Posted by: HydroMassage | October 25, 2016

What is a Trackless Water Massage Bed?

As you explore the different types of water massage beds and lounge chairs available for sale, you’ll probably hear things like “capsule-type system” or “trackless water massage” and wonder what it all means.

It can be a little confusing at times, but it’s good to have a basic understanding of the key differences prior to purchasing, so here’s a quick 2-minute overview.

For starters, any water massage bed or lounge chair that you (or your clients) try should feel good the first time you use it.  That’s its job, right?

However, the key question you ask yourself when trying the model you’re considering is, “Is this hydro massage system impressive enough that I would want to drive out of my way to go use this every day?”

Because when you’re investing in new equipment, the last thing you want to do is buy something that doesn’t make 99% of people say, “Wow, I love it!  When can I come back to use this again?”

Here’s a few of the key things you should consider:

  • Open vs Closed Design:  Some water massage beds have a “capsule” design, while others have an “open” design.  You may have seen the capsule-type water massage beds in the middle of a mall or in Las Vegas.  They have been very popular in these places.  In contrast, the open style designs are more commonly found in health and fitness clubs, chiropractic offices, physical therapy clinics, spas, and tanning salons.  The main difference between the two is whether you (or your clients) would prefer to get inside the water massage bed and be touched on all sides of the body, or lie on top of the unit in a more open setting.  Some users report claustrophobic tendencies with the capsule designs.
  • Water Cooling System.  This is a little counter-intuitive because you want a warm water massage, right?  That’s true, but as your water massage bed or chair is used throughout the day, the friction of the water creates heat all by itself.  So in order to keep using the system without it overheating,  the concern isn’t keeping the water warm; it’s actually cooling the water to maintain the desired temperature.  Bottom line, be sure to ask how strong the cooling system is, and if it can run all day long in an enclosed room.
  • Travelling Jet Systems vs Trackless Massage.   This is a pretty simple concept. “Travelling jet systems” move up and down the body like a wave, allowing you to select the exact points where you would like to concentrate the massage.  You can adjust pressure of the massage, select the speed at which the jets travel, and even pause the massage on any points where you want to focus.  In contrast, “trackless” water massage beds have stationary jets that stay in the same position and turn on / off during the massage.

You can see a quick history of different models that have been developed over the years here:  http://www.watermassagebed.com/history-of-watermassage.htm (along the right column).

Several trackless water massage systems were first developed between 1994 and the early 2000s in an effort to reduce the product cost, but feedback led us away from this design concept, as users either reported feeling “itchy”, or that the hydro massage felt great for 5-minutes but they got a little tired of it since the jets kept hitting the same areas.  Also the rotating jets used in trackless hydro massage beds tend to get stuck and need service more often.

Original trackless water massage systems (between 1994 and the early 2000s):

At HydroMassage, 15+ unique generations of water massage beds and chairs have been developed over the past 27+ years; continuously focusing on design, ease of maintenance, and most importantly, overall massage experience.   Currently there are eight different models available for all different budgets and user preferences.

Here are the latest HydroMassage Bed and Lounge models:

Our engineers ask the same question every day that you should be asking yourself: “Is this massage impressive enough that I would drive out of my way to use this again and again?”

So before purchasing, make sure you try the different models you’re considering, and talk to other people who own them to get their feedback too.

For more information on HydroMassage, visit www.HydroMassage.com or call 1-727-536-5566

Posted by: HydroMassage | April 22, 2016

HydroMassage Tax Day News Coverage

There’s been lots of good news coverage for the “Free HydroMassage During Tax Week” event.  Thanks to Planet Fitness for partnering with us this year!

Here are a few of the top stories:

Good Day Sacramento

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USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2016/04/18/where-find-best-tax-day-deals-and-freebies/82897498/

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HydroMassage kicks off its 8th annual “Free Massage During Tax Week” offer this year between Monday, April 18th and Friday, April 22nd.

New in 2016 is a partnership with Planet Fitness to extend the free HydroMassage promotion to more than 1,000 Planet Fitness locations.

HydroMassage offers free massages nationwide each year to help with the extra stress that comes with tax season.  HydroMassage systems provide a convenient way to enjoy the relaxing benefits of massage, without the time or expense required for traditional hands-on massage therapy.

“Giving away free massages during tax season is something we’ve enjoyed doing each year, so we’re really pleased to make it even bigger by partnering with Planet Fitness on a larger scale by offering free HydroMassage in all their locations”, said Paul Lunter, HydroMassage President.

