12.5 C
New York
Sunday, April 18, 2021

Travel Medical First Aid Kits

Travel liberates us. It teaches us while enriching with experiences no statutory life can. While living it, It brings various situations to the fore,...
More

    Latest Posts

    10 Things to do in Taipei

    Taipei, the capital of Taiwan is known to be a modern metropolis amongst Japanese colonial lanes and also busy shopping streets. There will be...

    Counting Calories When Traveling

    Intoday’s world, life is getting so scheduled and busy that was never before. Earning and education have become so difficult due to the overburdening...

    Arc 1950, a Unique Family Resort in the Alps

    Built just 15 years ago in Savoie, in the heart of the French Alps, this resort is incomparable through its concept. It’s one of...

    Holidays in France are just amazing!

    From shopping malls to low budget picnics France has it all. So if we are talking about winter in France the French ski resorts...

    Natural hot spring spa destinations in Eastern Europe

    Once the preserve of the wealthy and privileged, who would travel across Europe to ‘take the waters’, modern spas can be traced to various ancient towns whose residents recognised the beneficial properties of their naturally occurring thermal springs and mineral-rich waters.

    Look past the travelling Victorian gentry and you’ll find the Ottoman Turks and the Romans also put great store in the rejuvenating and healing powers of naturally heated water. There’s evidence that the practice of bathing goes even further back, to the Babylonians and Ancient Greeks and there’s no reason not to suppose that mankind took a dip as soon as they encountered this most invigorating of natural resources. Even the Japanese macaque, commonly known as the snow monkey, recognises the benefits of a nice hot spring.

    Spa resorts in Eastern Europe

     While there are spa resorts available worldwide, many areas within Eastern Europe benefit from the naturally occurring resources of geothermal waters. Heated water has a greater capacity to hold dissolved minerals, leading to springs that are particularly nutrient-rich. The exact composition will vary depending on the location and geological conditions but all can have beneficial properties.

    Add areas of stunning natural beauty and the fact that Eastern Europe can offer such great value for money and it’s little wonder that the region – from Hungary and Slovakia to Romania and the Czech Republic – is becoming so popular when it comes to spa resorts and wellness holidays.

     Wellness holidays

     Everyone needs the occasional break from the stresses and strains of modern life but some holidays, loaded with too much rich food, late nights and alcohol, can leave you feeling more burned out than rejuvenated.

    Wellness holidays are different, being specially formulated to help you achieve relaxation, peace of mind and physical well-being.

    Facilities and treatments may vary from one resort to the next, but may include:

    •   Wellness consultation and specially designed programme. The consultation, undertaken by a qualified health professional could include a lifestyle questionnaire, live blood cell analysis, breath-function test, blood sugar and cholesterol analysis and spine, joint and muscular assessment. A programme will then be specially drawn up based on the results, as well as your own personal health goals.
    •   Weight loss programmes, complete with personally tailored diets and exercise programmes.
    •   Water treatments, based in a variety of swimming pools, thermal baths, saunas, steam rooms and more.
    •   Exercise classes and facilities, which could include – but are certainly not restricted to – aqua fitness, yoga, Pilates, tai chi and Nordic walking.
    •   Beauty treatments often making use of natural resources such as rich, mineral-packed mud.

     Spa resorts in Hungary

     Budapest is quite rightly known as the city of spas. Some 80 thermal springs emerge in and around the Hungarian capital, explaining why it’s built its reputation over centuries. You can still see the ruins of the giant bath-houses the Romans built to capitalise on the thermal waters, while some of the baths built by the Turks around 500 years ago are still in use today.

    Budapest is most certainly one of the most famous spa resorts in Hungary, but there are many other destinations to consider.

    Héviz is a stone’s throw away from the stunning Lake Balaton – the biggest inland lake in central Europe, nicknamed the Hungarian Sea and the largest natural thermal lake that is suitable for bathing anywhere in the world.

    The small village of Bük is home to one of the most active mineral springs in Europe and Sárvár is a charming spa town featuring two different kinds of thermal water. Close to the River Raba, it also offers alternative activities such as canoeing, kayaking and fishing.

    Spa resorts in the Czech Republic

     The Czech Republic is another great spa destination and Danubius have a range of spa holiday offers centred around the famous resort of Mariánské Lázn? (Marienbad in German). Situated right next to the German border, in the area formerly known as Bohemia, the town is surrounded by rolling forest full of deer. Natural springs water verdant pavilions  while also providing the spa element.

    This is, of course, just a taster. There are a host of spa and natural hot spring resorts in Eastern Europe just waiting to be discovered.

    About the Author: Travel writer Alexandru Rotaru specialises in finding and reviewing the most popular spa resorts in Eastern Europe.

    Latest Posts

    10 Things to do in Taipei

    Taipei, the capital of Taiwan is known to be a modern metropolis amongst Japanese colonial lanes and also busy shopping streets. There will be...

    Counting Calories When Traveling

    Intoday’s world, life is getting so scheduled and busy that was never before. Earning and education have become so difficult due to the overburdening...

    Arc 1950, a Unique Family Resort in the Alps

    Built just 15 years ago in Savoie, in the heart of the French Alps, this resort is incomparable through its concept. It’s one of...

    Holidays in France are just amazing!

    From shopping malls to low budget picnics France has it all. So if we are talking about winter in France the French ski resorts...

    Don't Miss

    Popular Types of Accommodation for Brisbane City Stays

    The city of Brisbane in the sunny state of Queensland is home to some great tourist attractions and boasts a large number of things...

    7 Must Visit Destinations to Truly Embrace Dubai

    Wondering why countless tourists fly to Dubai each year? There is no other way about it — you simply have to set foot in...

    How to build the strong team relationship with altitude Trampoline Park?

    The corporate world is huge, and you cannot survive there alone. You need to work in a team for successfully achieving the goals of...

    Your Destination for a Once In a Lifetime Moment

    A special moment like your upcoming nuptials only comes around once in a lifetime. Create and experience the ceremony you’ve always dreamed of by...

    Best Travel Destionations for an Amateur Astronomer

    If you are an amateur astronomer and you are out of ideas with regard to where you should go next to look at the...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.