We’ve been using water therapeutically for centuries. Common uses of hydrotherapy include the alleviation of stress (which if not dealt with, can become a major obstacle to a healthy life), improved circulation of blood throughout the body, and relief from arthritis, sporting injuries, muscle overuse and inflammation. Adding salt or minerals to the water is said to improve the benefits on offer as well, helping to decrease inflammation.
Since the introduction of the home whirlpool bath in the 1950s by the Jacuzzi brothers, the healing forces of nature have been available to us all – so long as we have the money, that is. The use of ‘jacuzzis’ as an aid to relaxation and improved blood circulation soon caught on among those wealthy enough to afford a model.
As technology has advanced, though, so modern whirlpool baths have become more affordable. Now available in different shapes and sizes to suit most bathrooms, including corner whirlpool bath and freestanding styles, there’s even a whirlpool shower bath which eliminates the need for a separate shower enclosure in smaller bathrooms. And our whirlpool baths start at just over £300, which isn’t bad for spa style luxury on tap in your own home.