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    • Spas E. Aguilera
    • Index
      • Definition
      • Spa History
      • Spa Treatments
      • Places of Treatment
      • 'El Raposo' Spa
    • Definition
      • A health resort near a spring or at the seaside
      • It is also known as balneotherapy
      • It offers thermal or mineral water for drinking and bathing and various health treatments
    • Spa history
      • In pre-historic times people used to go to hot or cold springs to cure illness
      • Many people around the world believed that bathing in a particular spring, well, or river could purify in a physical or spiritual way
    • Spa history
      • Greeks began bathing and formed the foundation for modern spa
      • They established public baths and showers . Even their gymnasiums had complexes for relaxation and personal hygiene
    • Spa history Romans emulated many of the Greek bathing practices Also, they included a more complex ritual: sweating, receiving a massage, and resting
    • Spa history
      • Turkish bath : a kind of steam bath from the Middle East:
        • Bather first relaxes in a room with dry air to perspire
        • Then, he splashes himself with cold water
        • After a wash , he receives a massage and finally retires for a period of relaxation
    • Spa history Arab bath in Cordoba
    • Spa Treatments Hydrotherapy Massage Facial Body wraps Skin exfoliation Aromatherapy Nutrition and weight guidance Yoga and meditation
    • Hydrotherapy
      • Also called hydropathy or water cure or bathing, involves the use of water for pain-relief and treating illness
      • It is indicated for people who are prone to osteopathy disorders such as arthritis, ankylosis, spinal cord injuries and paralysis
    • Kinds of bathings
      • Hot spring
      • Hot tub
      • Mud bath
      • Sauna
      • Steam bath
    • Hot spring Produced by heated groundwater which emerges geothermally
    • Hot tub
      • is a home-made tub or small pool full of heated water
      • Includes the Jacuzzi
    • Mud bath a bath of hot spring water combined with volcanic ash
    • Sauna a bath that uses dry heat to induce perspiration , and in which steam is produced by pouring water on heated stones
    • Steam bath
      • Pipes and pumps that bring water up into the large pool areas
      • Similar to Turkish bath
    • Facial Treatment Including: steam, exfoliation, creams, lotions, masks, peels, and massage
    • Body wraps wrapping the body in hot linens, plastic sheets and blankets, or mud wraps
    • Skin exfoliation the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin surface
    • Aromatherapy It uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils
    • Yoga and meditation a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achieve control of the body and the mind, tranquillity, etc.
    • Massage
      • manipulating the body with pressure, tension, motion, or vibration
      • may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints...
      • can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, and feet
    • Types of Massages Ayurveda Acupressure Thai massage Stone massage
    • Types of Massages Ayurveda : yoga, meditation and herbal remedies, using a heated blend of oils Acupressure : physical pressure is applied to acupuncture points by the hand, elbow, or with various devices
    • Types of Massages Thai massage : The technique combines massage with yoga Stone massage : heated stones apply pressure and heat to the body
    • Places of Treatment Spa towns Spa resorts Day spas Wine spas
    • Places of Treatment
      • Spa towns : or town of water, it is a town situated around a mineral spring.
      • Lanjarón (Granada)
      • Karlovy Vary (Prague)
    • Places of Treatment Day spas : offer spa services to clients for use during the day, called a bonus day. Playacartaya Hotel (Huelva) Spa resorts : a resort for personal care treatments. El Raposo (Badajoz)
    • Wine Spas
      • Wine bath
      • Slow down the aging process due to the antioxidant content
      Jacuzzi with Burdeos, Cabernet, Chianti...
    • El Raposo Spa
      • Three-star category
      • Spa packges:
        • Wellness + 1 night:
          • Thermal circuit,1 session, 1 h
          • 1 relaxing massage, 20 min
          • 1 bath
          • 1 jet pressure
    • El Raposo Spa
      • Gifts for special bonus day
      • Book a spa treatment online
      • Family atmosphere
      • Homemade food
      • Vichy Shower: jets suspended over the body improving blood circulation.
    • Questions
      • Have you ever been in a spa? How was it? Which treatments did you get?
      • What other treatments do you know?
      • Do you know what thelassotherapy means?
      • Could you sum up the benefits of spas?
      • Are you skeptical or open-minded about complementary therapies?
    • Benefits of spas Improve your health Relieve stress Make you feel at ease Balance your body and mind Let you chill out
    • Japanese Macaque descend from mountains to bathe. It is taught to succeeding generations.