DETOX

A detox program is a highly effective way to clean your body of toxins, speed up your metabolism and enhance your overall health.

 Juicing alkalises the body’s pH level and assists both in the absorption of nutrients and encourages the body’s own ability to detoxify.

 Fasting also allows the digestive system to rest, enabling energy resources to be directed to biochemical maintenance and repair. Here at The Hydro, a juice fast comprises a daily allowance of up to 5 combinations of freshly prepared raw vegetable juices and 3 portions of seed mix. These provide essential protein, fat and fibre, assisting in the stabilisation of blood sugar levels.

Detox Massages help to rid your body of toxins and pollutants that build up, especially when you are under stress. Detox massage is a type of gentle manipulation that focuses mainly on the lymphatic system of the body, eliminating excess fluid buildup, expelling harmful bacteria and flushing out waste products that have built up from the metabolic processes.

Regular Exercise encourages circulation in the blood and lymph system, enhances digestion, reduces tension, lubricates joints, and strengthens your body.

 

Our Detox Treatments

Any of our detox treatment programs that are going to have any meaningful benefit to your health, are going to take a number of days.
Here is a list of the treatments that you can choose from individually during your stay, but are best experienced through the longer, coordinated programs that we recommend.

 

Alexander Technique
Alexander Technique: This is a technique that promotes the growth of self-awareness and may be defined as an embodied approach to Mindfulness. The therapist uses various simple operations such as sitting and standing as well as gentle movements of your limbs on a therapy table to illustrate your habitual patterns of reaction. This awareness helps you to recognise and overcome the habit patterns of your mind that, in turn, compromise posture, movement, thinking, emotions and many other vital aspects of functioning. Soothing and relaxing, this new ‘mindfulness’ can lead to choices that can lead to lasting, beneficial and self-directed change.
Bellabaci full body Massage
Bellabaci is a modified and simplified version of the ancient cupping technique that is still used today in Asia, Egypt and Greece. Bellabaci utilizes medical-grade silicone cups which, when squeezed by hand, create a vacuum against the skin (these do not leave unsightly red marks). By creating suction in the cup, negative pressure is created under the skin that promotes drainage of excess fluid and toxins. Connective tissue is mobilised and this can assist in reducing scarring and enhancing blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin. Cell metabolism is improved, too, through the supply of additional nutrients and oxygen, thus providing longer term anti-ageing benefits as well. Depending on the degree of suction applied, Bellabaci can be as light as lymphatic drainage or as deep as a deep tissue massage.
Colonic Hydrotherapy
Colonic Hydrotherapy is for those suffering from colon issues such as colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal distension or gas pains. Using filtered water to irrigate the colon, the process cleanses and tones the colon, thus helping to detoxify your body. It is beneficial in restoring the functions of the colon and promoting optimal digestive assimilation. This, in turn, strengthens your immune system, leading to improved general health.
Inbody Analysis
Inbody Analysis offers an accurate measurement of water, fat, protein (muscle) and minerals in the body. A small electrical current is applied via electrodes that connect you to the Inbody Analysis scale and instantaneously produces a print-out of your body composition values.
Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy involves a 15-min Jacuzzi bath to stimulate circulation and help warm up sore or stiff muscles, followed by a hot and cold sitting bath (called Kneipp therapy) to stimulate lymph and blood circulation. There after you have a full-body cold spray, followed by a steam bath or sauna to eliminate impurities via the skin. Finally, a warm shower brings you back to body temperature leaving your skin feeling invigorated and your body completely relaxed.
Manual Lymph Drainage
Manual Lymph Drainage is a treatment designed to manually stimulate the normal detoxification process of lymph drainage. By using gentle, specialised pumping techniques, the therapist moves your skin in the direction of the lymph flow, stimulating the process by which lymphatic vessels carry substances vital to your body’s defences as well as removing waste products. This therapy is ideal for people who need to improve all conditions of oedema and fluid retention as well as providing post-operative encouragement of the natural healing process.
Aquacise
Aquacise These 30-min classes take place in the heated indoor pool and are directed by a fitness specialist. The resistance of warm water in combination with gentle exercises helps build strength and flexibility. Classes are applicable to all levels of fitness.
Detox Body Scrub and Wrap
A Detox Body Scrub and Wrap starts with a full-body salt exfoliation to buff away dead skin cells and promote blood circulation. After a shower to remove the exfoliator, the skin is left soft and purified in readiness for the detox oil that facilitates the detoxification process. A clay body mask is then applied over the detox oil and the body is wrapped tightly for 15 min while you receive a relaxing scalp massage. This is followed by a warm shower to remove the mask before a Cabernet body lotion is finally applied. The effect is soft, supple skin and a thoroughly detoxified and invigorated body.
Ozone Therapy
Ozone Therapy takes place in an ozone chamber under the supervision of a trained therapist. Ozone-rich, moist heat opens pores and dilates the capillaries. The ozone oxidises toxins in the lymph nodes, fat and blood. The oxidised toxins leave the body via the sweat glands in the skin, thereby preventing the shock to the body of excessive dumping of toxins into the liver and colon. This state-of-the-art treatment aids various problems such as high blood pressure, arthritis, eczema, allergies, low immunity, muscular /nervous system dysfunction and nicotine dependency.
Swedish Full Body Massage
This deep massage improves circulation and flexibility while easing muscle aches and tension. By applying firm but gentle pressure across the body, the practitioner warms and loosens the muscle tissue thereby releasing tension and eliminating knots. This treatment is for ideal those seeking body relaxation as a means to improve overall health
Thallasso Wrap
A Thalasso Wrap begins with a full body, salt buff exfoliation treatment followed by a re-mineralising and detoxifying bath. Next, an under-water, lymphatic drainage treatment is rendered, using gentle water pressure to facilitate the elimination of toxins. It is followed by the application of a Slimming oil after which the body is wrapped in a Seaweed mud. A head massage is given while the body is wrapped. A shower helps clean the mud from the body and this treatment is ended with a contouring and firming body cream.
Liquid Body - Letting go
Liquid Body (The Art of Letting Go) is unique treatment, exclusive to The Hydro and highly recommended for anyone suffering the effects of acute or chronic stress, recovering from illness or injury, or experiencing stiffness and postural shifts associated with old age or sedentary lifestyle. The treatment involves gentle stretches and soothing, rocking movements of limbs and joints, although trigger points may also be addressed if necessary. Passive movement initiated by the therapist helps you become aware of accumulated body tension while you simultaneously discover your choice in letting it go. This new awareness is identical to Mindfulness: creating improved awareness and encouraging a deeper immersion in your Hydro experience. This treatment boosts your immune system and facilitates the detoxification process.  It is especially recommended for those seeking to re-balance themselves by identifying and eliminating tension in the body and who may be in need of a sustainable means of managing stress in life. It is also indicated for anyone seeking assistance in quickly achieving an optimal level of relaxation. In subsequent treatments and when letting go has become second nature, additional movement therapy may be provided.

