if Bullfrog spas would bring by their large 8-person spa? We can supply the spa cover and spa chemicals, heck, if we break it, we can even fix it with parts for a Bullfrog spa!

 

Bruce Springsteen, Me, And a Hot Tub

October 19th, 2012 by

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It was a hot summer day on July 26, 1984 when I drove down Highway 401 to see a Bruce Springsteen concert at the CNE in Toronto. I had been hooked on The Boss ever since seeing him deliver a marathon show in January 1981 at the Ottawa Civic Centre.

In 1984, Springsteen’s album Born in the U.S.A. was mammoth, delivering hit after hit — Dancing in the Dark, Glory Days, No Surrender, Darlington County, and the title track, Born in the U.S.A.

Certain albums can freeze time. And no matter how many years go by, the minute you hear that album, you are transported back to that period of your life. In the summer of 1984, Songs from Born in the U.S.A. blasted from car radios at red lights. You could hear the Boss everywhere, at a party, at the beach, the unmistakable voice singing I’m on Fire, volume reaching across Vincent Massey Park from a boom box that required 8 “D” cell batteries.

In those days, I wrote radio commercials for CFRA/CFMO (now BOB FM) and I was lucky enough to have my own office. An office that had a tiny cassette player with surprisingly loud volume ­— which I put to maximum use for hours on end, playing nothing but Bruce Springsteen music. It’s a wonder that none of my co-workers punched a hole through the wall.

Since my first Bruce concert, I was determined to own every album he ever made, and I knew all the words to all the songs.

I spent most of the summer of ’84 hanging out with two guys: Jeff Cohen (now the owner of the legendary Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto), and Barry Kaplan (now an Ottawa real estate agent). We had one thing in common: the ability to talk about Bruce Springsteen for hours and hours. Jeff even started dressing like “Born in the U.S.A.” Bruce Springsteen, right down to the bandana tied around his head. I tried that look too, but I could never get the bandana tight enough and it would slide down and cover my eyes.

Not only did Jeff have the look, he had all the connections. And it was through Jeff that I learned a couple of things on July 26th, 1984. Number one: Bruce Springsteen enjoys a hearty swim at his hotel on the day of a performance. And number two: In Toronto, that hotel was the Harbour Castle.

It was early afternoon when I arrived in Toronto, almost six hours before I was meeting a friend at the CNE to see Bruce Springsteen. I had left Ottawa ridiculously early because I had visions of Highway 401 construction containing me and my Acadian for an entire day and missing the show.

I thought about killing time by going straight to the CNE, eating some pogos and standing in line for the Twister ride, but then I had a better idea: I decided to try to get Bruce Springsteen’s autograph.

The concierge at the Harbour Castle Hotel didn’t flinch when I marched right up and asked, “Hi, where’s your swimming pool?”

I grabbed an elevator, and up I went. I arrived at the indoor pool area, where three kids were having a great time splashing about. Besides the kids and a hotel towel guy, there was no one else, which neither surprised nor disappointed me, as I had little faith that my hotel side trip would actually lead to anything interesting. I started to walk away from the pool area when a sound made me turn around. In hindsight, my about-face was likely due to a rather loud gasp from the towel guy. Which was quickly followed by a gasp of my own.

Bruce Springsteen had just slipped through a back door and entered the pool area. He wore a navy T-shirt, camouflage pants, and a baseball cap, all of which were being peeled off and tossed onto a patio chair. Now clad only in his regular-guy swim trunks, the Boss dove into the swimming pool and swam right by me. I froze. I knew that getting Bruce’s autograph would be tough, considering the fact that he was now wet.

The kids had climbed out of the pool and disappeared. Even the towel guy was nowhere in sight. That left just two people in the pool area: Bruce Springsteen. And me. I did my best to blend in, sitting casually in a patio chair next to the hot tub, stealing only the occasional glance at the Boss, who, as it turned out, was a Spitz-like super swimmer. Ten laps of the pool. Twelve. Fifteen. I kept my head down and waited for that amazing moment, when Bruce Springsteen would be dry enough to sign an autograph. Bruce finally climbed out of the pool, toweled himself off, and just as I summoned the courage to ask for his signature, walked straight past me and jumped into the hot tub. Yet again, the Boss was wet.

“It’s really nice in here,” I heard the words but didn’t think they were being directed at me. “Yes, I’m talking to you.” A gruff but friendly voice from the hot tub. “Why don’t you come on in?”

The fact that I was wearing street clothes was a minor detail. I wanted more than anything to be super cool, to say the right thing, even be a bit aloof. “I guess I could come in for a minute or two.” So, in the hot tub I went, shorts, T-shirt, sandals and all. Bruce was kind enough to ignore the fact that both of my sandals quickly floated to the surface of the hot tub and one of them was sucked onto a filter.

