What are Hydrofusion, Hydromassage, and Spa Oceana?

 

 

Hydrofusion™

 

Hydrofusion™  is an extraordinary engineering breakthrough creating a single blended energy force though the harmonization of infraread heat and steam. This technology allows you to use both of these natural energies individually or simultaneously. Together, these elements join forces to optimize body and skin cleansing, help rebalance skin moisture levels and promote the penetration of nutrients producing advanced skin care.


 Steam and heat combined effectively (as in Hydrofusion™) allow for the better absoption of the nutrients in cosmetic products. Hydrofusion™ treatments encourage and faciliate deep and rapid infusion of the tropical application into the skin, which is then circulated throughout the localized area and by the circulatory and lymphatic systems.

 

Hot/Cold Water Programs

 

Sebastian Kneipp, the infamous inventor and passionate hydrotherapy pioneer, promoted and taught hot and cold water use known as the Scottish shower. Benefits of this innovative water program included improved blood circulation, skin and body detoxification, as well as soothing and invigorating the body. These procedures have become a favorite hydrotherapy choice at many exclusive and high-end spas.

Spa-Oceana™  programs transform this simple hydrotherapy experience into an exhilarating, sophisticated indulgence. Combine the alternating hot and cold water program with body wraps or other skin care products to stimulate, invigorate and soothe clients with various ailments such as rheumatism, arthritis, or accelerating injury healing.


 

Infrared


Infrared
Dermalife™  wellness capsules feature comforting infrared heat that is the same frequency level as our own body heat. The infrared waves are invisible to the eye and penetrate deep into skin layers, creating 2-3 times more perspiration at lower temperatures than hot air.

Infrared general effects
• Increases blood and lymphatic circulations
• Increases metabolism
• Facilitates cellulite reduction programs
• Soothes muscle aches and pains
• Facilitates detoxification

 

Service Possibilities with Infrared

  • Weight Loss
  • Cellulite
  • Skin Therapy Treatments
  • Stress Reduction
  • Pain Management
  • Arthritis
  • Insomnia 


Infrared vs. convective Heat

Different Heat Medium-Convection (Dry Heat-relies on indirect means of heat)
Not Environmental Heating-Body is Heated From Inside Out
• Infrared creates 2-3 times more sweat than dry heat while operating at cooler temperatures
• 100° to 130° compared to 180° to 235°
• Less stressful for those concerned with cardiovascular problems 

 

Aroma system

 


The aroma/herbal therapy environment created in the Dermalife™ SPA wellness capsules will ensure optimum results and play a fundamental role in promoting and providing deep relaxation due to their effect on the olfactory senses and by their ability to permeate the skin. The calm-inducing essential oils and herbs enhance the efficacy of the creams due to their bacteriacidal and antiseptic properties.
The aroma/herbal therapy  system allows you to choose the different scents to flow over your body and fill the chamber to further enhance your session and penetration of cosmetic formulas.
For 5,000 years, Aromatherapy has been used for therapeutic benefits Chinese, Greek, Roman, French and Indian civilizations have all used raw materials of earth for healing, beautifying, and enhancing moods

 

Chromotherapy

 


Chromotherapy, or colour therapy, has centuries-long traditions.

By the time being, it is clear that monochrome light affects the living qualities of the body – blood pressure, pulse, breath. Thus, said qualities are increased by red, yellow and orange hues, while decreased by green, purple and blue hues.

By means of state-of-the-art technology, it has become possible to create a source of monochrome light that displays a unique palette of hues with various levels of saturation.

All Wellspa products are equipped with the most state-of-the-art digital light technology – a chromotherapeutic source of light.

Chromatic lamps are installed in Wellspa products strategically – around the whole body, since colours have a certain effect on the various aspects of the human body. Light and colour affect not only via eyes, but via the entire body – different wavelengths absorb directly in the skin.

A chromotherapy device allows enjoying a “colour bath”, where colours alter and radiate through bathtub water, and a mixture and the separation of the colours of the visible spectrum create a unique visual effect, forming colourful transitions throughout the entire spectrum, from the relaxing and sedative to the balancing and activating.

Effects of colours
The effects of long wave red and short wave blue radiation on the reactions of our bodies have been explored more profoundly. The results of the tests show, in particular, that our body reacts to a strong colour irritation with a counteraction.

One of the regularities verified experimentally is the dependence of the temperature sense of the human being on the circumambient colour. Thus, in a cold (blue-green) room, you may experience the same temperature 3-4 degrees lower than in a warm (red-orange) room.
 
  • Red
    Red is the most conspicuous colour and takes more of your attention than any other colour. Red is psychologically irritating-exciting; depending on the person and situation, it either activates, gives strength, makes you more vivacious and facilitates communication, or causes restlessness and nervousness. It is recommended to avoid red during tense periods.

