HEALTH AND SPA TOURISM

HEALTH AND SPA TOURISM

HEALTH AND SPA TOURISM

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The belief in the curative powers of mineral waters goes back to prehistoric times. Such practices have been popular worldwide, but are especially widespread in Europe and Japan.

Japan is maybe too far away, so you have come to the right place... Bosnia and Herzegovina, the heart of Europe...

Until the beginning of 1990-ties, Bosnia and Herzegovina was well known and popular in entire region as a destination for health and spa tourism. Bosnia is apparently derived from an old Indo-European word ‘bosana’, meaning water. Its certainly one thing there is no lack of here. ..

In combination with untouched nature, clean and fresh air, traditional hospitality and service –many hot and mineral springs in the country make Bosnia and Herzegovina a pleasant and right place for those who are aware of importance of good health in life. These waters successfully treat cardiovascular diseases, rheumatism, stomach illnesses, diabetes, stimulate and accelerate recovery, help maintain health and improve stamina, gynaecological deseases, neurosis and neuralgia. This combination, together with good infrastructure make this country a perfect choice for sport teams from all around world during their pre-season preparations.

Bosnia and Herzegovina is heavily investing in modernizing its thermal spas facilities to offer our guests top quality spas services for only a fraction of the price of our other European neighbours. With full service facilities available in more than 15 locations there is always a relaxing spot for a massage or full range thermal treatment. Usually nestled in beautiful surroundings, these health resorts offer true rest and relaxation, in addition to health care. There are based on hot and mineral springs and are located in the areas of Olovo, Fojnica (incidentally there is an old saying „go to Fojnica for your health“), Bjeljina, Bihać, Srebrenica, Gradačac, Sarajevo, Kiseljak, Laktaši, Bosanska Dubica, Sanski Most, Teslić, Tuzla, Banja Luka and Višegrad.

From time immemorial there has been a tradition in Bosnia and Herzegovina of healing by way of curative thermal waters. First known spa was built by Romans in Ilidza and was then known as Aqua Sulphurae. Located in Sarajevo valley only eight kilometers away from the very City centre, it was named after Turkish word „iladža“ meaning „cure“. Spa rests under mountain Igman, closely to Spring of Bosna River and nearby well-known tree alley named “The Big Alley”. Surrounded with beautiful large park area, the complex provides possibilities for ideal combination of medical treatments and all kinds of tourism. Ancient Romans once healed their wounds in the hot mineral waters here. Today, day visitors can visit the spa to enjoy individual mineral baths, swimming pool, sauna and full body massages. 

“One of the prettiest places on the Earth ", as E.B.Lanin wrote about Ilidza in The Contemporary Review in 1894 in London.

Spa centers in Fojnica are famous in Balkan region. Many sport teams from entire region comes to Fojnica when they are preparing for a season. The one hundered year old tradition of Fojnica spa medicinal programs is based on geo-thermal healing water. First guest to the spa visited in year 1890, and today there can be enjoyed numerous medicinal services such as balneo-hydro therapy, electro-therapy, thermal therapy, kinesis-therapy and mechanic-therapy. When it comes to accommodation visitors can choose between spa complex Reumal and charming, new build apartment complex Aquareumal. The Reumal spa guests are under care of 360 professional team consisting of 18 doctors (12 physicians and 5 resident physicians), 2 internists, cardiologist, orthopedist, urologist…), 85 physiotherapists, 40 medical technicians… Spa closely cooperates with three University professors, 5-6 endocrinologists of Clinical Centre in Sarajevo, microbiologist, neurophysicians, radiologist and other experts.

One of the best spa centers in country is also Banja Vrucica in town Teslic.

The Vrucica spa is a modern health center for ultrasound diagnostics, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of cardiovascular and rheumatic diseases. It is near the town of Teslic, in the very heart of area rich in archeological and historical inheritance, but also promising future perspectives largely based on the spa capacities. These mineral springs were used by the ancient Romans and afterwards the Turks who praised it as cult. Spa provides diagnostic-rehabilitation program, complete laboratory examination, ergonometric testing and the ultrasound diagnosis on an AKUSON set with built-in color Doppler for treating cardiovascular diseases, rheumatic and neurological diseases, heart attack conditions and post-surgical conditions of by-pass operations, orthopedic and other injuries. Recreational program provides swimming pools, fitness centre, bowling hall, sauna, underwater massages, and more.

A famous spa which is bustling with tourists, who seek a cure, is Aquaterm in Olovo, the focal point of therapy at this spa is its oligo-thermal water. It is interesting that exploitation of mineral water in Olovo area started in year 1982, even it was well-known much earlier. Ivo Andric, a famous writer, the Nobel Prize winner denoted its importance in his story “Miracle in Olovo”. Due to latest intense tourism developments in this little town, guest visiting “Aquaterm” spa are provided not only with professional medical treatment, but can also enjoy rafting down the Krivaja river.

First written documents confirming healing properties of water coming from depths in Middle-Bosnia town of Kiseljak date back in 14 century. Its significant medicinal characteristics were recognized by ancient Romans, and it is interesting that Kiseljak mineral water back in year 1870 was bottled as „Johanes Brumen“ water and distributed in markets worldwide.

Spa is located on slopes above river Lepenica and Kreševka and dominates the area. Accommodation backbone is Hotel Dalmacija. The spa facilitates numerous therapy programs and variety of physical treatments and procedures. Successful treatment results are also achieved with paraffin therapy using medicinal mud, originating from Klokot nearby Keseljak.

It seams that medicinal effects of mineral water springs are responsible for Slatina area to be inhabited since early ages. It is for certain that healing water was administered by the ancient Romans and nevertheless, the long tradition continues to present day. Climate in this area is mild continental. The Slatina spa is situated 206 m above the sea level, 12 kilometers northeast from Banja Luka City. A spa surrounding is very pleasant to enjoy relaxing walks in cultivated parks. The Slatina spa provides various types of physical therapy such as thermotherapy, phototherapy, electrotherapy, magneto therapy, laser therapy, vasculature therapy, ultrasound massage and obligatory mineral waters hydrotherapy, underwater massages and bathing in three indoor pools.

It also provides lymph drainage programs and rehabilitation acupuncture techniques, all supervised by professional team of physicians, orthopedists and internists.


 

Poslovnica I

Terezije bb
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