Reducing chronic pain with a Hot Tub

Can a hot tub help with Chronic Pain?

We are certainly not into making medical claims, but it is a known fact that many of our customers will purchase a hot tub to help them reduce chronic pain. You may have arthritis, spine or disc problems or just work in an environment where you have constant muscle ache.

Soaking for just 30 minutes daily in a hot tub can help to improve flexibility and increase blood flow to the body’s extremities. This makes it much easier for the heart to pump blood to deliver the results. How may you ask?

The heated water of a hot tub will relax your muscles. When this happens, it improves the blood flow to the body, which allows oxygen and other nutrients to circulate around your body faster, banishing the painful effects of lactic acid or aching muscles and eases the pain in your joints. Hot tubs have specially designed adjustable warm water jets which will deliver deep tissue hydro-massage to specific points of the body’s muscle-skeletal system.

Wellis brand

Our Wellis brand takes Wellness therapy very seriously.  They constantly research and design technologies that work together in synergy to further enhance the benefits of Hydrotherapy through their products. PULSAR programmable massage is just one example of focusing technology to provide hydrotherapy exactly tailored to everyone’s needs. Pulsar is the exclusive Wellis programmable massage system that lets you choose from up to 9 different massage therapies.

Not only will a session in a hot tub help to reduce pain, it should also give you a really good night’s sleep. Basically, when you leave the hot tub this will trigger a drop in body temperature which releases sleep-inducing endorphin’s and leads to a better night sleep.

The NHS will sometimes refer people to hydrotherapy as this will support the treatment to reduce pain. The main reason for a hydrotherapy pool is to help with the patients exercise routine.

A swimspa is a perfect solution to exercise and have the benefit of the heated water.

Before making any attempts at pain relief, a proper diagnosis should be made by a healthcare professional if you haven’t already done this!

The two types of pain

Chronic pain is what we have been discussing. This is where the pain is generally constant because of your health. Chronic pain is ongoing and usually lasts longer than six months. The pain signals remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years. Chronic pain is linked to conditions including headaches, arthritis, cancer, nerve pain, back pain and fibromyalgia.

Acute pain usually comes on suddenly and is caused by something specific like surgery, broken bones or a sporting injury. Acute pain usually does not last longer than six months. A hot tub is still ideal to help with the reduction of acute pain, but other treatments will help with the rehabilitation process. Seeing a physio or osteopath is often advised but another excellent route would be sports therapy.

The definition of sports therapy is ‘an aspect of healthcare that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and the rehabilitation of the patient back to optimum levels of functional, occupational and sports specific fitness, regardless of age and ability.’

If you are looking for Sports Therapy in Norwich, visit Rob at Focus 4 Fitness, who have helped many people with their recovery programme.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading our blog. If you would like to find out more why how a hot tub or swimspa can help with pain relief, give us a call on 01603 860660 or visit our showroom.

New Hot Website for The Hot Tub & Swim Spa Centre

We have launched our new website at www.thehottubcentre.co.uk and we are super excited to introduce you to our new look and functionality features.

The website has been designed with a key goal to help visitors find their ideal Hot Tub or Swim Spa. Today there are lots of different choices available and we wanted to make sure we can easily signpost visitors to the right area of our website.

The biggest change to our site is the functionality of showing people the range of Hot Tubs by capacity, the number of people each Hot Tub will seat. This has been one area of customer feedback which we have received in the past where we wanted to implement a solution resulting in easier navigation. From the view by capacity page, you can now select the capacity of either 2-4 persons, 5-6 persons or 7-10 person hot tubs.

Hot Tubs By Capacity

You are then presented with the range of Hot Tubs by either Wellis, Arctic Spas or American Whirlpool. You can then drill down to each individual Hot Tub and see the different colour choices for the shell and cabinet together with all the features.

Hot Tub Sun

I hope you agree that the new site is fresh and engaging, much faster than before and has more information on the benefits of Hot Tubs and Swim Spas. This includes the health benefits where it explains how hydrotherapy is one of the most popular forms of therapeutic treatment for everyone, regardless of age. We often refer to pain relief and relaxation as the two main benefits of hydrotherapy.

Visit our new photo gallery page where we have uploaded various photographs of installations that we have carried out since 2003! We will continue to add new images on a regular basis.

The other key benefit of our new website is being fully-responsive, meaning that it can easily be navigated through a range of devices, including desktops, laptops, mobile devices and tablets. We are a nation of mobile users, so we need to deliver a first-class experience wherever you are viewing from.

Going forward, the team will continue to communicate regularly through our blogs and provide new articles and social media notifications. We also plan to continue to add more videos and product information providing you with all the information you need to evaluate the different Hot Tubs and Swim Spas.

