If you've ever spent a weekend in Bath, you'll already know people have been enjoying water-based spa treatments for thousands of years. The ancient Romans, Egyptians and Greeks were all big fans, but it really took off in the 19th century. When the first hydrotherapy centre opened in Malvern, the A-listers of the day flocked to it like an olde world version of Champneys.
The beginner’s guide to hydrotherapy
Who knew there was another way to bring the mermaid trend into your beauty regime? Hydrotherapy uses hot and cold water to quite literally wash away your aches and pains. From meditational floatation tanks to spa circuits with ice-cold plunge pools, here’s everything you never knew you need to know about this therapy.