Thermal water is according to definition first groundwater, which emerges with at least 20°C at a regional source. A thermal treatment can be useful for very many problems. First of all, the gentle warmth of the healing water plays a role. Consequently, this results in the areas of treatment: cardiovascular problems and back pain, such as muscle tension. The moreover smaller gravity provides for joint relaxation in the whole body.
Then there is the hydrostatic pressure, with which the water pressure acting from all sides on the body is meant. Several bodily functions are positively influenced by hydrostasis, for example, tissue drainage, metabolism and venous function, i.e. the pumping of blood back to the heart.
Another important factor in the effect of thermal water is made up of the minerals and salts it contains, which provide relief from joint diseases, rheumatism, arthrosis, arthritis, osteoporosis and gout. Other treatments added due to the minerals and salts are neurodermatitis or allergies. For respiratory diseases, the thermal water can even be inhaled and in the form of a mineral water therapy, the minerals can work wonders for diseases of the digestive tract. This healing effect of the water varies depending on the mineral composition, which is why certain thermal baths have specific healing indications.