The unknown natural resources lie in the depths of earth, and may give us their healing powers. Many of us do not think about the benefits of natural healing factors. The human being is healed by the nature beauty and the natural aromas (iodized air at the seaside, scents of the wild flowers, pure air of the pinewoods), and other materialisations of nature, its gentle touches. Druskininkai and Birštonas are two balneological resorts with natural springs of mineral water used for therapeutic gains. At the places where these resorts are located, the curative peat mud is derived. Traditions of the therapeutic treatment of the medical SPA “Eglės sanatorija” are based on naturalness. We believe that health may come from nature.
Mineral water has a dual therapeutic effect gained in two ways – by drinking or bathing in mineral water baths. In case of certain indications, drinking mineral water cures or helps to cure various disorders, such as those of the digestive system (chronic gastric inflammation with reduced gastric acidity, gastric and duodenal ulcers, etc.), kidney diseases (some urinary tract diseases, kidney stones, etc.) and endocrine diseases (metabolic disorders, diabetes, etc.)
For bathing in mineral water baths, the mineral water is usually provided with air bubbles, enriched by carbon dioxide, essential oils, and retains its other natural qualities. Various therapeutic procedures with mineral water are offered at the medical SPA “Eglės sanatorija” including the therapeutic oral cavity massage, inhalations with mineral water, and therapeutic baths. Bathing in a mineral water bath is used to treat circulatory diseases, central and peripheral nervous system disorders, musculoskeletal system injuries, respiratory system disorders, endocrine diseases, etc.
Therapeutic mud is used as a particular substance (for wrapping) or mixed with therapeutic mineral water (for a mud and mineral bath), in which case the created effect of both natural healing factors is used. The benefits of therapeutic peat mud are unquestionable, however, there is no clear explanation of how it works and why it works so well.
It is believed that the peat mud procedures cause complex reflex reactions triggering mechanisms affecting thermal, chemical and pain skin receptors. Biologically active substances are released in the skin, and all systems in the body start reacting. Peat mud has a unique composition as more than 50% of it is organic and moisture can reach up to 90%.
The therapeutic effect of peat mud is due to its perfect thermal properties and abundance of organic matter contained in it: humic acids, fats, etc. Peat mud stimulates enzyme activity, accelerates regeneration processes, and inhibits inflammation.
We invite you to discover and try yourself what has been obtained as a gift from the nature for many centuries and contains the secret of good health.