ESPA represents over 1,400 medical spas and health resorts as well as facilities for treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, and health and wellness tourism in Europe. The related European market contains according to ESPA approximately 10,000 facilities. The industry employs directly and indirectly around 850,000 people and has an annual turnover of approximately 50 billion euros. This means that the European facilities are not only an essential part of national and European health services, but are also important economic contributors and offer employment.
MEDICAL SPAS IN EUROPE
One of our most important objectives is promoting spa medicine as a curative and preventive approach using natural remedies, rehabilitation techniques and education as part of a healthy lifestyle.
The term spa medicine not only encompasses relaxation in wellness centers, but also real medical treatments using natural healing resources, innovative medical devices, modern physical therapy, and rehabilitation, conducted under the supervision of specialists in accredited medical facilities.
ESPA represents over 1,400 medical spas and health resorts as well as facilities for treatment, prevention, rehabilitation, and health and wellness tourism in Europe.
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E-library of Spa Medicine
As part of our commitment to promote evidence-based medicine, we have developed a unique e-library exclusively dedicated to balneology. It aims to offer high-quality information for health professionals and those engaged in basic research and clinical care, public health, health policy development, or related educational activities.