THE ORIGINS OF BEAUTY AND SPA'S

Beauty and Mythology

Since the dawn of time, man has always been fascinated by beauty.

The Greeks called Aphrodite the goddess of beauty, born from the sea foam ( afròs ). Her cult spread in the West, first in Erice in Sicily then in Rome , where she was honored with the name of Venus (from venus , venustas = beauty).



When painting and sculpture dominated the Renaissance period of Europe, Venus was a very popular subject among artists, who often portrayed her in a state of nudity.

 

SPA

SPA is an acronym created in the first century b. C. (before Christ), under the Emperor Augustus, when it was built in Rome the first public bath building ('balnea'), powered by 'Vergin water'.

The legionaries were benefited from the Thermae fed by hot and minerals springs to restore tired bodies from the battle and heal the wounds of war; these places was called 'aquae' and the name of these treatments became SPA, "Salus Per Aquam "- which means 'health through water'.

Social bathing later spread from the Romans to the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Minoans and Greeks, which strived to build places more comfortable and technologically advanced, useful for wellness, body care and socialization.

Then they had the tepidarium for the warm and balsamic vapors , the caldarium for hot baths, the frigidarium, cold baths for toning, the sudatorium, similar to actual turkish bath, and the apodyterium, dressing room where they were made long and relaxing massages.

Today, scientific research has found and confirmed in many scientific studies the beneficial effects of these relaxing treatments in which the body massage with natural biological oils is really remarkable for the psycho-physical wellbeing of a person .







 

 

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