The Hydro is not a place that works its magic in an instant.
Time changes slowly here. Each season presents the full force of life. A day takes the full span of sunrise to sunset.
You know, because you watch it. You experience it.
The physical concept of ‘rest’ becomes an obvious state. Being ‘treated’ takes on both meanings.
The people who work at The Hydro transfer their quiet, competent and sensitive energy into everything they do. More than repair your physical, spiritual or mental exhaustion, they restore your faith. Which is why The Hydro is so much more than a place of rest and relaxation.
It is a reminder of the real elements of importance that sustain us and protect us from harm, be they physical, mental or spiritual.
It’s a place to stop, reboot and take stock. To regain perspective.
Our Wellness Treatments
Any of our treatment programs that are going to have any meaningful benefit to your health, are going to take a number of days.
To regain perspective. And to leave, ready to face a somehow less oppressive future… At the same time, looking forward to a time to come back.
Bellabacci 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.
Swedish Full Body Massage
A Swedish Massage improves circulation and flexibility while easing muscle aches and tension. By applying firm but gentle pressure across the body, the therapist warms and loosens the muscle tissue thereby releasing tension and eliminating knots. This treatment is ideal for those people seeking body relaxation as a means to improve overall health.
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.
A 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.
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.
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.
Extended Wellness Programmes
While each of the above Detoxifying treatments can be experienced in separately,
it is when they are combined in a coordinated process over a period of days that they truly bear results.
Four Day Revive and Refresh
Experience 4 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 or mindfulness sessions, walks
Access to facilities: indoor heated pool, outdoor pool, gym
- 2 Hydrotherapy treatments
- 1 60-minute full-body massage
- 1 Cocoon Wrap
- 1 Ozone Therapy
- 1 Inbody Analysis
- 1 Bellabaci Session