HISTORY OF HEALTH
Multiple theories exist for where the term “spa” came from, but many believe it is derived from a Latin phrase that translates to “health through water.”
Experts also agree that spas have been sought after for centuries for their healthful benefits for the body and the mind. The first “hot tubs” were naturally occurring hot springs. People would sometimes travel far to gather at these places in order to be pampered and feel rejuvenated. Hydrotherapy was certainly the main spa treatment.
For the same effects, the ancient Greeks and Romans built large bathhouses, usually on top of or adjacent to natural springs. They also tapped into the benefits of water to treat and heal various diseases and ailments and to promote overall health. Spas and hot tubs were originally accessible only to the wealthy, but over time, more were available to the public.
Today, hot tubs can be part of any indoor or outdoor environment and used as a place to relax and renew, and perhaps gather with family members and friends. The benefits of spa are still recognized by health and fitness professionals, including physicians, personal trainers and practitioners of alternative medicine.
For specific guidance, please seek consultation with a licensed medical professional.
Enhancing the home hot tub experience
Incorporating the senses of sight and smell can enhance the home spa experience. Many of our manufacturer partners offer hot tubs complete with LED lighting, creating the opportunity for color therapy.
Color therapy is an alternative medicine based on the use of projected colors that vary in vibration and effects on the mind and body. Once a home hot tub has been installed, it is time to create the atmosphere. Introducing special elements can make it feel like an oasis. For example, aromatherapy is an ancient and holistic method for promoting relaxation and overall health and is easy to incorporate into a home spa. Products are based on essential oils, many of which have qualities that are thought to be beneficial for relieving various ailments. Adding a few drops to the water in a hot tub incorporates yet another one of the senses.
Therapy in the
comfort of your
your own home
The benefits of water on the body are undeniable. From soothing sore muscles, relieving pressure on tired joints and improving overall circulation to simply relaxing the body and mind, a spa at home can provide respite.
A soak in a hot tub can help improve:
- Overall wellbeing
- Joint and muscle pain
- Sleep quality
As more people look for alternative ways to improve their health, many are turning to hydrotherapy to treat physical ailments such as arthritis and chronic pain as well as issues of the mind, such as insomnia and anxiety. A home hot tub or swim spa also takes the pressure off the body when working on cardio or physical therapy exercises.
Our partner manufacturers offer a multitude of options for hot tubs and swim spas that are sure to enhance your health and wellness.
“Not only does it help my chronic lower back pain, but allows me to sleep restful at night.”
-Tina M., Frisco, Texas
Benefits of Water Exercise
With the increasing popularity of swim spas, more people than ever are experiencing the health benefits aquatic fitness provides.
Water exercise is a low-impact activity that helps reduce stress on the muscles and joints, making it great for baby boomers (and people of most any age) who want to remain active, though free of excessive body strain.
Water workouts have many wonderful benefits, including:
INCREASED MUSCLE STRENGTH
Water is multidirectional, meaning it flows in different directions, creating resistance. If you’re using a spa to generate a current, the resistance is even greater, ranging from