PROFESSIONAL THERAPIES

At the Hydro, we have several professional therapists, experts in their field, who can address deeper conditions and get you on the road to wellness.

Alexander Technique

Alexander Technique 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 habitual patterns of reaction that compromise posture, movement, thinking, emotions and many other vital aspects of functioning. Offered in two soothing sessions to help establish this awareness, it encourages you to notice and apply choices that can lead to lasting, beneficial change.

Duration: 2 x 40 minute sessions  ~R800

 

Aromatherapy:


A holistic, therapeutic massage that uses light-pressure touch in combination with essential oils chosen to address specific ailments. Small, precise amounts of selected essential oils are mixed with a carrier oil (such as grape-seed oil) and introduced to the skin using a gentle massage technique. The fragrances soothe the olfactory system and when the oils enter the blood stream they have a long-lasting therapeutic effect. Body energies are balanced and the lymphatics are stimulated, promoting safe removal of toxins from the system.

Duration: 60 mins ~ R850

 

AquaRelax:


For those who seek a particularly profound sense of peace and relaxation, and anyone recovering from debilitating stress, illness, injury or medical procedures. The natural buoyancy provided by warm water is augmented by flotation bands and the special support provided by the practitioner enabling you to entrust yourself to gentle movements that encourage deep levels of relaxation. As tension melts away, tight joints and stiff limbs begin to move freely. This treatment offers a blissful antidote to stress.

Duration: 60 mins ~R950

 

Chiropractic

A treatment for those who suffer from musculoskeletal
conditions manifesting as neck and back discomfort, headaches and muscle tension. This therapy focuses on relieving conflicts between the spine and the central nervous system that negatively affect your body function and contribute to a general decline in your state of wellbeing. The method involves gentle manipulations and subtle adjustments.

First consultation: 30 min ~ R380
Repeat consultation: 15 min ~ R320

 

 

Colonic Hydrotherapy

This treatment is for those suffering from colon issues such as colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal distension or gas pains.  The process cleanses and tones the colon helping to detoxify your body. It restores the functions of the colon promoting optimal digestive assimilation. This, in turn, strengthens your immune system, leading to improved general health. This safe and gentle treatment uses filtered water to irrigate the colon.

Duration: 60 min ~ R810

 

Cranio-Sacral

Cranio-Sacral therapy provides a gentle, alternative strategy for the relief of the effects of physical injuries, psychological stresses, birth trauma and toxicity. It’s a holistic healing practice that regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid by using therapeutic touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. Being a  non-invasive, hands-on treatment, it is used to evaluate and improve the functioning of your cranio-sacral system. The practitioner applies light and gentle palpations to the skull, face, spine and pelvis, thus becoming increasingly attuned to your system and encouraging the release of stored-up traumas and emotions.

Duration: 60 min ~ R720

 

Liquid Body

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. It is especially recommended for those seeking to re-balance themselves by identifying and eliminating  tension in the body and who  seek a sustainable means of managing stress in life. This treatment can assist in quickly achieving an optimal level of relaxation during short-term stays.

Duration: 75 min ~ R800

 

Mézières-Based Method

Ease of movement is only possible when the action of bones, joints and muscles is harmonious. When, under the pressures of life, the relationship between them becomes unbalanced, injuries and stiffness may ensue.  This treatment is based on the Mézières Method, a physiotherapy that emerged in Europe in 1947 that took cognizance of the interrelatedness of the entire organism even when the problem seems to be restricted to a single area. By attending to the entire body, using gentle touch and movements, it seeks to rebalance the different muscle chains and joints, improving posture and alleviating pain.

Duration: 60 minutes ~ R800

 

Reflexology

Reflexology is for those seeking a gentle, holistic approach to healing and wellness. Based on the inter-connectivity of the human body, this treatment concentrates on specific areas of the feet and hands that correspond to specific body parts, glands and organs. Gentle manipulation of these areas promotes healing throughout your body and the application of finger-point pressure, stretching or localised massage of pressure sensors in the feet or hands, can alleviate chronic symptoms.

Duration: 60 min ~ R720

 

Shiatsu

This is a therapy for those who wish to alleviate symptoms such as depression, anxiety, nausea, stiffness, headaches, arthritis, cramps or pulled muscles. Shiatsu is an ancient modality that uses finger and palm pressure to stimulate energy pathways (known as meridians) to improve the flow of energy and promote healing.

Duration: 50 min ~ R740

 

 

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