I couldn’t bring myself to admit why I was in the pool area in the first place: for the slight possibility that he would be there. I was nervous but I couldn’t look nervous because that would give away the fact that I knew who he was, which I did, but I didn’t want him to know that I knew who he was, and that made me even more nervous. I abandoned any hope for an autograph, because that would give everything away. Bruce Springsteen was my rock and roll hero, he was in amazing shape, he was sitting across from me in a hot tub.

Then a funny thing happened. We had a lovely conversation. We talked about things that anyone would talk about … weather, movies, the Toronto Blue Jays. Why it’s a good idea to swim every day. Which carnival ride is the scariest. Bruce was engaging, he was funny, he made me laugh. The time flew by and about an hour later Bruce finally said “I gotta go … it’s sound check time.” I responded with, “I know. I have tickets to your show tonight.” He looked a bit surprised. But nothing prepared me for what he said next. “Would you like to join me for sound check?”

I often wonder how many people in my shoes (or, waterlogged sandals) would have jumped at the chance to join Bruce Springsteen for a pre-show sound check. Probably all of them. But, in that Toronto hotel hot tub, I turned down the invitation from the Boss. I felt it was more important that I earned his respect. I didn’t want him to think I was a “groupie.” Do I regret my decision? Sometimes. But at least I had my pride. As much pride as someone can have while trying to pull her sandal out of a hot tub filter.

Moments before Bruce Springsteen disappeared through the back door, I took advantage of the fact that he was finally dry, and asked for an autograph.

Friday night at Scotiabank Place was my 31st Springsteen show. But I will never forget one show in particular, where it was impossible to wipe the smile off my face, after a sweet afternoon with the Boss. Just don’t call me a groupie.

Sandy Sharkey is a radio personality with 93.9 BOB

© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen

Man Arrested Hiding Under Spa Cover

October 3rd, 2012 by

Dont Hide In A Hot Tub.

With the hot tub cover on, there is only a small air space above the water, which can quickly fill with gasses. Plus, it’s very dark and disorienting, like an isolation chamber.

From the Associated Press:

In ALMENA TOWNSHIP, Michigan,  police captured a runaway suspect trying to hide in a backyard hot tub in southwestern Michigan following a more than 100 mph chase.

Large hot tub cover where man was caught hiding - a customer of Hot Tub Works!

Large hot tub cover where man was caught hiding – a customer of Hot Tub Works!

The Van Buren County sheriff’s department says one of its deputies stopped a pickup truck early Wednesday for expired tags, but the driver took off. The department says the driver lost control and the pickup overturned in Almena Township, west of Kalamazoo. The driver fled on foot.

The department says a Kalamazoo police dog tracked the man and he was found hiding in a hot tub with a cover over it. The 28-year-old man was arrested on charges including fleeing police, resisting arrest, driving with a suspended license and operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs.

Don’t hide under a spa cover! The police already know that trick. Plus, it can be very dangerous in a spa filled with water.

Hot Tub Film Festival

September 20th, 2012 by

The UK is becoming the hot spot for hot tubs. They top the status list, hot tubs are in all the big box stores, and the British are very creative in their use of spas.

Movies In a Hot Tub

No popcorn at this event……but I sure hope there is fresh spa filters and spa chemicals.

Hot Tub Cinema may be the most relaxing way to watch a good flick. London movie fans have had the unusual opportunity to blend the enjoyment of the outdoors with motion picture entertainment. There is no known equivalent permanent viewing experience in the United States, but perhaps the success of the London rooftop theater will prompt a creative entrepreneur to open up similar venues across America.

Young moviegoers looking for something different to do on a Saturday night flock to the outdoor movie theater. The fun experiment has now grown into a successful business which currently boasts 12 spas that are always occupied on viewing nights.

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Asher Charman, one of the masterminds behind this splashtastic endeavor, had this to say about the Hot Tub Cinema during a Sky News interview:

“We wanted to watch a movie, we wanted to use the hot tub, and we just thought, why don’t we project it out of the kitchen window onto a bed sheet on the washing line, and see what the results will be, and that was how it was born. About a year ago we thought, you know what, it’s about time we’ve grown our garden here, we’ve got three or four tubs, it’s time to take the step up and here we are now.”

Movie buffs are treated to a glass of champagne before stepping into either the six or eight person spa. Watching a cool flick is just part of the fun at the rooftop cinema. After patrons watch a colorful London sunset from their prime vantage point, water relays, dancing bikini-clad women, and socializing once the credits stop rolling are all part of the exciting atmosphere at the outdoor theater.

Hot Tubs Top Status List In UK

August 21st, 2012 by

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Modern status symbols revealed: Hot tubs now top of the list for show-off homeowners

Popular with the cast of TOWIE, they are now the ultimate showpiece to flaunt in front of family and friends

Lovely tubbly: The TOWIE cast enjoy a soak
Lovely tubbly: The TOWIE cast enjoy a soak
By Ruki Sayid From Mirror News-UK

The only way is… hot tubs. A spa in the garden is the No 1 status symbol for show-off homeowners.

