Balneotherapy: What it is, and How it Works

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Balneotherapy: What it is, and How it Works

When performing your daily duties, whether at home or work, your body will be exposed to different bacteria and viruses, which can cause harm to your health and well-being if the body doesnt have the power to flight them off. Today we will be discussing Balneotherapy, a method in which we increase the bodies temperature via hydrotherapy.  

Perhaps you’ve attended a spa at some point in your life to experience the special treatment through some nice bath. It felt good, right? Especially when spa treatments are offered in conjunction with massage therapy. Or maybe you’re planning to attend one sooner or later for a number of reasons, including treatment of health conditions like skin disorders, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and back pain. Which brings us to balneotherapy. 

What is Balneotherapy?

Balneotheraphy is a form of hydrotherapy which aims at treating a variety of health conditions through spa treatments or bathing in thermal mineral water. It’s a technique that has been used for decades across the globe to help alleviate a number of conditions. 

When you bathe in mineral hot springs, your body temperature will be increased, hence the probability of your body to fight off and prevent the pathogens from causing harm to your health.       

What makes the water “thermal?”

For the water emerging from the spring to be classified as “thermal,” it must have a minimum temperature of 68 degrees and a minimum of 1 g dissolved minerals per liter. Most hot springs are thermal and have a significant amount of dissolved minerals, essential for alleviating the conditions mentioned above. 

In fact, places with mineral hot springs, such as the Dead Sea, are becoming major tourist attraction sites. But, unfortunately, these natural sites are very few, and there can be challenges with the sites: travel, accessibility, and safety issues. However, you don’t have to book a flight to fly outside your state or country just to take a bath in a mineral hot spring, unless you’re going to tour the place over the holiday. So, what has changed?

At The Spring Spa & Resort, customer satisfaction is our priority, as seen from our state-of-the-art treatment services offered by competent and dedicated professionals. We use special water for our treatment – mineral water containing some of the essential salts such as calcium, manganese, magnesium, iodine, sodium, and iron.

Your skin will absorb the essential oils to affect increased blood circulation and mood improvement. 

The Bottom Line

Balneotherapy is a treatment, just like any other form of treatment. It’s important that you receive such treatments under the supervision and guidance of a trained and competent professional. Our team will advise you on the necessary steps to take to enhance the absorption of these minerals, and hence record an improvement in your health. Ensure to stay up to date for more information about balneotherapy and how you can use it to benefit your general well-being. For better results, see to it that you frequently bathe during the therapy period. All the best!