Health & Beauty Center: Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is a natural way of ridding the body of stress. Hydrotherapy and massage therapy all in one; the warm water (37/38°) relaxes muscles and improves circulation while cold water has a stimulating toning effect and increases arterial pressure. The bubbles and water flow compress and decompress tissues benefitting both blood and lymphatic circulation, causing a feeling of lightness in the legs, whilst a draining action reduces cellulite. Hydromassage firms muscles and combats obeisity and rheumatism, reduces tiredness, tones and rejuvenates skin. 2 or 3, 20 minute sessions of hydrotherapy are advised per week. An exfoliating scrub is also advised before entering the jacuzzi. The ideal temperautre for a relaxing bath is between 32 and 37°C and the water pressure should be moderate in order to avoid the breakage of capillaries. For a velvety skin 2 spoons of bicarbonate of soda should be added to the water as well as a few drops of milk, hawthorn, horse chestnut and grapefruit essential oils. To combat celluite essential oil of cypress should be used for its diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. After a jacuzzi, wrap up in a bathrobe and lie down for 10 minutes in order to allow blood pressure to return to normal, and then moisturise the skin. Use of jaccuzi at this extraordianry hydrotherapy center in The Hotel Le Ginestre in the Gargano is included.