Origins of Spa
Spau – the famous Spa Town
The term “SPA”, is derived from the name of the town of Spau, Belgium, whose name is known back to Roman times, when the location was called Aquae Spadanae, sometimes incorrectly connected to the Latin word “spargere” meaning to scatter, sprinkle or moisten.
As it is famous for the healing cold springs, Spau has been frequented as a watering-place since as early as the 14th century. Though other sources of healing mineral springs have become famous throughout the world, it is the town of Spau which has become eponymous with any place having a natural water source that is believed to possess special health-giving properties, as a spa.
The Meaning of S.P.A.
SPA – Solus Per Aqua
The word spa is an acronym for “Solus Per Aqua”. It means ‘healing through water in Latin. The most common terms used to describe spa is hydrotherapy. It refers to the therapeutic use of water at any temperature or form, including hot baths, ice packs, vaporizers for soothing pains and treating diseases.
The treatment of spa started way back in 17th century. In today’s world spa stands for combination of treatments done to satisfy your inner self and your outer body. A spa offers you treatments which will de-stress you and energize your mind, body and soul.
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