One of the most useful creations of the past century is definitely the Whirlpool bathtub. Nothing gives you a better body massage than several jets of warm water. To add more pleasure to an already blissful moment, some Whirlpool bathtubs have air bubbles on option. Bubbles in the bath with bubbles in a glass is heaven on earth.
Relaxing massages are not the only benefit a whirlpool bathtub can give you. Did you know they also have therapeutic advantages? Stress, migraine, headache, backache, fatigue, exhaustion, cramps, arthritis and osteoarthritis, all those and more can be successfully treated. Also, it has been discovered that half an hour daily helps with weight lost.
Using water as a therapeutic treatment is a very old tradition. The Romans used to go to the water public baths for the hot springs to relax, to treat their ailments and to socialize. For centuries to this day, Japanese people have been going to the naturally hot water baths called “Ofuro”. It is a popular family outing. The Jacuzzi brothers’ invention brought this luxury inside houses.
Having a son who suffered from chronic rheumatoid arthritis, Candido created in 1948 a whirlpool bathtub to offer him daily therapy at home. He made one with an oak barrel and an agricultural water pump. Later, he added water jets to amplify the effects. He then marked it. It quickly became a popular feature in American bathrooms.
Today, a large choice of tubs can be found in the shops. First, they come in two varieties, the drop-in type or the alcove type. A drop-in tub is simply put on the floor or on a platform. The alcove tub, a very popular choice in America, is enfold on three sides by walls. Then, there are three styles to choose from, floor mounted sunken tubs, deck mounted tubs or pedestal mounted tubs.
Next, the choice gets more difficult as there is a multitude of sizes and shapes on offer, from the modest common bathtub suitable for a bathroom and a private relaxing session to the mini pool fit for a garden and ten of your friends. It can be a good party entertainment.
Long the time when they were made of wood. At present, tubs are made of acrylic or fiberglass or both for a modest one -of porcelain, cast iron or cultured marble for a more expensive tub -and of copper, stainless steel or concrete for the most stylish model.
The most luxurious tub has a fourteen inch LCD flat screen colour TV with a remote control – a video input-twelve hydro massage jets – twenty air bubble jets – thermostatic temperature value – two padded headrests – two built-in shampoo and body wash dispensers-underwater light-comfortable seating for two and more. The most simple one is the size of a normal bathtub with eight water jets.
So, feeling stressed, achy, tired? Had a bad day? The whirlpool bathtub is your remedy. These are 5 steps to heaven -put on some quiet music – light up some candles and switch off the main light – unplug the phone – take a drink with you – plunge into the hot water and close your eyes. This is Your time.