Spa resort Matsesta

Founded in 1902, Matsesta is Russia’s largest spa resort and is located on the site of a hydrogen sulphide spring whose healing waters have been the source of legends for centuries.

Matsesta’s healing waters restore ease of movement, rejuvenate the skin, invigorate the cardiovascular and nervous systems, promote fertility and have a rejuvenating effect on the entire body. This is why Sochi’s coat of arms has an image of bowl filled with fiery water symbolizing Matsesta in the center – it is the heart of Sochi.

More than 220 million procedures have been performed at the Matsesta spa resort over its 120 years’ existence with many famous personalities included among its enthusiasts. Josef Stalin, for example, loved Matsesta so much, he not only built his dacha just 300 meters from the spa, he also recognised Sochi as the capital of Soviet health resorts.

The Matsesta spa resort is now open all year round to both locals and visitors alike. No special documentation is needed, but a doctor’s referral is required for some programs.


Spa therapy is prescribed for:


·         diseases of the cardiovascular system diseases (arterial hypertension, arterial hypotension, ischemic heart disease, etc.);

·         musculoskeletal system diseases (osteochondrosis, polyarthritis, etc.); 

·         skin diseases (psoriasis, eczema, neurodermatitis, diathesis, etc.); 

·         gynecological diseases (chronic inflammation of uterine adnexa, infertility, adhesive process and more); 

·         diseases of the peripheral vessels and nerves (thrombophlebitis, endarteritis, phlebeurysm, plexus disorders, neuritis and more); 

·         central nervous system diseases (neurocirculatory dystonia, post-traumatic encephalopathy, migraines and more); 

·         post-burn and post-operation keloid scars;

·         diseases of the mouth cavity and gums (periodontitis, periodontal disease, gingivitis, stomatitis, and more);

·         diseases of the nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses (chronic tonsilitis, maxillary sinusitis, rhinosinusitis and so on). 

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