Learn the meaning of what is a spa, the benefits of using one regularly for your body and mind and the difference between a spa, hot tub and a whirlpool. We also explore 7 different types of spas with their pros and cons in the buyer’s guide and discuss why you should pick Jaquar for your next spa purchase! When you think of the word ‘spa’, what’s the first image that pops into your mind? Is it an image of relaxing in a tub of water? Interestingly, that’s exactly what a spa is! The word ‘spa’ actually comes from the Latin word ‘Solus per aqua’ meaning health from water and a spa tub was used in ancient times to cure muscle aches and heal wounds of soldiers. Well, the ‘tub’ element of a spa has developed enormously over the centuries, from a simple metal tub to fancy hot tubs with temperature control and massage jets. In this article, we will be doing a deep dive into what is a spa, what the different types of spas are and why you need to get one for your home.