Why is the medicinal bath and spa therapy in Hévíz unique?

While the effect of the medicinal bath therapy depends on the patient’s condition, the spa therapy in Hévíz is unique due to its complex treatment programs and the thermal water’s beneficial effects and ingredients that are known for their healing properties.
Three layers of three geological periods can be found at the lake that provide everything that can be used in medicine: from the dissolution of the Pannon limestone thermal karts rise up, which got its supply from Middle Triassic dolomite.
The dolomite contains calcium that has anti-inflammatory effect and magnesium that is required for the proper function of the nerves. In limestone there is mineralized carbonic acid, which serves as a vasodilator and carbonate, which makes the skin softer. Noble gases in harmless concentrations make the adrenal glands secrete more anti-inflammatory hormones, and they make the thyroid gland produce more calcitonin; this results in improved conditions at patients with joint disease and osteoporosis due to their own natural hormones.
The interaction between the thermal lake and the several meters thick peat layer on the bottom of the lake results in the formation of mud, which concentrates the chemical properties of the thermal water and enhances its effect. The most important active substance of the thermal water and mud is sulfur. Sulfur is one of the basic components of articular cartilage and since in all rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases the concentration of sulfur decreases, sulfur compounds are able to inhibit enzymes that destroy cartilage. Therefore, it is obvious how thermal sulfur water is a natural remedy for joint pain.

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