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A definitive guide how to make a spa center at your home (PART 3)

by | Jun 13, 2022 | Building process, Everyday life | 0 comments

First you need to determine which space you will use for this purpose, then what is your total budget and based on these two things to start designing. A personal spa center today can be made with reasonable money and in a surprisingly small space.

The most important thing is to determine the health condition of your family and you, and based on that, in consultation with a doctor, come to the optimal therapeutic method for which you will buy the appropriate devices and appliances for.

To make it easier for you, we will introduce you to the definitions of the most important terms in wellness and then give a kind of guide on how to choose the right treatment for you.

What are the key concepts of spa treatment?

Aqua Wellness

It is a pool with hot water where a professional applies massage and stretching exercises to the joints, muscles and affects breathing. The treatment acts on the places that cause muscle tension. Muscle relaxation has a beneficial effect on a person’s mental state, and thus on the prevention or alleviation of psychosomatic disorders.


These are treatments that basically use essential oils. Oils can be taken orally or by inhalation, then in the form of aromatic baths or massage oils. Although medical research shows that no clear evidence of effectiveness of aromatherapy was found, these treatments are very popular in the world because it just pleases and makes a person feel better.

Turkish bath (hammam)

It is a treatment in a room saturated with warm air (40 to 50° C) and with 100% humidity. Some multifunctional shower cabins offer a similar treatment, but a real Turkish bathroom is masonry and requires higher costs compared to a traditional sauna.

Historically, the Turkish bath is a continuation of the tradition of Roman baths and is a public building intended for relaxing, washing and socializing.

Hydromassage columns

This is the cheapest option that requires the least space for a huge number of treatments that would otherwise be unavailable at home. they can be installed, practically, anywhere and come in combinations with a chair, integrated lighting, etc.


This is an alternative medicine method with unproven results. Those who use this therapy say that it relaxes the body, clears the mind of anxiety and stress, and gives a good night of rest.

Contrast shower

This is a method of alternating hot and cold water to stimulate the expansion and narrowing of pores and thus improve skin tightness. Jets of water move over the body from top to bottom and more time is always spent in the ascending phase than in the descending phase. Repeat the cycle three or four times and make sure to always end on cold.


It functions by the action of multiple jets, which follow the path of the muscles and the direction of the return of the veins. Bubbles and water flow press and relax the tissues and thus speed up circulation, with a pleasant feeling. Hydromassage has other advantages related to the ability to focus the action of the jet only on certain parts of the body: it strengthens, reduces obesity, rheumatism, arthritis and has a beneficial effect on hard breathing and insomnia.


This is a set of therapeutic methods based on different applications of water, encouraging the ability of each person to restore their own state of health in balance. The efficiency of the method is not related to the properties of the water itself but to its temperature and the reactions it causes in the body.

Lymphatic drainage massage

Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels. There is a manual but also a variant with the use of water jets. Lymphatic drainage massage relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness blocks your lymphatic system. Studies show mixed results regarding the efficacy of the method.

Vertical massage

This is a treatment in multifunctional cabins where the openings in the wall are placed so that the whole body is massaged at the same time.

Kneipp path

This is a method that is especially used for blood circulation problems. It consists of walking on gravel inside special tubs filled with water that reaches half a foot, by alternately stepping into warm and then cold water.

Finnish sauna

This is a type of sauna where temperatures of 80 to 100° C are reached while the humidity does not exceed 10 to 20%.

IR sauna

Infrared saunas are equipped with infrared heaters that produce rays like the Sun, only without negative ultraviolet rays. Unlike a traditional Finnish sauna, which indirectly heats the body through air or steam, an infrared sauna with its warm rays passes directly through the skin, producing many of the health benefits of a traditional Finnish sauna.

AirPool system

This is a sophisticated hydromassage system that injects air into the bathtub water using suitable diffusers. The massage can be continuous or intermittent. An additional device allows automatic system cleaning.


The word was formed by summing up the words water & shiatsu, therefore, it is a massage for relaxation and meditation in warm water that acts on the muscles and joints.

How to choose the right spa treatment for myself?

In this table, we will show you the relationship between certain spa treatments and some of the common health conditions. However, before deciding what to apply, consult your doctor!

A definitive guide how to make a spa center at your home (PARTS 1 & 2)

I wanted to make this definitive guide easier to read, so I created it in 3 parts. Here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2 of the guide. If you missed the first two parts, I warmly suggest going back and reading them.

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