Bullfrog Spa Massage Jets: Bullfrog Spas’ interchangeable JetPaks snap in and out in seconds and allow you to choose the ideal massage treatment at any given moment. Photo: Bullfrog Spas
Hydrotherapy has been around for thousands of years. Since the days of ancient Rome, people have used warm water to help relieve joint pain and soothe a variety of ailments. In the olden days, people would frequent bathhouses and other communal baths to enjoy the health benefits associated with hydrotherapy.
Today, we no longer have to go to communal bathhouses to enjoy those benefits. Through advances in hot tub technology, we can benefit from the hydrotherapy experience in the privacy of our backyards.
Portable Hot Tubs: One of the joys of today’s portable hot tubs is how easily available they are to us right in our own back yards! Photo: Bullfrog Spas
Hydrotherapy and Your Health
Hydrotherapy is hugely beneficial for everyone, at all stages of life. For those who live an active lifestyle, the warm water helps to loosen stiff joints and relieves swelling. Hot tubs are an excellent resource to aid in weight loss and support your fitness goals.
For older adults and those who suffer from arthritis and other joint pains, hydrotherapy can provide relief from the pain and help treat your aches and pain through low impact exercise. Incorporate hot tub yoga or any other aquatic exercise to your daily routine to help you stay active without the additional stress to your joints.
You can also use hydrotherapy to relieve stress and improve your mental health:
— Take some time each day to soak in a hot tub and release the mental stress of the day.
— Include essential oils and other aromatherapy fragrances to enhance the hydrotherapy experience. Remember to never ingest any essential oils before checking to make sure they’re safe. Some essential oils are for topical use only and should never be digested.
How To Choose The Best Hot Tub for You
If you’re ready to make the investment into becoming a hot tub owner, take a moment to do your due diligence and find the best hot tub that fits your personality and lifestyle. As you move forward to spa ownership, here are some things to keep in mind:
• Spa Use and Size.
What are you planning on using your hot tub for? Where are you installing the hot tub? By determining what you want out of your spa (entertaining friends and family or for exercise), you can better decide which size and model is best for you.
• Spa Construction.
Today, most high quality spas are constructed with a beautiful and durable acrylic shell material. When choosing a hot tub, it’s equally important to look at what is underneath the shell. A lot of hot tubs are still constructed like they were in the 70s and 80s with wood framing. However, with the advances made in precision molding and materials, you’ll want to choose something that won’t rot or corrode over time.
• Energy Efficient.
As you weigh the costs of owning a hot tub, some things to keep in mind are the costs associated with heating and maintaining the spa. To help save on the operational costs of owning a hot tub, choose a hot tub that is well-insulated and energy-efficient.