Hot tub therapy is a tried-and-true method of relieving stress, relaxing muscles, and experiencing renewal through warm water immersion. It is an ancient practice. People have been enjoying warm water immersion for centuries. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans, for example, built palaces around natural hot springs. Over time, as the benefits of soaking were realized more, marvellous engineers created artificial hot springs for communal and personal use. While jets were first introduced to hot tubs in the 1950s, today’s high-quality spas feature carefully designed massage jet systems that deliver targeted and measured pressure to muscles and sore spots in the body.
A hot tub offers a reprieve from the stressful conditions of life. In your spa tub, you don’t have to worry about calls, appointments, or deadlines; there’s nothing heavy to lift or wrestle with; and the only thing on your mind is how good the warm water and massaging jets feel. The pleasant sensation contributes to the release of endorphins in your brain, lifting your mood. Watch the video below to discover how Sal D’Amico and his family use their Hot Spring spa to make their everyday lives better.
Massage has proven physical and mental benefits. According to the University of Minnesota, massage provokes a relaxation response in the body’s nervous system. Massage also has positive effects on the body’s soft tissue and improves blood and lymph circulation, which allows oxygen to spread more easily through the body. Relaxing muscle tissue through jet massage can help ease contractions, spasms, and nerve compression. Water pressure on the body’s muscles and joints knead away knots and soothing sore spots.
As muscles relax, the mind unwinds, shedding the stress and anxiety that can build over the course of a day. The relaxation responses to jet massage reduce stress, anxiety, hypertension, and help curb insomnia. In addition, buoyancy reduces pressure on your muscles and joints, while heat encourages them to relax and expand. This combination helps soft tissue recover.