Extended Detox Programmes

While each of these Detoxifying treatments can be experienced  separately,
it is when they are combined in a coordinated process over a period of days that they truly bear results.

Five Day Detox

Enjoy 5 nights’ accommodation plus:

3 healthy buffet meals per day
Afternoon detox soup, fruit, vegetable juices.
Cinnamon/ginger, rooibos and chamomile teas
Aquacise, T’ai chi, yoga, relaxation sessions, walks
Access to facilities: indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, gym
.

  • Manual Lymph Drainage or Shiatsu
  • 4 Hydrotherapy treatments
  • 1 60-minute full-body massage
  • 1 Detoxification Body Scrub & Wrap
  • 1 Alexander Technique
  • 1 Inbody Analysis
  • 1 Bellabaci massage

Seven Day Health and Healing

Enjoy 7 nights’ accommodation including:

3 healthy buffet meals per day
Afternoon detox soup, fruit, vegetable juices.
Cinnamon/ginger, rooibos and chamomile teas
Aquacise, T’ai chi, yoga, relaxation sessions, walks
Access to facilities: indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, gym
.

  • 6 Hydrotherapy treatments
  • 5 full-body massages
  • 1 Detoxification Body Scrub & Wrap
  • 1 Ozone Therapy
  • 1 Inbody Analysis
  • 1 Liquid Body: The Art of Letting Go
  • 1 Bellabaci treatment
  • Complimentary Hair wash and Blow Dry  

Ten Day Health and Detox

Enjoy 7 nights’ accommodation including:

3 healthy buffet meals per day
Afternoon detox soup, fruit, vegetable juices.
Cinnamon/ginger, rooibos and chamomile teas
Aquacise, T’ai chi, yoga, relaxation sessions, walks
Access to facilities: indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, gym

  •   9 Hydrotherapy treatments
  • 3 60-minute full-body massages
  • 1 Colonic Hydrotherapy
  • 1 Ozone Therapy
  • 1 Liquid Body – The Art of Letting Go
  • 1 Thalasso Wrap
  • 1 Inbody Analysis
  • 1 Bellabaci masssage
  • Complimentary Hair wash and Blow Dry