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  1. 1. Spas E. Aguilera
  2. 2. Index <ul><li>Definition </li></ul><ul><li>Spa History </li></ul><ul><li>Spa Treatments </li></ul><ul><li>Places of Treatment </li></ul><ul><li>'El Raposo' Spa </li></ul>
  3. 3. Definition <ul><li>A health resort near a spring or at the seaside </li></ul><ul><li>It is also known as balneotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>It offers thermal or mineral water for drinking and bathing and various health treatments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Spa history <ul><li>In pre-historic times people used to go to hot or cold springs to cure illness </li></ul><ul><li>Many people around the world believed that bathing in a particular spring, well, or river could purify in a physical or spiritual way </li></ul>
  5. 5. Spa history <ul><li>Greeks began bathing and formed the foundation for modern spa </li></ul><ul><li>They established public baths and showers . Even their gymnasiums had complexes for relaxation and personal hygiene </li></ul>
  6. 6. Spa history Romans emulated many of the Greek bathing practices Also, they included a more complex ritual: sweating, receiving a massage, and resting
  7. 7. Spa history <ul><li>Turkish bath : a kind of steam bath from the Middle East: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bather first relaxes in a room with dry air to perspire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Then, he splashes himself with cold water </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After a wash , he receives a massage and finally retires for a period of relaxation </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Spa history Arab bath in Cordoba
  9. 9. Spa Treatments Hydrotherapy Massage Facial Body wraps Skin exfoliation Aromatherapy Nutrition and weight guidance Yoga and meditation
  10. 10. Hydrotherapy <ul><li>Also called hydropathy or water cure or bathing, involves the use of water for pain-relief and treating illness </li></ul><ul><li>It is indicated for people who are prone to osteopathy disorders such as arthritis, ankylosis, spinal cord injuries and paralysis </li></ul>
  11. 11. Kinds of bathings <ul><li>Hot spring </li></ul><ul><li>Hot tub </li></ul><ul><li>Mud bath </li></ul><ul><li>Sauna </li></ul><ul><li>Steam bath </li></ul>
  12. 12. Hot spring Produced by heated groundwater which emerges geothermally
  13. 13. Hot tub <ul><li>is a home-made tub or small pool full of heated water </li></ul><ul><li>Includes the Jacuzzi </li></ul>
  14. 14. Mud bath a bath of hot spring water combined with volcanic ash
  15. 15. Sauna a bath that uses dry heat to induce perspiration , and in which steam is produced by pouring water on heated stones
  16. 16. Steam bath <ul><li>Pipes and pumps that bring water up into the large pool areas </li></ul><ul><li>Similar to Turkish bath </li></ul>
  17. 17. Facial Treatment Including: steam, exfoliation, creams, lotions, masks, peels, and massage
  18. 18. Body wraps wrapping the body in hot linens, plastic sheets and blankets, or mud wraps
  19. 19. Skin exfoliation the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin surface
  20. 20. Aromatherapy It uses volatile plant materials, known as essential oils
  21. 21. Yoga and meditation a series of postures and breathing exercises practiced to achieve control of the body and the mind, tranquillity, etc.
  22. 22. Massage <ul><li>manipulating the body with pressure, tension, motion, or vibration </li></ul><ul><li>may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints... </li></ul><ul><li>can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, and feet </li></ul>
  23. 23. Types of Massages Ayurveda Acupressure Thai massage Stone massage
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Types of Massages Thai massage : The technique combines massage with yoga Stone massage : heated stones apply pressure and heat to the body
  26. 26. Places of Treatment Spa towns Spa resorts Day spas Wine spas
  27. 27. Places of Treatment <ul><li>Spa towns : or town of water, it is a town situated around a mineral spring. </li></ul><ul><li>Lanjarón (Granada) </li></ul><ul><li>Karlovy Vary (Prague) </li></ul>
  28. 28. 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)
  29. 29. Wine Spas <ul><li>Wine bath </li></ul><ul><li>Slow down the aging process due to the antioxidant content </li></ul>Jacuzzi with Burdeos, Cabernet, Chianti...
  30. 30. El Raposo Spa <ul><li>Three-star category </li></ul><ul><li>Spa packges: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wellness + 1 night: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal circuit,1 session, 1 h </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 relaxing massage, 20 min </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 bath </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 jet pressure </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. El Raposo Spa <ul><li>Gifts for special bonus day </li></ul><ul><li>Book a spa treatment online </li></ul><ul><li>Family atmosphere </li></ul><ul><li>Homemade food </li></ul><ul><li>Vichy Shower: jets suspended over the body improving blood circulation. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Questions <ul><li>Have you ever been in a spa? How was it? Which treatments did you get? </li></ul><ul><li>What other treatments do you know? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what thelassotherapy means? </li></ul><ul><li>Could you sum up the benefits of spas? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you skeptical or open-minded about complementary therapies? </li></ul>
  33. 33. Benefits of spas Improve your health Relieve stress Make you feel at ease Balance your body and mind Let you chill out
  34. 34. Japanese Macaque descend from mountains to bathe. It is taught to succeeding generations.