It is lovely to soak in a hot tub, is it not? After a long day at work or sorting the family out – driving the kids to and from school and then to the scouts, sports club or music lessons. Being held up in traffic on the way home or waiting in the queue at the supermarket, a long soak in a hot tub washes it all away.
Imagine then what a hot tub spa or Jacuzzi could do? Sitting in a hot spa tub with a long cool drink whilst half a dozen jets are blasting hot water and bubbles at you, massaging you gently, easing the stresses of the day away.
You could place one in the garden or in the bathroom. You could even get a portable hot spa tub and move it into the garden in the summer and back inside in the winter. If you ask most people what they would like to have in the way of home improvement, a swimming pool would almost certainly be number one and a hot spa tub number two.
There again, a lot of people do not have the room for a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi is a great deal cheaper than a swimming pool too. Water has a calming influence on individuals. Perhaps it is a primeval memory of when we came out of the sea millions of years ago or maybe it is a more recent memory of being in the womb.
Whatever the reason or even mixture of reasons, individuals like to be in, around or on water, it relaxes and invigorates us. And frothing, bubbling water is even more relaxing and even more invigorating. Hence the popularity of hot tub spas.
Another reason might be gravity. All day long we are lumbering around, each foot step sending shock waves into our body and gravity pulling down on so that we feel every ounce of our weight, but once we are in water, we are buoyed up and the effects of our weight and of gravity are experienced far less.
In fact, up to 30% less. Additionally, we are ninety-odd percent water, so no wonder we feel tranquil in a hot tub. But that is not all that a soak in a hot tub does. It warms you right through, through to the marrow and that relieves minor aches and pains. The reduction in gravity is also said to be a relief to sufferers of arthritis.
There are possibly other reasons as well why individuals feel more relaxed in a tub of hot water, especially a whirlpool type spa tub, but one for me is that I will not get out of the tub for anything except to get another drink. Once I am in there, I do not care if the phone rings or the door bell chimes. The house would have to be on fire to get be me out before my skin looks like a wrinkled old prune.
Owen Jones, the writer of this article, writes on a variety of topics, but is now involved with second hand hot tubs. If you would like to know more, please visit our web site at Hot Springs Spa Parts