We hope you like the site as much as we do, but don’t forget we have a huge showroom in Norwich which boasts a wide range of operational Hot Tubs and Swim Spas for you to look at for real, rather than just on the web.  We are located at 20, Kingsway City Trading Estate, Kingsway, Norwich NR2 4UE, which is just opposite Go Outdoors, 200 yards behind Halfords.

Our website is open 24/365 and our showroom opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10.30am to 4.00pm and by appointment on a Sunday. We look forward to seeing you soon.

I am looking for a hot tub, but…

there are so many different ones to choose from!

With so many hot tubs to choose from, all varying in differing sizes and price, which one should you purchase?

At the Hot Tub and SwimSpa Centre in Norwich, we are here to guide you through the selection process. There are many sites online which can tempt you with a bargain hot tub, but be careful as these may be shipped in from the Far East, leaving you with long-standing issues. You may have found yourself viewing incredible deals from China? Perhaps you longed for a Hot Tub only to find out it wasn’t as you had expected? Maybe you were promised a soothing massage or in-tub Bluetooth only to find yourself trying to relax with small pin jets or to a crackly intermittent tune. Sadly, these are the things that we hear all too frequently from our customers.

We have been in business since 2002 and we are proud suppliers of the world’s most energy efficient brands; Wellis Hot TubsAmerican Whirlpool and Arctic Spas. With over 100 models and quality brands from Canada, Europe and America, we’re guaranteed to find the right Hot Tub or SwimSpa for you.

All tubs and spas have up to 5 year no quibble parts and on-site labour warranty and up to 10 year shell warranty.

The Hot Tub & SwimSpa Centre team have an extensive knowledge of the Hot Tub industry, so we can ensure you’ll find the right brand and model at the right price. Furthermore, we offer an exceptional after sales service with every purchase for your peace of mind. So, should you have any questions or worries, we’ll be on hand to help.

Our 250sqm indoor Norwich showroom boasts a huge selection fully operational Hot Tubs and SwimSpas. Pop in and visit us and even try before you buy – just don’t forget your swimsuit!

Royal Norfolk Show 2018

Next week we are at The Royal Norfolk Show on the 27th & 28th June.

Come and see us on stand number 149 where we will have a range of the world’s most efficient hot tubs and SwimSpas.

Plus we will be offering amazing discounts varying between £500 and £5,000 with 0% interest and buy now, pay later.

Admission fee refunded with any spa purchase!!!

For information on the Norfolk Show please visit https://royalnorfolkshow.rnaa.org.uk/

It’s time for a hot tub

We have certainly been very lucky with the summer weather. In fact, the Met Office has said that 2018 could be our hottest summer on record!

With this amazing hot weather, it has been an extremely busy time for us at the Hot Tub and Swim Spa Centre. Some people say that it is too hot for hot tubbing which is one of those myths as you have full control on the temperature.

Here are our top tips to get the maximum use from your hot tub during the summer:

  1. Reduce the temperature down from the normal 38 degrees and enjoy the wonders of a hot tub. If you want a relaxing experience in your hot tub during the day, try turning the temperature down to 35 degrees Celsius or even lower. Anything lower than your average body temperature, which is 37 degrees, will feel relaxing, even during the hottest days.
  2. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fresh, cold water beforehand. Keep a bottle of water by the hot tub and drink while soaking, as well.
  3. Give yourself a bit more protection by adding some shade to your hot tub set-up.
  4. Take an early evening dip! Once the sun has set, you can be sure you’ll be better protected from the elements as you enjoy your soak and with mood lighting you can create a lovely ambience. You could also do some star gazing.

We also wanted to cover off another myth this month. It relates to the cost of running a hot tub. We get a number of enquiries relating to this subject with many people having pre-conceived answers that hot tubs are far too expensive.

As an example, if you maintained water temperature of 38°C, the average weekly electricity running cost starts from £20 to £40 per month. For imported, low quality hot tubs this could increase to as much as £100 per month.

All of our tubs are eco-friendly using state-of-the-art heatlock systems. This means they are the most efficient and very economical to run.

So, is it time for you to get a hot tub? Visit our Norwich Showroom which boasts a wide range of operational Hot Tubs & SwimSpas. We are open Monday- Saturday 10.30am – 4.00pm and Sunday’s by appointment. Call us on 01603 860660 and we will be happy to help. We are located opposite Go Outdoors, 200 yards behind Halfords (20, Kingsway, City Trading Estate, Norwich NR2 4UE)

Who are American Whirlpool Spas?

