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Balneotherapy, Thermal and Mineral Baths

Salty Baths of Sovata

What is a salty bath

The salty bath is a signature treatment of our Health Spa Hotels in Sovata, Romania. The water is pumped from a natural salt lake – Bear Lake – that lies just below the spa hotel. Because of its extreme salt content and the floating effect, the Bear Lake is often referred to as the ‘Dead Sea’ of Transylvania. In summer, the salty water traps the heat from the sun, maintaining its temperature at a pleasant 30°C and making it a wonderful, relaxing, floating outdoor spa treatment.

How a salty bath helps

This water is renowned for its healing effects in the case of mobility disorders, skin diseases and certain gynaecological conditions. It is also an effective relaxation therapy. The healing effects are due to its salt content combined with a higher temperature as the outdoor water is naturally warmed up by the sun. Because of the above, your body floats easily, making it feel light and relaxed – an effective de-stressing experience.

More information about treatment including indications and contraindications

Salty Pool

In unpleasant weather conditions or in winter, you may indulge in the floating bath taking place in the indoor salt pool. Here you need to wear a swimsuit. The bathing time is between 15-20 minutes.

Individual Salty Bath

In case you prefer a private bath tub over common pools, you may indulge in an individual salty bath. It is as effective as bathing in the salt pool or outdoor lake, only you do not get distracted by other clients. The bathing time is between 15-20 minutes.

Advisable for:

Musculoskeletal diseases, orthopaedic and accident rehabilitation, stress, fatigue, neurological diseases, some cardiovascular disorders, gynaecological diseases and infertility

Not advisable for:

Infectious diseases, fever, acute inflammation, untreated or uncontrolled hypertension, epilepsy, acute thrombosis, phlebitis, leg ulcers and other skin defects, severe shortness of breath, untreated thyroid problems or hyperthyroidism, incontinence, psychosis, alcohol or drug abuse, menstruation, severe cardiovascular disease, malignant tumours and blood disorders, incapacitation


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