It is lovely to soak in a hot tub, is it not? After a long day at the hamster wheel or sorting the family out - running 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? Lazing in a hot spa tub with a long cool drink while six jets are blasting hot water and bubbles at you, massaging you gently, easing the stresses of the day away.
You could have one in the garden or in the bathroom. You could even buy a portable hot spa tub and move it into the garden in the summer and back inside in the winter. If you enquire of most people what they would like to have in the manner of home improvement, a swimming pool would almost certainly be number one and a hot spa tub number two.
There again, a great deal of individuals do not have the room for a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi is a lot cheaper than a swimming pool too. Water has a calming effect on individuals. Perhaps it is a primordial memory of when we came out of the sea millions of years ago or perhaps it is a more recent memory of being in the womb.
Whatever the reason or even combination of reasons, individuals like to be in, near or on water, it relaxes and revitalizes us. And frothing, bubbling water is even more relaxing and even more revitalizing. Hence the popularity of hot tub spas.
Another reason might be gravity. All day long we are lumbering about, each foot step sending shock waves into our body and gravity pulling down on so that we feel every ounce of our weight, but as soon as we are in water, we are buoyed up and the effects of our weight and of gravity are felt far less.
In fact, up to 30% less. Additionally, we are ninety-odd percent water, so no surprise 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 probably other reasons too why people feel more relaxed in a tub of hot water, especially a whirlpool kind spa tub, but one for me is that I will not get out of the tub for anything with the exception of to get another drink. Once I am in there, I do not take any notice 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.
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