- Releases endorphins
- Decreases stress
- Elevates mood
- Increases levels of melatonin
- Improves sleep quality
- Increases immune function
- Improves circulation
- Flushes toxins
- Decreases blood pressure
People who are fasting, have high/low blood pressure, or have any heart conditions should be warned of the risks and check with their doctor or healthcare provider first before using the facilities.
It is recommended that pregnant women shouldn't raise their core body temperature as it can be harmful to the baby. They should always consult their doctor or healthcare provider before hydrotherapy.
As an alternative, the tub temperature could be turned down to 94/95. They could use the sauna but for shorter periods of time, less than 5 mins maximum at a time.
To cleanse off the day. A temperate shower is best. Not too hot or cold. Begin to relax the body and mind and prepare for the hydrotherapy experience.
STEAM ROOM / HAMMAM
I recommend about 5-7 min in our aromatherapy steam room. We use Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lemon. Breathe in the aroma, open your pores, and begin to sweat out toxins. Good for your lungs, skin, mind.
This is to cool the body down which helps flush out the lymphatic system. This removes toxins faster than they would normally. The areas important to get cool/cold are under the arms, groin, and neck area, where much of your lymph lives.
ALWAYS SHOWER BEFORE ENTERING THE HYDRO TUB! We recommend soaking for approx 10 mins in the tub. The warm water is great for relaxing your muscles, it can ease joint pain and improve mobility. Hydrotherapy releases endorphins which helps to naturally decrease pain and improves circulation and relaxation. *It is easy to say too long in the tub, this can cause lightheadedness and nausea. ***If you have been fasting, or under the weather or drinking alcohol it is very important to be mindful of how you feel and limit your time in all the hydro elements.
To continue the lymphatic flushing and to cool down in-between hot hydro elements try the cold plunge or cold shower. *It is important if you have any heart conditions please be mindful of extremes of any sort.
CEDAR DRY SAUNA
This is where your body can continue to sweat out toxins and where your pores begin to tighten. We recommend 10 mins in the sauna. Enjoy a clay mask or a clementine while you relax. *Always stay hydrated to replenish the fluids you are releasing.
COOL SHOWER / COLD PLUNGE
This is a VERY important part of the circuit! Rinse or plunge to allow the body to fully cool down and to leave the body feeling rejuvenated and cleansed.