A hydromassage tub is the thing when you want to get some relief from daily stress. Nowadays, purchasing a hydromassage bathtub isn’t so expensive. The market offers many solutions for all spaces and budgets. Whether you want to install it in your bathroom or in your spa, Archiproducts will guide your choices.
The hydromassage tub has nozzles that spray water that massages your body. This way it relaxes your muscels relieving from stress. How does it work? It does that thanks to the Venturi effect. A pump sucks water in and it sprays it in the tub through the pipes and the nozzles. The nozzles can be set manually or automatically and this is where the mix between air and water happens. The micro bubbles produced by the intense water flow press our body tissues massaging them. The tub combines temperature, pressure and water movement. The ideal temperature for a relaxing bath is between 32° - 27°C while the pressure needs to be set carefully to avoid superficial capillary ruptures. Warm water (ranging between 37°C and 38°C) relieves contractures and favours blood circulation. Colder water has a stimulating effect and it tones muscles up making blood pressure rise. Excessively hot water or being in the tub for too long isn’t recommendable specially if you suffer from low blood pressure or cardiovascular conditions. We recommend using the tub a few times a week in 20 minutes sessions. After you have had a bath you should lay down in a bathrobe for 10 minutes to let blood pressure normalize.
What are the benefits of using a hydromassage tub? The pressure of water jets lets capillaries expand thus speeding up peripheral circulation. While the tissues are stimulated to gain a metabolic balance, muscles are toned up and veins are reinfornced. Lower limbs feel lighter thanks to the draining action and the skin is more elastic and toned improving anti-cellulite effects. From a therapeutic point of view, hydromassage helps you recover from mild traumas like sprains, bruises and muscular contractures. More, the hydromassage provides a general wellbeing sensation relieving from stress and tiredness. By opening skin pores up it enables the absorption of essential oils and salts and it contributes to the release of endorphins that boost enjoyment and wellbeing.
A hydromassage tub has to be chosen taking into account its functions and eventual accessories. You can have multiple air/water massage combinations that can produce relaxing, reinforcing, stimulating or therapeutic effects. In the air massage, the flow starts from the bottom of the tub and it has a therapeutic effect while the water massage lets the flow in from the lateral nozzels. Some models come with nozzles that spray air or water into your back for a lumbar massage. Others can massage your feet. The swiveling nozzles let you decide how to set the flow and the flow speed can be adjusted. The cutting edge models have retractable taps and touch screen control. To enhance the comfort you want to add a bathtub headrest
that lets you lay out without sliding to the bottom of the tub. If you want to have a multisensorial experience you can add an aromatherapy system, chromotherapy lamps and a Bluetooth audio system.
How to choose your hydromassage tub? The size and shape of the room will determine the models you can install. For example, in small bathrooms you can install a rectangular hydromassage tub
which can easily fit along a wall depending on the available space. The market also offers compact 140x80 cm models that are deeper so to let you be completely submerged in an almost sitting position. For a mid sized bathroom you can choose a corner hydromassage tub
which is perfect for a squared shaped bathroom having a free corner. Corner tubs can be 120x120 cm up to 165x165 cm large and the largest models can also accomodate two people at once. For large bathrooms, you can choose whatever shape, from the contemporary round hydromassage tubs
either freestanding like a swimming pool or recessed for a spa sensation, to the comfortable oval hydromassage tubs
which embrace your body perfectly. The latest trend, though, is the freestanding hydromassage tub
which dominates the scene making your bathroom a fascinating place. Since they can be installed freely wherever in the room, the freestanding tubs can come in whatever shape but you need to install in advance pipes, taps and the drain on the floor exactly where you want to install the tub. For this reason, the initial cost of this kind of tub is generally higher.
What about the materials? The acrylic hydromassage tubs
are the most common ones since they’re less expensive and have higher hygiene standards.