If you haven’t seen our new and improved whirlpool, you need to! It is located between the upstairs Men’s and Women’s locker rooms. It is a huge upgrade from the one we had to retire. Here are just a few benefits to using a whirlpool.
Whirlpools provide an extra level of stress relief over regular bathtubs. According to the American Psychological Association, one-third of people in the United States experience extremely high stress levels. Whirlpools have massaging jets that help relax your body and mind. Not only does this provide immediate stress relief but it can also help you sleep better.
The combination of warm water and massage jets in a whirlpool promote better blood circulation. They help your blood vessels dilate, or open up, allowing more oxygen and nutrients to flow to major organs. This is particularly beneficial to those who have arthritis. Improved circulation can encourage better movement and less pain and stiffness in your joints.
Sore Muscle & Joint Relief
The high-pressure massage that a whirlpool provides can aid in sore muscle and joint relief. You can direct the jets to the site of pain, and the water jets can act as a deep-tissue massage. It can also help heal sports injuries, prevent muscle spasms and speed recovery time. Use a whirlpool one day after a hard workout if you experience soreness.
Do simple stretches in a whirlpool to increase your muscular flexibility. The American Council on Exercise recommends doing stretches to warm up your muscles and help muscles become more flexible. Improving your flexibility will lessen the likelihood that your muscles sustain injury and increase your range of motion.
Once you have tried out your new whirlpool, stop by the front desk and let us know how it went. We would love to hear your feedback.