Therapy using mineral water spas combined with massage is being used increasingly for work-related diseases such as back problems and tinosinavitus. It is also proving very effective for rehabilitation after accidents. Rheumatism, arthritis and gout sufferers find great relief through spa therapy as do many heart disease patients.
Balneotherapy has to be seen as part of a whole process of treatment and does not offer a full cure in itself. The combination of benefits from drinking mineral water and using various mineral water treatments goes a long way towards creating a framework for better nutrition and relief for aches and pains.
Calcium - vital for bone tissue, proper functioning of muscles, relaxation.
Silica - for bone formation (acts like carbon fibre in steel - makes them strong without being heavy), not found in processed food.
Magnesium - good for muscles, essential for proper functioning of kidneys.
Bicarbonate - balances the pH in the blood stream.
Iron - is more easily absorbed in water, enables red blood cells to carry oxygen, also vital for the formation of haemoglobin.