FIRMING & SLIMMING
In the modern age, the concept of the perfect body shape or the ideal weight has generated much debate, encouraged many schools of thought, and even provoked advocacy groups.
At The Hydro, our focus is to encourage healthy lifestyle practices that assist in maintaining a long-term positive outlook for our bodies that will ultimately ensure a long and fulfilled life.
To successfully maintain a healthy body requires an informed approach to both nutrition and exercise.
Should you come to The Hydro intent on shedding unwanted weight – whatever your slimming goals are – we first encourage a session with one of our consultants to set achievable goals.
The ideal plan should be to maintain the weight after the various therapies. To that end, we offer a number of individual treatments, although ideally a longer stay is more likely to deliver the best outcome.
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.
Manual Lymph Drainage
Marine Algae Wrap
A Micronised Marine Algae Wrap utilises our own special blend of marine algae-based ‘mud’, rich in minerals and trace elements. It contains three algae strains (Fucus, Laminaria and Lithothanium) that are renowned for enhancing detoxification processes as well as encouraging weight management and promoting refinement of the figure. The treatment starts with a Plasma gel applied to the whole body to neutralise the pH balance in the skin. This assists with penetration and absorption of the pure algae. The ‘mud’ is then applied to your whole body, after which you are cocooned and warmly wrapped. During the 15 – 20 minutes it takes for the product to take effect, you receive a relaxing scalp massage. After a shower, a marine body lotion is applied to leave your skin feeling soft and completely moisturised.
While each of these treatments can be experienced separately,
when they are combined in a coordinated process over a period of days, they truly begin to bear long term results.