Hot tubs are the large tubs or small pools, usually located outdoors & sheltered for privacy & protection, containing hot water and for soaking, relaxation, massage, or hydrotherapy.
Mainly two different styles of hot tubs are available in Okeechobee: Simple wooden soaking tubs & One-piece plastic tubs.
An electric heater or a natural gas heater is generally used for heating the hot tubs. Solar heating or submersible wood-fired heaters may also be used. Water from natural hot springs can also used in combination with cool water to obtain a perfect soaking temperature in hot tubs.
As a warm, wet environment is prone to microbial growth, it is essential to maintain regularity of water sanitization & water chemistry in these hot tubs.
Spas, in Okeechobee, on the other hand refer to water treatment or balneotherapy. The conventional spas provide the following treatments as part of the complete therapy- Aromatherapy, Bathing or soaking in: Japanese or Roman Hot Springs or Hot tubs, Mud baths, Peat pulp bath, Sauna, Steam bath, Body wraps- using hot linens, plastic sheets and blankets, or mud wraps, in combination with herbal products, Facials- cleansing of face with a variety of products, Body massage, Nail treatments- manicures and pedicures, Nutrition and weight guidance, Personal training, Skin exfoliation, Waxing for body hair removal, Yoga & meditation.