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Thermal Travel

Thermal Curative Travel includes a large variety of treatments such as thermal baths, thermal drinking water, thermo-mineral and mud baths, as well as physical therapy and rehabilitation and relevant recreational activities.

Thermal Springs of Turkey

Turkey is in the first 7 countries in the world in terms of thermal source richness with almost 1300 thermal springs throughout Anatolia.

The temperature of these hot springs varies between 20-110 degrees Celsius (68-230 Fahrenheit), and their flow is between 2-500 liters per second.

Here is a Turkey’s map of spa tourism.

Ankara – Kizilcahamam (ph: 6.52-7.6)
It is located 86 km from Ankara at 975 meters above sea level. The water (37-47 C) contains sodium, calcium magnesium, bicarbonate and chlorine. It’s good for drinking and bathing benefiting the treatment of rheumatism, neuralgia, gynecologic and digestive disorders.

Afyon – Hudayi (ph: 6.64-6.84)
It’s a small treatment center 66 km from Afyon, 7 km southwest of Sandikli. The water (75-80 C, radioactive) contains sulphur, hydro carbonate, sodium, calcium, carbon-dioxide, bromide and fluoride, and are good for drinking and bathing and benefit rheumatic, skin, gynecologic, and digestive complaints.

Afyon – Orucoglu (ph: 6.4)
Orucoglu Thermal Center, next to a modern 428-bed complex, is 14 km from Afyon. The temperature of the spring water is 49 C and it’s rich in carbon dioxide, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, bromide and fluoride. The water has beneficial effects on arthritis, sciatica, disc hernia, neuritis, neuralgia, lumbago, osteoarthritis, and is also beneficial after orthopedic surgery and various other surgical treatments, such as post-operative therapy. Patients with skin ailments like psoriasis, eating problems, stomach, intestine and gall bladder, kidney, urinary tract and gynecologic disorders, and muscle and nerve fatigue also benefit from it. The composition is good for balancing the iron ratio, and has rehabilitation value in the treatment of hemiplegia.

Afyon – Gazligol
It’s 22 km from Afyon on the road to Eskisehir. The water (40-71 C) benefits rheumatism, cardio vascular problems, digestive and intestinal complaints, kidney diseases, urinary tract, liver problems, metabolism disorders, orthopedic and skin problems.

Afyon – Omer and Gecek
It’s 15 km to Afyon on the road to Kutahya. The water (51-98 C) has benefits to cure rheumatism, skin disease, cardio vascular problems, intestinal and gall bladder complaints, liver, joints and arthritis, eating problems, neuralgia and gynecologic disorders.

Balikesir – Gonen (ph: 7.36)
Situated to the north of Balikesir, it has a treatment center with 381 beds. Thermal waters (52 C) contain sulphur, chloride, sodium, hydro carbonate and carbon dioxide. Suitable for both drinking and bathing cures, the waters are beneficial for dermatologic, liver, rheumatic, urinary and nervous complaints.

Bolu – Karacasu (ph: 5.82-6.32)
It is located 4 km south of Bolu on the Ankara – Istanbul highway, with a 250 bed capacity center. The water (44 C) contains calcium, magnesium, sulfur, bicarbonate, and benefit the cures of rheumatism, neuralgia, sciatica and gynecologic, liver and kidney diseases.

Bursa – Cekirge (ph: 6.6-7.2)
Most of the thermal springs, in both modern and historical settings, are in the Cekirge district of Bursa. The waters (47-78 C) contain bicarbonate, sulphur, sodium, calcium and magnesium. It’s suitable for drinking and bathing cures, and are beneficial for rheumatic, gynecologic and dermatologic diseases, post-operational problems and for the metabolism. A wide range of accommodations in tourist to deluxe-class hotels are available, as is medical supervision.

Bursa – Oylat (ph: 3.04-7.26)
Approximately 27 km south of Bursa in Inegol district, the water is very warm; the steam bath is heated to 40 C and the spring waters to 10 C. The water contains sulphur, bicarbonate, calcium, hydrogen ions and iron. With diuretic properties, the drinking and bath cures have a relaxing and sedative effect. There are a couple of hotels and motels near the center.

Yalova (ph: 6.88-7.48)
These thermal springs are situated 11 km southwest of Yalova with a capacity of about 800 beds between hotels and guest houses. The waters (57-60 C) contain sulphur, sodium and calcium, and are suitable for drinking and bathing cures beneficial for rheumatic, gynecologic, urinary and nervous complaints and controlling cholesterol and lipid levels.