    Under the influence of red, time gets overestimated and weights seem to be heavier. Orange red is experienced as the most erotic colour; it renders it difficult to concentrate and facilitates the formation of distracted thoughts. A more serious and thoughtful aura is created by cold red. Subdued crimson is perceived as calm and likeable, which offers an ideal possibility to create a festive and distinguished atmosphere.

    Blood pressure increases, the pulse accelerates, the number of breaths and blinks in a minute increases in red light. Owing to the absorption of red and infrared light in haemoglobin, the body temperature increases and a sense of warmth develops. The sugar content of blood increases and hormonal activities activate. Also, the amount of adrenaline produced by the suprarenal glands increases, which is accompanied by the contraction of blood vessels and the activation of the bloodstream. The visual centre of the cortex activates (it takes 0.02 seconds as a minimum to discern red light) and the internal pressure of the eyes increases, which may sometimes result in a headache. Pain tolerance may often lower. A counteraction may reveal itself after some time.
  • Yellow
    Yellow is the brightest, most radiant and shining colour of the colour palette.Compared to the variety and multitude of red hues, the number of yellow hues is extremely limited. In addition, yellow is extremely sensitive to the effect of its neighbouring colours. Just a tiny addition of blue will turn it greenish, of red – orange.

    On the basis of experiments, yellow light radiation does not have any substantial impact on blood pressure, yet it does have a stimulant effect on motion activity. On an emotional level, yellow is good for keeping up the spirits and overcoming depression. It has the quality of arousing attention and raising people’s preparedness for communication and accepting new information. It is advisable to avoid yellow when you are overexcited or suffer palpitations. A negative effect has been marked also in case of fever or burns.
     
  • Blue
    Blue is the most reliable and lovable colour. The sky and the sea are always blue in our mind’s eye (though this need not be necessarily the case in real life). To someone looking from a distance, our planet is predominantly blue. Blue is lovable, as it radiates purity and peace.

    In monochrome blue light, blood pressure drops, the pulse decelerates, the body becomes cooler, muscular reactions decelerate, while the accuracy of motions and fine motive forces improve. The number of blinks in a minute is smaller than usual. The amount of cortisone produced increases, while that of adrenaline decreases. The visual centre of the cortex is more passive; it takes 0.06 seconds to discern blue light, which is 3 times more than in case of red light. The oxygen supply of body tissues improves, while hormonal activity decelerates. Although the impact is going to reverse later, blood pressure increases very slowly. In blue radiation, the number of leucocytes decreases, which is followed – often only after 10 hours – by its increase above normal.

    Studies have shown that in a room with blue tones, people feel good – their senses calm, their nerves relax, and their ability to concentrate improves. Blue surroundings help to cope better with psychic troubles. In an overexcited condition, blue acts in a very calm and restraining way. Blue surroundings are considered to be favourable for winning inflammatory diseases accompanied by a rise in temperature.
     
  • Green
    Green is the most natural and static of all colours.
    Green acts in a peaceful and neutral way; it calms, though not so strongly as blue.

    In a psychological sense, green induces a sense of cleanness, freshness and recreation. Green broadens capillaries and induces a sense of warmth, soothes excitement, yet may operate in a tiresome way when used extensively. Green activates the brain and builds up the muscles and tissues. Green relaxes, while it simultaneously organises and regulates your feelings, and it reinforces the body tired of fatigue, illnesses or negative feelings. Green surroundings influence the heart in a healing and calming way, as they balance blood pressure. They have an effect of deepening faith and hope, and reducing fear. Green favours concentration and meditation.

    Chromotherapeutic LEDs strategically organised create rich, atmospheric, colourful light. Chromotherapeutic light radiating from a translucent, round shell of rock crystals influences the feeling of your client and takes them to a state of perfect harmony and balance.
     

Steam

 


Did you know that …

… The sweat of a human being contains more toxins than urine! This is why the skin is sometimes called the third kidney. Steam sweating therapy is an efficient means of treatment. Steam therapy is available to and should be part of everyone’s daily health scheme.

History
The history of the steam sauna goes way back in the past. The steam sauna so popular with ancient Greeks was later inherited by Romans; it belonged, under the name of sudatorium, almost always to the Roman baths of the period throughout the entire domain of the Roman Empire. In Turkey, the steam sauna, or the hamam, has preserved over thousands of years, and together with it, also the notion, “the Turkish bath”, in our conversation. The steam sauna extended also to the North of Russia, where it was dubbed the banya. Although steam saunas were built everywhere in Europe, their distribution was first restricted probably due to technical problems (chiefly in connection with adjusting the steam temperature) and high investment costs. Nowadays, the new developments of the technology of steam generation allow installing steam saunas almost everywhere.

