10th Apr 2015

How Luxury Spas Help You Live a Healthier (and Better) Life

Hydrotherapy Pools

The use of water for therapy is no modern technique... in fact, hydrotherapy is derived from an old Greek term meaning 'water healing.'Nonetheless, there are still many who are not yet familiar with the practice of hydrotherapy - or how beneficial it can really be where health and wellbeing are concerned. There are a number of hydrotherapeutic treatments and approaches available to draw upon the healing properties of water for pain relief, particularly, making use of the body's reaction to hot and cold stimuli. Alternating between hot and cold water treatments can help to heal injuries, enhance various bodily functions and reduce any inflammation caused by any number of reasons. A Guncast hydrotherapy pool uses water jets, mineral baths and bubbles to create the perfect water therapy suitable for various treatments, including rehabilitation and physiotherapy.

Hydrotherapy is particularly good for those suffering from physical disabilities, broken bones and muscle injuries, as it provides a more natural form of low impact exercise. This type of therapy also soothes any back problems you might be experiencing, from arthritis to sciatica, and can even help those recovering from surgery.

Another great use of hydrotherapy is for natural sensory therapy for adults and children with learning disabilities. Individuals with autism, in particular, can benefit from the interactivity of the bubbles and jets, which may help stimulate cognitive functions.


Cleanse your skin, increase circulation and ease muscle pain with a luxury sauna from Guncast. With their countless health advantages, saunas have become a natural way of helping treat a range of both major and minor medical conditions.

Though it depends on the state of your health and age, saunas can cleanse your skin, increase circulation, open up your airways and sinuses, ease muscle and rheumatic pain, strengthen your immune system, improve joint movement and act as a great stress release for tension. Sweating opens up your pores, lets out toxins and impurities, increases circulation and is great for stimulating the vessels that aid in the healing process of infections. A sauna can also speed recovery time for injuries such as strains, sprains, arthritis and muscular pain.

One sauna session increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients delivered to your organs – especially the skin...for those interested in having a more 'youthful' visage.

Steam Rooms

A steam room from Guncast holds a humidity of 100 per cent and reaches temperatures of around 35 to 50 degrees Celsius. These high temperature an humidity levels mean that steam rooms are ideal for easing congestion, inflammation, coughing, allergies and respiratory conditions – making them a perfect alternative healing treatment for asthmatics.

Another benefit of steam is having the option of incorporating aromatherapy into the session. Not only are they great for overall relaxation, various essential oils like clove, lavender and cinnamon are actually clinically proven to heal bronchial conditions as effectively as antibiotics!

Steam rooms boost circulation, speed up the muscle recovery process and even aid in calorie burn... if you're looking to shed a few pounds (without too much effort) for the beach this summer. Steam rooms also act as an immune system booster by enhancing blood-flow, and increasing white blood cells in the body (great for chronic fatigue sufferers).

Vitality Pool

If stress management is your aim, a vitality pool from Guncast is the perfect solution; it uses water jets to apply a soft pressure to the body, like an indulgent underwater massage.

Switch off and let a therapeutic soak in the Guncast vitality pool ease your sore muscles, aching joints, ease your stress and put that spring back into your step.

There are numerous types of vitality pools to choose from, some with underwater bubble jet loungers for a real relaxation experience. As with any Guncast spa, there are numerous custom options available to choose from; so whatever your needs, you can build the precise vitality pool you desire, from Guncast's range of luxury designs and features.

Guncast has over 40 years of experience designing and building luxury swimming pools and spa facilities. For a truly bespoke service, speak to the professionals at Guncast to ensure that your home spa gives you everything you need for both health and wellness.

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