200 YEARS OF SPA CULTURE
Estonias beautiful sandy beaches, high-quality hotels and spas, renowned mud therapy centres and water parks have been attracting and welcoming thousands of tourists for many years. One of the reasons such resorts developed here was the local mud, famed for its therapeutic qualities, which continues to be used today. The Estonian Spa Association (ESPAL) stands for a high level of service and quality and is also a member of the European Spas Association (ESPA). Estonian Spas has currently 19 members.
So far medical spa status has been granted to Toila Spa Hotel in Toila, Tervis Medical Spa in Pärnu, the Viiking Spa Hotel and Estonia Medical Spa Hotel in Pärnu, Fra Mare Thalasso Spa and Spa Hotel Laine in Haapsalu and Värska Spa Hotel & Water Park in Värska. A quality system is also being developed for wellness spas, as part of which we hope to be able to certify the first centres in the near future.
Mud treatment (sea mud from the Baltic Sea) Indications: Rheumatic diseases, chronic joint and muscular inflammation, diseases of the spine, muscular atrophies, post-traumatic and post-operative adhesions and scars, chronic dermal diseases (psoriasis, eczema), chronic gynecological diseases , chronic internal diseases.
The aerosol of dry domestic salt with very low concentration is used for salt therapy. During the inhalation of this, salt gets onto the mucous membranes of respiratory channels. Salt treatment is primarily used for the treatment of chronic diseases of respiratory channels, including asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic maxillary sinusitis, chronic cold, chronic inflammation of tonsils and/or pharyngitis and of allergy sufferers. Salt therapy is also suitable for smokers and people who work in dusty places.
Localised cold therapy is used for one specific area by directing nitrogen vapour towards the joint or muscle. Localised cold therapy is suitable for the treatment of severe arthritis and myositis, fresh traumas and burns. The cold directly influences the receptors of the cells and reduces the pain.