A Spa is Therapeutic in Many Ways..
Hydrotherapy · Aromatherapy ·
Physiotherapy · Massage
Hydrotherapy, the union of heat, buoyancy and
massage, is the reason why you want a spa..
Warm water increases blood flow and
stimulates endorphins, providing a natural feeling of well-being. By dilating blood
vessels, heat also speeds the flow of blood to sore muscles or damaged tissue.
Buoyancy lifts pressure from muscles and
joints, reducing your body weight. This pleasant sensation of weightlessness makes it
easier to move around during your hydrotherapy session and afterwards.
Massage, the rhythmic pressure of jet-driven
water, soothes away tension and muscle soreness. It increases circulation and accelerates
your body's natural healing process.
Since the time of the ancient Greeks, people
have found natural healing powers in bubbling pools of hot water. Now studies tell us that
hydrotherapy can ease the pain of sprains and muscle-related injuries, and speed the
repair process after a strenuous workout. It can also alleviate the pain of arthritis and
ease certain symptoms of diabetes. Do you feel calmer during the day because you're
looking forward to relaxing in your spa, or does the soothing magic of hydrotherapy last
all day? Maybe both.
A slice of lemon, a garden drenched by summer
rain, an armful of freshly cut lavender
aromas can be evocative, even therapeutic.
They can make us feel calmer or more energetic, remind us of times past, alter our moods
and help us think more clearly.
Trainers, physical therapists and other health
care professionals recommend hydrotherapeutic sessions to alleviate the symptoms of muscle
strains, sprains and other injuries, and to accelerate the healing process. The flow of
warm water eases muscle tension, and relieves pressure on surrounding nerves, joints and
blood vessels. Movement becomes easier, which is especially important for those suffering
from arthritis and back pain. Warm water physiotherapy is also one of the safest
Exercising in water is a wonderful way to
improve flexibility and strength, build muscle endurance and balance, combat the aging
process and boost your cardiovascular system. The warm water of a hot tub also greatly
reduces stress on joints and stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural
For aquatic exercise, the temperature of the
water must be cooler than the normal hot tub setting. Even non-exercisers or patients
recovering from accidents or injuries can benefit from performing gentle, easy-flowing
movements with water as the medium. By working with the water's natural resistance, even a
mild water workout can tone muscles and boost metabolism.
Three major sub-systems work in concert to
provide you with an unsurpassed spa experience: jets, controls and seating.
The effectiveness and comfort of hydrotherapy depend on jet type, not number. A plethora
of similar jets isn't therapy, it's monotony. It's like playing the same note over and
over again. Each jet is like a different pair of "hands" and
"fingers." Some delicately caress soft tissue and some knead the aches in deep,
large muscle groups. Some jets simulate Swedish massage, while others provide a
You are the conductor. You control pressure and flow to the jets of your choice, wherever
you choose to sit.
During a massage, the masseur or masseuse occasionally asks you to change positions in
order to work different parts of your body. Similarly, spas have different seating areas,
designed to deliver different hydrotherapies. You ease yourself from one area to another
to experience a full-body massage.