What is Hydro Massage?
Hydro massage pairs all the benefits of traditional massage with those of hydrotherapy for a relaxing, restorative experience.
The heated jets of water are enclosed within the massage bed so you don’t even have to get undressed. It’s almost like getting a massage on a waterbed fitted with variable jets of pressure. Just lie down on the hydrotherapy table, choose your massage speed, and relax. Select a full-body massage or, if you’re experiencing pain or tightness in a certain area, focus the jets on one region.
Hydrotherapy, the combination of heat and water, has been shown to produce restorative and healing properties in injured muscles and tissues. Traditional massage has long provided deep relaxation and stress relief, releasing tension from tired, strained tissues. Putting the two together gives the best of both worlds to fit your busy schedule. Feel the benefits in just 15 minutes on our Hydro massage tables!
For even deeper benefits, begin your visit to Light Side Floats with a 15-minute hydro massage to loosen your muscles and relax you, then finish with a 60-minute float in one of our float cabins. Let the healing properties of the water take you away to a deeper state of calm and being.
The Massage Process
Your relaxing hydro massage begins when you are welcomed by one of our friendly, helpful crew members. If you have not already filled out our waiver online, you will be asked to complete it in our waiting room. Once that is complete, you will be shown back to your hydro massage suite.
Because hydro massage is a dry massage, you will not need to get undressed. Lie down on the table, find a comfortable position, and choose your hydro massage speed and target areas.
Relax and breathe deeply as the heated water jets knead your sore, tense muscles for a healing, invigorating experience. After your 15 minutes are finished, the hydro massage table automatically turns off.
If you are following your hydro massage with a float, you will be shown to your float suite to continue your journey with us. If you are ending your visit with your hydro massage, you are welcome to proceed to the Primp & Grooming Room to collect yourself following your massage.
Spend some time relaxing in our Whisper Lounge. We provide comfortable seating, a variety of tea, and reading material; we won’t rush you out the door. Exercise your creativity with one of our coloring sheets, or unroll a yoga mat for some post-massage stretching.
Benefits of Hydro Massage
There are hundreds of scientific research articles confirming hydro massage as a leading solution for mental, physical, and emotional therapy. Just as the name implies, hydro massage is the art of leveraging high-pressure water jets to provide a spa treatment unlike any other. With water-proof membranes, you can now experience the benefits of hydro massage without the need to get wet. Below, you’ll find a sampling of what hydro massage could do for you.
Relieves Sore Muscles
Hydro massage significantly reduces the lactic acid buildup that causes sore muscles. The intensity of the water pressure relieves the tightness and knots in your muscles and relieves joint pain. This is especially beneficial for athletes recovering from training sessions, games, or other physical activity. By relieving the tension in muscles, hydro massage enhances the ability to circulate blood and carry nutrients to other parts of your body.
Restores & Heals
Hydro massage is a restoration process that treats a variety of mental and physical illnesses, such as arthritis, coronary heart disease, asthma, PTSD, just to name a few. Experts also recommend hydro massage for physical rehabilitation to relieve pain from a variety of injuries, such as sprained joints, broken bones, or neck/back pain.
Hydro massage is known to relieve tension, which diminishes the effects of high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, migraines, and more. The calming sensation of heated water jets takes your mind off the stressors that overrun daily life, allowing your body as a whole to enter a state of deep relaxation.
By relaxing your abdominal muscles, Hydro massage releases the tension in your digestive track. In turn, this promotes your capacity to breakdown food that can then nourish your body.