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Aidipsos Healing SPAs

As Edipsos has been privileged by nature with hot springs, the appropriate infrastructures have been developed in order to provide high quality bath therapy services. There are about 60 hot springs with rich water supply and temperature ranging from 34 to 71,2 degrees in Celcius scale. The sulphurous springs of Edipsos were created from the large fault in North Evian Gulf and are considered to be of the hottest in Europe. Their water is rich in trace elements of Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), and Iron (Fe). They have a wide range of therapeutic properties and beneficial effects for a large number of diseases.

In the new Hydrotherapy Center owned by the G.N.T.O. (Greek National Tourism Organisation), you can have hot bath therapy by the latest therapeutic programs. It is one of the largest and most integrated hydrotherapy centers in Greece which has special treatment bath-tubs, hands and legs bath tubs and Scottish shower bath-tubs. In the outdoor swimming pool you can have hydrotherapy treatment at a low cost. Additionally, the physiotherapy center with fitness and electrotherapy equipment provides an ideal combination of physiotherapy and spa that enhances dramatically the therapy results.  There are also many private -outdoor or indoor- spa facilities baths and pools. On the municipal beach, hot bath therapy, comprises a unique present by nature as the warm water gushes from the sea bed, offering the rare combined experience of a medicinical hot bath and a reinvigorating sea bath.

The 3 thermal water actions

Although most reports on the therapeutic effects of the thermal water coming from empirical observations, gradually become-and our-country surveys for the thermal waters, the beneficial properties of which are:
➔ In their heat, which contributes to the dilatation of vessels, relax the muscles and relieve pain.
➔ In the dissolved solid ingredients (e.g. sodium, potassium, magnesium, radium, iron) and gases (oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen) that contain that enter the body.
➔ In the phenomenon of buoyancy, which makes the moves easier and causes muscle relaxation.

The benefits of thermal water

At rheumatic diseases
The majority of visitors visiting the hot springs-mainly with radioycha warm waters-for relief from rheumatism (rheumatoid arthritis, shoulder arthritis, knee etc.). Indeed, in a study of Loutraki Health found that, after 21 days of treatment, the bathers with rheumatism reported reduced pain and increased mobility of the sufferer.

At skin-diseases
Eczema and psoriasis are the main diseases for which becomes balneotherapy (particularly with natrioycha, moderate levels of Radium water). In accordance with the announcement of the Italian Universities of Naples and Parma, after four years of tracking 50 bathers with psoriasis, observed reduction of redness and skin's psoriatic plaques.

In the musculoskeletal system
The bathers with lumbago and sciatica pain and retreat report improving their mobility, while suffering from cervical syndrome indicate in addition and reduction of headache, according to Health data of Loutraki. It is no coincidence that in Italy the great sports rehabilitation centers located in spas.

In asthma
According to a study by the University of Parma in Italy 1,476 bathers, found that in the year after the thermal water inhalation (mainly water without radon sulfide) decreased from 95% to 39% in the proportion of those who had need for inhaled medicines. In our country is not developed the inhalation, unlike Europe and especially Italy, where prescribed by doctors in adults and children.

On kidney stones
Already from 1957 was announced in Greek medical symposium that drinking mineral water with water of Loutraki dissolves kidney stones, facilitating their elimination from the body. Similar action has been observed and the gallstones (However, the mineral water therapy is prohibited when there is a stomach ulcer or duodenal bulb).

In high blood pressure (hypertension)
According to studies of the universities of Naples and Milan, the balneotherapy reduce stress because of aggeiodiastolis causes. Also, in a study of 45 Health Loutraki bathers with hypertension aged from 40 to 90 years, it was found that the pressure either not changed or dropped.

In Cholesterol
At thermalistikes the mud therapy treatments (mixing natural clay with thermal water). In accordance with the first announcements of the Department of chemistry of the University of Athens, it seems that the mud baths are not only relieves the musculoskeletal system and skin diseases, but also reduces cholesterol! However, the mode of action of clay still investigated. However, the same conclusion reached and Italian study of the University of Parma in 90 patients, 37-86 years, with musculoskeletal problems (it was found, i.e., pain reduction, reduction of blood pressure and cholesterol). In our country mud therapy is done in areas where there is natural clay (Krinides Kavalas, Pikrolimni Thes Salonika), but also to modern spas (e.g. Loutraki Korinthias).

In Female inflammations
The thermal waters are considered beneficial for the female inflammations, although this action has not been extensively studied. In the study, however, of the universities of Padua and Parma in 50 women-including half did balneotherapy and the other half were taking medication for inflammation, including salpingitis, cervicitis or vaginitis-found that the bathrooms were just as therapeutic drugs. 
More generally, contribute the thermal waters in exemption from circulatory system diseases (arterial hypertension, coronary arteries insufficiency endocarditis, chronic lower limb varicose veins phlebitis). Or even from syndromes disorders of the nervous system.  There are even indications of treatment from:
  • diseases of nutrition and of the urinary tract  
  • diseases of liver and biliary tract
  • diseases of the digestive system

The wide selection of hydrotherapy treatments makes Edipsos one of the biggest spa resorts in Greece and one of the most significant in the world. 



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