The application of thermomineral water for therapeutic purposes is called balneotherapy. This water is above 20oC and contains more than 1 gram of dissolved substances per liter of water. Balneotherapy has a very complex impact. According to water properties and other accompanying factors may be:
Hidroteramle - where the main effect is the temperature through the water,
Hidrokinetike - where the main action is mechanical energy combined with thermal energy such as various showers, underwater massages and hydro-stimulation..
Hidrokimike - the action of certain chemical substances, and
Hidroelektrike - using one-way (galvanic) constant current through water. When applied only as a hot procedure it is enough for 20 minutes, because it is sufficient to increase the temperature of the skin, muscle and articular capsules as well as improve blood circulation. The duration of the therapy depends on the stimulus force, the duration of the procedures and the size of the body surface to which the bullying acts. The hydrotherapeutic procedures according to the surface where the water operates may be local and general.
Local when a body is submerged in the water while general when the whole body is immersed in water. Local procedures can be performed every day, while general for each day or with interruption. Therapy lasts 3-5 weeks. Therapy can be repeated after 3 to 4 months.