Believe it or not, but hot tubs and spa baths were not invented yesterday.
The origins of Spa Hot Tubs can be traced back all the way to Ancient Greece…
…(around 4th Century B.C.E.) when the ancient Mediterranean civilisation used to experience the benefits of hydrotherapy by placing hot stones within relatively large spa baths. The Greeks sought hydrotherapy as a treatment for many illnesses and diseases, both mental and physical. Alas, not everyone could afford such luxury – therefore only the select few elites could treat themselves with a few hours in the spa. Greece had many settlements with these primitive hot tubs, such as Therma and Ikaria, which were very popular spa towns during the high-point of the Greek civilisation.
City of Bath used to be a large spa resort.
Sounds silly, doesn’t it, but Bath used to be a ‘massive bath’. To be more precise: it was a settlement full of Spa Baths. The Roman legions built spa bath settlements all over modern-day Britain as they found hydrotherapy and hygiene to be very beneficial for one’s health, but the City of Bath is the one settlement that has stood the test of time. With many of the Roman Baths still in working condition, this makes Bath a great spot for History Buffs and Hot Tub & Spa enthusiasts.
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Spas were once forbidden!
That’s right – after the fall of the Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity, the Hot Tub industry truly experienced the Dark Ages in sales. On a more serious note: the church during the 6th – 11th centuries frowned upon bathing and hydrotherapy, and sometimes even forbade it. Only after the 12th century did hydrotherapy and spas became popular again. The Renaissance also saw a rapid increase in the use of personal baths and spas, even amongst the common folk.
Spa Hot Tubs in Japan
As a land known for its many volcanoes, Japan has a large amount of Hot Springs. In 737 A.D. the first ‘Onsen’ was built in Japan near Izumo. These ‘Onsens’ were essentially hot tubs powered by the hot springs in Japan and were popular amongst the Japanese elites, including many of their shoguns.
A few centuries later, many inns and homes in Japan made hydrotherapy more personal through the ‘Ofuro’, which is essentially the same as a spa bath that MiamiSpas sell on their website.
Modernisation of Spa Tubs
During the mid-20th century, we saw the modern hot-tub appear in the U.S. It was largely inspired by the Japanese ‘Ofuro’. A few years later, hydrotherapy pumps were introduced to the rapidly modernising Hot Tub.
In the 1970s many hot tub manufacturers began using fibreglass, but it was soon suppressed by the cast acrylic shells which are still used today.
Future of Spa Hot Tubs
Platinum Spas have made huge technological advances when it comes to their Hot Tubs. A prime example of this is the ‘Infinity’ model within their Deluxe range. With the help of its Deluxe LED lighting we can truly see the future of hot tubs, and let me tell you something – it’s very bright. Compared to its predecessor (from the 4th Century B.C.E), it truly shows us how far the human civilisation has come. With touch-screen controls, powerful jets, and top-of-the-range Bluetooth Audio System, the ‘Infinity’ truly shows us that there are Infinite benefits of Hydrotherapy.
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