What is a steam sauna?
Similarly to a common sauna, the steam sauna provokes perspiration, yet owing to its entirely different atmospheric conditions, the steam sauna not only relaxes and reproduces energy, but displays also curative and cosmetic effects. The effect of the steam sauna is greatest in a temperature range of 43…46ºC and at relative air humidity of 100%. In the steam sauna, the constant presence of steam (or, more scientifically, FOG) is essential. This takes an efficacious steam generator, an exact control system and a steam-proof room, in order to avoid any leaks of the steam and any damage to the interior of the surroundings.

The right way of going to the steam sauna
The method having manifested itself in case of the common sauna is valid also in case of the steam sauna.

  • The most optimum temperature of the steam sauna is in a range of 43…46ºC. These temperatures are not just the most pleasurable, but also the most useful ones. At the same time, the air appears too hot when the maximum temperature is exceeded by 2-3ºC already. Proper control systems of the steam sauna will prevent such an increase in temperature from happening and maintain firmly and automatically optimum conditions, adjusting temperature, steam supply and density, the influx of fresh air and the extraction of used air.
     
  •  Before the first session, have a shower, then stay in the steam sauna according to your individual sensitivity – no more than 15-20 minutes; afterwards, cool your body with fresh air and cool water, avoiding any “startling” of the body or getting a cold; in case of cold feet, make a hot footbath; it is advisable to have no more than 2-3 sessions in the steam sauna.
     
  • In case of combined opportunities, when you can use both the common and the steam sauna, you may attend both of them intermittently. Thereby, it is vital to observe that after each session, the body cools off in a proper way. It is forbidden to start a new session if the body is still warm (or, even worse, hot), and it is forbidden to go from one sauna to another before the body has cooled off properly. Otherwise, it may exert too much pressure on the bloodstream. If the body has not cooled off after the steam sauna, also swimming in a pool of warm water may be physically detrimental, as it is after the common sauna.
    Effects of the steam sauna
    When enjoyed properly, the steam sauna will help you get free from daily tensions, relax and recover, regain new strength and improve the general wellbeing of the body and of the mind.

    A temperature and session duration selected in an appropriate way will have a heating effect and efficiency on the body similar to the common sauna. This stems from the fact that the level of saturated steam in the steam sauna is considerably counterbalanced by a temperature lower compared to the common sauna. Thus, the enjoyment and advantages offered by the steam sauna depend materially on the selection and maintenance of a right temperature.

    The steam sauna is useful, as it:
    • Increases rapidly the oxygen supply of tissues and cells
    • Increases the number of red corpuscles
    • Accelerates the bloodstream, the oxygen and nutritive element supply of the body
    • Helps to burn 400-600 calories per each session
    • Increases the wilting factor of tumours up to 500 times
    • Removes toxins gathered in the body, such as pesticides (PCB), medicament residues, acid residues and many more
    • Stimulates the immune system
    • Kills bacteria and viruses
    • Relaxes muscles and releases tension in them

    Steam sauna as an efficient curative means
    The steam sauna is healing, since, because of a large amount of steam and the general efficiency of humid heat, the steam sauna is especially recommended, as support treatment, in mitigating the conditions mentioned below. The Medical Balneology and Climatology Institute of the University of Munich asserted the following indications based on studies performed: bronchial asthma, bronchitis, catarrh of the bronchial tubes, cough, sour throat, non-acute rheumatic complaints, and restricted mobility of joints and joint aches.

    In addition, the steam sauna as support treatment is useful for people that suffer from disorders of sleep, poor blood supply of the skin, muscular tensions, muscular limpness of the subcutaneous blood vessels, and sensitivity to rapid temperature changes.

    Humid heat stimulates the blood supply of the subcutaneous blood vessels and cleanses the skin intensively, opening pores, removing dead skin cells and impurities, and rendering the skin soft, clean and silkily smooth.

    Steam:
    • Accelerates the moistening of skin layers
    • Preserves the humidity of the care product and smoothes its application
    • Facilitates more uniform absorption of nutritive elements in deeper layers
     

Hydromassage

 


We have heard about it …
… But we haven’t quite grasped what this water massage, or hydromassage, is after all!

Hydromassage, once considered to be merely the extravagance of the rich and the famous in search of delight and pleasure, is gaining universal popularity today. Hydromassage offers mainly relaxation to the representatives of every sphere of life: sportspersons, executives in stressful working positions, workers in a sitting post, waiters, etc. – basically, anyone may develop a need for a massage sooner or later.

