For centuries, the Japanese have been practicing the tradition of public bathing in sentos. This ritual serves as a way to purify the mind and body. Although its origins were tied to Buddhist purification rituals, it has since evolved into an everyday tradition for everyone. Japanese people love bathing for several reasons, such as improving blood circulation, relieving pain, and calming the nervous system. Hot tubbing can provide the same benefits and jet therapy can help release tension and loosen muscles. Stretching while in the hot tub can offer relief from muscle and joint discomfort.
Japanese people also believe that hot water immersion can improve breathing. The combination of pressure on the chest and hot water helps increase lung capacity and oxygen intake. Onsens, or natural hot springs, are a treasure in Japanese bathing culture. They are considered one of the secrets to their glowing youthful skin. Soaking in a natural hot spring has analgesic effects and salt that helps with skin elasticity. In addition, soaking increases blood flow to the skin and encourages the release of endorphins, giving you a rosy glow post-soak that feels and looks terrific.
Modern hot tubs and spas around the world now offer the option of a saltwater system. This state-of-the-art water care system uses fewer chemical or bottled products, and the water is nearly in its most natural state for hot tub soaking. The result is effervescent, therapeutic water that is also softer on your skin.