It is a cold section in Antique Rome Baths which has a pool in it. In old ages, frigidarium pools, which were used after having a bath, have been cooled using snow and placed at the northern side of buildings. In this way, the water in the pools were kept cold. Today, we call “shock pools” those ancient frigidarium pools. People can enjoy a shock pool after a warm therapy to make their bodies suddenly cool. Skin pores dilate and are cleaned during a warm therapy, and then they regain the normal state thanks to shock pools. After using shock pools the skin becomes tighter, younger and healthier.
Warm therapy systems are being used in different forms as from the Ancient Rome time. Places named Caldarium provide a more moderate heat and steam therapy in comparison to saunas and steam rooms. The highest temperature in a Caldarium is between 45 and 50ᵒC. Therefore, it is an ideal warm therapy system for one who don’t like high temperatures or are experiencing hypertension problems in hot environments. Due to a soft heat condition, the natural cooling system of the human body works and this enhances the blood circulation. In addition, it relaxes muscles and make the breathing easier and deeper.
It is another warm therapy system which was used in the Ancient Rome times by heating walls and the floor which are in touch with human body to relax. Tepidarium is a dry environment and illuminated with dim lights. Heated beds equipped with the modern technology are combined with special illuminations. Since the temperature of the environment (39⁰C) is near the body temperature, the blood circulation can be arranged without needing any pressure. Tepidarium loosens the muscles and strengthens the immune system. It is needed to use it min. 30 minutes for observing a positive effect in the body. However, it may be enough to be relaxed by staying in it for some time by enjoying the warm air in accordance with the personal needs and preferences.