Archive for November, 2010

What is a Body Polish?

Monday, November 29th, 2010
Body Polish

Body Polish

Not long ago, I was a complete novice when it came to body polishes. Was it a massage, I asked myself? No, my spa mavens told me. Was I going to be laden in creams that would clog my pores? Negative, they reported, astonished that I had yet to try the mother-of-all body treatments. Turns out that a body polish – which always sounded to me more like a car repair service than a body regimen – is one of the most luxurious and refreshing spa activities one can indulge in. Just take it from the newly converted.

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What is Balneotherapy?

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Balneotherapy

It’s no coincidence that floating ‘round a swimming pool, diving into the ocean, or sitting in the bubbly comfort of a hot tub all evoke in us a wonderful calming sensation, mind and body. Because water, amongst its myriad amazing qualities, is as therapeutic for our outsides as our insides. And when wielded in specific ways, it actually has the power to restore our physiology, from our digestive systems to chronic skin diseases, to our metabolism and blood circulation. So if you’re looking for a unique approach to healing with a spa-slant, why not give balneotherapy a try?

It’s a mouthful, for sure, but once you’re ensconced in a thermal bath, your body invigorated by various minerals and the motion of the water, the name won’t seem like such a bother. Balneotherapy – the treatment of disease by bathing – uses the science of H20 to promote healing and restoration. By harnessing water’s innate qualities and controlling external conditions (time, temperature, motion, and supplemental materials), the spa experience is quickly transformed into a time of both relaxation and rejuvenation.

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Quick Tip: Maintaining a Home Spa

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010
ThermaSol Steam Shower

Steam Shower

A home spa can be a joy to experience, but in order to keep it “running” a maximum relaxation and efficiency there are a number of steps that need to be taken to maintain the cleanliness, functionality and safety of your home spa space.

Cleaning

When cleaning your home steam shower or steam shower it is important to use a cleaner that is recommended for the type of materials that your room is lined with. For cleaning the tile used a tile-manufacturer recommended cleaner. Make sure that it has an antibacterial component and clean the room thoroughly at least once a week. The moist environment of a steam shower is perfect for the spread of bacteria and constant cleaning is necessary to avoid this bacteria taking hold. Nothing can ruin a spa experience like an unclean spa environment. Don’t forget to use a nonabrasive cleanser as to avoid damaging your fixtures. If you’re using a steam shower generator remember to drain it often. We recommend once every sixty steam showers.

Maintenance

Steam showers and steam rooms can undergo some wear and tear over time – including crack in the walls, floors and ceiling. Moisture can seep into the cracks and allow bacteria to grow and spread. Any cracks should be sealed up as soon as possible with sealant once the steam room has dried.

A steam room should be a leak-free environment. Monitor the steam room doors and make sure that no steam is escaping because over time this moisture can ruin your bathroom and lead to costly repairs down the road.

Follow these tips in your home spa and the little bit of extra time spent on cleaning and maintenance will pay off in the long run-both for your pocket book and for your overall spa experience.


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