It is no secret that water is the holy grail of life. Not only does it serve as one of the basic requirements for survival, it has many other properties that most of us aren’t aware of. The power of hydrotherapy is one of them. Hydrotherapy is the use of different properties of water for healing of the body. The healing properties of water have been used since medieval ages mainly as medical baths. It was considered as a luxury restricted only to the elite. But with time and the development of modern technology, the concept of “water therapy” has now become a common term and is widely available in many varieties to fit most income levels of the modern generation.

Benefits of Water therapy

The word “Spa” which is a Latin acronym for “Salus per aquam” literally means “Health from water”

Spa or water therapy uses some of the basic properties of water such as temperature, pressure, solubility, reactivity and transparency and modified into different healing techniques. Benefits of water therapy includes improving blood circulation, cleansing of the skin, stress reduction and relief, soothing sore joints and muscles and simply giving the feeling of a relaxed and calm state of both body and mind. Specialized hydrotherapy techniques are sometimes used for treatment of certain medical conditions and as a part of certain physiotherapy routines.

In a study conducted in Japan, it was found that the frequency of spa use was linked to better physical and mental health, including better quality of sleep and fewer sick days. Water therapy is also being used by veterinarians for the treatment of dogs recovering from surgeries and other conditions. Although spas are mainly confined to specific healing centers and massage parlors, hydrotherapy is now making its way into everyday households. This includes installation of Jacuzzis, whirlpool bathtubs, baths with massaging jets and so forth. Among these, the latest trend in hydrotherapy is the blow up spas which are both economical and convenient compared to the other home spa types.

Things to consider when investing in home spas

 First and foremost the type of spa that is to be invested must be decided. With so many varieties to pick from, this could be a confusing task. It is important to first think about the amount of money that is to be invested. Next the purpose should be considered. Is it for a home based hydrotherapy business, or is it to be used as a part of a recovery process from a medical condition or is it simply to be used to relax and enjoy with family and friends?

Based on these factors, the type and budget can be preplanned. If it is to be used for business purposes, then the permanent and more expensive options such as Jacuzzis whirlpool bathtubs, sauna baths and plunge baths have to be purchased. But if it is for personal or family use, investing in a temporary or portable option is the best. While most temporary home water therapy systems aren’t long lasting as the name itself implies, the latest invention to solve this crisis which are the inflatable spas do not face this issue. They are long lasting, portable, requires low maintenance, easy to assemble and are affordable. It’s also convenient for small households as it can be deflated and stored aside when not in use.

Therefore it is safe to say that hydrotherapy at your door step is a wise investment for anyone on a budget looking for a little luxury living.