THE SZECHENYI BATHS IN BUDAPEST
Szechenyi bath is the largest in all of Europe thermal baths. It is situated in the heart of the picturesque Budapest Park Varosliget, surrounded by the magnificent beauty of the terrain park trees. Szechenyi bath is the most popular bath not only among the guests of Budapest, but also among its residents.
History of Szechenyi baths
Balneological complex “Szechenyi” starts its history in the 70-ies of the XIX century. In 1868, in the City Park, a mining engineer Vilasom Zsigmondy was cut well and found a hot spring. In a short time it was determined that the water coming from this source, has healing properties. Therefore, in 1881 on this source was built first in the pest part of the city of bath. It's called "Artesian baths". The popularity of the baths has increased sharply among those wishing to improve their health. Therefore Artesian pool decided to expand a little. And in the early twentieth century for a few years (from 1909 to 1913) in the Park Varosliget was built to thermal complex “Szechenyi”, who has no equal in Europe to the present day.
The new pool has received a new name - "the Szechenyi Baths". It was built in neo-Baroque style. Later the building Szechenyi baths were remodeled and expanded several times. In 1927 there was built the pool to the beach. In the 1960-ies of XX century, the Szechenyi baths began to work year-round.
A few years ago, the main building of the Szechenyi baths passed another renovation, which was carried out with the purpose to return to the pool of primordial style. And now updated both outside and inside the Szechenyi baths in Budapest provides all of its visitors a successful recovery and a wonderful holiday regardless of the age of man.
The Szechenyi baths in Budapest has gained its popularity and fame around the world not only for its diverse healing properties of mineral water from the thermal spring and the beautiful surroundings, but also because of the beautiful architecture of all of its structures that seamlessly combine elements of different architectural styles of the turn of XIX-XX centuries.
The healing properties of water in the Szechenyi baths
Today, the flow of thermal water in Szechenyi baths provides the source of St. Stephen, which was drilled in 1938. Healing water with a temperature of 77 °C rises from a depth of 1256 meters. The source of St. Stephen is the hot thermal spring in Europe. Daily from its depths to the surface rises 6,000 cubic meters of water. This volume of water will able to provide multiple baths.
The water in the Szechenyi thermal baths belongs to the group of hydrocarbonate-sulphate-calcium-magnesium waters. It contains a lot of micro-components bromine and fluorine, sodium ions.
Indications for a swim in the therapeutic Spa complex “Szechenyi”:
Chronic diseases of the spine and joints;
- Chronic inflammation of the joints in the inactive stage;
- Pain in the spine;
- Lack of calcium in the bone system;
- Post-traumatic rehabilitation;
- Rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery.
Healing water sources Szechenyi baths relates to mineral waters, and it is recommended for treatment and drinking. It contains magnesium, calcium, alkalinity, sulfate, a huge amount of fluorine. Healing water is recommended to drink in the morning, hot, before a meal, small and slow SIPS. In drinking the form of this water is intended to ensure the following list of diseases:
- Catarrh of the intestines, stomach ulcers, chronic gastritis,
- Increased the acidity of the stomach,
- Diseases of the respiratory catarrhal nature,
- Chronic inflammation of the urinary tract and renal pelvis,
- Gallbladder disease
- Metabolic disorders,
- Care and maintenance of the skeletal system with a lack of calcium.
Therapeutic services in the Szechenyi baths
Thermal therapeutic swimming complex “Szechenyi” in Budapest offers its visitors a huge range of treatments and services. He is one of the largest thermal baths in Europe. Various sections of the Szechenyi thermal bath clearly convey the traditions of Roman and Greek culture bathing, in addition, it is and the Eastern tradition. In the thermal baths of Szechenyi you will find not only the healing water, beautiful surroundings, but also the Department of physical therapy, which works in the mode of the day hospital. In the Szechenyi bath, you can use traditional services, to exercise, to undergo special medical procedures that will be assigned individually to each visitor a professional doctor.
Thermal Spa complex “Szechenyi baths” offers its visitors a wide range of therapeutic services:
- Spa (various pools, baths, carbon dioxide and salt baths, mud compresses, and so on);
- Hydrotherapy (underwater radiation massage, weight bath);
- Mechanical therapy (group and individual therapeutic exercises, underwater gymnastics, medical care)
- Other services (sauna, gym, wet and hot steam room, Solarium, pool surprises).
Thermal Spa complex “Szechenyi bath” has 11 baths and 5 swimming pools with thermal water. Swimming here is not only an enjoyable and rewarding pastime, but also very exciting. For example, in the Szechenyi thermal baths there is a swimming pool with surprises, which has a water carousel with underwater geysers, powerful streams, waterfalls for massaging the shoulder girdle and neck, with jets to massage the lower back, which beat with backs underwater benches.