Water’s therapeutic properties are used in many ways. In South Africa it is mostly used for rejuvenation and relaxation, while in other countries the healing properties of water might be taken more seriously. Water treatments are part of the healing procedures recommended by physicians and financed by medical schemes. Very often patients in convalescence period are sent to the sanatoriums with water treatments to speed up recoveries.
Medicinal, drinking mineral water supports healing of kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, metabolic disorders, obesity and other illnesses.
Balneology, which deals with therapeutic effect of bathing, helps with muscle-skeletal injuries, skin disorders and blood circulation.
At a spa we treat our bodies to relax and unwind. Besides using one of the many excellent day spa outlets, we can treat ourselves in a quietness of our homes by applying home spa products or taking simple herbal bath.