Health
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Is soaking in a spa good therapy? Maybe. Maybe not.

By DANIEL REYNEN Citizen Columnist

After a hard workout, a friend of mine likes to soak in her hot tub. She says it reduces stress and keeps her healthy. It made me wonder, are spa treatments a good thing? 

Let me explain the idea. It’s called balneotherapy. (The latin word for bath is balneum.) The water can be hot or cold, may involve massage and can be moving or still.

Many spas that offe...

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