Soaking in a hot tub can bring many health benefits. In fact, the word "spa" is an acronym for the Latin “salus per aquam”, which literally means "health from water." Ancient cultures - including the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans - used spas for therapy and relaxation. The Mohawk tribe in New York named their local hot spring "Sarasota" - which means "place of miraculous water in rock." In more recent times, natural hot springs around the country were a popular vacation destination for those who could afford the indulgence.