Soaking in a hot tub can bring many health benefits. In fact, the word “spa” is an acronym for the Latin “salus per aquam”, which literally means “health from water.” Ancient cultures – including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans – used spas for therapy and relaxation. The Mohawk tribe in New York named their local hot spring “Sarasota” – which means “place of miraculous water in rock.” In more recent times, natural hot springs around the country were a popular vacation destination for those who could afford the indulgence.
Hot tubs are equipped with nozzles of various sizes, pressures, configurations, and quantities – all designed to target particular portions of your body. Smaller groups of jets will hit pinpoint muscles around your neck. Many jets will focus on certain portions of your back. Larger flow jets will actually sweep up and down your entire back, just to the sides of your spine. Tiny jets will spin around your wrists. Other jets will aim for your calves, feet, or arms. Like a trained masseuse, the spa’s jets can soothe sore muscles any time you need.