Hot Tubs are becoming a luxury that many people would not be without. Once the hot tub bug has bitten, you can be sure that you'll want one soon. The steady progress of hot tub designs over the centuries is quite enlightening.
Hot tubs can be traced back to early Rome, BC. In that era, hot tubs were housed in spas and were open to all who wanted to use them. Women and men together, shared in the relaxation and luxury of a spa.
There was a time when hot tubs and spas were luxuries of only the elite. To own one was a status symbol that you could afford the finer things in life. Early consumer Hot tubs used to be only in back yards or on the deck of your home. They were large and bulky and were very expensive to own and maintain.
Today, there are a wide variety of different sizes, prices and materials of hot tubs on the market. Hot tubs can even be housed on the inside of your home, without the worry of leaking or the cumbersome size of models from past years.
Today's hot tubs are available in many different styles. You can buy one that contains just a couple of seats, for a more intimate setting, or, if you entertain a lot of visitors, you can purchase one that will seat up to ten people or more. Older designs were generally more of a fixed size and symetrical nature. Fine if you were average in size, but not so comfortable for the rest of us. Some modern designs now have multi level seating so that you can find the spot that's just right for you.
The spray jets of hot tubs have improved greatly over the years. Manually powered jets were replace by electrically powered jets of many different types. The range of jets comprises of swirling jets, whirlpool jets, mini jets, pillow jets, shoulder jets and massaging jets. Each type has its own use and benefit, but one thing is for certain, get into a modern hot tub and you not want to get back out.
Hot tubs also have reputed medical benefits. The major one being that when used as part of a therapy session, the patient often recovers faster and with less stress to their bodies. Hot tub hydrotherapy has been used for several decades and has had great success.