If you have a spa in your pool, say thanks to the Greeks, Romans, and Arabs, among others. They used the baths as public spaces for enjoyment and relaxation. They also studied the properties of water to treat diseases such as rheumatic, dermatological and respiratory affections, circulatory problems, metabolic disorders, etc. The inclusion of a spa into a swimming pool is thanks to the Jacuzzi Brothers. Interesting enough, the creation of the contemporary spa came with health in mind.
In 1956, Carmelo Jacuzzi invented a hydrotherapy pump exclusively for his son who had rheumatoid arthritis. By placing jets to the tub and propelled by a hydraulic tank, it revolutionized the thermal baths to what we know it today as a spa. Eventually, the spa went through changes. First, the fiberglass with jets attached came in the late 1960s, later to be replaced by acrylic. Filters are now integrated and, of course, temperature controls.
What is Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is a water massage used for therapeutic purposes. The word ‘hydrotherapy,’ in fact, derives from the Greek ‘Hydor’ (water in movement) and ‘Therapeia’ (healing).
In hydrotherapy, the action exerted by water on the skin (through changes in temperature and pressure) causes various body reactions and can be used to stimulate or relax the nervous system, stimulate blood circulation and digestion, relieve muscle tension, eliminate toxins, amongst other conditions.
When it comes to mineral-medicinal waters, terms such as medical hydrology or balneotherapy, the substances that form part of the composition of the water acts on the organism, preventing or alleviating various conditions.
It is crucial to distinguish, therefore, between a spa and a SPA (popularly known as urban spas), since in spas, in addition to using hydrotherapeutic techniques based on the thermal and mechanical effects used in a SPA, the patient It also benefits from the mineral-medicinal components of its waters. Thalassotherapy, on the other hand, consists of the therapeutic application of seawater.
Health Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy referred only to the therapeutic capacity of water according to its physical properties, whether thermal or mechanical, and without considering, its composition is a pleasant and healthy way to fill your leisure time, disconnect from everything that surrounds you and release tensions.
If you do not have the possibility of going to a natural spa, do not worry, an urban SPA is a more accessible and economical alternative. Some of the benefits of hydrotherapy include:
- Stimulates peripheral and general blood circulation.
- It helps boost the immune system.
- Relaxes the muscles and alleviates problems such as low back pain, tendonitis, and other muscle conditions.
- Physical and psychological relaxation, which helps reduce stress and anxiety states.
- Improves mental health, especially on patients with depressive disorders.
- Eliminates toxins.
- Vapor from the hot SPA helps improve quality of breathing, making the lungs work better.
Today, many clients who want a swimming pool in their backyards include a spa as part of the complete outdoor experience. No matter if it is adjacent, separated or raised, it gives the family enjoyment all year round. It provides relaxation while the kids entertain themselves with the water jets. The in-ground spa also has its beauty features like a spillover into the pool, serving as a water feature while not in use. But in all and all, the spa is the best feature to keep you and your family healthy.
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