Date: September 17th & 18th
Time: 9am to 6pm
Cost: $275 plus $30 materials fee
Deposit: $50 non-refundable to hold your spot
(10% discount given if student pays in full one month prior to class or for attending another Spa Series Class)
Instructor: Gwynne Ann Unruh, LMT #578, RMTI #I-116
Phone Number: 575-313-3703
Materials Provided: Handouts, Mylar for body wrapping, essential oils, herbal and seaweed body products for wraps, organic hair oil, natural bristle brushes (brushes are yours to keep)
Class Description: A Hydrotherapy Wrap is a heat therapy designed to raise the body’s core temperature and increase perspiration, which aids in releasing impurities from your body. A Wrap also helps sore, aching muscles and relaxes muscular tension, which may be causing pain. This heat therapy is detoxifying as well as stress relieving and relaxing. Dry brushing prior to the wrap improves circulation, moves lymphatic fluids and prepares the skin for the effects of the Hydrotherapy session. Clients can be wrapped in hot linens that have been spritzed with aromatic essential oils and herbs, raising the body core temperature to increase perspiration and release of impurities from the body’s systems. Seaweed, mud or a variety of healing products can also be applied. Add a head wrap with hot towels and a scalp massage with warm oils to stimulate and improve circulation in the head and scalp, and relax the mind.
Hydrotherapy and hydrothermal therapy are chiefly used to tone up the body, stimulate digestion, circulation, and the immune system. Wraps bring relief from pain and increase toxins removal. Water has special powers in getting rid of stress and rejuvenating the body. It affects the skin and muscles. It calms the lungs, heart, stomach, and endocrine system by stimulating nerve reflexes on the spinal cord.
The recuperative and healing properties of hydrotherapy are based on its mechanical and/or thermal effects. The nerves carry impulses felt at the skin deeper into the body, where they are instrumental in stimulating the immune system, influencing the production of stress hormones, invigorating the circulation and digestion, encouraging blood flow, and lessening pain sensitivity.