You don’t need to book a once-a-month session at a professional spa to benefit from the healing powers of hydrotherapy. Soaking in a spa bath offers many health benefits, aside from the obvious. This technology has evolved over the centuries, but it dates back to ancient civilisations, including the Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, who used spas for therapy and relaxation.
You don’t need to rely on ancient spa baths to warm your body and heal your tired muscles. Beautiful and advanced spa baths for bathrooms are helping millions of South Africans to enjoy the benefits of hydrotherapy in the comfort and privacy of their own homes. Why do so many people enjoy a long soak in a spa bath? There are many reasons, but perhaps one of the most popular reasons is the immediate sense of relaxation that takes hold of the bather.
When our bodies absorb heat, numerous subtle physiological processes occur. As the body starts warming up, blood flow increases. The warming of your blood also causes blood vessels to dilate. Subsequently, blood pressure is often reduced in as little as twenty minutes spent soaking in the tub. What’s more, the hot water affects muscle relaxation as heat from the water carries deep into the muscles.
Harnessing the Power of Hydrotherapy in Your Daily Life
Usually, the body attempts to cool itself by carrying heat to the surface via your blood. However, unlike with a conventional bathtub, a spa bath maintains the hot water temperature indefinitely. So while you enjoy a long soak in your spa bath, your blood will not recirculate at a reduced temperature. Instead, it returns deep within your body at a warmer temperature than before and subsequently delivers therapeutic heat, where other treatments fail to do so.
As the body’s central nervous system’s sensitivity is muted, the body is able to focus its attention on the heat. This leads to temporary pain relief. While this neurological effect can be achieved with any gradual increase in the body’s temperature, it certainly sounds more appealing soaking in a warm spa bath in the privacy of your own home!
Benefit from Water’s Natural Buoyancy
Another undisputed benefit of spending time in a spa bath is buoyancy. Even the fittest of people have a lot of weight on their joints. Think of your ankles, knees and feet. They support almost all of your body’s weight, every day, all day long. Your other joints are constantly in motion too, such as your wrists and elbows. Most people have experienced annoying back pain in their lives, or know of someone who has.
When soaking in a spa bath, the water’s natural buoyancy supports approximately 90% of the body’s weight. This leads to an obvious reduction of strain on our joints, giving the joints a little “down time” from their daily grind. Pressure is vastly reduced while you merely take a load off and enjoy relaxing in your spa bath.
The Best Quality Spa Bath for Your Bathroom from Summer Place
At Summer Place Spas & Baths, we have been supplying South Africans with the best quality and most advanced spa baths for their bathrooms since 1968. Since our inception, we have helped generations of South Africans harness the unmatched power of hydrotherapy in their daily lives. Focused streams of water with warmed air mixed in the flow provide a therapeutic massage that you can control, depending on how intense or gentle you want the stream to be.
We are proud of our illustrious legacy in the marketplace, and although we take design inspiration from the latest spa baths in Europe, we ensure that each of our designs is tailored to the needs of our South African consumers. As a manufacturer of a range of in-ground and flush deck spas, we also lead the way in new and exciting designs to hit the market each year.
All our spa baths are self-draining systems, ensuring dry plumbing and pumps when baths are emptied. This further ensures a hygienic system at all times, further enhancing our clients’ enjoyment of our units. We have an extensive range of top spa baths for bathrooms that are sure to have a unit that appeals to you. Contact us to discuss your spa bath requirements in greater detail, and partner with South Africa’s leading manufacturer of exciting home spas.