Based on medical research, stress is regarded by a growing body of doctors as the primary trigger for many of the diseases and ailments that currently afflict us. The most widely endorsed method of reducing stress is Mindfulness, the awareness arising by purposefully paying non-judgmental attention in the present moment. We urge you to discover all you can about Mindfulness during your stay.  

Staying at The Hydro is in itself a de-stressing experience. We advise that you facilitate the calming effect of the Hydro ambience by switching your electronic devices off while you are with us or, at the very least, consult them only at a designated time of the day in the privacy of your room

Select from the list below for treatments that are particularly effective in helping to reduce stress and anxiety. Alternatively, you may choose to invest in a longer stay in order to fully experience the benefit of a de-stressing program (see below).

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.
Cocoon Wrap

 Cocoon Wrap starts with a luxurious, body scrub, comprising of grape extracts and honey infused with lemon, lime and sweet orange essences. The exfoliation removes dead skin cells. This is followed by a rich, grape-milk bath containing rooibos extract and panthenol. Next, a rich, vine-based cream is massaged into the skin and the body is wrapped to ensure maximum absorption, during which a relaxing scalp massage is administered.

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 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.
Muscle Release Experience

Our Muscle Release Experience starts with a muscularvine-based friction scrub for exfoliation after which you are immersed in a therapeutic bath that contains an invigorating muscularvine soak .This is followed by an invigorating back, neck and shoulders massage using muscle-release massage oil that is also generally applied to the rest of your body. This is followed by the application of a refreshing gel for the optimal effect on the circulatory system, before your whole body is wrapped. While you remain cocooned this way, you receive a soothing scalp massage. The treatment ends with the application of a moisturizing body lotion.

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.

In-between Treatments, you can make use of our other facilities and various complimentary activities.

Extended Programmes

While each of these 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.