"Salus per aquam" health through water

Spa, as we know today, is a sanctum of rejuvenation, relaxation and a world of healing. As medicinal properties of thermal water were discovered, legionnaires from war would through at the springs to treat their aches, ailments and wounds. This practice encouraged building baths, called Aquae, at the spring areas. The hot water treatments undertaken there came to be known as Salus Per Aquam (SPA), which means, healing through water. Thermal baths can strengthen the immune system, ease aches and pains and help to combat stress and nervous tension. The healing waters are used in modern thermal baths for various therapy cures, mostly as bathing cures but also as tonics. “Mens sana in corpore sano” as the Romans once said, or in English, “healthy body, healthy mind”. Although no longer to be taken at face value, excuse the pun, it is nevertheless true that appearance and well-being go hand in hand. “Beauty” has never enjoyed as much importance as we attach to it today, and the beauty treatments on offer are supplemented by balanced nutrition programmes, rich in vitamins.