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For centuries, thermal springs have been used for therapeutic purposes. While Ireland may have few natural hot springs, you can get the benefits of a whirlpool bath in your home when you choose Jacuzzi. Today, hot tubs aren’t only for health. A Jacuzzi can be a gathering place for friends and family, fostering socialisation and connections, health, and well-being. Learn more about Jacuzzis and hot tubs to understand the benefits and maintenance.
The terms hot tub and Jacuzzi are often used interchangeably, but there are a few differences. A Jacuzzi is a trademarked brand name of jetted personal bathtubs to commercial spa equipment. Jacuzzi is the standard by which other whirlpool baths and hot tubs are measured. Jacuzzis are often found in high quality spas and hotels, but they can also be purchased for home use. Technically, a hot tub is a just a large tub of heated water that is used for relaxation, therapy, or recreation. A hot tub is a more generic term that refers to any tub, with or without jets, or without any extra features.
A Jacuzzi offers many health benefits. Water itself is very soothing. When you add the jets, heat, and other features, soaking in the Jacuzzi is one way to melt stress away. Include soft lights and aromatherapy for a spa-like experience in your backyard.
• The hot water soothes achy muscles and joints. Use the Jacuzzi before exercise to reduce the risk of injury. The water supports your body, which can help improve your flexibility.
• Hot baths are thought to help improve sleep.
• Soaking in the Jacuzzi can relieve arthritis pain. The heat and massage can ease the stiffness and inflammation of arthritis.
• A hot water soak can help maintain blood pressure and improve vascular function.
Making time each day to use your Jacuzzi can prove highly beneficial. When you create a routine to get into the hot tub each day, your body can feel the benefits of regular use. Getting your family involved in using the hot tub can help you build stronger relationships in a relaxed setting. It’s completely safe to use your Jacuzzi daily. Keep it clean and make the environment pleasant to reduce barriers that keep you out of it.
Healthy adults can sit in a Jacuzzi at 38.8°C for 20 to 40 minutes. At first, you may want to limit your sessions to 15 to 20 minutes. When you step out, hydrate with water or juice, not alcohol. Let your body cool off before getting back in. For children, the temperature should be set lower, at 36.7°C or lower. Pregnant women should also keep the temperature at around 37°C and not soak for more than 10 minutes at a time. If you have health problems, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor about safety in the Jacuzzi.
You’ve probably experienced waterlogged fingers when you’ve soaked in a regular bathtub. While the same thing might happen in the Jacuzzi, the bigger risk is overheating and dehydration. Staying too long in the hot tub can make you dizzy or light-headed. Some people might experience nausea. Get out of the tub and cool off. You can always get back in when you feel better. You should not take medication that makes you drowsy. You don’t want to fall asleep in the Jacuzzi!
Technically speaking, you can wear whatever you want in your Jacuzzi, from a swimsuit, sportswear, or your birthday suit! We recommend a sturdy swimsuit made of a durable fabric, such as nylon. Don’t wear this swimsuit when you visit the ocean or lakes; keep it for the hot tub only. Don’t contaminate your bathing suit with sunscreen or lotion. The chlorine will damage the suit over time. Wearing regular clothes is okay once, but the fibres will break down quickly. If you use your tub in the winter, get a beanie or hat to keep your head warm. You’ll want a pair of waterproof shoes that are easy to slide on and off, so you aren’t walking around in bare feet. It’s perfectly fine to be nude in your Jacuzzi because it's almost like bathing.
Although a Jacuzzi is similar to bathing, there are significant differences. Hot tubs cannot handle bubble bath, soap products, shampoo, or detergents. You can use pure Epsom salts or bath salts in the Jacuzzi, just make sure they don’t have additives, like oils or soap. You and your guests should not get into a hot tub when you are really sweaty or dirty. The filters aren’t designed to handle that much dirt and grime. Your water balance can be thrown off, too. Keeping your hot tub clean is better than paying for repairs.
There is scientific evidence that you do burn calories sitting in the Jacuzzi. A 1-hour hot tub soak can burn as many calories as a half-hour walk. Your hot tub may help you burn calories, but alone, it may not be the best weight loss method. Moving your body is just as important to losing weight as burning calories. Make your hot tub soak part of your healthy daily routine, but don’t forget to eat healthy, exercise, and get enough sleep.
A sauna is an enclosed, heated room for therapeutic use. The sauna has many of the same benefits as the Jacuzzi—deep relaxation, pain relief, and detoxification. A Jacuzzi is usually more recreational. You can host a picnic around your Jacuzzi and still talk to people in or out of the hot tub. The sauna is not usually associated with parties or social events. Children may find the sauna too hot and uncomfortable. We may be biased, but Jacuzzis are the more popular choice because of their versatility.
Heat therapy is beneficial before and after workouts. Many endurance and high-performance athletes partner with Jacuzzi to enjoy the benefits of a Jacuzzi before and after a workout. Before getting into the tub, hydrate yourself to avoid becoming dehydrated in the heat.
The Jacuzzi brand is synonymous with luxury. Your experience in a hot tub will inspire and revitalize you. Learn more about Jacuzzis in Ireland. Get in touch with us today.
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