Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2018

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48 Landscape Architect and Specifier News Vitality Spas Some metal spas can also be custom designed to treat the health and wellness of the body. There are various forms of treatments that spas can provide such as salt-water baths, and hot and cold thermal treatments. Known as vitality spas, the jets of these hot tubs are custom designed to target different parts of the body, such as the back, shoulders and feet, in order to treat and relax the client's aches and pains, according to Greg Mash of Bradford Products. Champagne bubbles is the common name for air bubbles being emitted from the floor of the spa. As opposed to forced water, and depending on the velocity of the air stream, these bubbles produce a relaxing and full body experience. Champagne bubbles are a "true vitality spa feature," said Mash. Hydrotherapy Standing hydrotherapy stations are an important feature of the health and wellness spas. Because the depth of the spa is deeper in standing spas, the bather can more easily immerse their body into the water, rather than having to bend down. Jet locations in the vitality spa can be customized according to the client's request. Because vitality spas are meant to provide a relaxing and peaceful environment, most have room for a small number of people, although some can have a larger "pool-size" tub, which can still be considered a "Vitality Spa." According to Mash, vitality spas are a newer concept in the U.S., and are often used in health and wellness facilities and resorts. Left: This photo depicts benches that are formed by layering multiple stainless steel parts into the shape of a lounge chair. When the jets are on, the water from the spa's bottom moves upward through the benches, creating champagne bubbles that spread throughout the spa. PHOTO:BRADFORD PRODUCTS Left: Vitality spas are hot tubs customized to target the health and wellness of the clients. This tub is made of stainless steel. They are often located in day spas and health and wellness facilities. PHOTO: BRADFORD PRODUCTS Heal th & Welln ess in Hot Water n

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