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Tubs are where you bathe and hot tubs are the one with hot water in the tubs. Well, this is the basic requirement and has been the same for hundreds of years.
Before we get into more details of the other features of hot tubs, let’s discuss what’s so different about hot water. Hot water is good for you only below 1040 F – any higher will harm you, if lot higher, may kill you. Duration also is a factor; you should not stay in hot water for more that 10-15 minutes at a stretch. Enough warning, now the advantages.
As soon as you immerse in hot water, your body creates chemicals that reduces pain. To compensate for the difference in temperature, your body and the water, the heart starts beating faster. This increases the blood flow. Hot water inflates the blood vessel to let the blood flow faster. So this takes care of any pain you have in your body. At the same time it’s also working your heart giving you the cardiovascular exercise.
Modern hot tubs come with hydro jets and/or air bubble jets. They message different parts of your body with pulsating water. It does not just stop there. Your body has different skin and muscle thickness in different part of your body. Sometimes you may need a continuous stream of hot water for your back pain; other times you may need a vibrating jet for your neck and shoulder. The modern hot tubs have it all.
Jets are placed strategically placed at different position of the tub to take give hydro message therapy to different parts of your body.
Types of Hot Tubs
There are three different types of hot tubs;
- In ground hot tub
- Inflatable hot tub and
- Above ground hot tub (Hard walled)
They all have their advantages and disadvantages. One of the most important is the price. The inflatable ones are the cheapest and the in ground ones are the most expensive. Although the cost is not proportional to the features, but in most case, the costlier ones have more features.