A Vichy shower, also known as an affusion shower,[1] is a kind of shower used in spas, featuring a horizontal bar with five to seven shower heads, or holes.[2] Large quantities of warm water are poured over a spa patron while he or she lies in a shallow wet bed, similar to a massage table, but with drainage for the water.[3] The patron typically lies on their back first, and then is rolled onto their stomach.[4]

The Vichy shower originated in Vichy, France, which contains natural mineral springs. These springs inspired the design of the Vichy shower.[5]

References Edit

  1. ^ Mernagh-Ward, Dawn; Cartwright, Jennifer (2004). Health and Beauty Therapy: A Practical Approach for NVQ. ISBN 9780748790357.
  2. ^ Williams, Anne (2007). Spa Bodywork: A Guide for Massage Therapists. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. ISBN 9780781755788.
  3. ^ Brown, Anitra. "What Is A Vichy Shower?". about travel. About.com. Retrieved 2015-09-24.
  4. ^ Miller, Erica T. (1996). SalonOvations' Day Spa Techniques. Cengage Learning. ISBN 1562532618.
  5. ^ Whitney, Nicole. "What Are the Benefits of a Vichy Shower?". LEAFtv. Retrieved 11 June 2020.