Spa focus: How water treatments can benefit you

The use of water for therapy has been carried out for hundreds of years and now forms a fundamental part of homeopathic medicine practices.  

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Many of us are unfamiliar with the concept of hydrotherapy and how beneficial it is for our well-being.

Hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat discomfort and promote physical well-being. A variety of therapeutic treatments and methods carry out the healing properties of water for relief of pain, as well as to enhance our health.

The Spa at The View Boutique Hotel offers a variety of hydrotherapy facilities giving you the opportunity to take advantage of the many positive effects of water therapy. Hydrotherapy encompasses a variation of treatments, including the use of hydrotherapy pools, steam rooms, and detoxing floatation therapy, which can all help to improve numerous conditions. Modern day therapies are also enhanced with extras such as aromatherapy or Dead Sea salt.

6 Health and Healing Benefits of Detox Hydrotherapy:

1. Reduces muscle tension and relieves pain

The weightlessness you feel when emerged in water relieves tension in the limbs, supporting aching muscles and easing body movements as opposed to being on land.

2. Treats Depression

Hydrotherapy stimulates the release of endorphins, which acts as a natural pain reliever, further more relieving muscle stiffness.

3. Rehabilitates injured muscles

Being immersed in warm water raises the body temperature, increasing blood flow around the circulatory system and alleviating muscle soreness. The improved circulation will assist in healing injured tissues and rehabilitate damaged muscles or joints.

4. Encourages detoxification

Steam rooms induce a substantial amount of sweating; the body’s primary way of excreting toxins and cleansing the body of impurities.

5. Relieves stress

Hydrotherapy treatments can help reduce blood pressure caused by stress, slowing down the body’s reaction to anxiety.

6. Treats Cellulite

The elimination of toxins prevents the appearance of cellulite.

For more information or to book a session, email spa@hoteltheview.com or call 031 903 1556. The spa is open every day from 08h00 to 20h30.

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