According to the brochures, it's a European-concept spa that offers what is called hydrotherapy - a massage sans the masseuse. Your body gets treated instead by pressurized water jets in a pleasantly warm pool. It's kind of like being in a hot tub, only it's not so hot, and it has jets targeted for specific areas of the body.
For representation purposes only. We aren't really that skinny.
Imagine a huge but shallow swimming pool divided into twenty or so sections. Each section specializes in massaging a certain body part - shoulders, legs, full back, and so on. All you have to do is choose a section, sit there (or stand, or squat, or lie down; whichever you prefer), push the ON button and enjoy your massage. As I've been having upper back and shoulder pains these past several days, I spent more time in the sections that focus on the back.
Besides, you don't really need to have body aches to appreciate a water spa. You can just go there to wind down or have fun. It's like going to a swimming pool, only this one massages you. It's a lot more exciting than I make it seem, trust me. ^_^ But if you'd rather do laps, the facility has a separate pool just for that as well.
After trying out all the various sections, we lolled in what they called the "Lazy River" - it goes around the main hydrotherapy pool, and it has slight current. Grab one of the kickboards there and float along. I managed to lie down on my board (after much struggle) and I had four rounds of a nice, slow drift.
My favorite part though was the hot herbal pools. There was a separate section with four pools,each filled with hot, scented herbal infusions - mint, jasmine and lavender. Excellent for relieving muscle and joint pain, insomnia or diabetes, we've been told. I made sure to dunk myself in all four, alternately with the cold-water pool. It kinda felt like soaking in tea, but it was sooooo nice.
The place also offers a steam bath and a sauna, for sweating out bodily toxins. I sat in the sauna for ten minutes, and despite the high humidity that made it a bit hard to breathe, I found it enjoyable. Though maybe next time, I should bring a book.
Hydrotherapy massage + lazy river + lap pool + hot herbal pools + sauna + steam bath = a whole morning of relaxation, all for a