QUESTIONS / ANSWERS
How to improve your blood pressure with a Spa?
Approx 38% of the 45-54 year old people have too high blood pressure, and the percentage goes up with age.
Did you know that by soaking in a spa you can actually lower your blood pressure naturally?
This is how your blood pressure is affected by a spa bath:
When your body warms up, blood flow is increased.
The warming of your blood causes your blood vessels to dilate.
THIS MEANS: your blood vessels actually expand, and make the blood circulation easier. Blood pressure is subsequently reduced – often is as little as 20 minutes!
Does this mean that if you lived in a spa for the rest of your life, your blood pressure would be controlled?
Yes – theoretically it does. But we also know that living in a spa 24/7 is not possible.
Realistically, you should use your spa minimum 3 times a week, but most of our clients use it much more.
HOW TO WARM UP YOUR MUSCLES WITH A SPA?
Jump in your spa and this is what happens:
Water transfers heat 25 times faster than air!
The hot water causes muscle relaxation as heat from the water is carried deep into your muscles.
Normally, your body tries to cool itself by carrying heat to the surface via your blood.
Unlike a bathtub (where the water quickly gets cold) a spa can maintain a hot water temperature indefinitely.
So while you are soaking in a spa, you blood doesn’t re-circulate at a reduced temperature.
It returns deep within your body at a warmer temperature than before, delivering therapeutic heat where other treatments cannot.
Circulation is improved by 121% when in 38 degree water!
So again, does this mean that you have to sit in your spa 24/7 to keep warm and with a blood circulation?
You can do, but 30-45 minutes in a spa a day is the optimal – and it will make you feel warm and flexible.
HOW TO SUPPORT YOUR BODY BY BUOYANCY IN A SPA?
When you sit in a spa buoyancy decreases the effects of gravity. Your body weight is reduced by 75–90% with chest to neck level immersion.
This means : An individual who weighs 70 kg on land, will weight about 7 kg in neck deep water!
This is a major help to reduce strain on your joints!
You get a dynamic flexibility by “buoyancy”.
You help you body to relax as buoyancy decreases the amount of shock transmitted through your bones, joints, and ligaments compared with land activities.
Everyone will improve mobility while they are in a spa. The force of “buoyancy” assists in venous return. On land, the downward force of gravity pushes blood toward the feet.
The cardiovascular system works against gravity to return blood to the heart. In the water, the up-thrust of “buoyancy” counteracts the downward pull of gravity thus assisting with venous return.
This will contribute to lower exercise heart rates during thermal water activities!