“Tax time can be stressful and overwhelming for everyone,” said Jessica Correa, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Planet Fitness. “We want people to know that Planet Fitness is a place where they can work out, decompress, and also re-energize with our relaxing PF Black Card benefits like HydroMassage. We encourage everyone to find their nearest Planet Fitness and take advantage of this great, relaxing tax week offer.”

Visit www.HydroMassage.com/taxday to find a location to experience HydroMassage, and download and print the free massage coupon to redeem the free massage.

The newly introduced HydroMassage Lounge 450 model will also be available this year for free massages in select locations.  After its launch in late 2015, the Lounge quickly rose to popularity for its unique upright seating position, providing members with more comfort and visibility during their HydroMassage experience.

After most recently serving as Director of Commercial Sales for Octane Fitness, Dan Kennedy has accepted the position of
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Kennedy brings substantial knowledge and experience in the fitness industry and will be responsible for leading and continuing to build the HydroMassage sales organization.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Dan as a part of our company”, commented Paul Lunter, HydroMassage Found and President.

“Dan has been a great supporter of Hy
droMassage over the years, and we feel fortunate to have someone of his caliber now as a part of our team.  He’s a high-character guy with a really impressive track record.”

Kennedy’s arrival comes at a very busy time for HydroMassage.

With the recent launch of the new Lounge model, clubs looking for a boost in premium membership sales have recently increased HydroMassage orders to 4 – 7 units per location, versus the historical average of two bed-style models.

“The way both club owners and members are utilizing these products, it’s clear to see HydroMassage is in serious growth mode”, noted Kennedy.  “I view this as a great fit for me, as I hope to help the company continue their strong sales trajectory for many years to come.”

“I’m extremely grateful for my time at Octane, and I’m really energized to take on this new opportunity.”

For information, visit www.HydroMassage.com or call 727-536-5566.

Posted by: HydroMassage | August 6, 2015

Breakthrough HydroMassage Lounge Model Hits the Market

HydroMassage has officially announced the release of the much-anticipated new Lounge model.

The most noticeable highlights of the HydroMassage Lounge are a smaller footprint and a seated design, offering a unique new massage experience.

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HydroMassage Lounge

Originally used in chiropractic settings and made popular in fitness clubs, the traditional, “lie-down” HydroMassage Bed models have been used for  over 26 years.

With the introduction of the Lounge, the combination of the two models now provide solutions to reach a much larger user audience.

Throughout every stage of development, the team of engineers was tasked with translating 26 years of know-how with the traditional Bed models into a completely new format.

“Our goal is always to stay at the absolute forefront in terms of innovation,” commented Paul Lunter, HydroMassage Founder and President.  “From an R&D standpoint, everything we do is based around continually finding ways to maximize the user experience.  With the Lounge, that focus helped us create a product that’s the first of its kind in the world.”

In addition to the seated design, other notable additions to the Lounge model are a stronger massage, new panels colors, and a custom LED lighting package.  Internal component upgrades were also made to enhance the durability of the equipment, as many gyms are reporting 10+ hours of massage usage per day on as many as seven units per location.

Pairing both the Lounge and Bed models for the first time together at the IHRSA tradeshow in Los Angeles produced abnormally high usage rates from attendees, and led to interesting observations about HydroMassage user preferences.

The Bed was the preferred choice for users that were tired and wanted to lie down and fully relax.  Alternately, those in need of a quick massage on the go found Lounges to be a better fit.  The net result?  It became evident that fitness clubs with both models will see a larger percentage of their members using HydroMassage.

Visit http://www.hydromassage.com/2015/ for more information on the new models.

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Posted by: HydroMassage | April 6, 2015

Free Massages During Tax Week

HydroMassage® Provides Free Massages During Tax Week

Clearwater, Florida, April 6, 2015 – To help with the stress of filing taxes, free massages are available nationwide from business owners with HydroMassage beds during tax week.

HydroMassage’s seventh annual free massage week kicks off this year on Monday, April 13th and runs until April 17th.

To find a map showing participating HydroMassage locations, visit the company’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HydroMassage or www.HydroMassage.com/taxday

HydroMassage beds provide a convenient way to enjoy the benefits of massage on a daily basis, without the time or money required for traditional hands-on massage therapy.

