Hydrothermal Initiative Resources

This initiative aims to increase transparency and awareness in the design and implementation of all elements of spas and wellness facilities involving thermal and wet treatments. It is our aim to improve the education of those working in these areas so they can best advise guests on the most beneficial way to use the features and to help therapists and specialists in other fields understand and effectively advise the use of these features to further benefit the health and wellness of their clients.

Related Studies/Reports/Published Articles

Review of Hydrotherapy & Balneotherapy – Medical Evidence for Efficacy and Systematic Literature Review
By Dr. David A S Marshall & Fiona Russell

2017 Briefing Paper
The briefing paper is a snapshot of this industry sector including valuable information on latest trends, challenges and initiative accomplishments.

Global Hydrothermal Forum Session Summary – Global Spa & Wellness Summit 2013
By Don Genders, Design For Leisure


The Global Wellness Institute serves as an umbrella organization for numerous Initiatives, that are independently chaired and run. The resources, editorial, research and opinions presented by the Initiatives do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Global Wellness Institute.