Hydrotherapy is the use of water to energize and cleanse the body while increasing inner circulation. At YO1, our offering of hydro-therapies has been curated and selected by expert practitioners. These effective therapies have been used for thousands of years and deliver healing from an authentic Indian perspective focused on increasing the strength and vitality of the body’s circulatory system.
These therapies increase inner circulation without putting strain on the heart and lungs, improving the body’s capacity to heal and ward off illness. During these therapies, the heart rate and the respiratory rate are reduced, making guests feel light, energetic, and refreshed.
HIP BATH • 10-20 MINUTES
Soak away your pain and discomfort in a warm or cool hip bath to find the relief you’ve been looking for. During a hip bath, the guest sits in a round, oval, or square tub where the water level reaches the navel and thighs. The rest of the body is kept dry during this therapy. A hip bath helps remove constrictions in the abdominal organs – intestines, kidneys, uterus, prostate gland, urinary bladder etc. – increasing circulation in the abdominal cavity. This increase in circulation enhances the nutrition and elimination process in the body without consuming vital energy.
SPINAL SPRAY • 10-20 MINUTES
Enjoy light, soothing water pressure with a spinal spray therapy. In this therapy, a gentle massage is given to the spinal cord and its nearby parts through a steady jet spray of water. This soothes the spinal cord from neck to tailbone, supplying nervous energy all over the body. Spinal sprays can significantly reduce blood pressure and induce sound sleep. Guests who suffer from back ache may be given hot or neutral spinal spray as an effective remedy.
HOT FOOT AND ARM BATH • 15-20 MINUTES
Immerse your tired, aching feet and arms in a relaxing, hot bath. In this therapy, both the feet and arms are immersed in hot water in a specially designed tub, resulting in profuse sweating of the body, where congestion in the head region is diverted to the legs. This provides relief for those suffering from fatigue, severe headaches, migraine, asthma, bronchitis, and rhinitis.
Flush out toxins from your body with a gentle enema therapy. In this therapy, the colon is cleansed through a simple procedure in which warm water is gently inserted through the rectum. The water increases the movement of the intestines, promoting bowel movements and eradicating general constipation. This therapy is especially effective when paired with fasting therapy.
IMMERSION BATH • 20-30 MINUTES
Release any tension in the body with this relaxing full-body bath. In this therapy, the guest is immersed in a bath of warm or neutral water that is often treated with healing Epsom salt or Margosa leaves. This therapy is beneficial in rejuvenating the whole body, reducing body pain, sleeplessness, fatigue, and asthma.
JET BATHS • 10-20 MINUTES
Ease sore muscles and discomfort with a massaging jet bath. In this therapy, a variety of water jets are used on the body to impart massage. The massage can be administered through circular jets, underwater massages, Jacuzzi, or whirlpool. Guests can experience improved circulation and a feeling of rejuvenation as a result of this therapy.
COLON HYDROTHERAPY • 45 MINUTES
Cleanse your colon with this stimulating therapy that will leave your colon refreshed and purified. This therapy uses highly advanced equipment to inject warm, pressured water into the rectum and large intestine as a means of flushing out clogged waste and fecal matter. The entire large intestine should be cleaned in 5 to 8 sessions. The guest can experience relieved constipation and increased energy levels.
WET PACKS • 45 MINUTES
Find relief for targeted pain points with this alleviating therapy. Wet cotton cloths (known as wet packs) are applied to particular areas of the guest’s body to increase circulation in that region of the body. The wet packs can be applied to the chest, abdomen, trunk, knee, neck, leg, and other areas of the body. The increased circulation in these areas provide a soothing effect for the guest and help tone organs in the treated areas.
The nerve endings of all the organs end in the soles and palms. Reflexology is a holistic healing method that applies pressure to the nerve endings in the feet and hands to relieve pain in the body.
At YO1, our reflexology program seeks to go beyond finding a quick fix for pain and discomfort in the body and instead provides a long-lasting remedy that addresses the source of the pain.
Our reflexology walkways will not only provide pain relief, but they will help release blood congestion and energy blocks that are often the source of the pain. Guests are guided by respected and well-versed practitioners to walk barefoot on smooth, rounded pebbles (also known as a reflexology walkway) for 5-10 minutes daily to apply the necessary pressure on nerve endings.
