The best hot tub massage requires powerful jets from a reliable spa model.

When you think of relaxation, you think of a massage. And one of the best parts of owning a hot tub is having a massage available to you at any time. There is no need to make a trip to a day spa or schedule an appointment with a massage therapist. All you need for a gentle or deep-tissue massage is 20 minutes. You can grab a towel and a favorite beverage and slip into the soothing warm water.

In order to enjoy the best massage hot tub, you need to purchase a quality model that offers multiple jets, multiple types of jets, and a powerful pump that provides enough pressure for anything from soothing massage action to deep-tissue penetration. With so many hot tub brands out there, it can be difficult to determine which is the best massage hot tub available for you and your home. However, with some background knowledge about hot tub jets and available manufacturer options, you can find the ideal opportunity for a daily, customized hot tub massage right at home.


The quality of a hot tub massage is determined by how controlled and customizable the jet action is. If you're looking for powerful hydrotherapy, it matters how deeply the force can penetrate into the muscle and how wide the area of effect is. If you're looking for a softer, more soothing massage, it's important for the jets to be able to meet you where you are. Without versatile jets and precise controls to choose your massage options, the massage is limited, and so are the results. When you're looking for the best massage hot tub, it's a good idea to scrutinize the jets and look for:

  • Jets with different diameters. Water pressure is a function of the diameter of the aperture it flows through. Jet openings of different diameters (not just a variety of trim sizes) creates a varied massage to relax you.
  • A powerful pump that provides enough pressure for a firm massage. Hot tub jets need to provide enough force to penetrate deep into the muscle.
  • Jets that move and can be aimed to better target problem areas. You need to be able to customize your hot tub massage to address your specific aches and problem areas. When you have intuitive hot tub controls and can aim the massage jets exactly as you need them, you'll experience the full massage benefit.
  • Different types of jet actions for a more complete massage. Just as our bodies are complex, you want your hot tub massage to be able to address different needs. Innovative jets offer more than just direct force, and hot tubs that are designed for ultimate hydrotherapy feature a variety of jets to perform different actions. For example, the Moto-Massage® DX jets, which are exclusive to the Highlife Collection® from Hot Spring® Spas, offer powerful dual water streams that rotate or sweep up and down the back, targeting a large area. This unique massage experience is just the thing to ease end-of-day aches or to help you to relax.

Some hot tubs may leave your feet, arms, and hands out of the massage. The best massage hot tub has jets to target your whole body for a neck-to-toe massage.

Footwell jets, such as those found on the Limelight® Collection from Hot Spring spas, can provide a great massage for those who are on their feet all day. A strong rush of water across the soles of the feet can ease tired muscles, along with a relaxing stream of bubbles between the toes. If you spend your days in the office, you may be interested in hot tubs like the Limelight Collection Prism® spa or the Highlife Collection Envoy® spa, which have jets built directly into the armrest. It may seem like a small detail, but hovering your hands over a warm jet of water, feeling it pass between your fingers, is an incredible sensation after a day spent typing and piloting a mouse.

The number of seats and the seating positions can also be important for getting the best hot tub massage. Being able to move around and experience the diverse jet actions allows you to target all of your problem areas. In this way, you take advantage of the wide-ranging benefits of hot tub therapy.

Imagine stretching out and letting powerful jets massage your calves and your feet and the powerful streams of the Moto-Massage® DX jets sweep up and down your back. This experience is unique to lounge seats in the Highlife Collection models, including the Sovereign®, Envoy®, Jetsetter®, Jetsetter® LX, and Aria® spas. If you're looking forward to sharing the best hot tub massage with another, the Highlife Collection Triumph™ spa offers dual lounge seats. All Highlife Collection spa models feature the innovative Moto-Massage® DX jets for a soothing hydro-massage every day.


If you've ever visited a day spa, then you probably noticed the soothing lighting and the relaxing sounds—perhaps a water feature. Lighting and waterfalls are standard on many of the hot tubs from Hot Spring spas. The two-person Hot Spot® TX, for instance, comes with blue LED lighting and the option for the Splendors® multi-colored dimmable LED lighting. These features can set the mood for relaxation as you're massaged by the Moto-Massage jet, rotary hydromassage jet, and 8 Directional Precision® jets that can be targeted to your trouble spots.

Larger spas such as the Hot Spot Rhythm®, and Relay® come with the Hot Spot spas 10-point lighting system. The Limelight Collection Flair® spa offers the Raio® spas multi-color lighting system with 32 points of light with the Vidro™ backlit waterfall, along with 12 rotary jets of different sizes. There are different water feature and lighting options for Hot Spring spa models that support a thoroughly relaxing hot tub massage.

Another convenient option for customizing your home spa ambiance is a wireless speaker system, available from the Limelight and Highlife Collections. This hot tub entertainment system allows you to find or create your own hot tub playlist for ultimate relaxation. You can further enhance this relaxing atmosphere with hot tub aromatherapy, courtesy of MPScents® non-chlorine oxidizer that also freshens and brightens spa water.

Finally, one of the most important things for the best hot tub massage is that it's available whenever you want and that you use it often. You'll want to choose a reliable spa from an established brand that offers support for their spas everywhere. A spa that breaks down or cannot be maintained appropriately can't offer much in the way of relaxation. So, when choosing a spa for your home, choose one that offers The Absolute Best Hot Tub Ownership Experience along with the best hot tub massage.

We support our spa owners with excellent customer service available from a global network of knowledgeable dealers. When you're looking for the absolute best hot tub massage, visit a local dealer for a test soak and to experience all that our hot tubs have to offer.