A At the ancient Roman baths, patrons moved from room to room to experience cold-water plunges, hot-air baths, steam baths, and a variety of other spa treatments.
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As I write this introduction, my 102-degree hot tub beckons me with its soothing waters and instant hydrotherapy. And inside my master bathroom, a tile and glass-block steam shower stands ready to envelop me in its hot, misty fog. It’s only a matter of time before I make room for a sauna. Yet, as excited as I am about my own home spa, I’m more excited for you, the reader, because you are planning (or at least considering) bringing a hot tub, sauna, or steam bath into your home. And once you experience the home spa lifestyle, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.