European medical doctors have conducted research into thermal therapy, and have found that hydrostatic pressure in the body is increased which results in increased blood circulation and cell oxygenation. The elimination systems of the body are thus stimulated, improving the body's capacity to detoxify. The body's metabolism is stimulated, resulting in improved digestion.
A program of three to four weeks of regular thermal bathing can assist in the normalisation of endocrine glands and assist the automatic nervous system.
Therapy using mineral water spas combined with massage is being used increasingly for work-related diseases such as back problems, stress and tinosynovitus. It is also proving very effective for rehabilitation after accidents. Rheumatism, arthritis and gout sufferers find great relief through spa therapy as do many heart disease patients.
The Japanese Environment agency classification of mineral waters shows that sodium chloride, like that found in Peninsula Hot Springs waters, has been shown to be effective for post-operative rehabilitation, rheumatism, arthritis, hypertension and infertility.
Hot springs therapy - mineral content