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The Healing Power of Thermal Therapy in Turkey

Turkey has a long history of thermal water resources and is one of the leading destinations for thermal therapy, providing sophisticated services that promote the wonders of healing hot springs. Various minerals in hot spring water can address a broad range of health problems and provide significant help in medical treatment. Patrizia Barrueco from Taqtik explains more about the benefits of thermal hot springs with Istanbul Medikal Termal.
Origin of the thermal spa

The word ‘spa’ originates from the Latin sanus per aquam- ‘health through water’ a motto Greeks and then Romans took to heart with refined and impressive thermal facilities. Public bath houses were meant for relaxation, regeneration and healing. They were also an important center of social life, although not for everyone. Women and slaves were forbidden in bath houses!

Thermal water was utilized by many ancient civilizations including the Hittite, Roman, Byzantium and Ottoman empires. Ancient healing hot spring water therapy has evolved into contemporary-designed thermal resorts and spa centers in Turkey.

Thermal water

The curative effect of thermal water must be scientifically proven beyond doubt before it may be called healing or curative water. Thermal water begins as rainwater then seeps through the earth’s permeable rock layers. The water is then warmed due to the increasing proximity to the hot interior of the earth.

When water temperature reaches 20 degrees it becomes thermal, then on the way into the depths of the earth it accumulates trace-elements and minerals such as sodium chloride, carbon dioxide, sulphur, iodine, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and fluorine. Once it has completed this full process it is then considered mineral thermal water. 

Thermal therapy

Thermal therapy or thermal medicine is applicable in the treatment of:

  • Rheumatic diseases (digestive system, liver and gallbladder diseases, metabolic obesity, gout, kidney and ureter diseases, skin diseases)
  • Conditions arising from orthopedic surgeries.
  • Gynecologic diseases
  • Convalescence-associated diseases.

Thermal water can be applied not only externally, but in treatment techniques, such as inhalation and steam rooms.

Istanbul Medikal Termal

The amazing Istanbul Medikal Termal is in the Asian part of Istanbul and features a thermal hot tub and a pool with thermal water. It also has a spa and a gym and offers anti-aging treatments and regenerative medicine, as well as physiotherapy and hydrotherapy treatments.

Take the next step

If you have any comments or questions about thermal treatments in Istanbul Medikal Termal please comment below. You can also contact me directly at Search for packages on the Taqtik Marketplace, request a firm quote or schedule a consult when you’re on holiday!

natural skincare

More than just surgical skincare solutions

Booking your surgical holiday through an online marketplace like Taqtik, means that you’ll have access to more than just surgical skincare solutions.

We have an extensive list of treatments and services available from many partners. If your not sure about the options availalble then the Taqtik customer care team are here to assist in your research.

Customer Service Manager Gina, is a certified health and wellness coach with over 30 years of experience. Gina can advise on the most effective natural treatments, supplements and food programs to combat chronic pain, aid in injury recovery, boost low energy and achieve general detoxification.

Gina is committed to providing her clients with methodologies that are backed up by solid scientific research and proven results. Natural supplements are a great way to achieve fabulous, glowing skin and to maintain results of facial surgery.

Gina’s recommended natural skincare remedies

Omega 3’s: Flax is recommended for overall skin health as well as EPA and DHA for their anti-inflammatory properties. Sources: Pasture-raised meats, grass-fed meats, wild rice, walnuts, dairy, eggs.

Zinc: Helps us synthesize collagen.

Zinc Citrate: Oysters, toasted wheat germ, veal liver, roast beef, roasted pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate.

Iodine: Critical for hair, skin and nail strength and health.  Found in sea vegetables, strawberries, Himalayan salt, organic yogurt, cranberries, potatoes with skin on.

Vitamin C – Crucial to collagen production which is the connective tissue that keeps skin firm; 3,000 mg day.

Vitamin E – With 4 tocopherols and 4 tocotrienols.

Digestive Enzymes – Increases blood supply to skin, body, hair and nails.

Bioflavinoids – Dark fruit and vegetables 8-10 servings per day.  Green drinks OK too.

Silica – Strengthens connective tissue, muscles, hair tendons, ligaments, nails, cartilage and bone.  Increases skin elasticity.  Bone broth excellent too.

Fiber – Soluble and insoluble – flax seed, psyllium.

B Complex- For healthy skin tone and relieving mild anxiety and stress.

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This information does not take the place of medical advice given by your doctor. Advice is provided for general information purposes only. Discuss the specific details of your treatment with your physician.

Contact us for more than just surgical skincare solutions!


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