The meaning of SPA



The term SPA has become very popular nowadays, SPA - a mysterious word that promises magic results. In reality it is Latin abbreviation, famous from the time of Ancient Rome, “Sanus per Aquam” which stands for health through water.

Nowadays Sochi resorts offer their guests spa procedures following the only criteria - water treatment. Most importantly, the spa programs are strictly individual. You will be offered a complex of hydro massage, seawater baths or baths with mineral water of diverse capacities, manual massage, sauna, seaweed wrap, mud baths, together with the diet, therapeutic exercise and a visit to cosmetologist.

Thalassic therapy.

The most popular spa procedure is thalassic therapy, based on the Latin word “talassa” - meaning water. The Black Sea water has unique physical, chemical and biological features. Sochi health resorts recommend their guests bathing in the sea or in a swimming pool with sea water, baths, inhalation, gargling and washing which are especially helpful together with breathing fresh air rich for useful substances. Balneotherapy - from the Latin word balneum means bathing, another component of spa resort rest. Hydro sulfuric springs have made Sochi world famous resort. The healing capacity of the mineral water consists of hydro sulfur, iodine, bromine, fluoride and colloidal sulfur.

Sochi health and spa resorts offer numerous spa, wellness and fitness services to any taste:

•          Thermal-recreational centers (swimming pools and baths with sea or mineral water)

•          Steam therapy (Turkish hamam, Russian banya, Rome terma)

•          Thalassic therapy ( mud and seaweed compress, chocolate or honey wraps)

•          Massage ( traditional, anti-cellulite, stone, Ayurveda, Thai, Tibet soap massage)

•          Beauty programs (numerous peelings, masks, cleansing and other facial and body treatment procedures) and other body improvements

•          Photo-aromatherapy

•          Hair treatment

•          Spa manicure

•          Acupuncture treatment

•          Fitness programs, aqua aerobics, Pilates, yoga. 

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For many dozens of years, Sochi health resorts with their therapy programs and swimming pool facilities have been attracting large numbers of guests. Whereas in Soviet times it was almost impossible to get the package holiday tour to the city of black nights, today it is much easier to achieve the dream — just pick the time, the place and buy the desired tour in any travel agency. Sochi health resorts today offer their guests a variety of therapy programs. As a rule, each of those resorts has its individual profile, in accordance with which it provides highly specialized treatment courses for a number of disorders: ENT and respiratory system nervous and musculoskeletal systems skin disorders associated with digestion and gastrointestinal tract blood and blood-forming organs eyesight related and others (in principle, if desired, it is possible to choose any highly specialized program). In addition to treatment courses, the resorts offer the diagnostic and preventive therapy including anti-stress, beauty and health maintenance, immune bolstering and many others.

The Sochi City Administration and ROSYUGKURORT as atour operator continue to implement the city's socially oriented program of affordable recreation and Spa treatment in Sochi called The Open South. The 17th season of the Program started in October 2020 and will last until June 2021.

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