Absolutely London speaks to bathroom retailer Ripples about the benefits of hydromassage and why spa baths are the luxury bathroom trend of 2021
It’s never been more important to focus on physical health and mental wellbeing, and what better way to do so than by creating a spa-like retreat in the comfort of your own home.
What is hydromassage?
Hydromassage is a treatment whereby the body experiences pressure caused by water jets. Bathtubs equipped with hydromassage technology can stimulate the circulatory (cardiovascular system) and lymphatic systems (part of the immune system) to help improve both physical and mental wellbeing.
What are the benefits of hydromassage?
- Relaxes the body
- Produces endorphins
- Calms the mind
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Exfoliates the skin
- Creates a wonderful atmosphere
Mind and body
Regular hydromassage sessions in a specialised spa bath can help you to unwind and destress. During immersion in hot water, the parasympathetic nervous system (sometimes called the ‘rest and digest’ system) produces hormones that help the body to relax, reducing any stress-related symptoms which might have accumulated during the day. The increased pressure of the massage helps to produce endorphins too, generating feelings of happiness and positivity. As such, bathing in the morning can be great for an uplifting start to the day, whilst bathing in the evening can help calm the body and prepare it for sleep.
The bubbles generated during a hydromassage session can help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted fluids whilst also stimulating the lymphatic system. Hydromassage can help combat the accumulation of fat on the body, reducing the appearance of cellulite and leaving skin feeling smooth, polished and toned. You can amplify the benefits of a hydromassage bath by exfoliating before and using a hydrating cream on the skin afterwards. A selection of Ripples baths also feature an inbuilt ‘Natural Air’ system which surrounds the body in a soft cloud of oxygen bubbles, hydrating the skin and boosting collagen production.
Ripples collection also features baths with the latest technology, including built-in Bluetooth speakers and lighting controlled by a dedicated remote. You can simply select a playlist and immerse yourself in an atmosphere of total wellbeing. Take it up a notch with a touch of light therapy – when you need to re-energise, opt for warm colours like red and orange or alternatively, create a relaxing environment by setting the hue to blue and green.
Ripples is an award-winning bathroom retailer offering a truly tailored bathroom service, from product sourcing and design consultancy, through to installation from trusted local suppliers. With a dedicated team of in-house designers, a bathroom from Ripples is always thoughtfully designed and beautifully finished.