Popular with the cast of The Only Way is Essex, they are now the ultimate showpiece to flaunt in front of family and friends.

They took first place in a survey of Top 10 objects of desire for the home, ahead of walk-in wardrobes, US-style fridge-freezers with ice-making machines and hi-tech digital sound systems.

Our latest must-haves mark big lifestyle changes compared to the equivalents in previous decades.

A hostess trolley, colour TV and answerphone were the height of style in the 70s, while in the 60s we craved washing machines and electric carving knives.

Mark Swift of gadget maker De’Longhi – which polled 4,000 adults for the study – said: “It’s fascinating to see how status symbols move with the times and fashions over the decades.

“Some are very clearly of their time and don’t date particularly well, whereas others become widely accepted as the years go by, to the point that eventually no home is without them.

“Styles and fashions may come and go, but it seems we’ll never tire of buying things for the house to act as status symbols.”

Aga cookers, gas barbecues, temperature-controlled wine cabinets and 3D televisions all made the craving list.

A quarter of women confessed they found buying such items more thrilling than splashing out for a new pair of shoes.

And one in five householders said they deliberately pointed out their new showpiece when friends and family visited.

The survey found women were more likely to suffer from status-symbol envy than men and insisted on keeping up with trend-setting friends.

A walk-in wardrobe like the one owned by Carrie Bradshaw in TV’s Sex and the City was seen as the No 1 want for women.

Men put state-of-the-art music kit as top of their list, but with both sexes choosing a hot tub in their top three, it was voted 2012’s most wanted status symbol.

Asked to predict the most sought-after gadget in 2020, Brits opted for a shower that blow- dries hair and a dishwasher that puts the dishes away.

Top Ten Status Symbols Now

1. Hot tub

2. Walk-in wardrobe

3. US-style fridge

4. Music equipment with speakers in every room

5. 3D TV

6. Noise-activated lights and blinds

7. Range cooker

8. Coffee machine

9. Temperature controlled wine cabinet

10. Gas BBQ

Top five in the 1990s

Alessi kettle

Burnt orange Le Creuset set

Black dining table and chairs

Breadmaker

Beige Carpets

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Commodore 64 home computer

Avocado bathroom suite

Soda Stream

Microwave

Waste disposal unit

1970s

Ansaphone

Electric Fondue set

Sony Betamax

Colour TV

Mini bar

1960s

Washing machine

Electric sewing machine

Teasmade

Colourful kitchen cupboards

Electric carving knife

1950s

Transistor Radio

Home telephone, buttons

Electric Toaster

Kenwood Chef

 

Hot Tub Brings Health Benefits to Leading Children’s Hospital

August 6th, 2012 by

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SLC, Utah (PRWEB) August 03, 2012

Bullfrog International, manufacturer of Bullfrog Spas, an innovative luxury hot tub brand, recently donated a 8-person hot tub to raise money for Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Primary Children’s Medical Center is the premier children’s hospital in Utah, serving children from Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, and beyond in cases of severe illness and critical trauma.

The large hot tub, a Model 682 Bullfrog Spa valued at over $11,000 was on display at a charity golf tournament hosted by Smith’s Food and Drug. The charity tournament in Midway, Utah was followed by an auction where the hot tub was awarded. All of the proceeds from this auction go to Primary Children’s Medical Center to fund their critical medical and recovery programs for children.

 

Not only will the funds raised from the hot tub be a benefit to the children’s hospital and kids who require their services but it will also benefit the health of the lucky auction winner.

Recent studies published by the National Aquatics and Sports Medicine Institute show that therapy in hot tubs can provide important physical and mental health benefits. One of the most important findings in this research is that spending time immersed the warm waters of a hot tub can bring the autonomic nervous system into balance. This leads directly to improved physical and mental function. This creates a sense of balance and peace that can lead to better overall health.

About Primary Children’s Medical Center

Founded in the early years of the twentieth century as a church-sponsored institution, Primary Children’s Medical Center is now owned and operated by Intermountain Healthcare, a charitable, community-owned, nonprofit health care organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Primary Children’s is the Intermountain West’s only full-service children’s hospital. Located on the beautiful campus of the University of Utah overlooking the Salt Lake Valley, the hospital cares for children with acute and chronic medical needs from Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Montana, and beyond. The hospital is equipped to treat children with complex illness and injury and is recognized as one of the top children’s hospitals in the United States. For more information on Primary Children’s Medical Center or to make a donation please visit http://www.intermountainhealthcare.org.

About Bullfrog International

Bullfrog International produces the world’s only hot tubs with JetPaks, which are modular jetted spa seats. This technology allows the user to customize, interchange, and upgrade their spa’s jetted massages at anytime. JetPaks are backed by six U.S. patents with other U.S. and foreign patents pending. Because of the efficiency advantages of the JetPak System, Bullfrog Spas are more powerful and are extremely energy efficient. To learn more about Bullfrog’s patented JetPak Technology or to design a custom hot tub online, please visit bullfrogspas.com.