Hydrotherapy is the practice of using water treatments to improve physical, physiological, and mental health. As trends in at-home self-care rituals are growing, there is an increased desire among homeowners to transform the master bath into a personalized wellness retreat. Incorporating at-home hydrotherapy treatments like spa tubs, saunas, or steam showers can be accomplished in almost every type of master bathroom.


This course will help learners understand what hydrotherapy is, how it’s beneficial, and why it’s important in new home design and renovations, as well as specification considerations for experience baths, saunas, and steam rooms and/or showers.


Learning Objectives

  • Explore the trend in master bathroom design to create a spa-like wellness retreat and how hydrotherapy is an important element of this trend.
  • Analyze the health benefits of bathing that includes hydro massage, varying temperatures, and chromotherapy.
  • Examine the features and design options air and jetted bathtubs provide when creating a wellness space for occupants.
  • Determine the wellness benefits available when incorporating steam showers and infrared saunas into bathroom design.

Prerequisite: None.