Hydrotherapy is the use of water in any of its forms (ice, liquid, or steam), internally or externally.

imageIt’s a form of treatment and relaxation that is thousands of years old. Roman and Turkish baths were once used to treat all kinds of illnesses, for cleansing and for general well-being.

Modern saunas and whirlpools are used as an aid in treating muscular and joint injuries, and conditions such as arthritis, as well as treating the overall well-being of the individual.

The benefits of hydrotherapy are a result of three principles - buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and water temperature.

Buoyancy is beneficial when treating muscular or joint injuries, as being in water reduces body weight by up to 90%. This relieves the pressure of weight on joints and muscles, and, the feeling of weightlessness is very relaxing mentally as well as physically. It’s also recommended for arthritis sufferers, as it eases joint stiffness and improves the mobility of the joints.

Hydrostatic pressure, in the form of water currents, offers a form of massage that is soothing as well as healing. Tight muscles are relaxed, high pressure jets help breaks up unwanted deposits such as cellulite, and natural pain killers, called endorphins, are released into the bloodstream.

Thermal techniques range from hammams, steam inhalation and sitz baths, to plunge pools, ice packs and hot compresses. The extremes of hot and cold water stimulate the circulation and aid detoxification.

Al Asalla Spa
(steam hammam, body jet hydrotherapy)
Dubai Ladies Club
Beach Road, next to Beach Park
Jumeirah 1, Dubai
Tel: 04 3499922
Email: alasalla.spa@dubailadiesclub.com

Amara Spa
Park Hyatt Dubai
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
creekside, opposite Deira City Centre
Deira, Dubai
Tel: 04 6021234
Email: dubai.park@hyattintl.com

(herbal & essential oil baths)
21st floor, Holiday Centre Commercial Tower
between Trade Centre and interchange 1
Sheikh Zayed Road
Tel: 04 3322111
Email: info@chaslu.ae

Cleopatra’s Spa
Pyramids, Wafi City (follow signs)
Near Al Wasl Hospital and Healthcare City
Tel: 04 3247700 (female)
Tel: 04 3244556 (male)
Email: cleopatras.spa@wafi.com

Elixir Spa & Health Club
Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa
on the beach, Al Sufouh Road
Tel: 04 3995000
Email: grandjumeirah@habtoorhotels.com

Givenchy Spa
One & Only Royal Mirage
on the beach, Al Sufouh Road
opposite Media City
Tel: 04 3152140
Email: givenchyspa@oneandonlyroyalmirage.ae

Hiltonia Health Club & Spa
opposite Hilton Hotel
Corniche, Abu Dhabi
Tel: 02 6924336 (Spa)
Tel: 02 6924324 (Health Club)
Email: hiltonia.abudhabi@hilton.com

Imar Spa
Emirates Road, Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah
Right at Clock roundabout, straight on at Fish roundabout
500 yards on right near the fish market
Umm Al Quwain
Tel: 06 7664440
Email: imarspa@emirates.net.ae

Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
opposite Abu Dhabi Mall
Abu Dhabi
Tel: 02 6446666
Dir: 02 6974254 Health Club
Email: meridien@emirates.net.ae

Orthosports Medical Center
Junction of Street 5 & Beach Road
Jumeirah 1
Tel: 04 3450601
Email: mail@orthosp.com
Website: http://www.orthosp.com

Retreat Spa
Grosvenor House
Dubai Marina
Al Sufouh
Tel: 04 3998888 Ext 6762/6763
Email: galena@irm-gh-dubai.com

Royal Waters Health Spa
Al Mamzar Shopping Centre
Al Ittihad Road
Deira, Dubai
Tel: 04 2972053
Email: therwspa@emirates.net.ae

(steam room)
Radisson SAS Hotel
Dubai Media City
Al Sufouh, Dubai
Tel: 04 3669111 Ext 3490
Email: sensoDXB@RadissonSAS.com

Sharjah Ladies Club
on the beach, next to
Radisson SAS Hotel
Tel: 06 5655511
Email: knmc@eim.ae

Six Senses Spa
See Talise Spa entry

Taj Spa
Taj Palace Hotel
opposite Al Ghurair Centre, behind Lals Supermarket
Al Riqqa Road, Deira
Tel: 04 2232222
Email: tajdubai@emirates.net.ae

Talise Spa
Previously Six Senses Spa
Al Qasr Hotel entrance, Madinat Jumeirah Complex
Al Sufouh Road, Umm Suqeim
Tel: 04 3666817/8
Email: mj-talise@jumeirah.com

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