Canakkale – Kestanbol (ph: 5.92-6.94)
It’s located 15 km into Ezine district south of Canakkale, 2 km from the Sea of Marmara. The waters of the various springs range between 21 C and 67 C, containing chloride, sodium, iron carbon- dioxide and calcium. Beneficial bath cures, mud-bath cures, steam and geyser cures are available at the thermal springs.

Denizli – Pamukkale and Karahayit (ph: 5.98-6.26)
It’s located 20 km north of Denizli with over 500 bed total capacity hotels and motels. Thermal waters (42-56 C, radioactive) contain hydro carbonate, sulphur, calcium, carbon dioxide and iron, and are suitable for drinking and bathing helping heart and circulatory complaints as well as digestive, gall bladder, rheumatic and kidney diseases. Pamukkale is also a popular tourist destination in the Aegean region.

Izmir – Balcova (ph: 6.4)
Located 10 km west of Izmir in Balcova district with a 400 bed capacity and the largest indoor thermal pool in Turkey. A treatment center built nearby is very popular among Scandinavian tourists especially. The water (62 C) is suitable for drinking and bathing, benefiting sciatica, rheumatic diseases, gynecologic, orthopedic and nervous disorders, plus intestinal and urinary problems.

Izmir – Cesme (ph: 6.58)
They are located at the bay of Ilica and Sifne, 7 km east of Cesme (75 km west of Izmir) which has accommodation in every category and class with a total of 2,000 beds. The waters (42-55 C) contain chloride, sodium, magnesium, fluoride, and are suitable for drinking and bathing cures, benefiting dermatologic, gynecologic and urinary complaints as well as metabolic disorders.

Konya – Ilgin (ph: 7.0)
It’s situated 88 km northwest of Konya with basic accommodations available but with an excellent treatment center. The water (42 C, radioactive) contains hydro carbonate, calcium, sodium and carbon dioxide, and are beneficial for rheumatic, dermatologic, gynecologic, urinary, circulatory and heart diseases, and also for glandular and digestive complaints.

Mugla – Sultaniye (ph: 6.68-6.74)
It’s located in Koycegiz district of Mugla, at Sultaniye village. The water (32-42 C) contains chloride, sodium, hydrogen sulfide and bromide. Both the drinking and the bath waters have a relaxing and beneficial effect on sufferers of rheumatism, skin and blood disorders, heart ailments, bronchitis, nervous complaints, kidney and urinary complaints, metabolic disorders, and for elderly patients and convalescents.

Sivas – Balikli (Yilanli) Cermik (ph: 7.3)
This interesting and unique spa is situated 17 km northeast of Kangal in the province of Sivas. The water (36 C) contains bicarbonate, calcium and magnesium. The uniqueness of the baths comes from the fact that there are many small fish (2-10 cm long) in the water that play an important part in the cure of psoriasis. The waters are also beneficial for rheumatism, skin diseases, arterial sclerosis and gynecologic complaints. There are motels, restaurants and camping facilities as well as shop for provisions.

Source: Ministry of Culture and Tourism

Thermal cure is a method of using thermal waters for the treatment of various diseases.
Thermal baths should not be considered as an entertainment or luxury, because they are a great tool to cure certain diseases.
SPA  “Sanitas Per Aquam” meaning “health through water” in Latin.
SPA, with a basic explanation, is a location where mineral-rich spring water or sea water used for
medicinal purposes by using the curative powers of mineral waters
Spa treatment focuses on overall wellness based on treating the outside in order to harmonise the
inside.
Hot Spring Treatment is a therapeutic treatment with mineral waters, mud and other natural
treatment supplements. “Spring” which contains sulfur could treat certain diseases.
Balneotherapy, immersing the body in water through the session lasts approximately 20 minutes
with the water temperature varying from 29 ° to 34 ° degrees depending on the patient and the
specific treatment.

There are extraordinary and beneficial effects of water, which make it
the central element of many curative areas such as spas and wellness centers.

Balneotherapy is particularly for the treatment of the musculoskeletal and cardio-vascular systems,
arthro-rheumatism as well as skin problems and dermatological diseases.

Climatotherapy means temporary or permanent relocation of a patient to a region with a more
favorable climate to recover for a special health condition.
i.e. person with sickle cell disease may need to move to a low altitude areas
Thalassotherapy is the use of seawater as a form of therapy treatment. It is based on the
systematic use of seawater, sea products, and etc.
Physical therapy or physiotherapy is the treatment of impairments and improving mobility,
functionality and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, and physical intervention (via
mechanical force and movement).
Often, physical therapy services are provided together with other medical or rehabilitation services,
including occupational therapy.
The information provided on this website is only general information and should not be considered
as medical advice. Therefore please contact our support team to have free online consultation or
ask your general practitioner or specialist.
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