Picture the 1970s. It was the era of shag carpeting and long, mutton chop sideburns. Thankfully though, that era also brought us hot tubs and home spas. Unfortunately these early hot tubs were expensive to buy, expensive to operate and not very reliable. With the onset of better manufacturing and better materials in the 1980s, and lower prices, the popularity of hot tubs and home spas began to soar. Everyone, including Kramer on Seinfeld, began to understand the appeal of a good long soak.
Spas Throughout History
History gives us many examples of spas being used as integral parts of life for many civilizations. The Romans are perhaps the most famous for their bathhouses, which became centers of social life and a common daily activity for the elite classes. Other cultures made use of spa-like hot baths as well, including the ancient peoples of China and Japan.
What did these civilizations know that others didn’t? Setting aside technological differences, some of the earliest spa enthusiasts appreciated the health benefits of using hot water to relax the body, open the pores of the skin, and generally promote better health. Cleanliness was considered healthful and a sign of prosperity – after all, you had to be pretty well off to afford the bath facilities themselves and to have the leisure time to partake of their benefits.
Hot Tub Hydrotherapy
As medical science has advanced, there has been an increased awareness of the benefits of hot tub hydrotherapy. Many medical conditions, injuries and other health problems can be eased or improved with regular hydrotherapy treatments.
For example, people with arthritis, multiple sclerosis, paralysis and other conditions that involve deteriorating range of motion benefit from time spent in a hot tub. The warm water helps ease aches and pains, while loosening joints and making them easier to move and keep mobile. Joint problems, chronic back pain and other painful conditions resulting from injuries are also helped with regular hot tub hydrotherapy. Those seeking stress relief, general relaxation, and quiet opportunities for conversation commonly experience significant hot tub benefits as well.
Modern Spa and Hot Tub Hydrotherapy
Modern technology, materials and production processes make it possible to design and build home spas and hot tubs with highly specialized hydrotherapy features. These features are typically based on a combination of seating position, jet position and jet function.
Today’s Innovation? Keeping Your Spa Sparkling Hands Free
Is is intimidating to keep your spa clean with all those chemicals? Tired of doing the PH dance? Don’t like the way bromine dries out your skin? Then you may want to invest in the HydraZone Cleaning System. It is a revolutionary new product for your spa and swimming pool. It’s all natural product that sterilizes the water and keeps your spa sparkling clean. You can use HydraZone manually or with an auto-feed system. This makes it the only hands free spa cleaning system on the market.
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