LANSING, Mich., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- How has he avoided the illnesses and infections common to users who frequent chemically maintained pools and spas? He claims he knows secrets not shared by the spa industry; secrets allowing him to soak more than 13,000 times in chemical-free water and never suffer from:
- Hot tub rash: Itchy spots that develop into a bumpy rash and pus-filled blisters around hair follicles
- Hot tub lung: Caused by inhaling the steam and water droplets dancing on top of a jetted tub containing mycobacteria that cause several respiratory conditions including pneumonia and Legionnaires'.
James McFarland, spa and hot tub designer and manufacturer at FuroHealth and Hot Water Works in Lansing, MI for more than 30 years, followed a different path, studying history and science, and applying both to his designs. McFarland developed a filtration system that continuously cleans the water to almost drinking-water standards. Using his system and following his maintenance protocols requires only 15 minutes monthly. His tubs also use a heater that runs on 110-volts, 15-amp common household outlet and consume very little energy.
McFarland says, "The whole system for my tub, the purification and heating, costs only $83 a year here in Lansing, where average winter temperatures are 32 degrees." Typical hot tub heating costs are more than that per month; plus chemical costs. His system can be retrofitted to an existing tub, virtually eliminating the need for chemicals. Secret #1 – you don't need chemicals.
Focused on preventative healthcare and the benefits of soaking, McFarland developed his deep hot water soaking tubs he calls FURO® after one experience in a Japanese-style ofuro tub in 1978. A FURO® tub combines the ancient art of bathing with the best of modern technology. It is designed for an energy and water conscious society, using on average only 70 gallons of water, which is continuously cleaned and reused, saving 30,000 gallons of water annually.
McFarland wrote: "The Power of Water: An Introduction to the Lost Art of Hot Water Soaking" and newly released "Cold Water Heals: The Benefits of the Cold Plunge Tub, Cold Water Immersion and Contrast Soaking," the first 2 books in his series How Water Heals, covering the history and current applications of water therapies, detailing preventative care and health benefits. Walking his own talk, McFarland has used contrast soaking daily since an injury to his leg and foot in the summer of 2014 that required major surgery: 2 plates, 20 screws, 130 bone fragments. Amazing his doctors, McFarland was walking weeks earlier than projected, cutting his recovery time by half.
Celebrating 6 months of speedy recovery, McFarland is offering "Cold Water Heals: The Benefits of the Cold Plunge Tub, Cold Water Immersion and Contrast Soaking" free today and tomorrow, 11/17 and 11/18. He wants everyone to understand the benefits of a daily soak in chemical-free pure water.
About James McFarland:
James McFarland is the Owner and CEO of FuroHealth Unlimited, and Hotwater Works, Inc. in Lansing, MI. He has devoted his life to the study of hydrotherapy – the therapeutic use of water, and develops products that provide years of pleasure, relaxation and relief from daily stress. He also enjoys creating jazz music jamming with friends, and painting abstract art. Just like his soaking tubs, his children and grandchildren help keep him young.
- James McFarland
- Furohealth Unlimited, Llc
- Hotwater Works, Inc.
- 2116 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912
- 517 364 8827
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