Posted on Thursday 2 July 2009 by A. Stitizel

In today’sstressful environment, owning a hot tub is becoming more and moredesirable for its relaxing, therapeutic value as well as being a greatway for families to reconnect after hectic days filled with busyschedules. Many homeowners often purchase hot tubs for socializing andrelaxing with family and friends, but they’re also interested in buyinga hot tub because of the therapeutic, rejuvenating and naturallyrehabilitative qualities of hydrotherapy. Hydrotherapy, especiallyinvolving jet-driven warm water available in hot tubs, has proven to beeffective in easing the mental and physical effects of the high levelsof stress typically encountered life. The jet-driven force of water ina hot tub combined with air also improves circulation and aidsdigestion. Many people have discovered that spending time in a hot tubdaily is a great way to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapeutic massage.Some of these benefits include relaxed muscles, relieved pressure onjoints, naturally alleviated stress and better sleep. The warm waterand massage elements are mind clearing and some medical studiesindicate that hot tub therapy may be helpful in treating heart disease,arthritis, diabetes, lower back pain, and sleep disorders. Alwaysconsult with your personal physician to discuss your specificconditions and how they may be impacted by warm water emersion. Notonly is a relaxing, therapeutic hot tub experience at the end of theday great therapy for the body, it also provides the perfectopportunity for couples and families to bond. When you spend timetogether in a relaxed and happy state, it’s easy to reconnect and sharethe events of the day. The hot tub and home spa experts athottubguide.com, a website dedicated to guiding consumers towardfinding the best hot tub to meet their needs, suggest considering thefollowing features when looking for a hot tub that will provide thebest hydrotherapeutic experience: • Jet therapy and quality • Seating •Blowers and jet pump power • Controls and heating systems The benefitsof hot tub hydrotherapy, for both good health and social purposes, havea long history in many cultures throughout history. The ancient Greeksenjoyed mineral and thermal water baths, similar to modern-day hot tubsand spas, and the ancient Romans based almost all medical treatment onthe Baths. In Egypt, Finland, Germany, Spain, and Turkey, spas andbathhouses have been a long-time cultural fixture, with the Japaneseteak wood tubs usually cited as the first primitive at-home hot tubs.Today Americans are joining in this rich cultural tradition and areclearly embracing the long history of relaxation and improved healthwhen they add hot tubs to their home environment.

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