Hours: 140 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $1,150.00

Course Overview:

Hydrotherapy is now used in modern healing spas, medical spas, and wellness centers to help clients improve their daily wellness, fitness and appearance. Hydrotherapy is also used in the prevention of major medical problems plus the healing and rehabilitation of injuries. This course guides the student through the history, scientific foundations, and practical applications of spa bodywork, and includes sections on what you should expect to encounter when working in a spa setting. Hydrotherapy, exfoliations, pelotherapy, and thalassotherapy are each covered. Each hydrotherapy protocol featured includes: Rationale, Indications, Contraindications, Equipment and Supplies, Preparation, Procedure, After the Treatment and Hygiene.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the history and science of the spa and hydrotherapy
  • Define hydrotherapy and the effects of hydrotherapy treatments
  • Identify methods of exfoliation and pelotherapy
  • Define thalassotherapy and aromatherapy
  • Identify the steps for starting your own day spa

Course Outline:

Hydrotherapy Module 1
Overview of Spa and Hydrotherapy
  • History of Spa and Hydrotherapy
  • Early History of Spa
  • Decline and Resurgence of Hydrotherapy
  • Birth of the Modern Spa and Hydrotherapy
  • The Science of Spa and Hydrotherapy
  • Ways Water is Used in Treatments
  • Ebb and Flow of Body Fluids
  • Body Systems
  • Body Temperature Homeostasis
  • Successful Spa and Hydrotherapy Practices
  • Elements Common to All Spa
  • What it Means to Work in a Spa
  • Universal Precautions, Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Helping Clients Choose the Best Treatments
Hydrotherapy Module 2
Hydrotherapy: Types & Treatments
  • What Is Hydrotherapy?
  • Properties of Water
  • The Effects of Hydrotherapy Treatments
  • Main Variables in Hydrotherapy
  • Ways to Perform Treatments
  • Cold Therapies
  • Heat Therapies
  • Alternating or Contrast Applications
  • Showers
  • Balneology
  • Vapor Treatments
  • Sauna and Steam Baths
  • Hydrotherapy Tubes and Equipment
Hydrotherapy Module 3
Exfoliation and Pelotherapy
  • Types of Exfoliants
  • A Closer Look at the Skin
  • Manual Exfoliation
  • Chemical, Enzyme, or Dissolving Exfoliation
  • Types of Pelotherapy
  • Muds, Clays and Peat Treatments
  • Body Wraps & Masks
  • Rasul Spa Treatment
  • Mud, Peat, and Clay Poultices
  • Earth Salts
  • Salt Baths
  • Paraffin Treatments
  • Geothermal Therapy
  • Hot & Cold Stone Therapy
Hydrotherapy Module 4
Thalassotherapy and Aromatherapy
  • What is Thalassotherapy?
  • Elements of Thalassotherapy
  • Seawater
  • Sea Products
  • Treatments, Body Wraps and Poultices
  • Sea Mud Masks and Baths
  • Brine Inhalation Treatment
  • History of Aromatherapy and Herbs
  • Essential Oils
  • Ten Foundational Essential Oils
  • Ways to Use Essential Oils in a Spa
  • Herbs in Spa and Hydrotherapy Treatments
  • Herbal Infusions and Baths
  • Herbal Compresses and Poultices
Hydrotherapy Module 5
Start Your Own Day Spa
  • Spa Lifestyle & History
  • Finding Your Niche
  • Start-Up Funding
  • Are You an Entrepreneur?
  • Tips for Starting a Spa
  • Spa Management
  • Cyber Marketing
  • Marketing Tips for Spa Owners
  • Spa Ambience
  • Spa Ideas from the Orient
  • Starting a Day Spas
  • Destination Spas
  • Medical Spas
  • Spa Etiquette
  • Future Spa Trends

All necessary materials are included.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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