The ancient history of hydromassage dates back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans who used baths and massages in the water as a form of relaxation. As the Roman’s conquered greater areas of land, the popularity of hydromassages grew further across various cultures. In 1752, a Scottish author named Tobias Smollett wrote an essay about the therapeutic effects of water to improve hysterical disorders, menstrual obstruction, and circulation.
In modern times, hydromassage has been increasingly popular since the 1960s. While one used to need to go outside the home for a hydromassage, many people now have Jacuzzi tubs in their home or other types of hydromassage equipment.