The mineral spring baths was considered to mark the beginning of the third age a few years back. Nowadays this has changed and younger people seek in its rejuvenating properties their body and mind balance for a positive approach to life.
The mineral springs of Edipsos have been famous for their healing properties since the 4th century B.C. The Ancient Greek writers and philosophers such as Aristotle, Strabo, Plutarch, make many references to these springs. In Edipsos the mineral spring water springs from natural wells as deep as 3,000 m at temperatures of 75-85ο C.
WHAT IS THERMAL WATER?
Thermal water (sometimes known as thermal spring water) is water from an underground spring that contains many minerals and trace elements.
Thermal water has these properties because of the long journey that rainwater takes through rocky mountains up to a thousand metres in depth before resurfacing.
During this lengthy process, the water becomes rich in minerals and carbon dioxide.
Thermal water is therefore a type of mineral water that is found deep underground, containing healing properties and devoid of bacteria and pollution. Naturally pure and rich in mineral salts, iodine and CO2, thermal water is known for its numerous therapeutic properties, especially those concerning the skin.
A WATER OF MANY VIRTUES
Thermal water has been used for thousands of years to heal arthritis, joint pain and burns, but its primary use is to relieve the skin of certain afflictions. Thanks to its purifying effect and antioxidant properties, thermal water is the go-to product for those with atypical skin types. If you have dry or sensitive skin or if you suffer from eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, thermal water is for you. Thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, you will notice a decrease in itchiness. Your skin will become softer and smoother and rashes due to eczema, rosacea and psoriasis will become less noticeable and could possibly disappear completely.
The benefits of thermal water for the skin
In addition to the therapeutic benefits on a rheumatological and digestive level, thermal water has interesting properties for treating skin disorders. Depending on its composition, thermal water can provide the benefits of:
Soothing: its cooling effect is ideal for calming a first degree burn such as sunburn
Repairing and regenerating: thermal water promotes healing. It is also often used in aesthetic medicine to facilitate the healing of micro-dermabrasions. It also helps speed up the repair process for acne
Protective: certain silica-rich thermal waters have the power to create a protective film against attacks linked in particular to air pollution
Anti-ageing: it strengthens the skin's natural defences thus protecting it from premature ageing.
WHY ARE THEY GOOD FOR YOU?
One reason for the healing power of the waters is their high mineral content.
This differs according to the rock and soil found at each spa location, but the minerals absorbed by the body when bathing are thought to help a wide range of ailments and illnesses.
The temperature of the water is also thought to help aid the body’s healing process.
Not only does it relax and soothe joint and muscle ailments, it also encourages the body to purify itself of toxins by sweating them out through the skin.
Whatever the reason for their healing powers, spend time in a thermal spa and your body will certainly thank you for it.