Please see below the fantastic range of whirlpools baths we specify and build below, from the 14 jet Quantum range to the pinnacle of hydrotherapy the Tranquility Pools. All baths are made to order and thus we can build them to your exacting needs and specification, should you require specific control positions, more jets and simply bath grips for easy access we can do it for you. Please note the whirlpool baths we build are eligible for disability VAT relief
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First we will guide you through all things whirlpool by looking at the following questions.
- What is a whirlpool bath?
- How does a whirlpool bath work?
- Why do whirlpool baths from Luna Spas give the best massage
- Is a Jacuzzi different to a whirlpool bath?
- What is the difference between a whirlpool and an air spa?
What is a whirlpool bath?
The modern whirlpool bath, or Jacuzzi was invented back in the 1950s by Mr Jacuzzi. The catalyst was that his son began to suffer from arthritis and he created the whirlpool bath to help with this and in doing so became a pioneer of hydrotherapy. The results had a significant impact that wasn’t just therapeutic, but also very relaxing, healing and soothing. These qualities quickly cemented the reputation as a aspirational product for the wealthy and privileged.
- A whirlpool bath gives you a sophisticated recreation and simulation of the original spa experience so many of us cherish and find unforgettable.
- This luxurious healing process not only offers you a relaxing and unique bath time that you just won’t find elsewhere on the market.
- It is without doubt the best therapy for painful muscles and swollen joints. Let alone the immeasurable benefits to the mind body and soul.
- A whirlpool bath is renowned as an essential therapeutic device for senior citizens, elderly people or those who suffer from chronic pain. Today, they are easily available at an affordable price.
How does a whirlpool bath work?
Water drawn through the suction filter in the side of the bath will then be directed to the bath’s water pump, using vacuum technology. The water pump then evenly and quickly distributes the pumped water to the numerous jets in the bath, so they, in turn, can release powerful bubbles that will serve as your “massage hands”. It literally is a cyclical process drawing energy from one water cycle to the next to generate an authentic whirlpool feel.
It must be noted that this type of bath does not keep the water in it constantly warm. Once time has passed it will get cool depending on the temperature of the room. If you want constantly hot or warm water in your bath, you can top up the bath with water with the right temperature or alternatively specify a thermotherapy heater.
Zone therapy – How we create the ultimate massage
The Concept behind Zone Therapy is to create a balance between the correct jet with the correct size and pressure, to precisely target key pain trigger points. These are located in our soft tissue and muscles. They are the chief natural cause of “myofacialpain” syndrome in these areas. Zone Therapy was designed in conjunction with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists to help alleviate and deal with the impact of this malady on our mind and bodies.
On closer inspection the cause of the syndrome begins when over stimulated sarcomeres are chemically prevented from releasing from their interlocked state. Normally, when a muscle is working, its sarcomeres act like tiny pumps, contracting and relaxing to circulate blood through the capillaries that supply their metabolic needs. When sarcomeres in a trigger point hold their contraction, blood flow essentially stops in the immediate area. The resulting oxygen starvation and accumulation of the waste products of metabolism, irritates the trigger point.
The trigger point responds to this emergency by sending out pain signals.( which are due to what the doctors call 'hyperirritability' of the trigger point.) Trigger points cause a condition known as “myofascialpain” syndrome.
The trigger points can produce pain locally as well as spread to other areas. Very often the muscles most affected with trigger points are those of posture.
The hypothesis is that,
In normal circumstances, an event of muscular overload causes a prolonged release of Ca2+ion from the sarcoplasmic reticulum (storage unit for the muscle cell) which results in a “sticking” of the untrained or overloaded cells.
This leads to a compression of capillaries and results in an increased local energy demand and local ischemia (loss of blood circulation) to the area. This in turn causes the release of chemicals that augment pain activity to alert you to the imbalance.
A successful treatment protocol relies on identifying trigger points, and resolving them. If all trigger points have been deactivated, then it is best to elongate the structures (relieve gravitation pressure) affected along their natural range of motion and length. Treatment of trigger points may be by massage, mechanical vibration, pulsed ultrasound, as well as other various methods (jets in a spa) of pressure stimulating blood flow. The five muscle groups and areas most at risk are listed below.
The Sub occipital
- Made up of three muscle groups covered by dense fibre fatty tissue.
- These muscles provide fine motor function in the movements of the head.
- When these muscles become overworked, the tension in these trigger points can cause headaches and stiffness.
- Large superficial muscles that extend from the thoracic vertebrae to the shoulder blade. Also extends to the head.
- Stress often causes stiffness in this region.
- Over worked or stiff traps can lead to a “heavy feeling” all the way to the upper back neck or jaw pain.
- These muscles are adjacent to the spine and provide the motor movements to the spine.
- They can be directly injured or can cause problems indirectly when they spasm.
- A spasm occurs when a muscle tightens up caused by excess lactic acid and calcium. The blood vessels become constricted and causes back pain.
- This region is where lower back muscles attach the spine to the hip bones.
- A large and dense group of muscles and ligaments to help lift and twist the torso.
- Lower back pain is most commonly caused by muscle strain associated with heavy lifting, bending or twisting in awkward positions.
- Large group of muscles whose main job is to maintain an erect posture.
- Remarkably coarse in structure, large bundles of muscles connect the legs and hip bones.
- There are three trigger points in this region.
- It can become tense enough to compress the blood vessels and nerve causing numbness..
Is a Jacuzzi different to a whirlpool bath?
There is no real difference between the two - they’re essentially the same product that speaks to the same desire to attain and indulge in a superior bathing experience. Jacuzzi is in effect a brand name for whirlpool baths, similar to Hoover vacuums or Tannoy public address systems, this is a timeless, shining example of excellent brand/product crossover.
If you’re looking for a Jacuzzi / whirlpool bath or hot tub, there’s really no reason to go specifically for the Jacuzzi brand, beyond ostentation and novelty. In fact, shopping on our website is much more cost-effective and practical. We believe our systems to be at least equally competent and more proficient in a like for like comparison. Our systems are produced to rigorous standards that exceed even those of the modern baths that Jacuzzi are producing. Jacuzzi maybe the name you have heard of but it doesn’t mean they are the best.
What is the difference between a whirlpool bath and an air spa bath?
These are two separate systems that can be used individually or in conjunction with each other to create a powerful hydromassage. Put simply the whirlpool jets are located in the side walls of the bath and are in effect water jets. The recirculated water is pumped through these and the air spa jets are on the base of the bath and they blow warm pre-heated currents of air to gentle lift you from the base of the bath. This is true of our entry level Quantum systems and most whirlpool and air spas baths out there, however look further down the page to see what really separates our Super Lux and Tranquility systems from the rest of the market.