If you have no complaints, you can start the cure. Those with any condition or illness should only begin the cure after having been examined by their doctor. At least 21 baths are recommended for the Thermal Spring bath cure. Starting at 10 minutes, gradually increase your bath time to 20 minutes. One should enter the water slowly, waiting some minutes to become used to the temperature of the thermal water. As cold water is drinking water, do not add this under any circumstances. Do not enter the water with a full stomach.
Following the bath, lie down and rest for at least 30 minutes. Spend your free time taking walks and doing exercises. Avoid heavy or greasy food, as well as pastries and desserts during the cure. Eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. If you eat meat, choose white meat and only braised or grilled red meat for your meals. If you feel any discomfort while bathing, consult our doctor immediately. The pipes containing thermal water are chemically treated to avoid calcification. Therefore, do not drink the water.
BENEFITS OF THERMAL BATHING
A thermal bath is the name given to facilities similar to hamams or Turkish Baths, which are designed for the purpose of healing using water from hot underground springs. Thermal baths that are considered to be beneficial for human health and even help specific illnesses, are also important for tourism.
• Respiratory System Illnesses
These are bronchial asthma, chronic bronchitis, Allergic upper respiratory ways illnesses and pneumoconiosis. In such illnesses, climatotherapy is generally applied.
• Skin Problems
Eczema, acne, psoriasis, neurodermitis, chronic residual urticaria.
• Muscle-Skeletal System Illnesses
Degenerative joint illnesses (calcification cases), soft tissue rheumatisms, some inflammatory rheumatic illnesses (for instance, rheumatoid spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis), illnesses experienced following orthopedical interventions and traumas. Generally, bathing cures are applied in such illnesses.
• Heart-Circulation System Illnesses
Compensatory coronary failure, functional circulation disorder, essential hypertension, varicose veins, peripheric artery diseases, essential hypotension (especially orthostatic). Generally, bath and climatotherapy cures are applied for these illnesses.
• Stomach-Bowel-Metabolism related Illnesses
Stomach illnesses, Diabetes, Obesity, Gout, Liver and Gall bladder functional failures. Generally, mineral spring cures and healing mud applications are applied.
• Kidney and Urinary Tract Disorders
Chronic pyelonephritis, chronic cystitis, chronic prostatitis, renal calculus, functional disorders. Generally, mineral spring cures, healing mud and bath cures are applied.
• Gynecological Illnesses
Chronic illnesses related to the genital organs, vegetative ovary failure, functional sterility, adhesion prophylaxis after surgery, dysmenorrhea and fluor. Generally, bath cures are applied for these illnesses.
• Neurological Illnesses
Central and peripheric chronic inflammatory illnesses, diseases of the spine, traumatic lesions, spastic paralyses, Neuro and myopathies, vascular neurological diseases, stroke rehabilitation, neuro-vegetative dystonia.
How should an Effective Thermal Bath Treatment be applied?
An Effective thermal bath treatment should be implemented with the guidance and supervision of a specialist doctor related to the subject. Thermal Bath cure treatments should be organised and monitored by an authorized doctor. In addition, the general issues indicated below are suggested:
• The temperature of the bath water should be 34-36 ºC, 36-38 ºC, 40-42 ºC.
• The number of baths per week can vary from 3-6 days.
• One or two baths can be applied per day.
• Sufficient fluid support should be provided.
• The total number of baths in the cure can vary between 15-20. The bath cure lasts at least 2 weeks and 6 weeks at the most.
• Do not swim in the thermal pool and remain as still as possible in the upright or sitting position.
• If exercise is to be carried out in the water, the temperature should be 34-35 ºC or lower, so that the body feels neither hot nor cold. Exercises should definitely not be undertaken waters that are hotter.
• The patient should dry thoroughly after the bath and rest for half to one hour in a room that is heated in accordance with thermal comfort (24-25ºC).
• After the rest period, the patient can be given a massage, take exercise, or participate in a sports activity.