SPA a Belgian natural water source
I love to think of the word Spa because it connects me directly to what I like health, wellness, free days and chic life, but where does the word Spa originate from? Well doing a little research I found that there are several theories but the most accepted is that it comes from the Belgian town of Spa.
Spa is a town in the province of Liege in the southern of Belgium in the Ardennen valleys, where one of the oldest known mineral springs is found.
Since ancient times the Romans knew about the therapeutic properties of the thermal spa waters and then through the centuries the fame of the thermal waters spread, so much so that it became very frequented by the nobility and aristocracy of the time. which gave an even greater fame and relevance to the place.
Today spa is still an extraordinary tourist place where the main attraction is still the thermal waters that maintain the same therapeutic and healing properties.
Other theories also affirm that the word Spa comes from the Latin phrase: “Salus / Sanum per aquam” or “Sanitas per aquam” which can be translated as “Healthy through the water”.
But what do these water springs contain to be so popular?
depending on the source they will have different therapeutic and healing uses. some sources are rich in bicarbonate and calcium and are used for treatment of the digestion, liver detoxification and Balneotherapy.
Another sources contains a naturally iron bearing and carbonated water.
Its properties mean it is used for carbonated baths, peat baths (pains and rheumatic ailments), inhalations, (in this case the active agent is the sulphur contained in the water).
And also Very low in mineral salts water source that is used as a drink to eliminate toxins.
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