Thermal baths in Poland – good for your health!

Spring chill is best warded off by a warm bath! Thermal pools are best for that purpose, and they are plenty to choose from at Polish health resorts. A small warm-up before the summer heat-weave is a first step towards holiday fitness.

Thermal baths in Poland – good for your health!Białna Tatrzanska

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Thermal pools have been enjoying a huge popularity in Poland for the past few years and new ones keep popping up. Thermal waters in our country can be found in Cieplice, Ciechocinek, Uniejów and Podhale. The latter is especially rich in aromatic springs – there are several thermal baths on a small area. All of them are immensely popular.

Thermal water is said to have many healing qualities. It springs up form the insides of the Earth, with temperature ranging from 20 to 90°C and it is rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium, potassium, and selenium. It is good for delicate skin types. It has soothing and antioxidating qualities, that is why it is the foundation of many beauty products. But your skin is not the only thing which will benefit from a visit to thermal baths. Scientists claim that thermal water helps cure sleeplessness and stress, it stabilises the pulse and regulates the hormone system as well as digestion. And let’s not forget about the relaxing influence – a visit at thermal baths is a good way to rest after a tiring day.

Thermal waters reinforce your body and help you stay fit. On colder days, a hot spring is a particularly good idea. Swimming in a hot outdoor pool, when the temperature outside drops below zero, is an interesting experience, which you will want to repeat.

Some thermal baths belong to health resorts (e.g. in Cieplice) and to use them you need to book a treatment there. The thermal baths in Podhale, however, are available for all parties, just like regular aqua parks.  But what to expect if one ventures to one of Poland’s many thermal pools?

Uniejów (close to Łódź) attracts tourists with its own “Uniejów saline”, which is beneficial for joints and skin. It also helps cure laryngological problems and neurosis. The pool complex has been broadened by a bowling alley and a dance club. The biggest thermal baths in Poland, in Bukowina Tatrzańska, composed of more than a dozen pools, offer various slides, saunas and a broad SPA offer. Outdoor pools constitute a big part of the complex. They are the best place for relaxation on winter evenings. The nearby thermal baths in Białka Tatrzańska are divided into two zones: the quiet zone – for those who seek respite, and the loud zone – for those who prefer entertainment and excitement. The four saline baths in Ustroń have a positive influence on the pulmonary system. Although there are no slides and outdoor pools, the dose of iodine which your body shall receive is reason enough to come. Geotermia in Grudziądz are a good choice for those who need water rehabilitation and beauty treatments. Apart from that the facility also offers a pyramid with a graduation tower. A fifteen minute visit session at the pyramid is like a day spent at the sea-side. People travelling with children can rest assured; while you will be having treatments or relaxing, the little ones will be attended to. 

When choosing a thermal pool, check out what healing qualities the waters at a given place have.  It is also useful to find out what other attractions the thermal pools offer to its clients. It goes without saying, however, that going to thermal baths and experiencing their benefits is well worth it.  

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