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A Short History On Hot Tubs

Hot tubs are luxuries that many people appreciate. People living in cold regions are especially grateful for the invention of this luxurious bathing implement. With a hot tub, bathing is more pleasant, more satisfying, and more welcoming. A long soak in a hot tub will do wonders for anyone who is tension filled. Tiredness will easily drain away inside a hot tub. In fact, a hot tub is very good for rejuvenating and relaxing one’s self. Naturally, a hot tub has its own history. So how a hot tub did come to be? What
were the phases it underwent to become today’s known hot tub?

The history of the making of hot tubs is traceable. A hot tub came along with the making of spas. This bathing facility came into existence because man discovered the wonders of hot springs. Not only do hot springs give
relaxation, they also have plenty of therapeutic benefits. Hot springs are natural occurrence of this earth but it is not around everywhere. In fact, hot springs appear only where there volcanic activity in the area. Not many people would appreciate the thought of living near volcanoes just to enjoy a warm bath. This means then that a warm luxurious bath is not available for anyone.

The history of hot tubs was recorded as early as the time 2000 BC. By then, ancient Egyptians were already benefiting from the treatment one can gain from hot baths. By 600 BC, a king from ancient Persia, the King of Media – Phraortes, was said to be responsible for having the first hot tub built. Also, noted Greek philosophers were discovering water therapy. These philosophers were Hippocrates, Plato, and others. Because of this mention of hot water therapeutic benefits, people from Greece started building
bathing facilities that are near hot springs.

In Asia, Chinese and Japanese cultures are also influenced by water and its healing powers. In fact, a sayingprevailed in Japan about a peaceful state that can be achieved by one’s spirit thus giving the person a feeling of resistance that is passive in nature. The saying is called Mizu – no – Kokoro or Mind Like Water. It is said in Japan that a person who achieves Mind Like Water will have harmony with all things around him. This gave birth to ancient ideas of hot tubs in that part of Asia. Japanese and Chinese people then started constructing bathing structures quiet near hot springs.

The Roman Empire version of hot tubs was a construction of a stone chamber. Along that, a temple is constructed. These structures are of course built near hot springs. Late 1500’s saw the visitation of Queen Elizabeth 1 at Bath, England’s mineral waters. During the 1900’s, the modern hot tub is nearing what it is now today. Water troughs and olive and wine tanks were used to build a hot tub then. As of the present, the hot tub is made of complex ceramic structures or concrete pool- like structures. The hot tub
has truly seen a lot of evolution and so far, it is doing great!

Submitted by:

Jake Plumer

Jake Plumer writes articles for http://www.a1hottub.comIf you are in the market for a new hot tub stop in and check out A1 hot tubs for all the latest information on hot tub chemicals and hot tub accessories for your home.




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