Spa Treatment Worth Trying: Hydromassage

Last week I took a time out from the 50 degree temperatures in NYC and went on a press trip with Schick to the Riviera Maya, Mexico and had the honor of staying at the Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya.  While I was there I experienced my first Hydromassage.  It's not a treatment I would normally choose off of a spa menu, but now that I've gotten it, I highly recommend it (and yes they're available in spas across the US too).

Picture getting into a tiny jacuzzi set at 72 degrees made just for you.  It contours with the curves of you body and has about 40 jets all along the sides with a bar at the bottom that you can rest your feet on so you don't float from left to right as the jets push you.  That's what I stepped into.  Filled with salt water and micronized algae (to help reduce cellulite), I soaked in the mini tub for about 30 minutes as the strategically placed jets were programed to pump out at different speeds massaging my body from my shoulders down to my feet.

To top it off, a woman was giving me a face and scalp massage.  Once I got used to the pressure of the jets, all I concentrated on was the massage.  Thirty minutes was just enough and when I stood up I felt like jell-o.  Besides eliminating stress and making my muscles feel relaxed (perfect to do before my day at the pool), it also helps to eliminate toxins, increase circulation and relieve fluid retention.