A spa is a luxury and a health destination, offering pampering treatments as well as results-driven therapies that target the body’s most common ailments. Some, like this neoclassical wedding cake of a spa in the rom-com-cute Italian town of Merano, have a lab to provide same-day results for personalized hormone, vitamin and cholesterol tests. Others, like this sleek and modern temple to wellness in the rom-com-cute Swiss resort of Bad Ragaz, have an array of state-of-the-art thermal suites filled with everything from warm pools to icy baths to hot tubs and experience showers. Its famous fans include tennis ace Roger Federer.
The analgesic properties of warm spa pool water have been proven to alleviate pain associated with arthritis, migraines and other chronic conditions. Studies also show that soaking in the spa can elevate heart function, improve blood flow and relax the muscles.
When it comes to choosing a new hot tub, reading first-party reviews is a smart move. Many manufacturer’s websites feature reviews submitted by loyal owners who are happy to share their experiences and help potential buyers find a model that is the right fit. For example, this review of the Hot Spring Jetsetter(r) by a satisfied couple in their mid-40s from the Midwest confirms that this spa has a layout that’s right for them and provides a reputable dealer recommendation.
If you’re interested in becoming a spa reviewer, read existing reviews to familiarize yourself with the lingo and style of writing. You can find spa-related articles in various publications, including Spa Finder and other online and print directories, as well as lifestyle, travel, fitness and beauty magazines.