The word spa is taken from the famous natural mineral water springs at Spa in Belgium and has become used as a common noun to describe any place with a mineral or medicinal spring. Hydro is a prefix meaning produced or derived from water or the flow and movement in water and one obvious example is “Hydroelectricity” electricity derived from Water.
So the point of all this is to try and define the word Hydrospa and my own thinking is that is a spa effect derived form the movement or flow of water.
Water is an amazing resource. With out we would not survive on the planet. A liquid that we can drink and sustain life but is a fluid capable of being solid when frozen and often used in physiotherapy to help recovery from injuries and to relieve muscle stiffness and aches by assisting in the reduction of lactic acid.
Warm soothing water helps to open the blood vessels to naturally assist and improve blood circulation round the body.
The increased circulation helps to bring nutrients and thereby helps the tissue and muscle groups around arthritic joints relax, and promotes the flow of endorphins in the body.
Treatment by massage to the hands and feet is known as Reflexology and this is based on the fact that there are reflexes in the feet and hands that correspond to various parts of the body. The massaging effect of the warm water helps to apply gentle pressure to the feet and hands increasing circulation and providing respite to specific joint and muscular functions.
Modern day hot Tubs have a flow of water from a variety of massage Jets so that the combined mixing of air and warm water produces a nice Jet or stream of warm water that massages the body and limbs that in many ways reproduces the ancient practice of water massage therapy for the 21st Century. For many thousands of years, people have naturally been drawn to the hot springs and Spa’s such as at Spa in Belgium where the water naturally springs from the earth bubbling naturally aerated and often full of heat.
Relaxing heat, muscle stimulation, and lighter-than-air buoyancy help to relieve physical burdens and brighten the spirits. Researchers have observed the healing effects of this type of therapy. This Spa therapy provides improved circulation, decreased joint pain, and acceleration of the body’s natural healing processes.
No scientific research is needed to appreciate these benefits: the instinctive comfort of getting into soothing warm massage jet driven water. Stress & strain of modern day life to release itself into the warm waters and the spring in your step after a session in a modern Hot Tub is noticeable. Lastly Aromatherapy is defined as the use of evaporating plant oils, including essential oils, for psychological and physical well-being. Specific scents can have beneficial effects on your mind and body. In conclusion there are many advantages to be gained by the regular use of Hot Tub and the Hydro Massage and Hydro Therapy Treatment that it provides