Hydrotherapy, particularly involving warm water, has proven effective throughout the centuries. Greeks enjoyed mineral and thermal water baths, similar to modern-day hot tubs and spas, as early as 500 B.C. The ancient Romans were so convinced of the therapeutic value of thermal water that for 600 years their medical treatments were almost exclusively centered on the Baths. Spas and bathhouses have long been popular in Egypt, Finland, Germany, Spain, and Turkey; Japanese teak wood tubs are usually cited as the first at-home hot tubs.
Hot Tub Health Benefits: Hydrotherapy massage works to relax muscles and relieve pressure on nerves. It also boosts circulation and accelerates the body's natural healing process. Techniques such as Swedish massage, deep tissue massage (like Shiatsu), and myofascial massage have been used throughout the centuries to promote relaxation, release accumulated stress, and gently stretch connective tissues. Hydrotherapeutic massage is delivered in a hot tub through an intricate and powerful system of jets and jet formations, making hot tubs a great way to enjoy the benefits of a hot tub massage.
More Health Benefits of Hot Tubs: Hot tubs today are used to alleviate stress and aid sleep. The jet-driven force of water enhances circulation, digestion, and skin tone. Medical studies indicate that hot tub therapy may be helpful in treating heart disease, arthritis, diabetes, lower back pain, and sleep disorders.
All over the world, people are tapping into the health benefits of a hot tub more ways than ever before.