Many studies conducted in the USA, Europe and Asia show that water massage not only gives a “good feeling”, but displays also an impressive amount of physical, mental and emotional advantages:

Water massage reduces the effects of a stress
Water massage helps people alleviate subconscious tensions. Up to 90% of visits to general practitioners are related to stress-bound complaints, such as headache, backache, neck ache, tiredness of the eyes, deterioration of the ability to concentrate, nervousness, depression, irritability, high blood pressure, heart conditions, and physical and emotional overstrain.

The hydromassage treatment has an amazing influence on the parasympathetic nervous system of the body, alleviating the negative reaction of the body to stress, reducing muscular tensions and palpitations, and bringing blood pressure and the bloodstream down to normal.

Water massage releases muscular tensions
Muscular tension and related pain may arise due to various reasons. A stress, injury, poor bloodstream, muscular overload, or the wrong muscular load can cause pain and discomfort, and reduce your normal motive range. Ignoring tensions may result in such conditions happening more frequently and deteriorate the quality of your daily living. Hydromassage expands and relaxes tense muscles and connective tissue, reducing friction and recovering your motive range.

Water massage improves the bloodstream
Similarly to a squashed sponge, a tense muscle cannot hold much of a fluid, and not much of a fluid will permeate it. As a result, the bloodstream deteriorates and a load to the heart increases. In addition to related problems, it may induce also fatigue and pain, cutting down valuable energy resources.

Hydromassage will release tense muscles and push venous blood towards the heart, which will reduce the load imposed on the vital organ. An improved bloodstream, in its turn, will take nutritive elements and oxygen producing energy to the cells, and excrete waste formed via metabolism, which may render the person languid and feeble.

In addition, massage treatment will increase the number of red corpuscles carrying oxygen in the body, thus helping to carry even more oxygen to the body cells.

Water massage eases chronic pain
Too many of us suffer daily from chronic pain, which has developed as a result of an injury or illness. Hydromassage not only fixes the condition causing the chronic pain, it also helps to ease the pain itself. Endorphins (the natural painkilling hormones of the body) released in the brain and in the nervous system as a result of hydromassage will ease pain and discomfort without using painkillers.

Water massage reinforces the immune system
The lymphatic system plays a crucial role in avoiding inflammations and curing injuries. Most of people, especially those leading a less active way of life, have usually a very inert lymphatic stream. Hydromassage not only improves the circulation of blood and its essential components, it also accelerates the lymphatic stream in our lymphatic system, thus helping the body to fight inflammations and heal from injuries and diseases.

Water massage improves your complexion
The sun, fog, a poor choice of foods, and the natural process of aging cause the drying of the skin, the formation of wrinkles, and a general reduction of youthful qualities. The hydromassage treatment will broaden skin capillaries, fostering the supply of nutritive elements crucial to the skin, and accelerating the removal of harmful toxins. An improved blood supply will help to moisten the skin, thus improving the skin texture and simultaneously reducing the dryness and tingling of the skin.

Water massage ensures sounder sleep
Tension stemming from the mundane stress may prevent from falling asleep, which results in tiredness, irritability and emotional instability. Sleeplessness may rob you of the patience and stamina you need in everyday life. Hydromassage will release tense muscles and calm the nervous system, which will result in your body rhythm slowing down. As a result, blood pressure will fall, the rhythm of the heart will stabilise, and breathing will become deeper and more rhythmical, thus preparing you for a perfect night’s sleep.

Water massage may improve the functions of the nerves
Convulsive muscles may exert pressure on the nerves, thus causing a sense of tingling, stiffness and pain.
Massage treatment will release tense muscles, freeing nerves from under pressure. The sensory receptors in the skin and the muscles will “wake up”, making the areas cut by chronic tension sensitive once again.

Healing qualities of hydromassage
Bodily effects of water treatment:
• Relaxes the body
• Calms the nervous system
• Reduces blood pressure
• Stabilises the heartbeat
• Slows down breathing
• Relaxes the right muscles
• Stretches out connective tissue
• Reduces chronic pain
• Improves the complexion
• Improves the bloodstream and the lymphatic stream
• Accelerates the removal of the waste of metabolism
• Increases the number of red corpuscles
• Relaxes tired and painful muscles
• Stimulates the release of endorphins
• Improves muscle tone
• Relaxes muscle convulsions and spasms
• Increases flexibility and the motive range
• Helps to breathe deeper and more efficiently
• Accelerates healing from injuries and diseases
• Reinforces the immune system
• Reduces swelling
• Improves the posture
• Alleviates headaches resulting from tension
• Increases the metabolism in tissues
• Reduces the degeneration of muscles

Psychical and emotional effects of water treatment:
Reduces stress
Ensures sounder sleep
Evokes mental relaxation
Improves the ability to concentrate