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Thermal Medicine develops in China: Harnessing the Power of Hot Springs

FIRST SPA HOTEL DEDICATED TO THERMAL MEDICINE OPENS IN CHINA With ancient Chinese legends and folk ballads extolling the enchanted healing powers of the water, thermal medicine has a long tradition in China dating back more than 2,000 years. On 15 November 2022 in Tengchong, Yunnan province in China, the first spa hotel dedicated to thermal medicine opened its doors. We invite you to read...

How Slovakian Spas introduced Post-Covid rehabilitation

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Slovakian spas soon provided individuals who experienced long-term health complications the unique possibility to regain their strength and improve their health by offering various rehabilitation programmes. The well-received initiative commenced by the Slovak Spa Association quickly gained recognition and continues to attract visitors to Slovakian spa resorts. COVID-19 leaves many with long-term health problems that must be addressed as soon as...

Marlies Sobczak: “It is ESPA’s assignment to further develop opportunities for Thalasso”

We recently spoke to Marlies Sobczak, project manager of ESPA’s Thalasso working group, who played a pivotal role in bringing the annual congress of the DHV to Norderney. Marlies provided valuable insight into the event and the activities of the Thalasso group.

10 Myths About Seawater We All Believe

Baths in spas, thalasso cures, nasal hygiene, drinking blisters: seawater has many health benefits. Studies remain rare but the sector wants to revive research. 1. The sea relieves rheumatism True. It is even the oldest recognized virtue of sea bathing. In 1899, Dr. Louis Bagot opened the first thalassotherapy centre in Roscoff, Finistère. He invented the treatment of rheumatism in heated seawater, providing a muscle relaxant and “relaxing”...

Institute of Spa and Balneology Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic


Balvanyos Resort, Romania