Our reflexology sessions will provide immediate relief from pain, heaviness, and discomfort, in addition to revitalizing the internal organs. Our reflexology program is particularly helpful for guests managing headaches, abdominal pain, painful menstruation, back ache, and neck ache.
Massage has been administered globally for thousands of years to improve circulation in the body. Massage reduces blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate, leading to proper absorption of nutrition. It is used to tone and smooth the skin by compressing muscles and tissues, thus improving blood circulation.
At YO1, massage therapy is used to leave guests feeling both mentally and physically relaxed. Highly-respected and well-trained therapists perform a variety of massage treatments, tailored to your individual health concerns and needs.
UNDERWATER MASSAGE • 15 MINUTES
The guest is immersed in a tub filled with neutral or cold water from the neck down, where a dozen jets in the tub apply water pressure over the entire body. The cold water stimulates the skin by diverting circulation to the peripheral blood vessels while neutral water provides relaxation. This massage is beneficial for guests suffering from spondylitis, sciatica, arthritis, and scoliosis.
HOT STONE MASSAGE • 50-60 MINUTES
Bask in the feeling of gently heated, smooth stones penetrating tired muscles and experience immediate relief. Rounded, soft stones, or pebbles, are selected from river beds and boiled in water. These stones are then placed along the guest’s spinal cord from the neck to the tailbone, giving soothing heat and comfort to relieve pain. Massage techniques like percussion, friction, kneading, stroking, vibration, and cupping are performed to stimulate nerve endings in the skin and improve blood flow and nourishment to all parts of the body.
VIBRO POWDER MASSAGE • 30 MINUTES
Release tension and restore comfort in the body with this vibrating massage therapy. In this therapy, instead of oil, talcum powder is applied as a medium and massage movements are performed by a machine through various applicators. Guests can experience immense vibration with this massage, which works to enhance blood circulation, reduce stress and nervous tension, and calm the body and mind.
Mud from the earth contains important minerals that absorb toxins while cooling and relaxing the body. At YO1, guests can experience expertly crafted mud poultices being strategically applied to areas of the body experiencing discomfort or disease. Enter a euphoric state with the deeply calming ritual of mud therapy.
During mud therapy, application of a mud poultice will soothe muscles, reduce inflammation, tighten the skin, and provide a natural glow. After therapy, guests may also experience improved circulation and a positive impact on their metabolism and digestion.
MUD BATH • 45-60 MINUTES
Retreat into this rejuvenating therapy for improved skin tone and elasticity. A well-prepared mud poultice, or mud paste, is applied from head to toe and exposed to sunlight. This improves skin by increasing circulation in the body and energizing skin tissues. After the mud dries and begins shedding, the guest is given a proper shower or water jet spray. This therapy is particularly effective for those suffering from psoriasis, white patches on the skin, urticarial, and other allergic skin conditions.
MUD PACK ON ABDOMEN AND FOREHEAD • 30 MINUTES
Give your tired belly the rest it deserves with this tranquilizing therapy. This therapy is typically administered as a daily morning routine and involves applying a mud poultice over the abdomen, as well as the forehead and eyes. These mud packs are particularly useful for those suffering from digestive disorders, sleeplessness, anxiety, and headache. Guests can experience a sense of total relaxation as well as a soothing effect on the abdominal organs.
TARGETED MUD APPLICATION • 20-30 MINUTES
Revive and rehydrate your skin with this skin-targeted therapy. A mud poultice is directly applied on the guest’s skin for conditions relating to eczema and inflammation. The guest can experience reduced inflammation and skin eruptions as a result of this therapy.
Natural dietetics and fasting are two key features of Naturopathy. By promoting adequate nutrition and proper waste elimination in the body, dietetics and fasting can cure disease stemming from toxins in the body.
The YO1 dietetics program is designed to strengthen the immune system, detoxify the body and enhance its recuperative power via a customized dietary plan drawing from the tenets of Naturopathy. The diet consists of seasonal, raw food that is rich in vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and fibers that aid the body’s internal processes in recovering from chronic and allergic diseases.
Guests will be not only become cleansed and detoxified from their customized menu plan at YO1, but will learn how to adapt their lifestyle and improve their current eating habits on their path to wellness.