Since time immemorial,water was believed to have miraculous properties.The belief in the superior nature of water had many applications in various rituals,which were often associated with healing practices.The connection was made because people quickly realized that the liquid component coold be used as a means to relieve pain and as a remedy for permanent cures.Many researchers consider the spa as the first form of treatment,which has been used by people for different aliments.Indeed,its history closely connected with the local history of our region since the ancient Greeks were the first to use the baths for hygiene and considered it an examble of civilization.
The Asclepiea,temples built in Greek antiquity,were devoted exclusively to treating disease.Built near the springs,they offered patients a combination of baths as well as dietary and psychological treatments.
The first person to witness to the therapeutic springs was the historian Herodotus,whose writings recommend spa treatments.References to the spas are made in Herodotus' texts and in the writings of the father of medicine,Hippocrates(5th centure BC),who defined the effects of cold and hot baths on the human body,as well as for which illnesses the baths are beneficial.Hippocrates also sets our rules for using the baths.
THERAPEUTIC PROPERTIES OF MEDICINAL HYDROTHERAPY
Medicinal balneotherapy has a therapeutic function on a wide range of aliments that are better than other therapies(circulatory system,nervous system,musculoskeletal,skin,etc.)Specifically,it treats:
2.Trouble with the circulatory system (high blood pressure,insufficient circulation of the coronary arteries,and arteritis of the lower extremities).
4.Gynecological problems(chronic past infections of the ovaries and uterus,leucorrhea,insufficiency of the ovaries).
5.Diseases of the peripheral nerves(neuritis,reticulates,neuralgias).
6.Nervous system problems
This tretment prevents permanent injuries (pathological lesions,atrophy,deformities,stiffness) and helps in their rehabilitation.