Salt Water Therapy

Hotel Alunis

SALT WATER THERAPY – relaxation, prevention, treatment, recovery

Therapeutic recommendations for:

  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Peripheral neurologic conditions
  • Gynecological diseases
  • Peripheral circulatory conditions

Hydrotherapy is simply defined as the use of water for therapeutic purposes. It is probably one of the oldest and most efficient therapies known. The Roman baths were famous for their relaxing and comforting effect.

Salt-water hydrotherapy is recommended for treatment of the following disorders or diseases:

  • Prolonged states of fatigue and stress;
  • Rheumatic diseases, joint and muscle problems;
  • Arthrosis (of the knee, of the hips, of the shoulder, elbow, hands) in an inactive phase;
  • Osteoporosis of the spine;
  • Different types of spondylosis (cervical, dorsal, lumbar, simple forms without neurologic complications), neuralgia of the sciatica;
  • Recovery from sprains, fractures, dislocation of lombs which have been treated orthopedically;
  • Diseases of female genitalia (infertility); functional genital disorders in female patients (frigidity); metro-adnexitis; cervicitis; chronic cystitis; ovarian failure;
  • Peripheral circulation deficiency, diseases caused by working in cold and humid environment;
  • Endocrine disorders; weather pains; asthenic syndrome;
  • Endocrine disorders with hormonal deficiency, recurring disorders of the superior respiratory airways associated with rheumatic diseases.


  • Difficulty in growth and gaining weight, post rachitic states, scoliosis, kyphosis, Scheuermann disease;
  • Obesity, weather pains, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, otitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, polyps.


Salt generally does not have any contraindications for external use as it is a physiological element of the human body. During the salt baths a small quantity of water and salt permeates the skin pores and accumulates in the subcutaneous mineral deposits while another amount is inhaled. The Sodium Ion (component of salt) is an important element for the body. Any transfer of substances between its cells and the pericellular space is done due to the presence of the Sodium Ion and water.

Even though salt has no contraindications in external use, warm or hot water certainly does. These are: acute phase of any disease, infectious diseases, STDs, cancer, repeated and abundant hemorrhages, pregnancies and lactation period, mental illness and epilepsy, cardiovascular diseases (high blood pressure – over 200 mm Hg, recovery periods after strokes, heart attacks, thrombophlebitis, advanced arteriosclerosis), ovarian cyst, uterine fibroids.

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