Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. With it comes feelings of adoration and appreciation for the important people in our lives. What often gets lost among all the hearts and arrows though, are thoughts about the guy who the whole day is based around. With that in mind, we began speculating about the patron saint of love and an intriguing thought came to us. If spas had been around in Saint Valentine’s time, he probably would have been an enthusiast. So, without further adieu, here are some compelling reasons why Saint Valentine would love a spa.
A Chance to Bond
Despite Saint Valentine’s popularity, there is actually not a lot known about the saint that the day is dedicated to. The truth is that there have been a number of other Saint Valentines over the years. We think that if Saint Valentine was still around, he’d truly enjoy some bonding time with all the other Saint Valentines. With a spa in his backyard, he could invite his fellow Saint Vs over. They could all have a soak and compare notes on each of their experiences and achievements – and of course epic love stories.
Saint Valentine is said to have possessed the power to heal. As such, he is not only a patron saint of love but also of healing. This leads us to believe that Saint Valentine wouldn’t be able to resist the healing benefits of spas. Soaking in the hot tub is healing in so many ways. It soothes sore muscles, boosts cardiovascular health, enhances sleep, burns calories, promotes calm, and much more.
Strength and Worth
Saint Valentine’s name, Valentinus, comes from the Latin word for worth, power, and strength. With such a dynamic name, we’re sure that Saint Valentine would be a big fan of recharging his energy in the spa. Even the most influential among us, need some time to wind down at the end of a long day. Soaking in a hot tub is a wonderful way to take a bit of time out and reset your energy stores.
A Thing of Poetry
There are no known celebrations of Valentine’s Day, as we know it, before medieval times. However, in 1375 the famed poet, Geoffrey Chaucer, wrote, “For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne’s day / Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate”. Once the poem, “Parliament of Foules”, became popular, it is thought that people began to associate Valentine’s Day with love and relationships.
Prior to this time, St. Valentine’s Day was simply a feast, with no romantic connotations. Saint Valentine is the patron saint of love, engaged couples, and happy marriage. We’re certain he’d be thrilled with the hot tub’s penchant for furthering romance and its ability to bring people together.
Follow Saint Valentine’s Lead
While Saint Valentine didn’t get his much-deserved chance to reap the benefits of a backyard spa, you can still get in on all the fun and relaxation. Got bubbling questions about hot tubs? Contact Fronheiser Pools for all your pool and hot tub questions!