At the heart of the philosophy of most spas, hydrotherapy is the age-old use of water to treat various ailments and promote relaxation .
Here is an overview of our favorite treatments and the spas that present them.
Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa
With several mineral water pools and the ever popular Bioaquam circuit, the Fonteverde Tuscan Resort & Spa in Italy has several hydropatherapy stations (there is even a thermal swimming pool reserved for pets) in its wellness center in total immersion.
What they are: Going beyond your standard home bath, the Spa bath rituals are gaining popularity on spa menus for their ability to provide complete experiences.
What are they for ?: As with any extended bath, hot tubs help relax the body and can be extremely beneficial if used in conjunction with other treatments, such as a prelude to a massage.
The experience: depending on the type of bath (there may be some time spent in a hammam or you can go directly to soaking), most whirlpools use an oversized bathtub and can include an exfoliation element and some kind of moisture component. Heat is our priority. usually a bath ends with a cold drink to help replenish and rehydrate.
The ranch at Rock Creek
Although it specializes in outdoor activities, the Ranch at Rock Creek spa, in Montana, also offers a luxurious relaxation routine. The spa offers personalized facials and massages, but recommends the Saddle Sore Soak for a little more relaxation, balance, and calm. The 75-minute bath includes a personalized blend of aromatic and healing herbs (infusion of comfrey, sage, burdock, rosemary, lavender, chamomile, spearmint, elderberry and licorice) designed to relieve pain muscles.
Hotel Le Toiny
As its name suggests, St. Barth’s dream at Cottage Serenity Spa of the Hotel Le Toiny , in Saint-Barthélemy, aims to create conditioned, silky and silky skin, using a relaxing bath for 30 minutes. With a mixture of coconut vanilla, avocado-tiaré and coconut lily, the scent is divine, while the skin receives a multitude of minerals and vitamins that your therapist carefully creates for your skin.
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Qu is it: A combination of the words water and shiatsu, Watsu is a massage performed in a warm, shallow pool. (You and the massage therapist wear a bathing suit.)
What it’s good for: Those who need a little gentle kneading, because this massage is designed to relieve stress, muscle tension and pain.
The experience: Besides the comfort of being enveloped by heat, the water means allows the therapist to position you in stretches and poses that cannot be performed on your typical massage table .
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa
Le Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa is one of the few spas in the United States to offer a selection of locally inspired offers focused on water, as well as natural mineral waters, which flow directly below the inn. Try the non-fundamental Nurturing treatment, a full Shiatsu massage with relaxing stretches, supported by your massage therapist while you float in the pool.
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Bagni di Pisa Palace & Spa
Few spas have as long a history in hydrotherapy as Bagni di Pisa Palace & Spa (the hotel is located on the site of an ancient spring formerly used by the Romans); Today, the Tuscan health resort is steeped in the tradition of bathing in mineral waters and enjoying the steam of the natural thermal cave. Their version of Watsu takes place in the isolated cave and involves two therapists.
Kohler Waters Spa
Toning treatment: Vichy
What it is: Sources of Vichy, located in the mountainous region of Auvergne in France, are the inspiration for this treatment similar to a shower, “discovered” in the 1800s. Today, the Vichy shower is a sophisticated mechanism of jet shower head multiple hanging on a padded wet table and used for various treatments such as seaweed wraps and scrubs.
Why it’s good: Although it may look like a complicated device that can be used to rinse the treatment products, the Vichy shower also stimulates circulation through pressures and temperatures various water.
The experience: This type of treatment is both invigorating and relaxing, but it is not for the modest. It is a treatment for which it can be difficult to drape the body with towels in the appropriate places.
Using locally grown ground corn as an exfoliant (Native Americans used this vegetable to help cleanse and purify the skin, according to the spa), the Blue Corn Body Polish from Mii Amo Is a vigorous exfoliation performed in conjunction with seven Vichy shower heads and a massage.
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Kohler Waters Spa
Le Kohler Waters Spa, in Kohler, in Wisconsin is an ideal place to discover water in all its forms. From hydrotherapy pools to Vichy showers to unique acoustic baths with underwater music and vibration and RiverBath, the options are as varied as the technology used in the Kohler faucets we know so well. Complete Harmony, the 80-minute spa, invites visitors through the Stillness and Harmony wet rooms, combining Vichy shower, bath and body treatments for total relaxation.
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Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
Le thermal complex from Tamina Therme from Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, which includes a circuit of indoor and outdoor pools, hot and cold caves, saunas, steam baths and even whirlpools, all supplied with water from Tamina Gorge, a natural thermal spring. this has been providing water to the resort since 1840 – spa enthusiasts jump into the water.
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With the Atlantic Ocean as a backdrop, the restoration and renewal of water are at the heart of Lapis , the Spa of Fontainebleau in Miami . Designed around the emblematic (and autonomous) ritual water elements of the spa, the hydrotherapy offers of the spa include a mineral pool enriched with seaweed extracts and a jet bath, a rain tunnel, a shower rain effect and a shower room with shower. mixed and matched. Whichever route you take, don’t miss any of the spa water thermal therapies when you’re done.