“Over 500,000 people have responded for a free massage during tax week over the past several years” commented Paul Lunter, HydroMassage President.  “This has completely exceeded our expectations, and we’re pleased to continue to help with a little stress relief during this time of year.”

For over 25 years, HydroMassage® beds have been utilized in chiropractic and physical therapy offices; used primarily to help with muscle soreness, stiffness, and tension.

Many large fitness clubs have HydroMassage Zones™ with as many as seven HydroMassage beds, providing members a 7-10 minute massage after a workout.

To download and print a free massage coupon, visit the company’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/HydroMassage or www.HydroMassage.com/taxday.  Based on historical demand, HydroMassage suggests calling in advance to confirm the location is participating and to schedule a time for the free massage.

Posted by: HydroMassage | March 18, 2015

HydroMassage at IHRSA 2015

With another successful year at IHRSA in the books, we would like to thank everyone who visited the HydroMassage booth in Los Angeles to experience our new models.

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The HydroMassage Lounge is one of the most significant technological breakthroughs in the company’s 25+ year history.  Featuring a smaller more upright design and a more powerful massage, this model received overwhelmingly positive feedback from gym owners looking for additional amenities that could be installed directly on the gym floor.  It is scheduled to be available for purchase beginning July 1st, 2015.

A newer HydroMassage bed model with additional massage pressure, upgraded technology, and an LED lighting package was also introduced, and it will be available beginning May 1st, 2015.

We are proud to be a key partner to a continuously growing list of successful fitness club operators, and we are excited to introduce this new technology to clubs around the world.

For more information on the new models, visit: www.HydroMassage.com/2015

Posted by: HydroMassage | February 9, 2015

Fitness Article in February issue of IHRSA Magazine

If you’re still not familiar with how HydroMassage works in fitness clubs, there’s a new two-page feature in the February issue of IHRSA’s Club Business International magazine which will help.

Click here to read the article

Mike Feeney (EVP of NeV), Cory Brightwell (co-owner of Chuze Fitness), Steve Strickland (CEO of Workout Anytime) and others all share why HydroMassage has become a key fixture in their clubs.

You’ll hear insight from these fitness executives about how HydroMassage 1) increases premium package sales, 2) maximizes member awareness, and 3) brings new people into the club.

Click here to read the article

For more information on HydroMassage, call 1-800-699-1008 or visit: http://www.hydromassage.com/

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Charter Fitness joins the growing list of fitness clubs with HydroMassage, as five locations in the Chicago-based chain recently added massage beds.

Included with a menu of other premium services in Charter’s Signature Circle package, HydroMassage now provides Charter members with access to 10 minutes of massage every day.

Dan Collins, Charter Fitness COO noted, “We evaluated HydroMassage as an opportunity to increase our Signature Circle benefits and add value for our members.  Member response in our test locations has exceeded our expectations, and we’ll continue to implement HydroMassage in our clubs going forward.”

HydroMassage beds provide members with a convenient way to enjoy the benefits of massage on a daily basis, without the time or money required for traditional hands-on massage therapy.  Charter Fitness is creating HydroMassage ZonesTM with two beds per location, and members utilize them to target sore, tired muscles after a workout.

“We’re extremely pleased that Charter Fitness has made HydroMassage beds part of their brand,” added Paul Lunter, HydroMassage President.  “They have a very impressive footprint in the Midwest, and we’re excited to introduce this technology to their members.”

About Charter Fitness:
Currently one of the Chicago area’s largest and fastest growing health-club businesses, Charter Fitness, based in the Chicago suburb of Orland Park, IL, has more than 45 locations. The community-minded clubs are enjoyed by a wide-ranging membership looking for a state-of-the-art fitness experience that is straightforward, value-based (memberships begin at $10 per month), no-hassle and convenient. For more information, visit http://www.charterfitness.com.

Posted by: HydroMassage | November 11, 2014

Water Massage Bed Article in Chiropractic Economics

Carolyn Feeney published an article exploring the use of water massage bed technology as a replacement for an LMT in the November 2014 issue of Chiropractic Economics.

Click here to read the article: HydroMassage_ChiroEco_Article_1114

The article highlights some of the frustrations chiropractors have with massage therapists and the solution HydroMassage provides for doctors and patients.

Advice from other doctors that have made this transition is included in the article.  Dr. Allen Unruh, Dr. Rober Rashid, Dr. Damian Scelfo, and Dr. Michael Savignano all provided feedback on experience in their offices.

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