Trenčianske Teplice hides unique treasures – unique healing thermal water, beneficial mostly for the musculoskeletal system. Without any need for treatment – heating, cooling or transportation – the rare elements contained in this healing water are used for thermal baths for the guests of Kúpele Trenčianske Teplice. The spa uses five springs of this precious healing water in the thermal pools:
Sulfurous hot springs in Trenčianske Teplice are unique thanks to the optimal balneology temperature in each of the springs from 37.7 to 40°C, what allows their direct use for external balneotherapy without heating or cooling. This fact plays an important role in the treatment effect, because the hydrogen sulfide is a gas dissolvable in water, which by heating, cooling or transporting quickly escapes into the air.
Application sites of this rare healing element are located in Trenčianske Teplice placed above, or in the immediate vicinity of the springs. Reflex changes that are objective expressions of pain in musculoskeletal disorders, are characterized by poorer blood supply via narrowed capillaries. Hydrogen sulfide passed through the skin into the organism where it dilates the capillaries. Research work clearly demonstrated also the overall analgesic effect (pain relief) of hydrogen sulfide, which increases not only during taking the bath, but also after it is finished. Sulfur is absorbed from the skin even after the procedure, so it is recommended to our guests not to shower immediately after the bath.
History of spa treatment in Trenčianske Teplice is also, in addition, the history of non-pharmacological treatment of pain. Sulfate, calcium - magnesium sulfur water flowed into specially prepared pits where sick horses were bathed. The age of this water was determined by the carbon method to 25 000 years, which guarantees its ecological purity.
Kúpele Trenčianske Teplice also utilizes medicinal peloids: natural sulfur mineralized fango and natural peat. Peat, which is used in addition to the spa, has excellent thermal properties and exceptional chemical reactions. Acidity of peat causes increased blood circulation in tissues at the application site, the content of humic acids and bitumen has anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Peat is mined in environmentally clean surroundings and is certified by a reference laboratory for the assessment of peloids. Natural sulfur mineralized fango is an excellent heat treatment tool and it is also because of the content of free sulfur, the analgesic effect is applied - good combination for musculoskeletal diseases.
Author: Doc.MUDr.Juraj Čelko, PhD.