American Whirlpool

American Whirlpool (or Vita Spa as you might recognise) are one of the leading Spa manufacturers in the united states. This  technology has been transported to UK soil and it’s no surprise to see why they are so popular.

American Whirlpool offers hot tubs in many shapes and sizes, from smaller models up to large swim machines; you’ll find the hot tub that fits into your life.

Whether it's diminishing the stresses of everyday life, healing a sports injury, relieving aching joints and stiff muscles due to arthritis or simply helping you achieve a good night's sleep - your American Whirlpool hot tub can help!

There are many aspects of American Whirlpool that will give you peace of mind. Below are a few top of the line features that make your American Whirlpool hot tub unique.

The water maintenance of your hot tub is made easy with a complete 4 step cleaning system and dual sanitisation. This is the same technology that is used to sanitise drinking water all over the world!

Unique

This unique 3 layer thermal barrier technology reflects the radiant heat energy generated from the pumps back into the spa. Therefore, this ensures that energy created by the spa stays in the spa.

The Steel Sub-Structure has the highest strength to weight ratio of any building material available. Unlike wood, steel is dimensionally stable. It will not expand or contract with moisture, which over time can damage the spa’s exterior. Easily control your hot tub with this powerful, easy to read control panel. Large animated buttons let you know when things are in operation. Its features such as these that make these spas extremely popular around the world. These spas offer a balance of technical options combined with beautiful style.

Discover our wide range of American Whirlpool Spas.

Why buy Wellis Spas?

Wellis Spas

Wellis Spas have a comprehensive range of spas that will harmonise with any setting, both indoor and out. With 7 SPA Cabinet Colours to choose from, there are so many options!

Wellis Spas are introducing side covers manufactured in accordance with the new design. The StarSide cabinet is made from laid, thick-lath, wood-effect units and vacuum-formed plastic ABS cornerpieces. The RGB LED lighting built into the cornerpiece acts in conjunction with the mood-lighting on the inside of the spa.

No more sanding, oiling and messy maintenance of a traditional timber cabinet. Wellis Spa cabinets are made from UV resistant polymer material that looks like real wood but is maintenance free. The great thing about their contemporary colours suit both interior and garden settings.

Amazing Shell

The spa’s shell is a technological triumph, developed with an entirely eco-neutral laminate system. This results in a stronger, lighter, more stable, eco-friendly and ultimately bio degradable product. It even self insulates for both heat and sound, lowering running costs. These amazing spas are probably the quietest on the market, alongside being the safest for your family.

Some benefits of Poli-Max reinforced spa body – Highly effective sound insulation. Therefore, you can take a spa whenever it pleases you and it won’t annoy the neighbours! They have highly effective heat insulation, meaning a longer time between heating intervals, meaning reduced electricity costs!

Wellis Spas have even built a system into their Thermal Spa covers.  Due to this they have a special reflective foil coating beneath them to bounce rising heat back into the spa water. This integrated energy management system means Wellis Spas are exceptionally economical to own.

Check out our huge range of Wellis Spas.

What makes Arctic Spas so different?

Arctic Spas

Arctic Spas was founded in 1994. The ownership group is a unique group of guys, having all grown up on farms and in rural western Canada. This is where the value of your word far outweighs commercial success. These same values continue through the entire culture of their business. Additionally, Arctic Spas pride themselves on listening and supporting their customers, dealers and employees alike. It's clear they take providing the best product and service in the industry very seriously. Due to this, they have always been known for product quality and innovation.

Design

Hot tub design and quality is important. Equally, ongoing electrical and repair costs can be high if you choose an inferior product. Arctic Spas are specifically designed for the extreme climates of Northern Canada. This means they last longer, cost less to operate, and are easier to maintain. Their unique features like FreeHeat, the Forever Floor, Total Access and the Mylovac cover make an Arctic Spa a great hot tub choice.

Advanced Technology

If you are looking for advanced technology and low maintenance, Arctic Spas win in this department too. Check out the automatic self regulating salt water cleaning system called Spa Boy, it’s the most popular option by far. Their focus continues to be on offering the most innovative designs and to provide a wonderful hot tub experience. This means they cost less to operate than most and require the least amount of maintenance. Therefore, combining the most advanced spa technology with world-class construction techniques ensures your enjoyment for years to come. Subsequently, Arctic spas iconic Cedarwood shell not only makes for a stunning hot tub but something that requires extremely low maintenance. All these features make these spas a wonderful hot tub choice.

If you missed it, have a look at our hot tub Instagram gallery to see how our Arctic Spa customers enjoying theirs!

Check out our Arctic Spa range.