The acronym SPA refers to the phrase "salus per aquam", which translated from Latin means "health through water". Hence the use of the therapeutic properties of water has ancient origins, as evidenced by the ruins of Roman baths, or hammams that are still in operation today in Islamic countries. Nowadays, thanks to the solutions offered by the companies specialized in the sector it is possible to create a SPA at home and to enjoy the benefits of water at any moment. The solutions studied to recreate hydrotherapy treatment cycles are plenty and suitable to any space, from the domestic to the public one. On Archiproducts you can find all the necessary, from single elements to “all-in-one” solutions, up to spa equipment so as to set up a well equipped and functional relaxation area.
Saunas and Turkish baths: when wellness meets design
Originally from Finland, saunas reproduce a hot and dry environment with temperature that can reach up to 90°, while in Turkish baths the temperature is lower but the moisture reaching up to 80-90% produces abundant steam. Today it is possible to install a sauna or a Turkish bath also at home thanks to prefabricated modular cabins offered by specialized companies. Some models are also endowed with an integrated sauna, Turkish bath or shower. Such modules are characterized by a minimalist and attractive design and can be installed indoor or outdoor. Some models come with systems for chromotherapy and aromatherapy.
Recreate the Roman baths with the modern tepidarium, calidarium and laconium
At current, it is possible to recreate the classic hydrotherapy cycle used in Roman baths, thanks to three elements, to be installed separately. The principle behind this cycle is to go step by step, passing through gradually warmer environments, with a reverse path at the end of the treatment. The cycle begins with a session in the tepidarium, an environment moderately heated by means of hot air, in which you relax and prepare your body to face the higher temperature and humidity of the next stage. Alternatively, a stop in the tepidarium can be made at the end of the treatment, especially if the external temperatures are particularly rigid. The next step involves a stop in the calidarium, in which the temperature can reach 50° and the humidity 98%. Finally, you enter the laconium, which is characterized by higher temperatures and drier air. These three elements are realized by means of self-supporting cabins thermally insulated and equipped with benches, showers, washbasins and integrated lighting.
Mini-spas, showers and hydromassages, an immersion into wellness
Immersing into the water is beneficial to the body and mind, it lifts the tensions and favors relaxation. Hydromassage tubs are the simplest solution to enjoy the benefits of water, since it can be installed basically anywhere, even in your home bathroom. Today there are models of all shapes, recessed or freestanding, classic or design. Those who prefer a more convivial immersion can opt for mini-spas, both for indoor and outdoor. Available for spaces of all sizes, mini-spas can welcome from 2 to 8 people and be equipped with hydromassage and chromotherapy. Well-being also passes through the shower. The latter can become a spa shower, by means of systems for aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and chromotherpy. The aim of such devices is to turn the shower into a sensory journey, which can be made more intense with the installation of side shower heads. The benefits of water can also be exploited through Kneipp paths, consisting of special basins filled with hot and cold water and equipped with a cobbled bottom. Such paths, invented by the German abbot Sebastian Kneipp, produce benefits for the circulation and help fight water retention.
Rigenerate with salt and ice caves
Salt caves, special environments that are able to replicate the interior of natural salt caves, allow to regenerate, relax and fight respiratory and skin diseases. The salt therapy, also known as halotherapy, consists in inhaling microparticles of salt in a controlled microclimate. Salt caves are equipped with comfortable seating, and some models have color therapy and a built-in sound system. Ice caves are environment that are entirely covered with snow and ice, where the temperature cannot overcome 3-5° with a moisture level of 10%. They are used as a cooling room after the Finnish sauna or for cryotherapy. The cold has an analgesic effect and helps combat inflammation and muscle pain.